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ous worship was almost entirely broken up in the colony. But the people did not yield; and Cranfield, vexed at the stubbornness of the clergy, gave information in England that, while the clergy were allowed to preach. no true allegiance could be found. Chalmers, 497, 510. It had long been evident, there could be no quiet, till the factious preachers were turned out of the province. One more attempt was made to raise an income, by means of taxes, imposed by the vote of the subservient Feb 14 council. That the people might willingly pay them, a rumor of a war with the Eastern Indians was spread abroad; and Cranfield made a visit to New York, under pretence of concerting measures with the governor of that province. The English ministry was also informed that his majesty's service required the presence of a ship-of-war. The committee of plantations had been warned that without some visible force to keep the people of New Hampshire under, it would be a difficult or impossible t
ed an address that the governor Feb. 20. would spill no more blood. Had we let him alone, he would have hanged half the country, said the member from Northampton to his colleague from Stafford. T. M.'s Account, 24. Hening i. 257 ii. 545—558. The memory of those who have been wronged is always pursued by the ungenerous. England, ambitious of absolute colonial supremacy, could not render justice to the principles by which Bacon was swayed. No printing-press was allowed in Virginia. Feb To speak ill of Berkeley or his friends, was punished by whipping or a fine; to speak or write, or publish any thing, in favor of the rebels or the rebellion, was made a high misdemeanor; if thrice repeated, was evidence of treason. Hening, ii. 385, 386. Is it strange that posterity was Chap. XIV.} 1677. for more than a hundred years defrauded of the truth? Every accurate account of the insurrection remained in manuscript till the present century. Compare Walsh's Appeal, 78. It w
istence: to the people of his province Penn left it free to subvert or alter the frame of government; and its essential principles remain to this day without change. Such was the birth of popular power in Pennsylvania and Delaware. It remained to dislodge super- Chap. XVI.} stition from its hiding-places in the mind. The Scandinavian emigrants came from their native forests with imaginations clouded by the gloomy terrors of an invisible world of fiends; and a turbulent woman was 1684. Feb 27 brought to trial as a witch. Penn presided, and the Quakers on the jury outnumbered the Swedes. The grounds of the accusation were canvassed; the witnesses calmly examined; and the jury, having listened to the charge from the governor, returned this verdict: The prisoner is guilty of the common fame of being a witch, but not guilty as she stands indicted. The friends of the liberated prisoner were required to give bonds, that she should keep the peace; and in Penn's domain, from that da