Context of A succinct view of the origin of our colonies : with their civil state, founded by Queen Elizabeth, corroborated by succeeding princes, and confirmed by acts of parliament : whereby the nature of the empire established in America, and the errors of various hypotheses formed thereupon may be clearly understood with observations on the commercial, beneficial and perpetual union of the colonies with this kingdom : being an extract from an essay lately published entitled The freedom of speech and writing, &c