The Great River Gihon, well used to the moods of kings, slid between his mile-wide banks toward the sea, while the Governor
praised God in a loud and searching cry never before heard by the river.
In these circumstances there is a total dissimilitude between him and a king of Great Britain, who is an hereditary monarch, possessing the crown as a patrimony descendible to his heirs forever; but there is a close analogy between him and a governor
of New York, who is elected for three years, and is re-eligible without limitation or intermission.
lowered the staff, and as he did so the old man who had the stick handed it to the other old man to hold for him while he swore, as if he found it in his way; and then laid his hand on the cross of the staff, saying that it was true the ten crowns that were demanded of him had been lent him; but that he had with his own hand given them back into the hand of the other, and that he, not recollecting it, was always asking for them.
and his family are served and attended by domestics of a kind somewhat unusual.
"You are right, sir," replied the governor
; "and this remark proves that you have deeply considered the subject.
One afternoon in April,1689, Sir Edmund Andros and his favorite councillors, being warm with wine, assembled the red-coats of the Governor
's Guard, and made their appearance in the streets of Boston.
's countenance became so radiant, that if the prisoners had seen him they would have imagined some prince of the blood royal had arrived.
"Let us consider it settled, therefore, that Winthrop, Bellingham, Dudley, and Endicott, each of them, when chosen governor
, took his seat in our great chair on election day.
Among those who promoted the design, Governor
Bellingham was said to be one of the most busy.
'With,' returned the man, pointing backward over his right shoulder with his right thumb, 'the T'other Governor
Alpatych went to the shops, to government offices, to the post office, and to the Governor
's wife who lives there now is a relation of our own.