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yborne's men were defeated. Lord Baltimore afterwards accused them of piracy and murder, and, in 1638, Leonard Calvert, taking forcible possession of Kent Island, executed one or two persons on the c32. McMahon, 12. S. F. Streeter's Ms. notes. When a colonial assembly was next convened, it 1638. Jan. passed an act of attainder against Clayborne; as if he had not only derided the powers of tsemblies in the province all such powers as may be exercised by the commons of England. Bacon, 1638—9, c. l II. Indeed, throughout the whole colonial legislation of Maryland, the body representing orm; thus far it had been a species of democracy under a hereditary patriarch. The act Bacon, 1638—9, c. i. Griffith's Maryland, 7. constituting the assembly marks the transition to a representatite, where the whole people were obliged to contribute to the setting up of a watermill. Bacon, 1638—9. Chalmers, 213, 214. Griffith, 8. The restoration of the charter of the London com- 1640<
ason cut off all the Nov 26 hopes which his family might have cherished of territo- Chap. IX.} 1638. rial aggrandizement and feudal supremacy. His widow in vain attempted to manage the colonial doined the trust, Winthrop. Hubbard, 261, 262 Williamson 268. and the infant settle- Chap. IX.} 1638 to 1640. ments then called New Somersetshire were abandoned to anarchy, or to so imperfect a gove 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 ong 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 oon had disappeared from the family of man. The vigor and courage displayed by the settlers on 1638. the Connecticut, in this first Indian war in New England, struck terror into the savages, and se
ay a squadron of eight ships, which were in the Thames, preparing to embark for 1638 May 1. New England. Rushworth, II. 409. Hazard, i. 122 It has been said thatd New England. A few weeks before this attempt to stay emigration, Chap X.} 1638 April 4. the lords of the council had written to Winthrop, recalling to mind thet of the people to advance their ambition. The national covenant is published, 1638. and is signed by the Scottish nation, almost without distinction of rank or sexrt made provision, was, in the next year, established at Cambridge; and when, in 1638, John Harvard, a nonconformist clergyman, a church member and freeman of Charlesand the subject was deferred. The next year it came again into discussion; but 1638. Connecticut, offended because some preeminence was yielded to Massachusetts, inequal to a year's rate of the whole colony, towards the erection of a college In 1638, John Harvard, who arrived in the Bay only to fall a victim to the most wasting