finding it at the quarter sessions, or by the legal and ordinary ways, or, lastly, by appeals to myself.
However, I shall be ready to consider of any proposal you shall send.
In November, some months after the province of Sagadahock, that is, Maine beyond the Kennebec, had been protected by a fort and a considerable garrison, Andros hastened to England; but he could not give eyes
Nov. 1678 to the duke; and, on his return, he was ordered to continue the duties, which, at the surrender, had Boston, the largest English town in the New World, was the capital, was abandoned to Andros, its governor-general, and to Randolph, its secretary, with his needy associates.
But the impoverished country disappointed avarice.
The eastern part of Maine had already 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 people had been squeezed dry by Don-