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fits and its crimes, she became at once a smuggler and a slave merchant. Lingard, VIII. 306, 307. A ship of one Thomas Keyser and one James Smith, 1645 the latter a member of the church of Boston, first Chap. V.} brought upon the colonies the guilt of participating in the traffic in African slaves. They sailed for Guinea to trade for negroes; Winthrop, II. 243, 244, 245. but throughout Massachusetts the cry of justice was raised against them as malefactors and murderers; Richard Saltonstall, a worthy assistant, felt himself moved by his duty as a magistrate, to denounce the act of stealing negroes as expressly contrary to the law of God and the law of the country; Ibid. II. 379, 380. the guilty men were committed for the offence; Colony Records, III. 45. and, after advice with the elders, the representatives of the people, bearing witness against the 1646. heinous crime of man-stealing, ordered the negroes to be restored, at the public charge, to their native coun
every part of the River Merrimac, from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. The grantees associated to themselves Sir Richard Saltonstall, Isaac Johnson, Matthew Cradock, Increase Nowell, Richard Bellingham, Theophilus Eaton, William Pynchon and othed, twelve men, of large fortunes and liberal culture, among whom were John Winthrop, Isaac Johnson, Thomas Dudley, Richard Saltonstall, bearing in mind that the adventure could grow only upon confidence in each other's fidelity and resolution, boundwhich was to grow famous throughout the world. Some planted on the Mystic, in what is now Malden. Others, with Sir Richard Saltonstall and George Phillips, a godly minister specially gifted, and very peaceful in his place, made their abode at Watetablishing hereditary nobility was defeated. The people, moreover, were uneasy at the permanent concession of office; Saltonstall, that much-honored and upright-hearted servant of Christ, loudly reproved the sinful innovation, and advocated its ref
ls of the Massachusetts company, willingly echoed their vindictive complaints. A petition even reached King Charles, complaining of distraction and disorder in the plantations; but the issue was unexpected. Massachusetts was ably defended by Saltonstall, Humphrey, and Cradock, its friends in England; and the committee of the privy council reported in favor of the adventurers, who were ordered to continue 1633 Jan. their undertakings cheerfully, for the king did not design to impose on the pmong the freemen of the New World, by emancipation from bigotry, achieved without any of the excesses of intolerant infidelity. The inefficiency of fanatic laws was made plain by the Fearless resistance of a still more stubborn fanaticism. Saltonstall wrote from Europe, that, but for their severties, the people of Massachusetts would have been the eyes of God's people in England. The consistent Sir Henry Vane had urged, that the oppugn- 1651. ers of the Congregational way should not, from