In others, they are both appointed by the proprietors. Little evidence survives to explain the circumstances which led to rejection of the motion to reconsider his plan on October 22. Indeed, that would not happen until well after the submission of the. They proposed that colonial governors, along with some members of their respective councils, order the raising of troops and building of forts, to be funded by the Treasury of Great Britain. General Treasurer and Particular Treasurer. Clearly, events of the twenty years since the Albany Congress had so altered conditions that this adaptation of his own plan was now unacceptable to him.
Franklin's sociable, cheerful nature meant he maintained a vast network of friends and associates. The New England and northern tier colonies had long been subject to raiding from Canada during times of conflict. The advantages of this instrument are, that its tones are incomparably sweet beyond those of any other; that they may be swelled and softened at pleasure by stronger or weaker pressures of the finger, and continued to any length; and that the instrument, being once well tuned, never again wants tuning. In the time of war, small vessels of force are sometimes necessary in the colonies to scour the coast of small privateers. It was thought it might be very prejudicial to the service, to have officers appointed unknown to the people, or unacceptable; the generality of Americans serving willingly under officers they know; and not caring to engage in the service under strangers, or such as are often appointed by governors through favour or interest. We have seen all of it in the various conflicts around the world.
Franklin, to begin with had anticipated many of the serious problems that will pose risks to a post-independence government. But since I began this Letter, Mr. Point of Divergence After the day that Albany Congress of 7 Colonies had decided to sent the plan forward to the other British Colonies of America. May we not then reasonably suppose he never lost sight of his favourite system, till, in the end of his life, he has lived to see it accomplished? He attended dinner with the King of Denmark, at Craven Street; hosted a range of guests, from scientific colleagues to visitors from Philadelphia; and met regularly with a coterie of like-minded men, such as the Club of Honest Whigs who convened at St. They resolved and agreed to put the plan forward, however, when the plan reached to the states' legislatures.
This was respectfully sent to the assemblies of the several colonies for their consideration, and to receive such alterations and improvements as they should think fit and necessary; after which it was proposed to be transmitted to England to be perfected, and the establishment of it there humbly solicited. The Albany Plan of Union was a proposal made at the Albany Congress back in 1754 aimed at a formation of a strong union of the colonies under one single government and direction. In some, both governor and council are appointed by the crown. The Albany Plan timeline will go through the details about the plan that made by Pennsylvanian legislator with the same name as the Albany Congress in Albany, New York on July 10th 1954. European nations were competing for control of North America.
Very little of the land in those grants is yet purchased of the Indians. In the absence of a sound common currency, the new nation conducted its commerce with a curious hodgepodge of coins and a bewildering variety of state and national paper bills, all fast depreciating in value. Southerners, know as the main Loyalist hub of all the American colonies approved what the North offered. Shall we see the timeline where the British Empire replaced the Americans as the most powerful empire on Earth with the American Commonwealth as the leading dominion in the British Empire? Earlier, Franklin had written to friends and colleagues proposing a plan of voluntary union for the colonies. Could all the people of a colony be consulted and unite in public measures, a house of representatives would be needless: and could all the assemblies conveniently consult and unite in general measures, the grand council would be unnecessary.
Suppose, for instance, they lay a small duty or excise on some commodity imported into or made in the colonies, and pretty generally and equally used in all of them; as rum perhaps, or wine: the yearly produce of this duty or excise, if fairly collected, would be in some colonies greater, in others less, as the colonies are greater or smaller. For the Colonies, if so united, would have really been, as they then thought themselves, sufficient to their own Defence, and being trusted with it, as by the Plan, an Army from Britain, for that purpose would have been unnecessary: The Pretences for framing the Stamp-Act would then not have existed, nor the other Projects for drawing a Revenue from America to Britain by Acts of Parliament, which were the Cause of the Breach, and attended with such terrible Expence of Blood and Treasure: so that the different Parts of the Empire might still have remained in Peace and Union. The most vocal proponent of such a union of colonial governments was of Pennsylvania, who had shared his ideas for a union with several of his colleagues. Reasons and Motives on which the Plan of Union was formed. But this being an office of great trust and importance to the nation, it was thought better to be filled by the immediate appointment of the crown.
. Eleven colonies sent delegates, with Georgia and Delaware opting not to attend. To prevent misapplication of the money, or even application that might be dissatisfactory to the crown or the people, it was thought necessary to join the President General and grand council in all issues of money. The Albany Plan of Union was initially proposed by Benjamin Franklin and drafted by a committee of the Albany Congress. Perhaps the most telling is to be found in the exchange that took place between John Dickinson and Charles Thomson on the one hand and Galloway on the other, early in 1775. That a quorum of the Grand Council impowered to act with the President General, do consist of twenty-five members; among whom there shall be one or more from a majority of the colonies.
The northern colonies were most concerned, as they shared a border with the French colony in Canada, but the mid-Atlantic colonies were also affected by differing loyalties of various Native American nations, usually related to their trading with France or Great Britain. Galloway first gave this account to Gov. When the minutes came revised, towards the end of the sitting, the Plan was omitted. In some, the people have a share in the choice of the council; in others, both government and council are wholly chosen by the people. They have frequently interfered, and occasioned uncertainty of titles, many disputes and expensive law-suits, and hindered the settlement of the land so disputed.
The Albany Plan of Union was the first official attempt to unify the original colonies of what is now the United States. Britain needs to work with all of the American Indian tribes. This unjust conduct weakens the whole; but the forts being for the good of the whole, it was thought best they should be built and maintained by the whole, out of the common treasury. The colonies of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire sent colonial commissioners to the Congress. The colonies, at that time, were concerned about a central government that would have too much power. But if the whole journey be performed on horseback, the most distant members, viz.
The Iroquois Confederacy must ally with the British. The French government allowed colonists to settle American Indian lands. Each union would separately be weaker than when joined by the whole, obliged to exert more force, be more oppressed by the expence, and the enemy less deterred from attacking it. This was respectfully sent to the assemblies of the several colonies for their consideration, and to receive such alterations and improvements as they should think fit and necessary; after which it was proposed to be transmitted to England to be perfected, and the establishment of it there humbly solicited. And as Canada is chiefly supported by that trade, if it could be drawn into the hands of the English, as it might be if the Indians were supplied on moderate terms, and by honest traders appointed by and acting for the public that alone would contribute greatly to the weakening of our enemies. Certainly, in Society, every question must, of course, be determined by a majority.