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ve to give Minutes, i. 274. you all possible contentment. And, as the council of his province was, at that time, elected directly by the people, that body collectively was constituted his 1690. deputy. Of its members, Thomas Lloyd, from North June 2. Wales, an Oxford scholar, was universally beloved as a bright example of the integrity of virtue. The path of preferment had opened to him in England, but he chose rather the internal peace that springs from mental felicity. This Quaker preach council, Chap. XIX.} was installed in office. The triumph of Cotton Mather 1692. was perfect. Immediately a court of oyer and terminer was instituted by ordinance, and Stoughton appointed by the governor and council its chief judge: by the 2d of June, the court was in session at Salem, making its first experiment on Bridget Bishop, a poor and friendless old woman. The fact of the witchcraft was assumed as notorious: to fix it on the prisoner, Cotton Mather, Wonders. Samuel Parris, who had
e outposts of St. Augustine, and now waits only for more Indians and more soldiers to attack that important fortress itself. In March, Oglethorpe hurried to Charleston, to encourage the zeal of South Carolina; but the forces, which that province voted in April, were not ready till May; and when the expedition, composed of six hundred regular troops, four hundred militia from Carolina, beside Indian auxiliaries, who were soon reduced to two hundred, advanced to the walls of St. Augustine, June 2. Urlsperger, II. 545. the garrison, commanded by Monteano, a man of courage and energy, had already received supplies. A vigorous sally was successful against a detached party, chiefly of Highlanders, at Fort Moosa. Yet, for nearly five weeks, Oglethorpe endeavored, in defiance of his own weakness and the strength of the place, to devise measures for victory, till the Carolina Chap. XXIV.} troops, enfeebled by the heat, dispirited by sickness, and fatigued by fruitless efforts, marched