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Portsmouth (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 7
massacred, every wife and daughter to be violated; the kingdom was divided into districts among committees to procure petitions for a parliament, one of which had twenty thousand signatures, and measured three hundred feet; and at last the most cherished Anglo-Saxon institution was made to do service, when Shaftesbury, proceeding 1680 June 16. to Westminster, represented to the grand jury the mighty dangers from Popery, indicted the duke of York as a recusant, and reported the duchess of Portsmouth, the kings new mistress, as a common neusance. 1680 Oct. and 1681 Mar. The extreme agitation was successful; and in two successive parliaments, in each of which men who were at heart dissenters had the majority, the bill for excluding the duke of York was passed by triumphant votes in Penn the house of commons, and defeated only by the lords and the king. But the public mind, firm, even to superstition, in its respect for hereditary succession, was not ripe for the measure of exclusi
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
hem to make their war-paths along the channels where New York and Pennsylvania are now perfecting the avenues of commerce. Becoming possessed of fire-arms by intercourse with the Dutch, they renewed their merciless, hereditary warfare with the Hurons; 1649. and, in the following years, the Eries, on the south 1653 to 1655 shore of the lake of which the name commemorates their existence, were defeated and extirpated. The Allegha- 1656 to 1672. ny was next descended, and the tribes near Pittsburg, probably of the Huron race, leaving no monument but a name to the Guyandot River of Western Virginia, were subjugated and destroyed. In the east and in the west, from the Kennebec to the Mississippi, the Abenakis as well as the Miamis and the remoter Illinois, could raise no barrier against the invasions of the Iroquois but by alliances with the French But the Five Nations had defied a prouder enemy. Chap XVII.} 1676 At the commencement of the administration of Dongan, the European
Huron, Ind. (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
d Fort Richelieu, at the 1648 mouth of the Sorel, scarce protected its immediate environs. Negotiations for peace led to no permanent 1645 result; and even the influence of the Jesuit missionaries, the most faithful, disinterested, and persevering of their order, could not permanently restrain the sanguinary vengeance of the barbarians. The Iroquois warriors scoured every wilderness to lay it still more waste; they thirsted for the blood of the few men who roamed over the regions between Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Depopulating the whole country on the 1649 Outawa, they obtained an acknowledged superiority over New France, mitigated only by commercial rela- Chap. XVII.} 1654 tions of the French traders with the tribes that dwelt farthest from the Hudson. The colony was still in perpetual danger; and Quebec itself was besieged. 1660. To what use a winter's invasion of the country of the Mohawks? The savages disappeared, leav- 1666. ing their European adversaries to war with
Taunton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
e 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 the instance and with the special concurrence of James II., a tax of a penny in the pound, and a poll-tax 1687. March 3. of twenty pence, with a subsequent increase of duties, were laid by Andros and his council. The towns generally refused payment. Wilbore, of Taunton, was imprisoned for writing a protest. To the people of Ipswich, in town-meeting, John Wise, the minister who Aug 23 used to assert, Democracy is Christ's government in church and state, advised resistance.—We have, said he, a good God and a good king; we shall do well to stand to our privileges.—You have no privilege, answered one of the council, after the arraignment of Wise and the selectmen, you have no privilege left you but not to be sold as slaves.—Do you believe, demanded Andros, <
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ed Oct. 31. the surrender of its charter. The brave Governor Treat pleaded earnestly for the cherished patent, which Trum bull had been purchased by sacrifices and martyrdoms, and was endeared by halcyon days. The shades of evening descended during the prolonged discussion; an anxious crowd of farmers had gathered to witness the debate. The charter lay on the table. Of a sudden, the lights are extinguished; and, as they are rekindled, the charter has disappeared. Joseph Wadsworth, of Hartford, stealing noiselessly through the opening crowd, concealed the precious parchment in the hollow of an oak, which was older than the colony, and long remained Hinman, 172 to confirm the tale. Meantime Andros assumed the government, selected councillors, and, demanding the records of Connecticut, to the annals of its freedom set the word Finis. Should Connecticut resist, and alone declare independence? The colonists submitted; yet their consciences were afterwards troubled at their Chap
Milford (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
of twelve Quakers, under the auspices of William Penn. A brief account of the 1682 province was immediately published; and settlers were allured by a reasonable eulogy on its healthful climate and safe harbors, its fisheries and abundant game, its forests and fertile soil, and the large liberties established for the encouragement of adventurers. In November, Model of the Government of N. J. 146 1682, possession was taken by Thomas Rudyard, G. P. on the Early History of East Jersey, in Newark Daily Advertiser, March and April, 1839. Smith's Hist. of N. J., 166, 167. as temporary deputy-governor; the happy country was already tenanted by a sober, professing people. Meantime the twelve proprietors selected each a partner; and, in March, 1683, to the twenty-four, among whom was Learning and Spicer, 141. the timorous, cruel, iniquitous Perth, afterwards chancellor of Scotland, and the amiable, learned, and ingenious Barclay, who became nominally the governor of the territory, a n
Marseilles (France) (search for this): chapter 7
isoners of war, and ship them for France. By open hostilities, no captives could be made; and Lamberville, the missionary among the Onondagas, was unconsciously employed to decoy the Iroquois chiefs into the fort on Ontario. Invited to negotiate a treaty, they assemble without distrust, are surprised, put in irons, hurried to Quebec, and thence to Europe, and the warrior hunters of the Five Nations, who used to roam from Hudson's Bay to Carolina, were chained to the oar in the galleys of Marseilles. But the counsels of injustice are always fearfully avenged; and the sins of the fathers are jealously visited on the children unto the third and fourth generation. We shall hereafter have occasion to pursue the maritime destinies of a monarchy of which the fleets employed slaves for mariners. Meantime the old men of the Onondagas summoned Lamberville to their presence. We have much reason, said an aged chief, to treat thee as an enemy, but we know thee too well. Thou hast betrayed
Iroquois (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ions for peace led to no permanent 1645 result; and even the influence of the Jesuit missionaries, the most faithful, disinterested, and persevering of their order, could not permanently restrain the sanguinary vengeance of the barbarians. The Iroquois warriors scoured every wilderness to lay it still more waste; they thirsted for the blood of the few men who roamed over the regions between Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Depopulating the whole country on the 1649 Outawa, they obtained an acknowleorts, your houses, your granges, and your corn; to weaken you by famine, and then to overwhelm you. I am come to tell Onondio he can escape this misery, if within four days he will yield to the terms which Corlaer has proposed. Twelve hundred Iroquois were already on Lake St. Francis; in two days they could reach Montreal. The haughty condescension of the Seneca chief was accepted, the ransom of the Iroquois chiefs conceded, Charle voix, 529. and the whole country south of the chain of lake
Suffolk (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 7
bol, an anchor; the motto, hope. Massachusetts rose in arms, and perfected its revolution without concert; the amazing news did soon fly like lightning; and the people of Connecticut spurned the government, which Andros had appointed, and which they had always feared it was a sin to obey. The charter, discolored, but not effaced, was taken from its hiding-place; an assembly was convened; and, May 9. in spite of the Finis of Andros, new chapters were begun in the records of freedom. Suffolk county, on Long Island, rejoined Connecticut. New York also shared the impulse, but with less unanimity. The Dutch plot was matured by Jacob Leisler, a man of energy, but passionate and ill-educated, and not possessed of that happy natural sagacity which elicits a rule of action from its own instincts. But the common people among the Dutch, led by Leisler and his son-in-law Milborne, insisted on proclaiming the Chap XVII.} stadtholder king of England. In New Jersey there was no insurr
Lynn (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
g was allowed only for the choice of town 1688. Mar. 16. officers. The vote by ballot was rejected. To a committee from Lynn, Andros said plainly, There is no such thing as a town in the whole country. To assemble in town-meeting for deliberationeld, not by a feudal tenure, but under grants from the general court to towns, and from towns to individuals. The town of Lynn produced its records; they were slighted as not worth a rush. Others pleaded possession and use of the land. You take pofered no relief. Our condition, said Danforth, is little inferior to absolute slave- 1688 Oct. 22. ry; and the people of Lynn afterwards gave thanks to God for their escape from the worst of bondage The governor invaded liberty and property after s the next day, the country came swarming across the Charlestown and Chelsea ferries, headed by Shepherd, a schoolmaster of Lynn. All the cry was against Lambeth Mss 1025 Andros and Randolph. The castle was taken; the frigate was mastered; the fort
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