nd solve a curious problem in the history of man. The charter, therefore, which was delayed only by controversies
1663 July 8. about bounds, was at length perfected, and, with new principles, imbodied all that had been granted to Connecticut.
Hazard, II. 612, &c.; anti also Knowles, App. G. The supreme power was committed—the rule continues to-day—to a governor, deputy-governor, ten assistants, now called senators, and deputies from the towns.
It marks a singular moderation, that the scruples of the inhabitants were so respected, that no oath of allegiance
Hazard, II. 617. was required of them; the laws were to be agreeable to those of England, yet with the kind reference to the constitution of the place, and the nature of the people; and with great benevolence the monarch proceeded to exercise, as his bother attempted to do in England, and as by the laws of England he could not exercise within the realm, the dispensing power in matters of religion.
No person within the said c