31 March 2018

Excited Some Jealousy


"Regarding the causes of the war (Revolutionary War)...that while England angered and oppressed the Colonies by interference with the trade in the West Indies, perhaps also excited some jealousy by creating a Canadian province, and assailed local rights by placing upon the people taxes in the expenditure of which they had no voice, nevertheless, the real source of estrangement was interference with labor."

 'There were no less than twenty-nine laws which restricted and bound down colonial industry...'. 'They forbad the use of waterfalls, the erection of machinery, of looms and spindles, the working of wood and iron; set the King's arrow upon trees that rotted in the forest; shut out markets for boards and fish, and seized sugar and molasses, and the vessels in which these articles were carried.'

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