, the organization of the government was not changed; and when Wyatt retired, Sir George
1626. Yeardley was appointed his successor.
This appointment was in itself a guaranty, that, as the former inso the representative government, the chief political interest, would be maintained; for it was Yeardley who had had the glory of introducing the system.
Mar. 4. commission now issued,
Haz arrived; and there was an increasing demand for all the products of the soil.
The career of Yeardley was now closed by death.
Nov. Posterity will ever retain a grateful recollection of the man whplied by election.
Hening, i. 134—137.
No sooner had the news of the death of Yeardley
1628 reached England, than the king proceeded to issue a commission
Hazard, i. 234—239. to orate supremacy, the government had been intrusted to impartial agents; and, after the death of Yeardley, two successive chief magistrates had been elected in Virginia.
The appointment of Harvey impl