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the Pequods, and by their own labor, which had redeemed the wilderness. A letter was also addressed from Connecticut 1661 to the aged Lord Say and Seal, See Trumbull, i. App. VII. VIII. IX. the early friend of the emigrants, and now, on the restoration, while it was yet the royal policy to conciliate the Presbyterians, a favas often been said, the ratio of the increase of population is the surest criterion of public happiness, Connecticut was long the happiest state in the world. Trumbull, i. 451, gives the number of inhabitants at 17,000, in 1713. There were, probably, as many as 17,000, and more, in 1688. Religion united with the pursuits of agced beside cattle; and in return for them but few foreign luxuries stole in. Even so late as 1713, the number of seamen did not exceed one hundred and twenty. Trumbull, i. 453. The soil had originally been justly divided, or held as common property in trust for the public, and for new comers. Forestalling was successfully resi
dly contained three thousand; and Massachusetts, with Plymouth, never from the first peopled by many Indians, seems to have had less than eight thousand. In Connecticut and Rhode Island, never depopulated by wasting sickness, the Mohegans, the Chap. XII.} 1675. Narragansetts, the Pokanokets, and kindred tribes, had multiplied their villages round the sea-shore, the inlets, and the larger ponds, which increased their scanty supplies by furnishing abundance of fish. Yet, Winthrop, i. 105 Trumbull, i. 40. Williamson, i. 483. Gallatin, 36, 37. Gookin and Holmes, in Mass. Hist. Coll. i. and IX. Answer of General Assembly in 1680, in Chalmers, 308 of these, the exaggerated estimates melt away, when subjected to criticism. To Connecticut, rumor, in the days of the elder Winthrop, gave three or four thousand warrior Indians; and there may have been half of the larger number: the Narragansetts, like so many other tribes, boasted of their former grandeur, but they could not bring into
. Stuyresant, in Hazard, II. 262. Bradford, in Hutchinson's Mass. 416, 417. Trumbull, i. 21. Bradford, in Prince. Compare the argument of G C Verplanck, in N. A. soil, or submitted to Swedish jurisdiction. Compare, on the whole subject, Trumbull's Connecticut, i. 178; Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, i 17, &c.; Clay's An365. The traditionary account of the battle on Strickland Plain, preserved by Trumbull, i. 161, and repeated, but not confirmed, by Wood, p. 74, cannot be quite accutain a national guaranty for the integrity of their possessions. Treaty, in Trumbull, i. 192. Hutchinson, i. 447. Hazard, II. 218. Compare Albany Records, IV. 1 Albany Records, IV. 84. But compare Albany Records, IV. 120; VII. 147—150: Trumbull, i. 202: Second Amboyna Tragedy, Hazard, II. 257: Documents, in Hazard, II. 20nal of the Envoys to Hartford, in Albany Records, XVI. 292, 315. Compare also Trumbull's Connecticut and the numerous documents in Hazard. These unavailing discu