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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"
Palmer Imprisoned Without Bail
26 May 1689
"A vessel now reached Boston with news of the accession
of William and Mary; yet the British sovereigns were not proclaimed in Massachusetts.
Three days afterward Sir William Phipps arrived with the delayed dispatches
from Whitehall directed to Andros. Finding that the governor, whom he had intended
to Andros. Finding that the governor, whom he had intended to "secure,"
was already in custody, Phipps, instead of sending them to Nicholson, feloniously
opened the letters addressed to Andros and to Secretary Randolph on pubic business,
which, among other things, contained the official proclamations. The same afternoon
William and Mary were proclaimed at Boston king and queen, "with greater
ceremony than had been known." Emboldened by the advice of Phipps, the
usurping authorities of Massachusetts determined that Andros, with Dudley, Randoph,
Palmer, West, Graham, Farewell, and Sherlock, his most obnoxious subordinates,
should be kept close prisoners without bail."
History of the State of New York
John Romeyn Brodhead,
Harper & Brothers, Publishers,
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