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, Maryland in 1715, Virginia repeatedly from 1667 to Hen. II. 260; III. 448, &c. 1748, gave a negative to it by special enactments. The lawyers, also, declared the fear groundless; and the opinion of his majesty's attorney and solicitorgeneral, Yorke and Talbot, signed with their own hands, was accordingly printed in Rhode Island, and dispersed through the plantations. I heartily wish, adds Berkeley, it may produce the intended effect; and, at the same time, he rebuked the irrational contempcolonial negro, who sailed to the metropolis, found no benefit from touching the soil of England, but returned a slave. Such was the approved law of Virginia in the first half of the last century; such was the opinion of Hening III. 448 v. 548. Yorke and Talbot, the law officers of the crown, as expressed in 1729, and, after a lapse of twenty years, Clarkson, III repeated and confirmed by one of the same authorities, as chancellor of England. The influence of the manufacturers was still w