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ge, a sluggish temperament, a narrowness of mind, and yet a very accurate, though a mean-spirited judgment, which, like a twofoot rule, measures great things as well as small, not rapidly, but with equal indifference and precision. Such a man was Monk, soon to be famous in American annals, from whose title, as duke of Albemarle, Virginia named one of her most beautiful counties, and Carolina her broadest bay. Sir William Coventry, no mean judge of men, esteemed him a drudge; Lord Sandwich sneered at him plainly as a thick-skulled fool; and the more courteous Pepys paints him as a heavy, dull man, who will not hinder business, and cannot aid it. He was precisely the man demanded by the crisis. When Monk marched his army from Scotland into England, he was only the instrument of the restoration, not its author. Originally a soldier of fortune in the army of the royalists, he had deserted his party, served against Charles I., and readily offered to Cromwell his support. He had no adeq
e territory; and the historian Clarendon, the covetous though experienced minister, hated by the people, faithful only to the king; Pepys, i. 192, 366. Evelyn. Monk, so conspicuous in the restoration, and now ennobled as duke of Albemarle; Lord Craven, Life of Lord Keeper Guilford, 393. Pepys, i. 115. a brave Cavalier, an September, the colony had attracted the attention of the proprietaries, and Berkeley was commissioned to institute a government over the region, which, in honor of Monk, received the name that time has transferred to the bay. The plantations were chiefly on the northeast bank of the Chowan; and, as the mouth of that river is northerable instrument, which they fearlessly decreed should endure forever. As far as depended upon the proprietaries, the government was immediately organized; and Monk, duke of Albemarle, was constituted palatine. But the contrast between the magnificent model of a constitution and the humble settlements of Carolina, rendered th