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to the proprietary. On resistance to the illegal demand, the house was prorogued; and, even after the successful invasion of England became known, the deputies of Lord Baltimore hesitated to proclaim the new sovereigns. The delay gave birth to an armed association for 1689 April. asserting the right of King William; and the deputies were easily driven to a garrison on the south side of Patuxent River, about two miles above its mouth. There they capitulated, obtaining security for them- Aug 1. selves, and yielding their assent to the exclusion of Papists from all provincial offices. A convention of the associates, for the defence of the Protestant religion, assumed the government, and, in an address to King William, denounced the influence of Jesuits, Chap XIX.} the prevalence of Popish idolatry, the connivance by the government at murders of Protestants, and the danger from plots with the French and Indians. The privy council, after a debate on the address, advised the fo
house, the pride of the village. On the few acres of open land, the ripening Indian corn rose over the charred stumps of trees, and on the north and west bordered on the illimitable, unbroken wilderness, which stretched far away to the White Mountains, and beyond them, and, by its very depth, seemed a bulwark against invasion. On the night of the twenty-ninth of August, the evening prayers had been said in each family, and the whole village fearlessly resigned itself to sleep. That night, Aug 29. the band of invaders slept quietly in the near forest. At daybreak, they assumed the order of battle; Rou Mirick. ville addressed the soldiers, who, after their orisons, marched against the fort, raised the shrill yell, and dispersed themselves through the village to their work of blood. The rifle rang; the cry of the dying rose. Benjamin Rolfe, the minister, was beaten to death; one Indian sunk a hatchet deep into the brain of his wife, while another caught his infant child from its
part of the Tuscaroras abandoned their old huntinggrounds, and, migrating to the vicinity of the Oneida Chap. XXIII.} Lake, were welcomed by their kindred of the Iroquois as the sixth nation of their confederacy. Their humbled allies were established as a single settlement in 1715 the precincts of Hyde. Thus the power of the natives of North Carolina was broken, and its interior forests became safe places of resort to the emigrant Meantime, the house of Hanover had ascended the 1714 Aug English throne—an event doubly grateful to the colonies. The contest of parties is the struggle, not between persons, but between ideas; and the abiding sympathy of nations is never won but by an appeal to the controlling principles of the age. George I. had imprisoned his wife; had, from jealousy, caused a young man to be assassinated; had had frequent and angry quarrels with his son; and now, being fiftythree years old, attended by two women of the Hanoverian aristocracy, who were proud of
, the Cherokees, the Chickasas, were his unwavering friends, and even the Choctas had covenanted with him to receive English traders. To hasten preparations for the impending contest with Spain, Oglethorpe embarked for England. He could Nov. 23. report to the trustees, that the colony was doing 1737 Jan. 19. well; that Indians from seven hundred miles' distance had confederated with him, and acknowledged the authority of his sovereign. Receiving a commission as brigadier-general, with Aug a military command extending over South Carolina, Oglethorpe himself, in Great Britain, raised and disciplined a regiment; and, after an absence of more than a year and a half, he returned to Frederica. There, 1738 Sept. by the industry of his soldiers, the walls of the fortress were completed. Their ivy-mantled ruins are still Chap. XXIV.} standing; and the village, now almost a deserted one, in the season of its greatest prosperity, is said to have 1738. contained a thousand men. A