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any contribution from the crown. Randolph, at once the agent for Mason, and the messenger from the privy council, belonged to that class oless quietly effected. On the first apprehension that the claim of Mason would be revived, the infant people, assembling in town-meetings, e availed little in the decision of a question of law; the patent of Mason was duly investigated in England; it was found that he had no rightnd its provisions were rejected as incongruous and absurd. Nor was Mason successful in establishing his claims to the soil. The colonial gos to his own interests. The scenes that occurred are instructive. Mason, a party in suits to be commenced, was authorized to select the per But he insisted on good security. By a deed enrolled in chancery, Mason surrendered to the king one fifth part of all quit-rents, for the s. Packed juries and partial judges settled questions rapidly; but Mason derived no benefit from a decision in his favor, Chap XII.} 1683.
e Dutch West India Company; the territory was not described either in the charter or at that time in any public act of the States General, which neither made a formal specific grant nor offered, to guaranty the possession of a single foot of land. Before the chamber of Amsterdam, under the authority of the company, assumed the care of New Netherland, while the trade was still prosecuted by private enterprise, the English privy council listened to the complaint of Arundel, Gorges, Argall and Mason of the Plymouth Company against the Dutch intruders, and by the king's direction, in February, 1622, Sir Dudley Carleton, then British ambassador 1622. at the Hague, claiming the country as a part of New England, required the States General to stay the prosecution of their plantation. This remonstrance received no explicit answer; while Carleton reported of the Dutch that all their trade there was in ships of sixty or eighty tons at the most, to fetch furs, nor could he learn that they had
by agreement, more accurately defined; and in 1761, commissioners began to designate the limit of Maryland on the side of Pennsylvania and Delaware. In 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, two mathematicians or surveyors, were engaged to mark the lines. In 1764 they entered upon their task, with good instruments and a corps o work under an escort from the Six Nations, to an Indian war-path, two hundred and fortyfour miles from the Delaware river. Other hands, at a later day, continued Mason and Dixon's line to the West, as the Southern boundary of Pennsylvania. John H. Latrobe's History of Mason and Dixon's Line. But the care of colonial properMason and Dixon's Line. But the care of colonial property did not absorb the enthusiasm of Penn; and, now that his father's friend had succeeded to the throne, he employed his fortune, Chap XVI.} his influence, and his fame, to secure that impartial liberty of conscience, which, for nearly twenty years, Penn, in Proud, i. 325. So Penn, in his autograph Apology. This was communic