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or into his administration, rather than into the constitution of Carolina. Not 1695. rejecting the best men of the party of high pretended Aug. 17. Churchmen, that Maryland was connected with the north; it is the most southern colony which, in 1695, consented to pay its quota towards the defence of New York, thus forming, from was increased by a public post. Eight times in the year, letters might be for- 1695. warded from the Potomac to Philadelphia. During the period of the royal governtoration passed the seals. The pressure of poverty delayed the return of the 1695. March 26. proprietary to the banks of the Delaware; and Markham was invested wiederacy of the colonies, and at last to the action of parliament. In this age, 1695. it led only to instructions. All the colonies north of Carolina were directed ds, and set up for every thing. The stubborn temper of the house was immova- 1695. April 12. ble; and, two years afterwards, that the act might not be construed t
e Catholic Church for that of England; the persecution never crushed the faith of the humble colonists. It was not till 1715 that the power of the proprietary was restored. In the mean time, the administration of Maryland resembled that of Virgin and free must have exceeded thirty thousand; yet a bounty for every wolfs head continued to be offered, the roads to the 1715. capital were long marked by notches on trees, and water-mills still solicited legislative encouragement. Such was Maryland as a royal province. In 1715, the authority of the infant proprietary was vindicated in the person of his guardian. More happy than Lord Baltimore, the proprietary of Pennsylvania recovered his authority without surrendering his principles. Aors of the soil; till, at last, the heirs of the proprietary abandoned their claim in despair. The yeomanry of New Hamp- 1715. shire gained quiet possession of the land which their Chap. XIX.} labor had redeemed and rendered valuable. The waste
were resolved to maintain themselves therein. To restore order, 1710 Edward Hyde was despatched to govern the province; 1711. but he was to receive his commission as deputy from Tynte, the governor of the southern division; and, as Chap XIX.} Tyrning. But North Carolina remained as before; its burgesses, obeying the popular judgment, refused to make provision for 1711 to 1712. defending any part of their country, unless they could introduce into the government the persons most obnoxious fy was their humor. Hence the reports forwarded to England were often contradictory. This government, wrote Spotswood, in 1711, is in perfect peace and tranquillity, under a due obedience to the royal authority, and a gentlemanly conformity to the ey dislike; and the house, remaining inflexible was dissolved. The desire to conquer Canada prevailed, in the summer of 1711, to obtain a specific grant of bills of credit for £ 10,000; but no concession was made in regard to the ordinary expenses
legitimate king, the aristocratic revolution of 1688 established for England and its dominions the s charters, and prescription. The revolution of 1688 was made, not on a theory of absolute justice, ollow, but was not yet ripe. The revolution of 1688 dismissed the doctrine of passive obedience fro avoided glaring reforms. In the revolution of 1688, there was certainly no Hallam, IV. 381. appeaoral force to demand. Thus the revolution of 1688, narrow in its principles, imperfect in its detnquillity did not return. As the revolution of 1688 respected the eights of the proprietaries, the espect which was cherished by the revolution of 1688 for every existing franchise. Thus was the rke the Jews, they looked to heaven for a light 1688. to lead them on; like the Jews, they had no su The same causes which had given energy to the 1688. religious principle had given weight to the mit-governor. Such was the English revolution of 1688. It valued the uncertain claims of an English [1 more...]
civilized life. These measures were adopted amidst the fruitless 1701. Aug. 21. wranglings between the delegates from Delaware and those f- Chap. XIX.} racy. By the necessity of the case, he remained its 1701. feudal sovereign; for it was only as such that he could have grantelf-government. The subsequent years in Pennsylvania exhibit con- 1701 to 1710. stant collisions between the proprietary, as owner of the uised a complete restoration of the prerogatives of the crown. Both 1701 April 21. were named in the bill which was introduced into parliamens. Chap. XIX.} The journals of the house of lords relate that Con- 1701. May 8. necticut was publicly heard against the bill, contending tharejudicial to the trade of Great Britain. The charter colonies are 1701. reproached by the lords of trade, with promoting and Journals of Cnd, in 1689, excited alarm, as an indication of a daring spirit. In 1701, the lords of trade, in a public document, declared the independency
and even with the assent of the council, justified its disobedience. While other provinces were exhausted by taxation, in eleven years, eighty-three pounds of tobacco for each Spotswood. poll was the total sum levied by all the special acts of 1707 to 1718 the assembly of Virginia. The very existence of the forms of representation led to comparison. Virginia was conscious of its importance to the mother country; and its inhabitants, long aware that their liberties were less than those of America to throw off the royal prerogative, declaring openly that the royal instructions bind no further than they are warranted by law. The assembly, according to the usage of that day, wait on the governor with their remonstrance. The Quaker 1707 April 7. speaker reads it for them most audibly. It charges Lord Cornbury with accepting bribes; it deals sharply with his new methods of government, his encroachment on the popular liberties by assuming a negative voice to the freeholders electi
could introduce into the government the persons most obnoxious for the late rebellion; and therefore the assembly was promptly dissolved. There was little 1712. Feb. hope of harmony between the proprietaries and the people of North Carolina. But here, as elsewhere in America, this turbulence, of freedom did not check the incl Parris, the minister, and a part of his people, a strife so bitter, that it had even attracted the attention of the general court. The delusion of witch- 1692. Feb. craft would give opportunities of terrible vengeance. In the family of Samuel Parris, his daughter, a child of nine years, and his niece, a girl of less than twelws, and whose confession was now used against herself. All were at once reprieved, and soon set free. Still reluctant to yield, the party of superstition were Feb. resolved on one conviction. The victim selected was Sarah Daston, a woman of eighty years old, who for twenty years had enjoyed the undisputed reputation of a wit
ans, as friends to order, sustained. When the 1689. obstinate perversity of the proprietaries drovlainant in England against Effingham, and since 1689 governor of North Carolina, was sent to establie delay gave birth to an armed association for 1689 April. asserting the right of King William; andcommittee of safety of ten assumed the task of 1689 June 8. reorganizing the government, and Jacob es, joining to themselves the principal inhab- 1689 April 20. itants of Boston, became a self-const the convention of the people assembled, they, 1689. May 9. too, were jealous of their ancient priv the towns instructed their representatives to 1689. May 22. reassume; but the pertinacity of a majined to have a wide circulation, was printed in 1689, and distributed through New England. Unhappilsts, and, on the first interview with Increase 1689. March 14. Mather, conceded the recall of Sir Elliam III. professed friendship for Massachu- 1689. July 4. setts. The hope of colonial conquests[3 more...]
eanest offices, was constituted the temporary governor of the province. The appointment was, in its form, open to censure Courtland, the mayor of the city, Bayard, and others of the council, after fruitless opposition, retired to Albany, where the magistrates, in convention, proclaimed their allegiance to William and Mary, and their resolution to disregard the authority of Leisler. When Milborne, the son-in-law of Leisler, first came to demand the fort, he was successfully resisted. In December, letters were received addressed to Nicholson, or, in his absence, to such as, for the time being, take care for preserving the peace and administering the law in New York. A commission to Nicholson accompanied them. The commission proved the royal favor to be with the tory party, the friends of the late government; but, as Nicholson was absent, Leisler esteemed his own authority to have received the royal sanction. A warrant was soon issued for the apprehension of 1690 Jan. 17. Bayar
ls of the provincial assembly show that, after 1702. they had been read and debated, paragraph by pd when, at last, Episcopacy was established by 1702. the colonial legislature, and the right of appprovision had been made by the proprietary. In 1702, 1702. Pennsylvania convened its legislature a1702. Pennsylvania convened its legislature apart, and the two colonies were never again united. The lower counties became at once almost an indn established, resolved rather to resign their 1702. April 17. pretensions. In the first year of Qed pounds, the English privy council possessed 1702 April. ultimate jurisdiction. Two instructionsining its own legislature, New Jersey was, for 1702. a season, included in the same government withof the colonial charter; but Some Few Remarks, 1702, p. 45, 46. Cotton Mather, claiming only Englisncrease Mather; I am willing Some Few Remarks, 1702, p. 20. to wait for recompense in another worldOn meeting his first assembly, Dudley gave in- 1702. stances of his remembering the old quarrel, an
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