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d, May 9. in spite of the Finis of Andros, new chapters were begun in the records of freedom. Suffolk county, on Long Island, rejoined Connecticut. New York also shared the impulse, but with less unanimity. The Dutch plot was matured by Jacob Leisler, a man of energy, but passionate and ill-educated, and not possessed of that happy natural sagacity which elicits a rule of action from its own instincts. But the common people among the Dutch, led by Leisler and his son-in-law Milborne, inLeisler and his son-in-law Milborne, insisted on proclaiming the Chap XVII.} stadtholder king of England. In New Jersey there was no insurrection. The inhabitants were unwilling to invoke the interference of the proprietaries. There is no reason to doubt, that, in the several towns, officers were chosen, as before, by the inhabitants themselves, to regulate all local affairs; while the provincial government, as established by James II., fell with Andros. We have already seen 1689 that Maryland had also perfected a revolution