maxims of a free state, dependent on none but God.
Had the king resolved on sending them a governor, the several towns and churches throughout the whole country were resolved to oppose him.
Hutch. Coll. 339; Belknap, 437.
The colonies of Plymouth, of Hartford and New
Chap XI.} 1660 Haven, not less than of Rhode Island, proclaimed the new king, and acted in his name;
Quantum mutatus ab illo Hectore, adds Stuyvesant, who was very fond of a Latin quotation.
There was, however, no changed its general assembly into two houses—a change
1665 which, near the close of the century, was permanently adopted?
that it ordered the towns to pay the deputies three shillings a day for their legislative services?
that it was importuned by Plymouth, and vexed by Connecticut, on the subject of boundaries?
that, asking commercial immunities, it recounted to Clarendon the merits of its bay, in very deed the most excellent in New England; having harbors safe for the biggest ships that ever sa
The corpses of Cromwell, Bradshaw, and Ireton, were, by the order of both houses of parliament, and with the approbation of the king, disinterred, dragged on hurdles to Tyburn, and regularly hanged at the three corners of the gallows.
In the evening, the same bodies were cut down and beheaded, amidst the exulting merriment of the Cavaliers.
Such is revenge!
Of the judges of King Charles I., three escaped to America.
Edward Whalley, who had first won laurels in the field of Naseby, had ever enjoyed the confidence of Cromwell, and remained to the last an enemy to the Stuarts and a friend to the interests of the Independ-
Chap XI.} 1660 July 27. ents,—and William Goffe, a firm friend to the family of Cromwell,
Burton's Diary, i. 361. a good soldier, and an ardent partisan, but ignorant of the true principles of freedom,—arrived in Boston, where Endicot, the governor, received them with courtesy.
For nearly a year, they resided unmolested within the limits of Massa