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[201] There the contest was renewed; and Harvey,
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far from attempting to enforce the claims of Virginia, against the royal grant, courted the favor of Baltimore. The colonists were indignant that their governor should thus, as it seemed to them, betray their interests; and as the majority of the council favored their wishes, ‘Sir John Harvey was thrust out of his government; and Captain John West appointed to the office, till the king's pleasure be known.’ An assembly was summoned in May, to receive complaints against Harvey; but he had in the mean time consented to go to England, and there meet his accusers.1

The commissioners appointed by the council to man-

age the impeachment of Harvey, met with no favor in England, and were not even admitted to a hearing.2 Harvey immediately reappeared to occupy his former
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station; and was followed by a new commission, by which his powers were still limited to such as had been exercised during the period of legislative freedom. General assemblies continued to be held; but the vacancies in the council, which had been filled in Virginia, were henceforward to be supplied by appointment in England.3 Harvey remained in office till 1639.4 The complaints which have been brought against him, will be regarded with some degree of distrust, when it is considered, that the public mind

1 Hening, i. 223, and 4. Oldmixon, i 240. Oldmixon is unworthy of implicit trust Beverley, 18, is not accurate. Campbell's Virginia, 60—a modest little book. Chalmers, 118, 119, is betrayed into error by following Oldmixon. Burk, II. 41, 42. Bullock's Virginia, 10. Robertson, in his History of Virginia, after the dissolution of the company, furnishes a tissue of inventions. Keith, 143, 144, places in 1639 the occurrences of 1635. His book is superficial.

2 Burk, II. 45. Yet Burk corrected but half the errors of his predecessors.

3 Hazard, i. 400—403.

4 Campbell, 61. Hening, l. 4

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