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Annals of Luzerne County


Annals of Luzerne County

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    Stewart Pearce
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. THE PENNAMITE AND YANKEE WAR. The kings of England, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, had a very imperfect knowledge of their vast and magnificent dominions in North America. They granted with a lavish hand large tracts of country to companies, favorites, and crown creditors, without reflection as to the probable future of the New World, or the probable consequences of the grants they made. Had the wording of these grants been more precise, and the descriptions of the boundaries intelligible and consistent, much angry discussion and civil strife would have been avoided. New York disputed with Connecticut in reference to their common boundary. Pennsylvania settled with difficulty her southern boundary with Maryland, contended twenty years with Virginia for her western limits, and was driven into violence and bloodshed, with people claiming under Connecticut, for her northern territory. We purpose to give some account of this last dispute in reference to Northern Pennsylvania. In 1620, King James I. granted to the Plymouth Company a charter for the ruling and governing of New England in America. In 1628, the Plymouth Company granted to the Massachusetts colony their territory. In 1631, the president of the Plymouth Company granted a large tract of land to Lord Say and Seal, Lord Brook, and others, which was purchased by the Colonyof Connecticut. These charters or grants made the South Sea their western boundary. April 20th, 1602, King Charles II. renewed and confirmed this charter to the Connecticut colony, and distinctly recognised it as a part and parcel of the old grant of 1620 by James I. to the Plymouth Company. Nineteen years after this, on the 4th of March, 1681, this same King Charles granted by his letters-patent to William Penn, his heirs and a...  
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