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equired to take the oath which was administered to the burgesses. Ibid. 373. Thus the house of burgesses acted as a convention of the people; exercising supreme authority, and distributing power as the public welfare required. Hening's note, i. 369. Nor was this an accidental and transient arrangement. Cromwell never made any appointments for Virginia; not one governor acted under his commission. Hening, i. Preface, 13. When Bennett retired from office, the assembly Chap. VI.} 1655. Mar. 31. itself elected his successor; and Edward Diggs, who had before been chosen of the council, Ibid. 388. November, 1654. and who had given a signal testimony of his fidelity to Virginia, and to the commonwealth of England, Ibid. i. 388. received the suffrages. Ibid. 408. Compare Hening, i. 5, and also 426. The commissioners in the colony Ibid. 428 and 432. Haz. i. 594. were rather engaged in settling the affairs and adjusting the boundaries of Maryland, than in controlling
hreats. The party of Stone was attacked and utterly discomfited; he himself, with others, was taken, and would have been put to death but for the respect and affection borne him by some among the insurgents whom he had formerly welcomed to Maryland. He was kept a prisoner during part of the administration of Cromwell; On this occasion were published Strong's Babylon's Fall in Maryland, and Langford's Just and Clear Refutation of a Scandalous Pamphlet, entitled Babylon's Fall in Maryland, 1655. Both are minute, and, in the main, agree. Compare Chalmers; McMahon, 207; Hazard, i. 621—628, and 629, 630; Bacon's Pref. while three of the principal men of the province, sentenced to death by a council of war, were presently executed. Hammond, 22, 23. A friend to Lord Baltimore, then in the province, begged of the protector no other boon than that he would condescend to settle the country by declaring his determinate will. Barber, in Langford, 15. And yet the same causes which
The platform retained authority for more than, Chap. X.} a century, and has not yet lost its influence. It effectually excluded the Presbyterian modes of discipline from New England. The jealousy of independence was preserved in its 1650 to 1655. wakefulness. The Long Parliament asserted its power over the royalist colonies in general terms, which seemed alike to threaten the plantations of the north; and now that royalty was abolished, it invited Massachusetts to receive a new patent, aever sure that Cromwell would listen to their requests, and would take an interest in all the little details of their condition. He left them independence, and favored their trade. When his arms had made the conquest of Jamaica, he offered them 1655. the island, with the promise of all the wealth which the tropical clime pours prodigally into the lap of industry. and though they frequently thwarted his views, they never forfeited his regard. English history must judge of Cromwell by his inf