, should there be strife between old friends and neighbors, brothers in Christ, dwelling in countries so far from Europe?
Commerce, if interrupted by a transient hesitancy as to its security, soon recovered its freedom, and was sometimes conducted even with Europe by way of Virginia.
1659 in the colonial courts were reciprocally secured by
Chap. XV.} 1664. June 10. treaty.
But upon the restoration, the act of navigation, at first evaded, was soon enforced; and by degrees, Berkeley, whose brother coveted the soil of New Jersey, threatened hostility.
Clouds gathered in the south.
Albany Records, IV. 133, 165, 168, 198, 211, 236, 248, 282, 351, 320, 382; XXIV. 101, &c., 300, 399, 401; XVIII. 157, &c., 197, 258—262.
In the north, affairs were still more lowering.
Massachusetts did not relinquish its right to an indefinite extension of its territory to the west; and the people of Connecticut not only increased their pretensions on Long Island, but regardless of t