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April 19th (search for this): chapter 3
oves on the savannahs, that resembled the parks in England; Wilson's Carolina. 11 the laws of the moral world are unyielding. A parliamentary convention was held; five members of the grand council were elected to act with five whom the proprietaries had appointed; the whole body possessed a veto on the executive; and, with the governor and twenty delegates, who were now elected by the people, constituted the legislature of the province. Representative government was established 1672. April 19. and continued to be cherished. In 1672, all previous parliaments and parliamentary conventions were dissolved; for the colonists, now rapidly increasing, demanded a new parliament. Such was the government which South Carolina instituted for herself; it did not deem it possible to conform more closely to the constitutions. But the proprietaries indulged the vision of realizing their introduction. John Locke, with Sir John Yeamans and James Carteret, was created a landgrave; and the revi
April 19th (search for this): chapter 7
the cry of the oppressed, and advise all our neighbors, for whom we have thus ventured ourselves, to joyn with us in prayers and all just actions for the defence of the land. On Charlestown side, a thousand soldiers crowded together; and the multitude would have been larger if needed. The governor, vainly attempting to escape to the frigate, was, with his creatures, compelled to seek protection by submission; through the streets where he had first displayed his scar- Chap XVII.} 1689 April 19. let coat and arbitrary commission, he and his fellows were marched to the town-house, and thence to prison. On 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 fortifications were occupied. How should a new government be instituted? Townmeetings, before news had arrived of the proclamation
April 20th (search for this): chapter 1
curiosity; perhaps he amused him with accounts of Indian warfare, and descriptions of the marvels of a virgin world. A favorable recollection of Charles I., who had been a friend to his father's father, and who gave to his family an hereditary claim on the Stuarts, was effectually revived. His personal merits, sympathy for his family, his exertions, the petition of the colony, and, as I believe, the real good will of Clarendon,—for we must not reject all faith in generous feeling,— 1662. April 20. easily prevailed to obtain for Connecticut an ample patent. The courtiers of King Charles, who themselves had an eye to possessions in America, suggested no limitations; and perhaps it was believed, that Connecticut would serve to balance the power of Massachusetts. The charter, disregarding the hesitancy of New Haven, the rights of the colony of New Belgium, and the claims of Spain on the Pacific, connected New Haven with Hartford in one colony, of which the limits were extended from
April 20th (search for this): chapter 4
ndured but the rights of property reserved for his family. The death of Cecilius recalled to England the heir 1676. of the province, who had now administered its government for fourteen years with a moderation which had been rewarded by the increasing prosperity of his patrimony. Previous to his departure, the whole code of laws received a thorough revision; the memorable act of toleration was confirmed. Virginia had, six years before, prohibited the importation of felons until 1670. April 20. the king or privy council should reverse the order. In Maryland, the importation of convicted persons was absolutely prohibited without regard to the will of the king or the English parliament, and in 1692 the prohibition was renewed. Hening, ii. 509, 510. Bacon, 1676, c. XVI. The established revenues of the proprietary were continued. As Lord Baltimore sailed for England, the seeds of discontent were already germinating. The office of proprietary, a feudal principality, with exte
April 21st (search for this): chapter 1
filled with members of the aristocracy, the moderate royalists were united with the friends of the people; and, on the choice of speaker, an immense majority appeared in favor of the constitution. The sagacity of the earl of Strafford anticipated danger and he desired to remain in Ireland. As I am king of England, said Charles, Whitelocke, 36. the parliament shall not touch one hair of your head; and the reiterated urgency of the king compelled his attendance. Chap XI.} Nov. 11. 1641 April 21. His arraignment, within eight days of the commencement of the session, marks the resolute spirit of the commons; his attainder was the sign of their ascendency. On the honor of a king, wrote Strafford's Letters, II. 416. Charles to the prisoner, you shall not be harmed in life, fortune, or honor; and the fourth day after the passage of the bill of attainder, as if to reveal his weakness, the king could send his adhesion to the commons, adding, If Strafford must die, it were charity to
April 21st (search for this): chapter 7
ss, 1679. Jan. 24. they impeached the minister. To save the minister, this longest of English parliaments was dissolved. When, after nineteen years, the people of England were once more allowed to elect representatives, the great majority against the court compelled a reorganization of the ministry; and, by the force of public opinion, and of parliament, Shaftesbury, whom, for his mobility and his diminutive stature, the king called Little Sincerity, compelled the reluctant monarch to April 21. appoint him lord president of the council. The event is an era in English history. Ministers had been impeached and driven from office by the commons. It is the distinction of Shaftesbury, that he was the first statesman to attain the guidance of a ministry through parliament by means of an organized party, and against the wishes of the king. In the cabinet, the bill of exclusion of the duke of York from the succession was demanded; a bill for that purpose was introduced into the house
April 22nd (search for this): chapter 7
he colony. Of fifty-four towns, forty certainly, probably more, voted to reassume the old charter. Representatives were chosen; and once more Massachusetts assembled May 22 in general court. It is but a short ride from Boston to Plymouth. April 22. Already, on the twenty-second of April, Nathaniel Clark, the agent of Andros, was in jail; Hinckley resumed the government, and the children of the Pilgrims renewed the institution which had been unanimously signed in the Mayflower. But not ontwenty-second of April, Nathaniel Clark, the agent of Andros, was in jail; Hinckley resumed the government, and the children of the Pilgrims renewed the institution which had been unanimously signed in the Mayflower. But not one of the fathers of the old colony remained alive. John Alden, the last survivor of the signers, famed for his frugal habits, and an arm before which forests had bowed, was silent in death. The days of the Pilgrims were over, and a new generation possessed the soil. The royalists had pretended that the Quaker Lambeth Mss 841. grandees of Rhode Island had imbibed nothing of Quakerism but its indifference to forms, and did not even desire a restoration of the charter. On May-day, their May
April 30th (search for this): chapter 1
of Newport. Besides printed works, I have large Ms. materials, which I collected in part from the public offices in Rhode Island. I am especially indebted to William R. Staples, who, with singular liberality, intrusted to me the Ms. Collections which he has been gathering for years. Such kindness demands my gratitude. For Maryland, the restoration of the Stuarts was the restoration of its proprietary. Virginia possessed far stronger claims for favor than Rhode Island and Con- 1661. April 30. necticut; and Sir William Berkeley himself embarked for England as the agent of the colony. But Virginia was unhappy alike in the agent whom she selected and in the object of her pursuit. Berkeley was eager in the advancement of his own interests; and Virginia Chap XI.} desired relief from the pressure of the navigation act, Albany Records, XVIII. 158. In reply, the Dutch W. I. C., July 15, 1662. Gov. Berkeley has as yet effected very little in favor of the English Virginians. Rec
after the patent arrived. I have carefully examined the records, and find that the people of Chap. XI.} Rhode Island, on accepting their charter, affirmed the great principle of intellectual liberty in its widest scope. The first assembly This appears from the R. I. Records, March, 1663—4. did little more than 1664. Mar. organize the government anew, and repeal all laws inconsistent with the charter—a repeal which precludes the possibility of the disfranchising of Roman Catholics. In May, the regular session was held, and religious May 5. freedom was established in the very words of the charter. Records. If Roman Catholics were disfranchised (which they were not) in March, 1663—4, that disfranchisement endured only two months. Compare Eddy, in Walsh's Appeal, 429, &c.; and Bull, in the R. I. Republican for Jan. 15, 1834.—Chalmers, 276; Douglass, II. 83. 104; British Dom. in America, II. 252; Brit. Empire, II. 148; Holmes, ,&c. &c. &c. are all but forms of the one single
membering the late accounts from Virginia, Hudson, with prompt decision, turned to the west, to look for some opening north of the Chesapeake. On the thirtieth of May he took in water at the Faro isles, and in Chap. XV.} 1609. was on the track of Frobisher. Early in July, with foremast carried away and canvas rent in a gale, he the States General gave a limited incorporation to a company of merchants; yet the conditions of the charter were not inviting, and no organization took place. In May of the following year, Grotius, the first political writer of his age, was condemned to imprisonment for life; and by the default of the stadtholder, Olden Barnevelil and penury. Ibid. XVIII. 35; VIII. 143. The colony increased; children swarmed in every village; or instance, ibid. XIX. 74. the new year and the month of May were welcomed with noisy frolics: new modes of activity were devised; lumber was shipped to France; Ibid. XVIII. 47. the whale pursued off the coast; the vine, t
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