f legitimacy and the old forms of Christianity.
To subdue the French dominions—this was the joint object which was to foster a common feeling between England and the American colonies.
This passion advanced even to action, but, at that time, was only fruitful of disasters.
Meantime, the agents of Massachusetts, appealing to the common enmity towards France, solicited a restoration of its charter.
King William was a friend to Calvinists, and, on the first interview with Increase
1689. March 14. Mather, conceded the recall of Sir Edmund Andros.
The convention parliament voted that the taking away of the New England charters was a grievance; and the English Presbyterians, with singular affection, declared that the king could not possibly do any thing more grateful to his dissenting subjects in England, than by restoring to New England its former privileges.
The dissolution of the convention parliament, followed by one in which an influence friendly to the tories was perceptible,