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ce. By-and-by, the people were desired to con- 1688. June 23. tribute towards erecting a church. The bishops, answered Sewall, and wisely, would have thought strange to have been asked to contribute towards setting up New England churches. At tdid not so much as petition for their charter again. In the autumn of the same year, Andros, attended 1687. Oct. 26. Sewall's Mss. by some of his council, and by an armed guard, set forth for Connecticut, to assume the government of that place. one declare independence? The colonists submitted; yet their consciences were afterwards troubled at their Chap XVII.} Sewall, Mss hasty surrender. If Connecticut lost its liberties, the eastern frontier, was depopulated. An expedition againston, and planned resistance. Once at least, to the great anger of the governor, they put by thanksgiving; and at private Sewall, Mss. fasts they besought the Lord to repent himself for his servants, whose power was gone. The enlightened Moody refu