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ptemberibid.178—202. 1633, February,ibid.202—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, April,ibid.230. 1642, June,ibid.269. Considering how imperfect are the early recordsn 1639, and represent Berkeley as the immediate successor of Harvey. appointed in his stead. Early in the next year, he convened a general assembly. History has 1640. Jan. recorded many instances where a legislature has altered the scale of debts: in modern times, it has frequently been done by debasing the coin, or by introducd to remove within the jurisdiction of Virginia; Puritan 1629. merchants planted themselves on the James River without fear, and emigrants from Massachusetts had 1640. recently established themselves in the colony. The honor of Laud had been vindicated by a judicial sentence, and south of the Potomac the decrees of the court
ecial writ; while the people were to choose as many dele- Chap. VII.} gates as the freemen should think good. As yet there was no jealousy of power, no strife for place. While these laws prepared a frame of government for future generations, we are reminded of the feebleness and poverty of the state, 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. pany would have endangered the separate existence of Maryland; yet we have seen Virginia, which had ever been jealous of the division of its territory, defeat the attempt to revive the corporation. Meantime, the legislative assembly of Maryland, in the grateful en- Oct. joyment of happiness, seasonably guarded the tranquillity of the province against the perplexities of an interim, by providing for the security of the government in case of the death of the Deputy Governor. Commerce also w
ntry less than two years; the six Puritans of Massachusetts and Con- 1637 necticut, who received a commission to act as his successors, declined 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 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 prophus New Haven made the Bible its statute-book, and the elect its freemen. As neighboring towns were planted, each was likewise a house of wisdom, resting on its seven pillars, and aspiring to be illumined by the Eternal Light. The colonists prepared for the second coming of Christ, which they confidently expected. Meantime their pleasant villages spread along the Sound, and on the opposite shore of Long Island, and for years they nursed the hope of 1640 to 1649. speedily planting Delaware.
it, in that same year embarked for Boston 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 England; and in 1640, for the edification and comfort of the saints, the Psalms,—faithfully but rudely translated in metre from the Hebrew by Thomas Welde and John Eliot, ministers of Roxbury, assisted by Richard Mather, minister of Dorchester,—were published in a volsterity and children after us shall read, in our town-records, your loving-kindness to us, and our real endeavor after peace and righteousness. Far different were the early destinies of the Province of Maine. A general court was held at Saco, 1640 June 25. under the auspices of the Lord Proprietary, who had drawn upon paper a stately scheme of government, with deputies and counsellors, a marshal and a treasurer of the public revenue, chancellors, and a master of the ordnance, and every thin