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glected to provide for the power of the king, was the sufficient frank pledge of the liberties of the colonist, not less than of the rights and interests of the proprietary. The ocean, the fortieth parallel of latitude, the meridian of the western fountain of the Potomac, the river itself from its source Chap. VII.} 1632. to its mouth, and a line drawn due east from Watkin's Point to the Atlantic,—these were the limits of the territory, which was now erected into a province, and from Henrietta Maria, the daughter of Henry IV. and wife of Charles I., whose restless mind, disdaining contentment in domestic happiness, aspired to every kind of power and distinction, received the name of Maryland. The country thus described was given to Lord Baltimore, his heirs and assigns, as to its absolute lord and proprietary, to be holden by the tenure of fealty only, paying a yearly rent of two Indian arrows, and a fifth of all gold and silver ore which might be found. Yet the absolute authori
wfoundland. The next spring, a second ship arrived; but the two 1623. vessels in company hardly possessed courage to sail to and fro along the coast, and make a partial survey of tile harbors and the adjacent lands. The formation Chap IX.} of a colony was postponed; and a brilliant eulogy of the soil, climate, and productions of Nova Scotia, was the only compensation for the delay. Purchas's Pilgrims, IV. 1872. Charlevoix, i. 274. De Laet. 62 The marriage of Charles I. with Henrietta Maria 1625 May. promised between the rival claimants of the wilds of Acadia such friendly relations as would lead to a peaceful adjustment of jarring pretensions. Yet, even at that period, the claims of France were not recognized by England; and a new patent confirmed to July 12. Sir William Alexander all the prerogatives with which he had been lavishly invested, Hazard, i. 206, and ff. Biog. Brit. sub voce Alexander. with the right of creating an order of baronets. The sale of titles