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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 38 0 Browse Search
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Lord Baltimore. As in many of the earlier settlements, questions about landtitles were agitated with passion; and there was reason to apprehend the increase of extravagant grants, that would again include the soil on which plantations had already been made without the acquisition of an indisputable legal claim. In Maryland, the first occupants had refused to submit, and a skirmish had ensued, in which the blood of Europeans was shed for the first time on the waters of the Chesapeake; and Clayborne, defeated and banisned from Maryland as a murderer Hammond's Leah and Rachel. and an outlaw, sheltered himself in Virginia, where he had long been a member of the council. There the contest was renewed; and Harvey, Chap. VI.} far from attempting to enforce the claims of Virginia, against the royal grant, courted the favor of Baltimore. The colonists were indignant that their governor should thus, as it seemed to them, betray their interests; and as the majority of the council favore
rce Rel. of Maryland, 1635, p. 10. by William Clayborne, whose resolute and enterprising spiritor, and after years employed in discoveries, Clayborne, now acting under the royal license, formed toleration. Every thing breathed peace but Clayborne. Dangers could only grow out of external caiction of the province against the claims of Clayborne was deemed a subject worthy of the general d Several lives were lost in the affray; but Clayborne's men were defeated. Lord Baltimore afterwaense to traffic did not Chap. VII.} vest in Clayborne any rights which were valid against the charage the insubordination of the restless; and Clayborne was able to excite an insurrection. 1644 Eaghts to jurisdiction beyond the Potomac, and Clayborne had already excited attention by his perseve the only authority, under which Bennett and Clayborne had acted, had expired with the body from whuller, Preston, and the others, appointed by Clayborne, actually possessed authority; while Lord Ba[8 more...]