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By Kit Pearson

ISBN-10: 0143186353

ISBN-13: 9780143186359

While Patricia's mom sends her to her cousins' cottage for the summer time, Patricia doesn't are looking to pass. She doesn't comprehend her cousins in any respect, and she's by no means been sturdy at tenting or canoeing, not to mention making new acquaintances.

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9 As such it was open to criticism from those who were not prepared to support any thoroughgoing reorganization of North American administration. It is worth emphasizing that the scheme was not merely a personal whim of the earl of Egmont, for most of those military men associated with him resurrected it without his active support in 1765. "20 Not only was there no mention of any "Lord High Paramount," but the Island would remain firmly under the direct control of the Crown. The common and statute laws of Britain (except those relating to land tenure, game, and taxes) would be in force; the king's assent would be required for criminal executions (except those for mutiny) and for i8 Eighteenth-Century Prince Edward Island the appointment of officials, who would be removable by the king in council.

The quitrents were to provide seed money to get the enterprise off the ground, and as the Island prospered it was to find other sources of revenue through taxes and duties. The quitrents were to be collected in perpetuity, but they would ultimately return a revenue to the British Treasury, not directly to the Island. However chimeric may have been the notion that the Island of St John could be selfsupporting within a few years, it was a guiding principle behind the granting of separate government, and followed naturally from the concept that private proprietors would develop the Island out of their own pockets and turn a profit in the process.

Through a complicated series of obligations on the part of tenants and subtenants, every hundred would be able to furnish thirty men for military service. Land would be granted on the basis of a quitrent of one shilling per 100 acres to the Crown and one shilling per 100 acres to the landlord, payment to commence ten years after the institution of the grant. In a lengthy footnote, Egmont observed that his proposal for the Island could serve as a pilot plan for settling all the conquered territory in America, which could be subdivided into 62 provinces of 18,000,000 acres each and then granted to "the Peers, great Commoners, eminent Merchants, and other Gentlemen of Distinction" in Britain according to the scheme for the Island of St John.

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