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Contents



CHAPTER XI — COLONIAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT
75. Clerk Ephraim Herman:
 The Business of a County Court, 1681
205
76. Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Council of Albany:
 Records of a City Government, 1700
208
77. Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct:
 Records of a Vestry Meeting, 1702
212
78. Clerk Captain Richard Waterman:
 Proceedings of a Town-Meeting, 1721
214
79. John Adams:
 The Dignity of a Selectman, 1763-1766
220


PART IV

COLONIAL LIFE

CHAPTER XII — THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE
80. Madam Sarah Kemble Knight:
 A Lady's Travel in New England, 1704
224
81. Benjamin Franklin
 "A Man Diligent in his Calling,"
229
82. Colonel William Byrd:
 Society in Virginia, 1732
235
83. Eliza Lucas:
 A Modern Woman, 1741-1742
238
84. Captain Francis Goelet:
 Roisterers in Boston, 1750
240

CHAPTER XIII — COMMERCE AND CURRENCY
85. Governor the Earl of Bellomont:
 Official Protection of Pirates, 1698
244
86. Anonymous:
 A Plea for Protective Duties, 1704
247
87. Collector Archibald Kennedy:
 A Case of Smuggling, 1739
249
88. Governor William Burnet:
 A Defence of Paper Money, 1724
251
89. Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations:
 Paper Money Forbidden, 1740
254