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Carolina, by a Swiss gentleman, p. 40. a proportion that had no parallel north of the West Indies. The changes that were taking place on the banks 167??? of the Hudson, had excited discontent; the rumor of wealth to be derived from the fertility of the south, cherished the desire of emigration; and almost within a year from the arrival of the first fleet in Ashley River, two ships came with Dutch emigrants from New York, and were subsequently followed by others of their countrymen from Holland. Hewat, l. 73. More definite, Dalcho, p. 12. Ramsay, i. 4, errs in his date. The voyage was in 1671, not in 1674. Imagination already regarded Carolina as the chosen Chap XIII.} spot for the culture of the olive; and, in the region where flowers bloom every month in the year, forests of orange-trees were to supplant the groves of cedar; silkworms to be fed from plantations of mulberries and choicest wines to be ripened under the genial influences of a nearly tropical sun. For this
of the Dutch were without a parallel for daring. It was not not till 1597 that voyages were under- 1597. taken from Holland to America. In that year Bikker of Amsterdam, and Leyen of Enkhuisen, each formed a company to traffic with the West InDutch as allies and protectors. In March, 1602, by the prevailing influence of Olden 1602. Barneveldt, the advocate of Holland, the Dutch East India Company was chartered with the exclusive right to commerce beyond the Cape of Good Hope on the oners; they could not daunt the great navigator. The discovery of the passage was the desire of his life; and repairing to Holland, he offered his services to the Dutch East India Company. The Zealanders, disheartened by former ill-success, made objere claimed by their liege. Hudson could only forward to his employers an account of his discoveries; he never again saw Holland, or the land which he eulogized. The Dutch East India Company refused to search 1610. further for the north-western
e clouds of disease. Possessing an extraordinary greatness of mind, vast conceptions, remarkable for their universality and precision, and surpassing in speculative endowments; Testimony of Friends. Compare J. F. Fisher's just and exact tribute to Penn, in Private Life of William Penn. So too R. Tyson's Discourse, 1831, and Note 2. conversant with men, and books, and governments, with various languages, and the forms of political combinations, as they existed in England and France, in Holland, and the principalities and free cities of Germany, he yet sought the source of wisdom in his own soul. Humane by nature and by suffering; familiar with the royal family; intimate with Sunderland and Sydney; acquainted with Russel, Halifax, Shaftesbury, and Buckingham; as a member of the Royal Society, the peer of Newton and the great scholars of his age,—he valued the promptings of a free mind more than the Chap XVI.} awards of the learned, and reverenced the single-minded sincerity of