e minister of the Church of England; and ortho-
Statutes II. 135. doxy had, as in nearly every colony, been protected by
1703. the menace of disfranchisement and prisons.
May 6. 1704. the high pretended Churchmen, having, by the arts
Stppeared from the treasury, while the Narrows were still defenceless; and the assembly, awakened to distrust, by addresses
1703 June 19. to the governor and the queen, solicit a treasurer of its own appointment.
The general revenue had been fixed the house of Hanover.
But the object was not left out of mind.
Lord Cornbury, who had in vain solicited money of Con-
1703. June. necticut, wrote home, that this vast continent would never be useful to England, till all the proprietary and
Trumdeclared the independency the colonies thirst after is now notorious.—Commonwealth notions improve daily, wrote Quarry, in 1703; and, if it be not checked in time, the rights and privileges of English subjects will be thought too narrow.
In 1705, it