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s and the chase. In conversation he was abrupt, speaking little and slowly, and with repulsive dryness; in the day of battle, he was all activity, and the highest energy of life, without kindling his passions, animated his frame. His trust in Providence was so connected with faith in general laws, that, in every action, he sought the principle which should range it on an absolute decree. Thus, unconscious to himself, he had sympathy with the people, who always have faith in Providence. Do yoProvidence. Do you dread death in my company? he cried to the anxious sailors, when the ice on the coast of Holland had almost crushed the boat that was bearing him to the shore. Courage and pride pervaded the reserve of the prince who, spurning an alliance with a bastard daughter of Louis XIV., had made himself the centre of a gigantic opposition to France. For England, for the English people, for English liberties, he had no affection, indifferently employing the whigs, who found their pride in the revoluti
ty-five years, England and France sued for their friendship, with uncertain success, yet, afterwards, in the grand division between parties throughout the world, the Bourbons found in them implacable opponents. How wonderful are the decrees of Providence! The Europeans, in their struggle against legitimacy and for freedom, having come all the way into the wilderness, pursued the contest even there, making of the Iroquois allies, and of their hunting-fields battle-grounds. With better hopes,ey leave the streams that, flowing onwards, could have borne their greetings to the castle of Quebec;— already they stand by the Wisconsin. The guides returned, says the gentle Marquette, leaving us alone, in this unknown land, in the hands of Providence. France and Christianity stood in the valley of the Mississippi. Embarking on the broad Wisconsin, the discoverers, as they sailed west, went solitarily down the stream, between alternate prairies and hillsides, beholding neither man nor the
of the Mississippi; nor could Spain do more than protest against 1700 what it regarded as a dismemberment of the government of Mexico. France obtained, under Providence, the guardianship of Louisiana, not, as it proved, for its own benefit, but rather as the trustee for the infant nation by which it was one day to be inherited. we arrived safe at Quebec, wrote the admiral, ten or twelve thousand men must have been left to perish of cold Chap. XXI.} and hunger: by the loss of a part, Providence saved all the rest! and he expected public honors for his suc- 1712. cessful retreat, which to him seemed as glorious as a victory. Walker, 28. Such was nded in his affections. His children, his grandchildren, all but one feeble infant, were swept away: he remained alone. 1709 April 29. Bowing to the stroke of Providence, he desired peace, even on humiliating terms. I have always, said he, submitted to the divine will. I make a sacrifice of what I cherished most—I forget my gl
ey were but tenants, and, crowding to America, established themselves as freeholders in almost every part of the United States, from New Hampshire to Carolina,—the progress of colonization was mainly due to the rapid increase of the descendants of former settlers. At the peace of Utrecht, the inhabitants in all the colonies could not have been far from four hundred thousand. Before peace was again broken, they had grown to be not far from eight hundred thousand. Happy America! to which Providence gave the tranquillity necessary for her growth, as well as the trials Chap. XXIII} which were to discipline her for action. The effects of the American system of social freedom were best exhibited in the colonies which approached the most nearly to independence. More than a century ago, the charter governments were Dummer's Defence 21. celebrated for their excellent laws and mild administration; for the security of liberty and property; for the encouragement of virtue, and suppressi
en one thing is removed by God to make way for another, the new excels the old.— The wheels of Providence, he adds, are not turned about by blind chance, but they are full of eyes round about, and the came to be Chap. XXIV.} essentially a southern institution: to the southern colnies, mainly, Providence intrusted the guardianship and the education of the colored race. The concurrent testimony Carolina; with less than a thousand men, by his vigilant activity, Chap. XXIV.} trusting in Providence, he prepared for defence. We are resolved not to suffer defeat—such was his cheer- 1742 Junethe bosom of New England. The whole town is much engaged with concern for the expedition, how Providence will order the af- Chap XXIV} fair, for which religious meetings every week are maintained. peditions, under a chief of their own election, enlist for a vigorous attack by night; but now Providence seemed remarkably to frown upon the affair. The May 26. assailants are discovered; a murdero
, 456 Peorias, III. 197. Pepperell, William, III. 458. Pequods, war with the, I 397, 400. Peters, Hugh, arrives, I. 383. His death, II. 32. Philadelphia founded, II. 389, Philip, King, II. 98. Phipps, William, III. 83. Pilgrims, their flight, I. 301. At Leyden, 302. Sail for America, 307. Arrive at Cape Cod, 309. Land at Plymouth, 313. Their sufferings, 314. Plymouth colony, royal commissioners in, II. 84. Revolution in, 449. United with Massachusetts, II. 81. See Pilgrims. Pocahontas, I. 131, 146. Poisson, Du, III. 361. Pokanokets, II. 98; III. 238. Port Royal founded, I. 26. Its name changed to Annapolis, III. 218. Portugal, voyages of, I. 14. Slavery in, 166. Its colonial system, III. 113. Potawatomies, III. 242. Poutrincourt's discoveries, I. 26. Powhatan, I. 125. Death, 181. Pring, Martin, in Maine, I. 113. Providence founded, I. 379. See Rhode Island. Puritans, I. 279. Conference with, 296. Character of, 460.
38. Washington, George, III. 467. Wesley, John and Charles, III. 428. West, Francis, I. 196. Weymouth explores the coast, I. 114. Whalley, Edward, II. 34. Wheelwright, John, I. 388. Removes to Piscataqua, 392. Whitaker, the apostle of Virginia, I. 144. Whitefield, George, III. 429. Apologist of slavery, 448. Wickliffe, a benefactor to America, II. 458. Wilford, Thomas, II. 230. Williams, Eunice, III. 213. Williams, Roger, I. 367. His exile, 377. Plants Providence, 379. His character, 380. William and Mary College founded, III. 25. William of Orange, III. 2. His policy triumphant, 227. False to the liberty of the seas, 230. Willoughby's voyage, I. 70. Wilson climbs a tree to preach, I. 389. Wingfield engages in colonization, I. 118, 127. Winnebagoes, III. 243. Wisconsin, Jesuits in, III. 155. Witchcraft in Massachusetts, III. 72. In Salem, 84. Executions for, 88, 93 Loses its terror, 97. Wyandots. See Huron-Iroquois.