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killed in the law, said they, of good integrity, are very desirable; yet we incline to be 1706 content with the best men the colony affords. And Minutes, II. 277 the courts obtained no permanent organization till the accession of the house of Hanover. The civil constitution included feudalism and democracy; from this there could be no escape but through the sovereignty of the people. Twice, indeed, the province had almost become a royal one—once by act of parliament, and once by treaty. Bd. Yet the bill was read a second time, and its principle, as applied to colonies, was advocated by the mercantile interest and by great men in England. The impending war with the French postponed the purpose till the accession of the house of Hanover. But the object was not left out of mind. Lord Cornbury, who had in vain solicited money of Con- 1703. June. necticut, wrote home, that this vast continent would never be useful to England, till all the proprietary and Trumbull, i. 417. ch
and were interested on the continent, was arranged in a manner that might have permitted between the two neighbors a perpetual peace. The war between England and France had been not only a contest for the balance of power on the continent, but a conflict of opinions; and this, also, was amicably settled. France assented to the emancipation of England from the maxims of legitimacy, and not only recognized the reigning queen, but also the succession to the crown, as vested in the house of Hanover by act of parliament. For Spain it compromised the question, asserting the divine right of the family of the Bourbons, but agreeing that the two Chap. XXI.} crowns should never be united. On the other hand, England took no interest in any question of freedom 1713 agitated on the continent, and never in a single instance asserted, or was suspected of asserting, any increase of popular power. Its faithful allies, the Catalonians, had maintained their liberties inherited from the middle
At last, the hos- June. tile 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 a
on for popular power was but just beginning to swell. Europe rocked like the ocean on the lulling of a long storm, when the opposite wind has just sprung up, throwing the heaving billows into tumultuous conflict. The absence of purity in public life extinguished attachment to the administration, and left an opportunity to the Pretender to invade Great Britain, to conquer Scotland, to advance within four days march of London. This invasion had no partisans in America, where the house of Hanover was respected as the representative of Protestantism. In England, where monarchy was established, the vices of the reigning family had produced disgust and indifference; but the friends of revolution did not look beyond a choice of dynasty. America was destined to choose, not between kings, but between forms of government. On the continent France gained fruitless victories. Her flag waved over Prague only to be struck down by Austria. Saxony, Bavaria, her allies on the borders of Aus