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209. 1633, August,ibid.209—222. 1634,ibid.223. 1635,ibid.223. 1636,ibid.229. 1637,ibid.227. 1639,ibid.229—230. 1640,Hening, i.268. 1641, June,ibid.259—262. 1642, January,ibid.267. 1642, Apriter the dissolution of the company, furnishes a tissue of inventions. Keith, 143, 144, places in 1639 the occurrences of 1635. His book is superficial. The commissioners appointed by the councild to be supplied by appointment in England. Hazard, i. 400—403. Harvey remained in office till 1639. Campbell, 61. Hening, l. 4 The complaints which have been brought against him, will be regarnder intolerable oppression. Hening, l. 231. At length he was superseded, and Sir Francis 1639. Nov. Wyatt Rymer, XX. 484. Hazard, i. 477. Savage on Winthrop, II. 160, 161. Hening, i. 22 and Beverly, and Chalmers, and Burk, and Marshall, were ignorant of such a governor as Wyatt, in 1639, and represent Berkeley as the immediate successor of Harvey. appointed in his stead. Early in
ons, still more by the influence of Sir William Alexander, succeeded, for a season, in procuring the favorable disposition of Charles. But when the whole affair came to be referred to the commissioners for the plantations, it was found, that, on 1639 April. received principles, the right of the king to confer the soil and the jurisdiction of Maryland could not be controverted; that the earlier license to traffic did not Chap. VII.} vest in Clayborne any rights which were valid against the che laws, which were then enacted, were never ratified, and are therefore not to be found in the provincial records. Bacon, 1637. Chalmers, 211. Bozman, 299—318, and 324—9 McMahon, 145. In the early history of the United States, nothing is 1639. more remarkable than the uniform attachment of each colony to its franchises; and popular assemblies burst every where into life with a consciousness of their importance, and an immediate capacity for efficient legislation. The first assembly of
inate to the general will, was, at the desire of Bradford, specially restricted by a council of five, and afterwards 1624. of seven, assistants. In the council, the governor had 1633. but a double vote. For more than eighteen years, the whole body of the male inhabitants constituted the. legislature; the state was governed, like our towns, as a strict democracy; and the people were frequently convened to decide on executive not less than on judicial questions. At length, the increase of 1639. population, and its diffusion over a wider territory, led to the introduction of the representative system, and each town sent its committee to the general court. We shall subsequently find the colony a distinct member of the earliest American Confederacy; but it is chiefly as guides and pioneers that the fathers of the Old Colony merit gratitude. Through scenes of gloom and misery, the Pilgrims showed the way to an asylum for those who would go to the wilderness for the purity of religi
government, that of the events of two years no records can be found. Meantime a royal charter now constituted Gorges, 1639 April 3. his old age, the lord proprietary of the country; and his ambition immediately soared to the honor of establishin citizens of the western colony resolved to perfect its political institutions, and to form a body politic by a voluntary 1639 Jan. 14. association. The constitution which was thus framed was of unexampled liberality. The elective franchise belonged against the Mohawks. When, after more than a year, the free planters of the colony desired a more perfect Chap. IX.} 1639. June 4. form of government, the followers of Him who was laid in a manger held their constituent assembly in a barn. The, Davenport, and five others, were the seven Pillars for the new House of Wisdom, in the wilderness. In August, Aug. 23. 1639, the seven pillars assembled, possessing for the time absolute power. Having abrogated every previous executive trust, th
le. The wisest of his subjects esteem the insurgents as their friends and allies. There is now 1639. no time to oppress New England; the throne itself totters;—there is no need to forbid emigrationton with fonts of letters for Chap. X.} printing, and a printer. He died on the passage; but in 1639, Stephen Daye, the printer, printed the Freeman's Oath, and an Almanac calculated for New Englandassachusetts, all would have come to nothing. The vicinity of the Dutch, a powerful neighbor, 1639. whose claims Connecticut could not, single-handed, defeat, led the colonists of the west to renee deputies immediately resolved that no magistrate of any kind should be elected for more than a 1639 to 1644 year. The magistrates once, assembling in a sort of aristocratic caucus, nominated seve74, 186. So, too, in Connecticut Ms. Laws, and in the New Haven Code. The press began its work in 1639. When New England was poor, and they were but few in number, there was a spirit to encourage lear