l citizens unable to purchase their freedom, were made freemen, with rights of suffrage, trade, and of holding office.
This generous reception was ill requited.
In debt when he came, and rapacious and bigoted, he plundered the public treasury, involved himself in private debts, and opposed every effort on the part of the representatives of the people for the security of their rights and the growth of free institutions.
When the yellow fever appeared in New York, in 1703, he retired to Jamaica, L. I., and the best house in the place happening to belong to the Presbyterian minister, he requested to have it vacated for his accommodation.
Instead of returning it to the owner, he made it over to the Episcopal party.
His conduct as ruler of New Jersey was equally reprehensible, where there were four religious parties—Quakers, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Congregationalists— to any of which the governor seemed willing to sell himself.
The Assembly adopted a pungent address, which w