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. Bulletin - United States National Museum. Science. Figure 6.—^Jeffreys' Regiment of Foot (1676-1682). Reproduced with permis- sion of The Company of Mihtary Col- lectors & Historians, Military Uniforms in America, 1961, pi. 199. by the corporation of The Go\crnor and Company of Massachusetts Bay in New England. .So, although it was in one sense responsible for limiting the charter's scope, Bacon's Rebellion was also responsible for the charter's final approval. Partly as a result of the confusion concerning the facts of the difficult Virginia situation and the uncer- tainty as to where atithority lay in the colony, the English government decided to create a new com- mi.ssion consisting of three men who were to deter- mine what had caused the rebellion in the colony and to aid in correcting any abuses fotmd. This move resulted in further uncertainty concerning the rebel- lion and the lines of authority in Virginia. Immedi- ately on their arrival in Virginia the commissioners began to question many of the legal procedures that Berkeley had adopted. The commissioners induced Berkeley to switch from courts martial to civil trials for captured rebels. They also tried to persuade him to grant the defeated rebels full pardon by publishing rather than suppressing a printed proclamation in the King's name that had been designed to induce active rebels to surrender. Fur- thermore, the commissioners took up the defense of rebels whose property had been confiscated l)y the loyalist forces in the last stages of the war. Berkeley refused to accept the commissioners' inter- pretation of his authority on grounds that appear to this writer to be justifiable. Not only on the issues mentioned above but also on numerous smaller mat- ters involving the legal relationship of the \ictorious loyalists to the defeated rebels, Berkeley and the commissioners clashed. Finding the commissioners adamant, Berkeley appealed to the King, to the Privy Council, and to "the learned judges

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