to investigate the affair of Leisler's trial and execution, and had taken a warm interest in the reversal of the attainder of that unfortunate leader.
On his arrival in New York, he naturally connected himself with the Leisler party, whom Governor Fletcher had strongly opposed.
Bellomont came with power to inquire into the conduct of Governor Fletcher, and he was so well satisfied of his malfeasance in office that he sent him to England under arrest.
The remains of Leisler and Milborne wereGovernor Fletcher, and he was so well satisfied of his malfeasance in office that he sent him to England under arrest.
The remains of Leisler and Milborne were taken up, and after lying in state several days were reburied in the Dutch Church.
Bellomont chose for his council a majority of Leislerians ; and that party soon obtained a majority in the Assembly also.
One of their first acts was to vote an indemnity to the heirs of Leisler.
Bellomont used every means to gain the good — will of the people in both provinces, and succeeded.
The earl was a shareholder in the privateer ship commanded by Captain Kidd; and when that seaman was accused of pira