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  •  As a zeroth order approximation, (5+ / 0-)

    you are correct.  It is more complex, but political issues were probably the major driving force.  Economic ones were important as well.  I failed to mention that the Fortune sailed towards Britain after unloading the 37 souls laden with 500 pounds worth of fur, sassafras, and other valuables, worth around over $125,000 in current dollars, around half of what the colonists owed the capitalists.  It was seized by the French before landing, though, and the debt was not reduced.

    Things are hardly every quite as simple as we think.

    Warmest regards,

    Doc

    I would rather die from the acute effects of a broken heart than from the chronic effects of an empty heart. Copyright, Dr. David W. Smith, 2011

    by Translator on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 06:51:10 PM PST

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