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to achieve. At a vast expense, he planted a colony, which for several generations descended as a patrimony to his heirs. Virginia regarded the severing of her territory with 1633 apprehension, and before any colonists had embarked under the charter of Baltimore, her commissioners had in England remonstrated against the grant as an invasion of her commercial rights, an infringement on her domains, and a discouragement to her planters. In Strafford, Lord Baltimore found a friend,--for Strafford had been the friend of the father, Chalmers, 209.—and the remonstrance was in vain; the privy council sustained the July 3. proprietary charter, and, advising the parties to an amicable adjustment of all disputes, commanded a free commerce and a good correspondence between the respective colonies. Hazard, i. 337. Bozman, 381 and 265. Chalmers, 231 Nor was it long before gentlemen of birth and quality resolved to adventure their lives and a good part of their fortunes in the en
isest of his subjects esteem the insurgents as their friends and allies. There is now 1639. no time to oppress New England; the throne itself totters;—there is no need to forbid emigration; England is at once become the theatre of wonderful events, and many fiery spirits, who had fled for a refuge to the colonies, rush back to share in the open struggle for liberty. In the following years, few passengers came over; the reformation of church and state, the attain- Chap. X.} 1643. der of Strafford, the impeachment of Laud, the great enemy of Massachusetts, caused all men to stay in Chap. X.} England in expectation of a new world. Yet a nation was already planted in New England; a commonwealth was matured; the contests in which the unfortunate Charles became engaged, and the republican revolution that followed, left the colonists, for the space of twenty years, nearly unmolested in the enjoyment of virtual independence. The change which their industry had wrought in the wildern