By James M Gavin; United States. Army. Airborne Division, 82nd
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Upon the settlement of the Saxons in Bri-<3>tain, we behold a number of rude families or tribes feebly united together, and little accustomed either to subordination among themselves, or to the authority of a monarch. During the reigns of the Anglo-Saxon princes, we discover the effects produced by the gradual acquisition of property; in consequence of which some individuals were advanced to the possession of great estates, and others, who had been less fortunate, were obliged to shelter themselves under the protection of their more opulent neighbours.
3 to the right honourable CHARLES JAMES FOX. 1 SIR, I shall, perhaps, be thought guilty of presumption, in wishing to draw your attention to the following publication. The truth is, it appears to me scarcely possible for any man to write a constitutional history of England, without having Mr. Fox almost constantly in his thoughts. In delineating the progress of the English government, I have endeavoured to avoid those fond preposses-
I. b. i. ch. 6. 16 volume i the usual practice of the Romans, in public works; in building and repairing these two northern walls, which at different times were intended as the boundary of the province; in constructing forts; in clearing the country of its forests <15> and marshes; and in opening a communication between different parts of it, by an uninterrupted chain of high roads. * Each of these garrisons occasioned a resort of the neighbouring inhabitants, and probably gave rise to a sort of village or town, in which a promiscuous settlement was formed by Roman families, and those of the natives.
82d Airborne Division : Operation Market : historical data by James M Gavin; United States. Army. Airborne Division, 82nd