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ishes of the colonists; and King Charles, intent only on increasing his revenue, confirmed, perhaps unconsciously, the existence of a popular assembly, The colony prospered; Virginia rose rapidly in public estimation; in one year, a thousand emi- 1627. grants arrived; and there was an increasing demand for all the products of the soil. The career of Yeardley was now closed by death. Nov. Posterity will ever retain a grateful recollection of the man who first convened a representative assembrial, Francis West was elected his successor; Hening, i. 4. for the council was authorized to elect the governor, from time to time, as often as the case shall require. Hazard i. 233. But if any doubts existed of the royal assent to the 1627. continuance of colonial assemblies, they were soon removed by a letter of instructions, which the king ad- Aug. 24. dressed to the governor and council. After much caviling, in the style of a purchaser who undervalues the wares which he wishes
ng spirit was destined to exert a powerful Chap VII.} 1621 and long-continued influence. His first appearance in America was as a surveyor, Hening, i. 116. sent by the London company to make a map of the country. At the fall of the corporation, he had been appointed by King James a 1624 member of the council; Hazard, i. 189. and, on the accession of Charles, was continued in office, and, in repeated com- 1625 missions, was nominated secretary of state. Ibid. 234 and 239. At the 1627 to 1629 same time, he received authority from the governors of Virginia to discover the source of the Bay of the Chesapeake, and, indeed, any part of that province, from the thirty-fourth to the forty-first degree of latitude. Papers in Chalmers, 227. It was, therefore, natural that he should become familiar with the opportunities for traffic which the country afforded; and the jurisdiction and the settlement of Virginia seemed about to extend to the forty-first parallel of latitude, which