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occasioned a heavy public expenditure. Bacon, 1657, c. VIII. Yet the confidence of Lord Baltimore was continued Nov. 18. to Fendall, who received anew an appointment to the government of the province. For a season, there was a divided rule; Fendall was acknowledged by the 1658 Catholic party in the city of St. Mary's; and the commissioners were sustained by the Puritans of St. Leonard's. At length, the conditions of a compromise were settled; and the government of the whole prov- Mar. 24. ince was surrendered to the agent of the proprietary. Permission to retain arms; an indemnity for arrears; relief from the oath of fealty; and a confirmation of the acts and orders of the recent Puritan assemblies;— these were the terms of the surrender, and prove the influence of the Puritans. Bacon's Preface, and 1658, c. i. McMahon, 211, and Council Proceedings, in McMahon, note to 14 Fendall was a weak and impetuous man; but I cannot find any evidence that his administration wa
the course of two years, he was joined by others, who fled to his asylum. Chap. IX.} The land which was now occupied by Williams, was within the territory of the Narragansett Indians; it was not long before an Indian deed from Canonicus 1638. Mar. 24. and Miantonomoh Bakus, i 89, 90. Knowles, 106, 107 Backus. made him the undisputed possessor of an extensive domain. Nothing displays more clearly the character of Roger Williams than the use which he made of his acquisition, of territory.mber of the friends of Anne Hutchinson, led by John Clarke and William Coddington, proceeded to the south, designing to make a plantation on Long Island, or near Delaware Bay. But Roger Williams welcomed them to his vicinity; and his own 1638. Mar. 24. influence, and the powerful name of Henry Vane, prevailed with Miantonomoh, the chief of the Narragansetts, to obtain for them a gift of the beautiful island of Rhode Island. The spirit of the institutions established by this band of voluntary