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r private fortunes in reducing their insurgent liegemen; the colonial oligarchy, which they favored, was too feeble a minority to conduct the government; and the people were forbidden by law to Chap XIX.} take care of themselves. To this were added the evils of an uncertain boundary on the south, and of disordered finances. All the acts of the democratic legislature were 1692 rejected by the proprietaries; while, as a remedy for Hewatt anarchy, Philip Ludwell, a moderate adherent of Martin, i. 194. Berkeley, once collector of customs in Virginia, a man Ms of a candid mind, a complainant in England against Effingham, and since 1689 governor of North Carolina, was sent to establish order and the supremacy of the proprietaries. But he had power to inquire into grievances, not to redress them. Disputes respecting quitrents and the tenure of lands continued; and, after floating for a year between the wishes of his employers and the necessities of the colonists, Ludwell gladly wi
reached the mouth of the St. Peter's, and La Harpe Ms. did not pause till, entering that river, he came to the Long's Second Ex. i. 316. confluence of the Blue Earth. There, in a fort among Iowas, he passed the winter, that he might take pos- Martin. Charlevoix. session of a copper mine, and, on the return of spring, fill his boats with heaps of ore. Le Sueur had not yet returned to Biloxi, when 1701 May 30. news came from the impatient ministry of impoverished France, that certainly the retreated to the castle, and the besiegers waited the arrival of heavy artillery. To obtain it, a sloop was sent to Jamaica; but an emissary had already announced the danger to Bienville, at Mobile, who conveyed the intelligence to the Spanish Martin, i. 158. viceroy; and, when two Spanish vessels of war appeared near the mouth of the harbor, Moore abandoned his ships and stores, and retreated by land. The colony, burdened with debt, pleaded the precedent of great and rich countries, and, co
turn through the woods on foot. He returned to desolated settlements. On the twenty-second of Sep- Sept. 22. tember, small bands of the Tuscaroras and Corees, Martin. Wiliamson Spotswood, Mss. acting in concert, approached the scattered cabins along the Roanoke and Pamlico Sound. As night came on, a whoop from a warrior callethey were very largely in debt for the advances which had been made Hassell, Marston, Le Jeu, in Hawks' Mss. i. 407, &c. Carroll's Coll. II. 570, &c. 353, 548. Martin's Louisiana, i. 185. them; and the traders began to be hard upon them, because they would be paid. The influence of Bienville, of Louisiana, prevailed with the Cennes, too, the Canadian, refused to fly, and shared the captivity of his gallant leader. After the Du mont II. Du Pratz, III. 418 &c. Charlevoix, II. 501, 502 Martin, i. 304 Indian custom, their wounds were stanched; they were received into the cabins of the Chickasas, and feasted bountifully. At last, when Bienville had retr
357. Leisler, Jacob, II. 450; III. 51-54. His execution, 55. Reversal of attainder, 59. Lenni-Lenape, III, 383. In New Jersey, III. 239. Leon, Ponce de, discovers Florida, I. 33. Locke, John, his character, III. 144. Contrasted with Penn, I. 379. Logan, James, III. 44, 345. Louis XIV. persecutes the Huguenots, I. 175. His policy, 424. Treachery, 426. Absolute, III. 115. Defends legitimacy, 175. Recognizes William, 192. His cabinet, 208. His old age, 225. Death, 323. Louisburg founded, III. 235. Siege of, 460. Louisiana claimed by France, III. 168. First colony sails, 169. Colonized by D'Iberville, 200. Extent of, 343. Under Crozart, 347. The Mississippi company, 351. Effect of Law's fall, 358. Its war with the Natchez, 360. The crown resumes the government, 364. War with the Chickasas, 366. Condition in 1740, 368. Lovewell's fight, III. 338. Lloyd, Thomas, III. 35. Ludwell, Philip, III. 15. Luther, Martin, I. 274,277; II. 459.
, 456 Peorias, III. 197. Pepperell, William, III. 458. Pequods, war with the, I 397, 400. Peters, Hugh, arrives, I. 383. His death, II. 32. Philadelphia founded, II. 389, Philip, King, II. 98. Phipps, William, III. 83. Pilgrims, their flight, I. 301. At Leyden, 302. Sail for America, 307. Arrive at Cape Cod, 309. Land at Plymouth, 313. Their sufferings, 314. Plymouth colony, royal commissioners in, II. 84. Revolution in, 449. United with Massachusetts, II. 81. See Pilgrims. Pocahontas, I. 131, 146. Poisson, Du, III. 361. Pokanokets, II. 98; III. 238. Port Royal founded, I. 26. Its name changed to Annapolis, III. 218. Portugal, voyages of, I. 14. Slavery in, 166. Its colonial system, III. 113. Potawatomies, III. 242. Poutrincourt's discoveries, I. 26. Powhatan, I. 125. Death, 181. Pring, Martin, in Maine, I. 113. Providence founded, I. 379. See Rhode Island. Puritans, I. 279. Conference with, 296. Character of, 460.