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nnebeck, possessed a widelyextended trade; acting as the carrier for nearly all the colonies, and sending its ships into the most various climes. Vessels from Spain and Italy, from France and Holland, might be seen in Boston harbor, commerce began to pour out wealth on the colonists. A generous nature employed wealth liberally; after the great fire in London, even the miserable in the mother country had received large contributions. It shows the character of the people, that the town of Portsmouth agreed for seven years to give sixty pounds a year to the college, which shared in the prosperity of Boston, and continued to afford schismaticks to the church; while the colony was reputed to abound in rebels to the king. Villages extended; prosperity was universal. Beggary was unknown; theft was rare. If strange new fashions prevailed among the younger sort of women, if superfluous ribbons were worn on their apparel, at least musicians by trade, and dancing schools, were not fostered.
massacred, every wife and daughter to be violated; the kingdom was divided into districts among committees to procure petitions for a parliament, one of which had twenty thousand signatures, and measured three hundred feet; and at last the most cherished Anglo-Saxon institution was made to do service, when Shaftesbury, proceeding 1680 June 16. to Westminster, represented to the grand jury the mighty dangers from Popery, indicted the duke of York as a recusant, and reported the duchess of Portsmouth, the kings new mistress, as a common neusance. 1680 Oct. and 1681 Mar. The extreme agitation was successful; and in two successive parliaments, in each of which men who were at heart dissenters had the majority, the bill for excluding the duke of York was passed by triumphant votes in Penn the house of commons, and defeated only by the lords and the king. But the public mind, firm, even to superstition, in its respect for hereditary succession, was not ripe for the measure of exclusi