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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"
Palmer Sent Back to England
"In the mean time the acting authorities in Massachusetts had sullenly
obeyed the royal command to send to England, to answer "what may be objected
against them," Andros, Dudley, Palmer, Randolph, West, Graham, Farewell,
and Sherlock, whom they had kept in close confinement. The prisoners were meanly
shipped on board the deeply-laden bark Mehitable, in which they "endured
all the miseries of a troublesome winter voyage." But three days before
the Mehitable sailed, Cooke and Oakes were dispatched in the Martin, as special
agents of the insurgents, to assist Mather and Ashurst, on the part of Massachusetts.
With them sailed Wiswall, of Plymouth, who was "an artist at sea."
When Andros and his fellow-prisoners appeared before the Plantation Committee,
they were ready to charge Massachusetts with "rebellion against lawful
authority, and imprisoning the King's Governor."
[in footnote at bottom of p. 629]
While imprisoned in Boston, Palmer drew up his "Impartial Account,"
which he could circulate there only in manuscript, it "being branded with
the hard name of a Treasonable and seditious libel;" but, on reaching more
liberal London, he had it printed "for Edward Poole, at the Ship, over
against the Royal Exchange, in Cornhill, in 1690." Palmer's "Account"
has been reprinted in the Andros Tracts, together with an answer to it, entitled
"The Revolution in New England Justified," which also makes No. 9
of Force's Tract, iv."
History of the State of New York
John Romeyn Brodhead,
Harper & Brothers, Publishers,
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