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grave Pres- Chap. XIX.} byterians, as friends to order, sustained. When the 1689. obstinate perversity of the proprietaries drove the Presbyterians into opposition, those who were styled the nobility, together with the High Church party, constituted a colonial oligarchy against the great mass of the people. The dissenters, who, from respect to an established government, had favored the proprietaries, now joined even with ill livers in behalf of colonial rights. The people had deposed Colleton. His successor 1690. was Seth Sothell, who to pretensions as a proprietary added the choice of the people. His administration is the triumph of the more popular party; and its enact ments were made, with silent disregard of the nobility, by the exclusive consent of the commons. The wise, Statutes at large, II. 38, 39. moderate, and well-living Thomas Smith, who had advised martial law, and those who had established it, were disfranchised for two years. Methods of colonial 40-42. defen
ted. The insurgent Indians carried their ravages even to the parish of Goose Creek; Charleston itself was in peril; the colony seemed near its ruin. But the impulse of savage passion could not resist the deliberate courage of civilized man. The spirit of the colony was aroused. On the north, the insulated Chap. XXIII.} band of invaders received a check, and vanished into the forests; on the south, Charles Craven, the governor 1715. of the province, himself promptly led the forces of Colleton district to the desperate conflict with the confederated warriors on the banks of the Salke-hachie. The battle was bloody and often renewed. The an re- April sounded with savage yells; arrows, as well as bullets, were discharged, with fatal aim, from behind trees and coppices. At last, the savages gave way, and were pursued beyond the present limits of Carolina. The Yamassees retired into Florida, and at St. Augustine were welcomed with peals from the bells and a salute of guns, as tho
storation, II. 29. Character, 48. Charleston founded, II. 169. Chauvin obtains a patent, I. 25. Chaumonot, Father, II. 144. Cherokees, III. 246. Treaty with, 332. Cheesman, Edmund, II. 230. Chickasas, Soto amongst, I. 49. Their residence, III. 160, 249. French wars with, 365. Visit Oglethorpe, 433. Chippewas, II. 150. Clarendon, ministry of, II. 435. Clarke, John, II. 61. Clayborne, William, I. 200, 236, 246, 249. Coligny plans settlements, I. 61-63. Colleton, James, II. 186. Colonies, Anglo-American, general character, II. 453. O:igin, 454. Christian, 455. Relations with parliament, III. 100. Taxation, 101. Judiciary, 103. Currency, 104. Charters, 107. Progress, 369. Settlements, 371. Schools, 373. Press, 374. Relations with metropolis, 380. Checks on their industry, 384. Sugar colonies favored, 385. Paper money system, 386. Monopoly of trees for masts, 390. Slaves in, 415 Tend to independence, 464. Colonies, European