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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 05:11 PM
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99. Must be a New York state thing.

Something similar happened a decade or two before the American Revolution. The colony encouraged settlers by offering them long term leases free of any rent whatsoever. A few decades later the corporation (most colonies were corporate) decided it was time to start reaping the benefits and start collecting taxes (actually, rent, but for propaganda purposes the New Yawkers called it a tax). The people living there went ape with many parts of New York breaking off temporarily from the colony.

Except for the Vermont portion, of course. That broke off permanently. Of they broke off from New Hampshire who also claimed the region. Far as I know nobody ever settled that claim outside of the armed conflict between New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.
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