could only taunt him with being ‘an Hispamo-
His son, Cecil Calvert
, succeeded to his honors and fortunes.
For him, the heir of his father's intentions,2
not less than of his father's fortunes, the charter of Maryland
was published and confirmed;
and he obtained the high distinction of successfully performing what the colonial companies had hardly been able to achieve.
At a vast expense, he planted a colony, which for several generations descended as a patrimony to his heirs.
regarded the severing of her territory with
apprehension, and before any colonists had embarked under the charter of Baltimore
, her commissioners had in England
remonstrated against the grant as an invasion of her commercial rights, an infringement on her domains, and a discouragement to her planters.
, Lord Baltimore found a friend,--for Strafford
had been the friend of the father,3
—and the remonstrance was in vain; the privy council sustained the
proprietary charter, and, advising the parties to an amicable adjustment of all disputes, commanded a free commerce and a good correspondence between the respective colonies.4
Nor was it long before gentlemen of birth and quality resolved to adventure their lives and a good part of their fortunes in the enterprise of planting a colony under so favorable a charter.
Lord Baltimore, who, for some unknown reason, abandoned his purpose of conducting the emigrants in person, appointed his brother to act as his lieutenant; and, on Friday, the
twenty-second of November, with a small but favoring gale, Leonard Calvert
, and about two hundred people,