Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Thomas Jefferson

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,054 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 674
Added to site: 2010.06.28
mnybks.net#: 28312
Genre: Biography
Excerpt

t back wines, silks, velvets, guns, saddles, and shoes.

The small proprietors of land were comparatively few in number, and the whole constitution of the colony, political and social, was aristocratic. Both real estate and slaves descended by force of law to the eldest son, so that the great properties were kept intact. There were no townships and no town meetings. The political unit was the parish; for the Episcopal church was the established church,--a state institution; and the parishes were of great extent, there being, as a rule, but one or two parishes in a county.

The clergy, though belonging to an establishment, were poorly paid, and not revered as a class. They held the same position of inferiority in respect to the rich planters which the clergy of England held in respect to the country gentry at the same period. Being appointed by the crown, they were selected without much regard to fitness, and they were demoralized by want of supervision, for there were no resident bishops, and, fur

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Dean M. Cole
When Dean M. Cole isn't writing award-winning novels, he works as a commercial helicopter pilot, builds custom choppers and airplanes or travels the world with his trusty sidekick and wife, Donna. In this interview Cole tells us how his combat experience influence his books and gives us some behind-the-scenes insights in his thrilling book, Sector 64: Ambush
Read full interview...