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es, the convention parliament, the same body which betrayed the liberties of England, by restoring the Stuarts without conditions, now, by the most memorable statute 12 Charles II. c. XVII. in the English maritime code, connected in one act the protection of English shipping, and a monopoly to the English merchant of the trade with the colonies. In the reign of Richard II., 5 Richard II c. III the commerce of English ports had been secured to English shipping: the act of navigation of 1651 had done no more; and against it the colonists made no serious objection. The present act renewed the same provisions, and further avowed the design of sacrificing the natural rights of the colonists to English interests. No merchandise shall be imported into the plantations but in English vessels, navigated by Englishmen, under penalty of forfeiture. The harbors of the colonies were shut against the Dutch, and every foreign vessel.—America, as the asylum of the oppressed, invited emigrant
al guaranty for the integrity of their possessions. Treaty, in Trumbull, i. 192. Hutchinson, i. 447. Hazard, II. 218. Compare Albany Records, IV. 14, 15, 18, 28, 32, 35, &c. &c. 73, 207. The war between the rival republics in Europe did 1651 to 1654 not extend to America; we have seen the prudence of Massachusetts restrain the colonies; in England, Roger Williams Williams, in Knowles, 263.delayed an armament against New Netherland. It is true, that the West India Company, dreading Delaware. In the vicinity of the river, the Swedish company was more powerful than its rival; but the whole province of New Netherland was tenfold more populous than New Sweden. From motives of commercial security, the Dutch built Fort Casimin 1651. on the site of Newcastle, within five miles of Christiana, near the mouth of the Brandywine. To the Swedes this seemed an encroachment; jealousies ensued; and at last, aided by stratagem and immediate 1654. superiority in numbers, Rising, the S