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Eminent Americans : comprising brief biographies of leading statesmen, patriots, orators and others, men and women who have made American history . atriot marched,and lighted a civil war. The governor and adhering loyalists were driven be-yond the York river, and the wives of many were detained as hostages for peace.Troops came from England to support Berkeley; and when rumor told of theirmarch up the peninsula. Bacon applied the torch and laid Jamestown in ashes.He then crossed the York to drive the enemies of popular freedom entirely outof the old dominion, but there he met a foe to his life more deadly than royalistsor the Indians. The malaria from the low lands infused its poison into his veins,and at the house of Dr. Green, in Gloucester county, the brave republican died,on the 1st of October, 1676, at the age of about thirty-seven years. Berkeleyassumed power immediately, and Bacons followers were terribly persecuted.Twenty were hanged, scores were imprisoned, and much property was confis-cated. Because the patriots were unsuccessful, this episode in Virginia historyis known as Bacons Rebellion. JONATHAN TRUMBULL. 43 ^^§%^. JONATHAN TRUMBULL. ANE of the main pillars of support upon which General Washington reliedU durino- the War for Independence, was Jonathan Trumbull, then Governorof Connecticut. He was born at Lebanon, Connecticut on the 21st of June1710, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1727. His serious nund turnedto theology as a profession, and he commenced its study with the Rev. SolomonWilliamsf of Lebanon. The death of an elder brother, who was_ engaged inmercantile business with his father, caused Jonathan to change his intentionsand become a merchant. When only twenty-three years of age, he_ was electeda member of the Connecticut Assembly, where he soon became distinguished asone of its most active committee men. In 1766, he was elected lieutenant-o-overnor of the colonv, and became ex-officio chief justice of the superior court.He espoused