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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 225 39 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 58 20 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 20 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 17 5 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 16 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 7 1 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 6 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. 6 2 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 5 5 Browse Search
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, they were welcomed by Harvey with courtesy and humanity. Clayborne also appeared, but it was as a prophet of ill omen, to terrify the company by predicting the fixed hostility of the natives. Leaving Point Comfort, Calvert sailed into the Po- Mar. tomac; Winthrop, i. 134. and with the pinnace ascended the stream. A cross was planted on an island, and the country claimed for Christ and for England. At about fortyseven leagues above the mouth of the river, he found the village of Piscataqua, an Indian settlement nearly opposite Mount Vernon. The chieftain of the tribe would neither bid him go nor stay; he might use his own discretion. It did not seem safe for the English to plant the first settlement so high up the river; Calvert descended the stream, examining, in his barge, the creeks and estuaries nearer the Chesapeake; he entered the river which is now called St. Mary's, and which he named St. George's; and, about four leagues from its junction with the Potomac, he anch
orges' Narrative, c. XXIV. Hubbard, 614-16. Prince, 215. Adams's Annals of Portsmouth, 9, 10. Williamson's Maine, i. 222, and ff. Belknap's New Hampshire, c.;—a truly valuable work, highly creditable to American literature. Portsmouth and Dover are among the oldest towns in New England. Splendid as were the anticipations of t*> Hazard, i. 290—293.to the territory between the Merrimac and Chap IX.} Piscataqua, in terms which, in some degree, interfered with the pretensions of his neigh ff. but the soil in the 1630 immediate vicinity of Dover, and afterwards of Portsmouth, was conveyed to the planters themselves, or to 1631 those at whose expense huts scattered by the sea-side; and 1638 thirty years after its settlement, Portsmouth made 1653 only the moderate boast of containing between fifty and sixty famienriched by the thriving villages of a fertile interior. The settlement at Piscataqua could not quiet the ambition of Gorges. As a Protestant and an Englishman, h
umpires. The cause was learnedly argued in Boston, and the decree of the court was oracular. Neither party was allowed to have a clear right; and both were enjoined to live in peace. But how could Vines and Cleaves assert their authority? On the death of Gorges, the people repeatedly wrote to his heirs. No answer was received; and such commissioners as had authority from 1647-8 Europe gradually withdrew. There was no relief for the colonists but in themselves; and the inhabitants of Piscataqua, Gorgeana, and Wells, following the 1649. July American precedent, with free and unanimous consent i. Mass. Hist Coll. i. 103. formed themselves into a body politic for the purpose of self-government. Massachusetts readily offered its protection. The great charter of the Bay company 1652 May 30. was unrolled before the general court in Boston, and, upon perusal of the instrument, it was voted, that this jurisdiction extends from the northernmost part of the River Merrimack, and th