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to ensure the welfare of his fellow-exiles in the west. They had purchased their lands of the assigns of the earl of Warwick, and from Uncas they had bought the 1661 Mar. 14. territory of the Mohegans; and the news of the restoration awakened a desire for a patent. But the little colony proceeded warily; they draughted among tass. Hist. Coll. XVIII. 49. Dedication of vol. XL. of the Transactions of the Royal Society. became his correspondents. If he had faults, they are Chap. XI.} 1661. forgotten. In history he appears by unanimous consent, Thurloe. i. 763; a person of signal worth, as all reports present. from early life, without a blemish; For Maryland, the restoration of the Stuarts was the restoration of its proprietary. Virginia possessed far stronger claims for favor than Rhode Island and Con- 1661. April 30. necticut; and Sir William Berkeley himself embarked for England as the agent of the colony. But Virginia was unhappy alike in the agent whom she select
Eliot, the benevolent apostle of the Indians,—the same who had claimed for the people a voice even in making treaties,—had published in defence of the unmixed principles of popular freedom, was condemned, as too full of the seditious Chap. XII.} 1661 Mar. 18. doctrines of democratic liberty; the single-minded author did not hesitate to suppress his book on the Christian Commonwealth, and in guarded language to acknowledge the form of government by king, lords, and commons, as not only lawful, ll power and authority, legislative, executive, and judicial; to defend themselves by force of arms against every aggression; and to reject, as an infringement of their right, any parliamentary or royal imposition, prejudicial to the Chap. XII.} 1661. country, and contrary to any just act of colonial legislation. The duties of allegiance were narrowed to a few points, which conceded neither profit nor substantial power. When the Puritan commonwealth had thus joined issue with its sovereign
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.} 1660 or 1661 never been fulfilled. Williamson's N. C. i. 84, 85. Berkeley, ibid. 255. Martin, i. 94, 125. Chalmers, 515. More stubborn rivals were found to have already Lawson's Description, p. 73. In the year 1661, or thereabouts. Martin, i. 126, 1659. Williamson, i. 95, 1660. Again, Martin, i. 137, contradicts himself, and says 1660. planted themselves on the River Cape Fear. Hardly had New England received within its bosom a few scanty colonies, before her citizens and her sons began roaming the continent and traversing the seas in quest of untried fortune. A little bark, navigated by New England men, had hovered off the coast of Carolina; they had carefully watched the dangers of its navigation
oyalist legislation is perceptible; no distrust of the royal power Chap. XIV.} 1661. was excited; freedom of trade was the object to which desires were directed, analways on Chap. XIV.} 1661 the point of reconciling itself with the people, and 1661 making a common cause against the tyranny of the metropolis. On the one hand, iervants, whose term of service was limited by persevering legislation; Bacon, 1661, c. x.; 1662, c. VI. in part negro slaves, who were employed in the colony from ncy veiled the incipient strife between the people and their sovereign, under a 1661. general amnesty. Peace was restored, but Maryland was not placed beyond the inssachusetts, money was coined Chap. XIV.} 1686. at a provincial mint, Bacon, 1661, c. IV.; 1662, c. VIII.; 1686, c. IV. and, at a later day, the value of foreign s 1686. levied on the tonnage of every vessel that entered the waters. Ibid. 1661, c. VII. It was resolved to purchase a state- 1662. house, which was subsequent