Browsing named entities in George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.. You can also browse the collection for Holmes or search for Holmes in all documents.

Your search returned 7 results in 5 document sections:

Canada, and sailed up its channel, till he could discern land on either side. As he was unprepared to remain during the winter, it then Aug. 9. became necessary to return; the fleet weighed anchor for Europe, and, in less than thirty days, Holmes's Annals, i. 65. He returned in April. Not so. Compare Hakluyt, III. 261, or Belknap, i. 163. The excellent annalist rarely is in error, even in minute particulars. He merits the gratitude of every student of American history. Purchas, i. 931r and Ro- 1541 berval of itself defeated the enterprise. Hakluyt, III. 286—297. Roberval was ambitious of power; and Cartier desired the exclusive honor of discovery. .They neither embarked in company, nor acted in concert. Cartier sailed Holmes, in Annals, i. 70, 71, places the departure of Cartier May 23, 1540. He follows, undoubtedly, the date in Hak. III. 286; which is, however, a misprint, or an error. For, first the patent of Cartier was not issued till October, 1540; next, the a
and of John Ribault of Dieppe, a brave man, of maritime experience, and a firm Protestant, and was attended by some of the best of the young French nobility, as well as by veteran troops. The feeble Charles IX. conceded an ample commission, and the Feb. 18. squadron set sail for the shores of North America. Desiring to establish their plantation in a genial clime, land was first made in the latitude of St. Augustine; the fine river which we call the St. Johns, Compare the criticism of Holmes's Annals, i. 567. was discovered, and named the River of May. It is the St. May Matheo Ensayo Cronologico, p. 43. of the Spaniards. The forests of mulberries were admired, and caterpillars readily mistaken for silkworms. The cape received a French name; as the ships sailed along the coast, the numerous streams were called after the rivers of France; and America, for a while, had its Seine, its Loire, and its Garonne. In searching for the Jordan or Combahee, they came upon Port Royal
e the execution of the conspiracy, it Chap V.} 1622 was revealed by a converted Indian to an Englishman whom he wished to rescue; Jamestown and the nearest settlements were well prepared against an attack; and the savages, as timid as they were ferocious, fled with precipitation from the appearance of wakeful re distance. Thus the larger part of the colony was save State of Virginia, in 1622, p. 18. Purchas, IV. 1792, says one thousand eight hundred survived; probably in-exact. Compare Holmes, i. 178, note. A year after the massacre, there still remained two thousand five hundred men; the total number of the emigrants had exceeded four thousand. The immediate consequences of this massacre were disastrous. Public works were abandoned; Stith, 281, 219. 218. the culture of the fields was much restricted; the settlements were reduced from eighty plantations to less than eight. Purchas, IV. 1792. Virginia's Verger, in Purchas, IV. 1816. Stith, 235. Sickness prevailed among t
usly provided a guaranty for the security of their persons and proper ty, which there evidently had existed no design to injure. These terms, so favorable to liberty, and almost conceding independence, were faithfully observed till the restoration. Historians have, indeed, drawn gloomy pictures of the discontent which pervaded the colony, and have represented that discontent as heightened by commercial oppression. Beverley, Chalmers, Robertson, Marshall. Even the accurate and learned Holmes has transmitted the error. Compare Jared Sparks, in North American Review, XX. New series, 433—436. The statement is a fiction. The colony of Virginia enjoyed liberties as large as the favored New England; displayed an equal degree of fondness for popular sovereignty, and fearlessly exercised political independence. Compare, for example, Dutch Records, at Albany, XXIV. 302, where Berkeley writes like an independent sovereign. Whatsoever the noble Sir Harry Moody, in his excellent judg
Johnson, b. II. c. XXIII. Trumbull, i. 129—135. Drake, b. II. 67. Relation in III. Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 161 and ff Gorton, in Staples's edition, 154 and ff. See the opinions and arguments of Hopkins, and Savage, and Staples, of Davis and Holmes. So perished Miantonomoh, the friend of the exiles from Massachusetts, the faithful benefactor of the fathers of Rhode Island. The tribe of Miantonomoh burned to avenge the execution of their chief; but they feared a conflict with the English,nd with the congregation, he expressed his aversion by a harmless indecorum, which would yet have been without excuse, had his presence been voluntary. He and his companions were tried, and condemned to pay a fine of twenty or thirty pounds; and Holmes, who refused to pay his fine, was whipped unmercifully. Since a particular form of worship had become a part of the civil establishment, irreligion was now to be punished as a civil offence. The state was a model of Christ's kingdom on earth;