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e childish, simple, and babyface, of a new favorite; Ibid. 332. 355. and his traffic of the honor and independence of England to the king of France. The duke of Buckingham, now in mighty favor, was revelling with a luxurious and abandoned rout, having with him the impudent countess of Shrewsbury, and his band of fiddlers; and the discussions at the council about New England, were, for the present, as Chap XII} fruitless as the inquiries how nutmegs and cinnamon might be naturalized in Jamaica. Massachusetts prospered by the neglect. It is, said Sir Joshua Child, in his discourse on trade, the 1670 most prejudicial plantation of Great Britain; the frugality, industry, and temperance of its people, and the happiness of their laws and institutions, promise them long life, and a wonderful increase of people, riches, and power. They enjoyed the blessings of selfgovernment and virtual independence. The villages of New England were already the traveller's admiration; the acts of
ation by annual assemblies. But absolute government was the settled policy of the royal proprietary; and taxation for purposes of defence, by the decree of the governor, was 1670 Oct. 8 the next experiment. The towns of Southold, Southampton, and Easthampton, expressed themselves willing to contribute, if they might enjoy the privileges of the New England colonies. The people of Huntington refused altogether; for, said they, we are deprived of the liberties of Englishmen. The people of Jamaica declared the decree of the governor a disfranchisement, contrary to the laws of the English nation. Flushing and Hempstead were equally resolute. The votes of the several towns were presented to the governor and council; they were censured as scandalous, illegal, Dec. 21. and seditious, alienating the peaceable from their duty and obedience, and, according to the established precedents of tyranny, were ordered to be publicly burnt before the town-house of New York. S. Wood's Sketch of
rivy council in Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania; and in Haz. Hist. Reg. i. 269, 271, 273, 274. More full than Chalmers, 635, 655, &c. Proud. His father, distinguished in English history by the conquest of Jamaica, and by his con- Chap. XVI.} 1680. duct, discretion, and courage, in the signal battle against the Dutch in 1665, had bequeathed to him a claim on the government for sixteen thousand pounds. Massachusetts had bought Maine for a little more thanival as on the 24th. This may refer to his entering into the bay. of October, 1682, William Penn Oct. 27. landed at Newcastle. The son and grandson of naval officers, his thoughts had from boyhood been directed to the ocean; the conquest of Jamaica by his father early familiarized his imagination with the New World, and in Oxford, at the age of seventeen, he indulged in visions of happiness, of which America was the scene. Penns. H. S. C. i. 203. Bred in the school of Independency, he h