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h constitution, which had been the work of centuries; held in his own grasp the liberties which the English people had fixed in their affections, and cast the kingdoms into a new mould. Religious peace, such as England till now has never again seen, flourished under his calm mediation; justice found its way even among the remotest Highlands of Scotland; commerce filled the English marts with prosperous activity under his powerful protection, Chap. XI.} his fleets rode triumphant in the West Indies; Nova Scotia submitted to his orders without a struggle; the Dutch begged of him for peace as for a boon; Louis XIV was humiliated; the pride of Spain was humbled; the Protestants of Piedmont breathed their prayers in security; the glory of the English name was spread throughout the world. And yet the authority of Cromwell marks but a period of transition. His whole career was an attempt to conciliate a union between his power and permanent public order; and the attempt was always una
that the idea of the conquest of Canada was first distinctly proposed to New England. It was proposed only to be rejected as impossible. A land march of four hundred miles, over rocky mountains and howling deserts, was too terrible an obstacle. But Boston equipped several privateers, and Chap XII.} not without success. Mass. Hist. Coll. XVIII. 109. At the same time, colonial loyalty did not content itself with barren professions; it sent provisions to the English fleet in the West Indies; and to the navy in 1666 Dec. 3. England, a ship-load of masts; a blessing, mighty unexpected, and but for which, adds Pepys, Pepys, i. 489. we must have failed the next year. The daring defiance of Massachusetts was not followed by immediate danger. The ministry of Clarendon was fallen, and he himself was become an exile; and profligate libertines had not only gained the confidence of the king's mistresses, but places in the royal cabinet. While Charles II. was dallying with wo
of navigation could never be acceptable. There was little direct commerce between Albemarle and England; the new officers embarked for Carolina by way of the West Indies, where Eastchurch remained for a season; while Miller proceeded to the province, in which he was now to hold the triple office 1677. July of president or goverthe whites in the proportion of twenty-two to twelve; Letter from South Carolina, by a Swiss gentleman, p. 40. a proportion that had no parallel north of the West Indies. The changes that were taking place on the banks 167??? of the Hudson, had excited discontent; the rumor of wealth to be derived from the fertility of the ss an easy dupe of those in whom he most confided—of priests, and of a woman. The daughter of an adventurer,—for nearly ten years of childhood a resident in the West Indies, educated a Calvinist, but early converted to the Roman faith,—Madame de Maintenon, had, in the house of a burlesque poet, learned the art of conversation, and,<
Amsterdam, and Leyen of Enkhuisen, each formed a company to traffic with the West Indies. The commerce was continued with success; but Asia had greater attractions.n de Laet, a member of the chamber of Amsterdam, in an elaborate work on the West Indies, opportunely drew the attention of his countrymen to their rising colony, an and honest Stuyvesant, recently the vicedirector of Curacao, wounded in the West Indies, in the attack on St. Martin, a soldier of experience, a scholar of some lea The West India Company, which sometimes transported Indian captives to the West Indies, Ibid. XVIII. 193. having large establishments on the coast of Guinea, atroes. Albany Records, IV. 371. They were imported sometimes by way of the West Indies, often directly from Guinea, Ibid. IV. 2; VIII. 14. The Records contain peace and candid affection for the Dutch nation had been acknowledged by the West India Chap. XV.} 1664. Sept. 1. Company, advised his personal friends to offer no