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rnment over the companions of his voyages. Chalmers, 227, 228. Harvey enforced the commands of his sovereign, and 1632 Mar 8. confirmed the license by a colonial commission. Ibid. 228, 229. The Dutch plantations were esteemed to border upon Virginia. After long experience as a surveyor, and after years employed in discoveries, Clayborne, now acting under the royal license, formed establishments, not only on Kent Island, then within the Old Dominion, but also near the mouth of the Susquehannah. Hazard, i. 430. Relation of Maryland, 34. Thurloe, v. 486. Hazard, i. 630. Maryland Papers, in Chalmers, 233.Thus the Chap. VII.} colony of Virginia anticipated the extension of its commerce and its limits; and, as mistress of all the vast and commodious waters of the Chesapeake, and of the soil on both sides of the Potomac, indulged the hope of obtaining the most brilliant commercial success, and rising into powerful opulence, without the competition of a rival. It was the pec