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illages were still smoking, and the Indian war-cry was yet ringing in the forests of Maine, Edward Randolph, the English emissary, arrived in June 10 New England. The messenger and message were rrge plantation in the wilderness at our own charge, without any contribution from the crown. Randolph, at once the agent for Mason, and the messenger from the privy council, belonged to that class hton and Bulkley, returned in 1679, 679. and reached Boston in December. With them came Dec. Randolph, now appointed an officer of the customs. The new command of the king, that other agents shoulgned. Twice did Charles II. remonstrate against the disobedience of his subjects; twice did Randolph cross the Atlantic, and return to England, to assist in directing Chap XII.} 1682 the governmbefore an English tribunal, under judges holding their office at the pleasure of the crown; and Randolph, the hated messenger, arrived with the writ. At the Oct. same time, a declaration from the ki
press subjected to the Nov 29. censorship of Randolph. At last, Sir Edmund Andros, glittering in but united opposition. His excellency, said Randolph, has to do with a perverse people. A serieere increased almost twenty fold. West, says Randolph,—for dishonest men betray one another,—extort were themselves hungry for spoils. In 1680, Randolph had hinted that the Bostoneers have no right tortion. All Mather. the inhabitants, wrote Randolph, exultingly, must take new grants of their ladoned to Andros, its governor-general, and to Randolph, its secretary, with his needy associates. By been pillaged by agents, who had been—it is Randolph's own statement—as arbitrary as the Grand Turk; and in New York also, there was, as Randolph expressed it, little good to be done, for its peoplend Increase Mather, escaping the vigilance of Randolph, was already embarked on the dangerous missio cry was against Lambeth Mss 1025 Andros and Randolph. The castle was taken; the frigate was mast
thousand souls; Neal, II. 601. Sir Wm. Petty, 75, says 150,000. Brattle says, in 1708, in N. England, from 100 to 120,000. This is right, and corresponds with other data. In the account for N. E. for 1688, I have confidence. Neal blunders about Boston, which, m 1790, had not 20,000, much less in 1720. The statements in the text are made by inductions, and are, I believe, substantially correct. The positive data in those days are half the time notoriously false; as the statements of Randolph. The account in Humphrey much underrates Virginia. New York, not less than twenty thousand; New Jersey, half as many; Pennsylvania and Del-aware, perhaps twelve thousand; Maryland, twentyfive thousand; Virginia, fifty thousand, or more; and the two Carolinas, which then included the soil of Georgia, probably not less than eight thousand souls. The emigration of the fathers of these twelve commonwealths, with the planting of the principles on which they rested, though, like the introduct