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rrange for his tour in Scotland. The Dukes of Sutherland and Argyll had asked me to bring him to them if he went as far north as their seats of Inverary and Dunrobin, and I now wrote to them to propose his visits. In a few days he arrived in England and at once went to Edinburgh and the Highlands, even extending his trip to John O'Groat's House, the extreme northern point of the island. By October he had returned to the south of England, stopping at Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Sunderland, Leamington, Stratford, and Warwick, on his way, and receiving the freedom of nearly every city through which he passed. After this he paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Sartoris, the parents of his daughter's husband, who had a country house near Southampton. I had been absent so much from my consular post that, although this was with the sanction of the State Department, I felt that I ought now to remain for a while in London, and accordingly I was not with General Grant at Southampton, Br
y addressed the king, I beseech your majesty, that I may inform you that each prisoner Chap. XIV.} will be worth ten pound, if not fifteen pound, apiece; and, sir, if your majesty orders these as you have already designed, persons that have not suffered in the service, will run away with the booty. At length the spoils were distributed. The convicts were in part persons of family and education, accustomed to elegance and ease. Take all care, wrote the monarch, under the countersign of Sunderland, to the 1685. Oct. 4. government in Virginia—take all care that they continue to serve for ten years at-least, and that they be not permitted in any manner to redeem themselves by money or otherwise, until that term be fully expired. Prepare a bill for the assembly of our colony, with such clauses as shall be requisite for this purpose. No Virginia legislature seconded such malice; and in December, 1689, the exiles were pardoned. Laing's Scotland, IV. 166. Dalrymple, ii. 53. Mackin
of a province seemed the easiest mode of cancelling the debt. William Penn had powerful friends in North, Halifax, and Sunderland; Penn, in Memoirs of Pennsylvania Historical Society, iu. 244. and a pledge given to his father on his death-bed, obbert Spencer in tearing surplices. The story is one of Oldmixon's. It cannot be true Penn became first acquainted with Sunderland, in France, in 1663 Penn's letter to Sunderland, Mem. P. H. S. II. 244. His father, bent on subduing his enthusiasm, bSunderland, Mem. P. H. S. II. 244. His father, bent on subduing his enthusiasm, beat him and turned him into Chap XVI.} the streets, to choose between poverty with a pure conscience, or fortune with obedience. But how could the hot anger of a petulant sailor continue against an only son? It was in the days of the glory of Descthe 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
ecame the object of his implacable hatred. Her day of grace was past. The royal favor was withheld, that it might silently waste and dissolve like snows in spring. To diminish its numbers, and apparently from no other motive, he granted—what Sunderland might have done from indifference, and Penn from love of justice—equal franchises to every sect; to the powerful Calvinist and to the puny Quaker, to Anabaptists and Independents, and all the wild increase which unsatisfied inquiry could generajoined to rescue the privileges of the nobility; the Presbyterians rushed eagerly into the only safe avenue to toleration; the people quietly acquiesced. King James was left alone in his palace. His terrified priests escaped to the continent; Sunderland was al ways false; his confidential friends betrayed him; his daughter Anne, pleading conscience, proved herself one of his worst enemies. God help me, exclaimed the disconsolate father, bursting into tears, my very children have forsaken me;
th a new monarch on the throne of their oppressors, they hope in vain to rebuild their city and their sanctuary. Yet William III. professed friendship for Massachu- 1689. July 4. setts. The hope of colonial conquests over the French was excited; his subjects in New England, said Increase Mather, if they could but enjoy their ancient rights and privileges, would make him the emperor of America. In the family of Hampden, Massachusetts inherited a powerful intercessor. The countess of Sunderland, whom the Princess, afterwards Queen, Anne describes as a hypocrite, running from church to church after the famousest preachers, and keeping a clatter with her devotions, is remembered in America as a benefactress. The aged Lord Wharton, last surviving member of the Westminster assembly of divines, a constant and cordial lover of all good men, never grew weary in his zeal. I take pleasure in recording that the tolerant archbishop of Canterbury, the rational Tillotson, charged the king n
The Lynchburg troops. --The companies which arrived here from Lynchburg on Tuesday night, are composed of the right sort of material — stalwart, hardy men, who would fight to the death and never yield to a foe. Our Lynchburg correspondent, in a letter dated April 23d, writes: "This morning we witnessed the departure of three of our fine volunteer companies — the Home Guard, Capt. Sunderland; Rifle Grays, Capt. Maurice Langhorne, Jr., and the Lynchburg Artillery, Capt. H. Grey Latham. These companies are composed of the flower of our citizens. To particularize might be considered invidious. The order was received yesterday about 4 P. M., and was responded to with the greatest alacrity and enthusiasm. In the ranks of these companies are a number of adopted citizens, particularly Germans, as well as quite a sprinkle of gentlemen born in the North, all of whom now stand ready prepared to defend their adopted State against the encroachment of abolition mercenaries." The writer
us conduct. The news from Harper's Ferry is, that Gen. Jackson has superceded all other officers stationed there, and is now in command of about twenty-five hundred or three thousand men. The following is from the Baltimore Sun's Washington correspondence of May 2: The troops say there must be a fight, and fears are entertained by many that the Government will not be powerful enough to restrain those particularly who propose to match through Baltimore. Last evening Rev. Dr. Sunderland delivered a discourse to the Seventh New York Regiment at the House Hall of the Capitol.--Its drift was "to persevere unto the end" --meaning, (as it is said by those who heard it,) that the Government should be maintained in its integrity, by force, if need be. He repeated some lines of the song of the Star-Spangled Banner, and the same were subsequently sung by the choir, which was improvised for the occasion. I hear from relatives of Col. May that his resignation is in accorda
political morality of its public men. There is high British authority for the statement, of all the friends of liberty at the period of the Restoration, Lord Wm. Russell and Lord Hollis were the only men of note who die not intrigue with the foreign enemies of their own country and absolutely pocket bribes for abandoning their duty. Such a thing as a conscience was not more common then among statesmen than among highway men. The statesmen of the Revolution had a fair type in the Earl of Sunderland, who is described as ambitions, covetous, cowardly, without principle and without conviction, but amply gifted with that sagacity and cunning which are qualities more valuable than genius in such times. "To obtain power," says a historian of the period he betrayed the liberties of his country to his sovereign,--to obtain money, he betrayed his sovereign to France, --to obtain immunity in the hour of danger, he betrayed the master whom he had encouraged in iniquity to the invader who came
tes adhering to the Federal Government. But it is clear that the wool crop may be amazingly increased by acting upon the policy above suggested. The Banking House of Cairo and course — the Number of Women out of Employment — illness of Dr. Sunderland. From a Washington letter in the Sun, signed "Ura," we extract the following: The report of a committee of three to an adjourned meeting of the creditors of the late banking firm of Cairo and Nourse, shows that out of the $195,000 of Wisconsin, &c., and other assets. The report was accepted, and the committee increased to five for future like action. The Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Lewis Johnson, Esq., agent for the Government loan in this city. The Rev. Dr. Sunderland, of the First Presbyterian Church, is quite ill at this time. In the agricultural division of the Patent Office, generally there are in the months of December, January, and February, about sixty females employed in putting up seeds
of humanity they should be arrested, and that both politically and commercially a separation of the Union would be for the benefit of this country. Mr. Lindsay Rebuked. Mr. Taylor considered the course taken by the honorable member for Sunderland to be ill-judged, inopportune, and calculated to increase the feelings of bitterness and irritation which already prevailed in the Northern States towards Great Britain. He complained that the sympathy of the English public had been enlisted be millions. The one was superior in every material resource, whilst the latter was encumbered with a servile population of four millions. He implored the House to abstain from giving its assent to the resolution which the honorable member for Sunderland had invited it to pass. Lord A. Vane Tempest Supports Mr. Lindsay. Lord A. Vane Tempest supported the motion of Mr. Lindsay. He considered that the restoration of the Union was impossible; but if it was it would confirm slavery, which
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