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I44   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

to them. They had powerful friends in England, and at last the king was persuaded to listen to their complaints. He ordered the governor, who seems to have acted unfairly, to leave the island ; but he would not give back the land to its old owners, for it was quite clear that they had broken their agreement. Meanwhile, other land-owners, who had not been obliged to give up their great estates,• continued to cause trouble. Many lived in England, and most of them did nothing for the country. They let their land lie waste, and prevented its settlement by those who would have made good use of it.


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