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quest of untried fortune. A little bark, navigated by New England men, had hovered off the coast of Carolina; they had carefully watched the dangers of its navigation; had found their way into the Cape Fear River; had purchased of the Indian chiefs a title to the soil, and had boldly planted a little colony of herdsmen far to the south of any English settlement on the continent. Already they had partners in London, and hardly was the grant of Carolina made known, before their agents 1663 Aug. 6. pleaded their discovery, occupancy, and purchase, as affording a valid title to the soil, while they claimed the privileges of self-government as a natural right. Mass. Hist. Coll. XXI. 55—59. Martin, i. 116, 117, 126. Letter in Williamson, i. 256. A compromise was offered; and the proprietaries, in their proposals to all that would plant in Carolina, promised emigrants from New England religious freedom, a governor and council to be elected from among a number whom the emigrants thems
troyed government, but never raised one to true greatness. Lastly, to exact such unterminated tax from English planters, and to continue it after so many repeated complaints, will be the greatest evidence of a design to introduce, if the crown should ever devolve upon the duke, an unlimited government in England. Such was the argument of the Quakers; and it was triumphant. Sir William Jones decided that, as the grant from the duke of York had reserved no profit or Chap. XVI.} 1680. Aug. 6. jurisdiction, the tax was illegal. The duke of York promptly acquiesced in the decision, and in a new indenture relinquished every claim to the territory and the government. After such trials, vicissitudes, and success, the light of peace dawned upon West New Jersey; and in November, 1681, Jennings, acting as governor for the proprietaries, convened the first legislative assembly of the representatives of men who said thee and thou to all the world, and wore their hats in presence of be