A young people's history of Virginia and Virginians .. . ettled to the great satis-faction of every one. Duplicity of Berkeley.—But the trouble was not yetended. Berkeley had really no intention of giving Baconthe authority he desired, or even of giving him his free-dom. While making all these fair promises, he was se-cretly arranging to have him arrested again. Flight of Bacon and His Return.—Bacon learning this,fled in the night from Jamestown, and set about rallyinghis friends for armed resistance against the governor. Ina short time he was back in Jamestown with 500 men be-hind him. He mar

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A young people's history of Virginia and Virginians .. . ettled to the great satis-faction of every one. Duplicity of Berkeley.—But the trouble was not yetended. Berkeley had really no intention of giving Baconthe authority he desired, or even of giving him his free-dom. While making all these fair promises, he was se-cretly arranging to have him arrested again. Flight of Bacon and His Return.—Bacon learning this,fled in the night from Jamestown, and set about rallyinghis friends for armed resistance against the governor. Ina short time he was back in Jamestown with 500 men be-hind him. He marched to the State-bouse, where theburgesses and the council, with Berkeley at their head,were sitting. History of Virginia and Virginians. 79 Berkeley Refuses the Commission.—The fiery old gov-ernor rose from his chair of state, came down to whereBacon stood surrounded by his followers, and told himopenly that he was a traitor and a rebel and should haveno commission, adding that they might shoot him deadbefore he would ever sign such a paper. ft. ?A FAIR MARK., SHOOT 1 Bacons Reply.— Sir, Bacon said in reply, we camehere for a commission against the heathen who daily mur-der us and spill our brethrens ;blood, and not to fightyou. My sword shall rust in its scabbard before ever ahair of your head is touched. • Berkeley Yields.—In the end Bacon entered the State-house, and, appearing before the burgesses, demanded hiscommission as general, which was finally given him, en-dorsed by the governor; and the resolute young manstraightway went back with his friends to the head ofYork River and set about the work of reducing the In-dians to order. 80 History of Virginia and Virginians. Bacon Proclaimed a Rebel.—Here the news reached himthat the governor had retracted his action, and had againproclaimed Bacon and his friends rebels and traitors.The tidings were conveyed to the camp by two friends ofBacons, Mr. Drummond and Mr. Lawrence, both men ofhigh standing in the colon