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sitate which to choose? By an act of violence the Independents seized on the king, and held him in their special custody. Now, said the exulting Cromwell, now that I have the king in my hands, I have the parliament in my pocket. At length the Presbyterian majority, sustained by the admirable eloquence of Prynne, attempted to dispense with the army, and by a decided vote resolved 1648 Dec. 5. to make peace with the king. To save its party from an entire defeat, the army interposed, and Dec 6. purged the house of commons. Hear us, said the excluded members to Colonel Pride, who expelled them. I cannot spare the time, replied the soldier. By what right are we arrested? demanded they of the extravagant Hugh Peters. By the right of the sword, answered the late envoy from Massachusetts. You are called, said he, as he preached to the decimated parliament, to lead the people out of Egyptian bondage; this army must root up monarchy, not only here, but in France and other kingdoms r
lity, with the simplicity of a spiritual worship, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, it was found, on the progress of the reformation, that they had by three centuries anticipated Luther and Calvin. The hurricane of persecution, which was to sweep Chap. XV.} Protestantism from the earth, did not spare their seclusion; mothers with infants were rolled down the rocks, and the bones of martyrs scattered on the Alpine mountains. Was there no asylum for the pious Wal- 1656 Dec 19. denses? The city of Amsterdam offered the fugitives a free passage to America, and a welcome reception was prepared in New Netherland Albany Records, IV. 223. Lambrechtsten, p. 65, without quoting his authority, says six hundred came over. There could not have been so many. On a later occasion, 1663, the proposed emigration failed. Albany Records, IV. 223. for the few who were willing to emigrate. The persecuted of every creed and every clime were invited to the colony. When t
delphia, the virgin settlement of this province, my soul prays to God for thee, that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, and that thy children may be blessed.—Dear friends, my love salutes you all. And after he reached England, he assured the eager Oct. 3. inquirers, that things went on sweetly with Friends in Pennsylvania; that they increased finely in outward things and in wisdom. The question respecting the boundaries between the domains of Lord Baltimore and of William Penn was Dec 9. promptly resumed before the committee of trade and plantations; and, after many hearings, it was decided, Chap. XVI.} 1685. Oct. 17. Nov. 7. that the tract of Delaware did not constitute a part of Maryland. The proper boundaries of the territory remained to be settled; and the present limits of Delaware were established by a compromise. There is no reason to suppose any undue bias on the minds of the committee; had a wrong been suspected, the decision would have been reversed at the re
on with the highest powers of magistracy over the country from Narragansett to Nova Scotia. The general court, in session at his arrival, and unprepared for open resist- 1686 May 15. ance, dissolved their assembly, and returned in sadness to their homes. The charter government was publicly May 25. displaced by the arbitrary commission, popular representation abolished, and the press subjected to the Nov 29. censorship of Randolph. At last, Sir Edmund Andros, glittering in scarlet and Dec 20. lace, landed at Boston, as governor of all New England. How unlike Penn at Newcastle! He was authorized to remove and appoint members of his council, and, with their consent, to make laws, lay taxes, and control the militia of the country. He was instructed to tolerate no printing-press, to encourage Episcopacy, and to sustain authority by force. From New York came West as secretary; and in the council, four subservient members, of whom but one was a New England man, alone commanded h