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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 111 111 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 29 29 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 14 14 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 10 10 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 6 6 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 5 5 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 5 5 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 5 5 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 2 2 Browse Search
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of the king preserved its character of variableness. He had yielded where he should have been firm; and he now invited a revolution by the violence of his counsels. Moderation and sincerity would have restored his influence. But when, attended 1642 Jan. 4. by armed men, he repaired in person to the house of commons, with the intent of seizing six of the leaders of the patriot party, whose execution was to soothe his fears, and tranquillize his hatred, the extreme procedure, so bloody in its purpose, and so illegal in its course, could only rouse the nation to anger against its sovereign, justify for the time every diminution of his prerogative, and, by inspiring settled distrust, animate Chap. XI.} 1642. the leaders of the popular party to a gloomy inflexibility. There was no room to hope for peace. The monarch was faithless, and the people knew no remedy. A change of dynasty was not then proposed; and England languished of a disease for which no cure had been discovered. It
nent plantations were planned and perhaps attempted by his assign. Hening, i. 552. Records in the office of the general court at Richmond, labelled No. 1, 1639—1642, p. 70. William Hawley appeared in Virginia as governor of Carolina, the land between the thirty-first and thirty-sixth parallels of latitude; and leave was granteginia legislature, that it might be colonized by one hundred persons from Virginia, freemen, being single, and disengaged of debt. Richmond Records, No. 1. 1639—1642, p. 93. The attempts were certainly unsuccessful, for the patent was now declared void, 1663. because the purposes for which it was granted had Chap XIII.} 1660n, were never realized, the desire of extending the settlements to the south still prevailed in Virginia; and twenty years after the excursion of Porey, a company 1642 Jan. that had heard of the river that lay south-west of the Appomattox, petitioned, and soon obtained leave of the 1643 Virginia legislature to prosecute the disc
souls' welfare of their posterities, planted New England liberties in a Congregational way, with the consent, and under the jurisdiction of the Dutch. 4 Ibid. XIX. 409-419. Their presence and their activity foretold a revolution. In the Fatherland, the power of the people was unknown; in New Netherland, the necessities of the colony had given it a twilight existence, and delegates from the Dutch towns, at first twelve, then perhaps eight in number, had mitigated the arbitrary authority 1642. of Kieft. There was no distinct concession of legislative power to the people; but the people had, without a teacher, become convinced of the right of resistance. The brewers refused to pay an arbitrary excise: Were 1644 Aug. 18. we to yield, said they, we should offend the eight men, and the whole commonalty. The large proprietaries did not favor popular freedom; the commander of Rensselaer Stein had even raised a battery, that the 1644. canker of freemen might not enter the manor; bu