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propriateness of the forms too ludicrously manifest. Was there room for a palatine and land graves, for barons and lords of manors, for an admiralty court and a court of heraldry, among the scattered cabins between the Chowan and the ocean? Albemarle had been increased by fresh emigrants 1665 from New England, and by a colony of ship-builders from the Bermudas, Martin, i. 142. who lived contentedly with Stevens as chief magistrate, under a very wise and 1667 simple form of government. re Chap. XIII.} 1670 confirmed by the proprietaries, were reenacted in and were valid in North Carolina for more than half a century. Martin, i. 146. Hardly had these few laws been established, when the new constitution was forwarded to Albemarle, and the governor was doomed to repeated fruitless attempts 1670 to 1674 at its introduction. The nature of the people rendered its introduction impossible; and its promulgation did but favor anarchy by invalidating the existing system, which