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letcher, made by virtue of Mr. Penn's charter, be of force to you, and can be brought into competition with the great seal which commands me hither, I have no business here; and he pleaded the royal prerogative as inalienable. The grant of King Charles, replied Joseph Growdon, the speaker, is itself under the great seal. Is that charter in a lawful way at an end? To reconcile the difference, Fletcher proposed to reenact the greater number of the former laws. We are but poor men, said John White, and of inferior May 21. degree, and represent the people. This is our difficulty; we durst not begin to pass one bill to be enacted of our former laws, least by soe doing we declare the rest void. The royalists next started a technical objection: Chap. XIX.} the old laws are invalid because they do not bear the great seal of the proprietary. We know the laws to 1693. May 25. be our laws, it was answered; and we are in the enjoyment of them; the sealing does not make the law, but t
dson's Bay, a band of brothers—De Sainte 1689. Helene and D'Iberville—sustained the honor of French arms. They were Canadians, sons of Charles Lemoine, an early emigrant from Normandy, whose numerous offspring gave also to American history the White's Recopllacion, II. 645. name of Bienville. Passing across the ridge that divides the rivers of Hudson's Bay from those of the St. Chap. XXI.} Lawrence, amidst marvellous adventures, by hardy 1689. resolution and daring presence of mind, theyby the yellow fever, D'Iberville escaped with his life, but his health was broken; and, though he gained strength to render service to France in 1706, the effort was followed by a 1706 July 9 severe illness, which terminated in his death at the White's Recopi lacion, II. 654. Havana. In him the colonies and the French navy 1702. lost a hero worthy of their regret. But Louisiana, at his departure, was little more than a wilderness claimed in behalf of the French king; in its whole borders,