The Republic of New Haven

The Republic of New Haven

by Charles Herbert Levermore


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ISBN-13: 9783337338862
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.80(d)

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England with golden bribes for the courtiers of Whitehall, and the court bluntly declared that it had not acknowledged the King because it could not agree upon an acceptable form. Mr. Davenport alone wrote to Sir Thomas Temple, at Boston, an unmanly and needlessly subservient letter,1 to which Temple scornfully referred as " An apollogy from one Mr. Davenport, a minister to me altogether unknowne." Finally, in August, 1661, New Haven, last of all the colonies, grudgingly proclaimed its allegiance to Charles Stuart.2 As time went on, Governor Leete and his friends were seriously alarmed by the animosity in England against town and colony, and feared some especial punishment. They would probably have been disposed to accept the unwelcome provisions of Winthrop's charter in the spring of 1662, if the neighboring colony had not been so offensively violent. Even in 1663, Governor Leete ventured to write to Wiuthrop in approval of the projected union of the two colonies. The Hegira To New Jersey. Excessively alarming and distasteful were these views to the supporters of the policy of the fathers. Without money, credit, or political affiliations of any importance, they yet clung to the hope of independence, believed the danger fromEugland to be averted, and spurned " The Christless rule of Connecticut." Mr. Davenport's feeling toward Leete was bitter. He wrote angrily to Winthrop in 1663, when the charter was already a year old, "As for what Mr. Leete wrote to yourself, it was his private doing, without the consent or knowledge of any of us in this colony; it was not done by him according to his public trust as Governor, but contrary to it." 1 See Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., Series 3. Vol.VIII. 326-27. 'Records, II. 423, August 21, 1661. The proclamation was voted, as thou...

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