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. The library of American history, literature and biography .. . and, secondly, to resist the unjusttaxes and the oppressive laws enacted by the existing legislative assembly, andalso to recover their liberties lost under the arbitrary proceedings of Sir WilliamBerkeley, then Governor. Bacon, a popular, quiet man, who had come overfrom England a year before, was selected as their leader by the people, who. GOVERNOR BERKELEY REMOVED. 51 enrolling themselves 300 strong, were led by Bacon against the Indians. Baconssuccess increased the jealousy of Sir William, who, because of Bacons irregularlea
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. The library of American history, literature and biography .. . and, secondly, to resist the unjusttaxes and the oppressive laws enacted by the existing legislative assembly, andalso to recover their liberties lost under the arbitrary proceedings of Sir WilliamBerkeley, then Governor. Bacon, a popular, quiet man, who had come overfrom England a year before, was selected as their leader by the people, who. GOVERNOR BERKELEY REMOVED. 51 enrolling themselves 300 strong, were led by Bacon against the Indians. Baconssuccess increased the jealousy of Sir William, who, because of Bacons irregularleadership,—he having no proper commission,—proclaimed Bacon a rebel.Finally, the people rose en masse, and demanded the dissolution of the oldassembly, whose acts had caused so much trouble. Berkeley was forced to yield,and a new assembly was elected, who,condonine Bacons irreeular leader-ship, promised him a regular com-mission as General. This commissionBerkeley refused to issue, whereuponBacon, assembling his forces, at thehead of 500 men, appeared before. BURNING OF lAMESTCVVN. Berkeley and demanded his commission,which Berkeley, who was a real coward,made haste to grant. But, as if repentingof his concession, Berkeley determined tooppose Bacon by force. In this he wasunsuccessful, and in July of that year,Bacon entered Jamestown, the Capital, andburned the town. A little later, in October, Bacon died, and with him the rebellion, or popular uprising as it had been variously called, subsided.Shortly afterward Berkeley was removed, for oppression and cruelty^—a cruel,bloodthirsty man he was—and, sailing for England, died soon after his arrival,and the worlds population of scoundrels was lessened by just one. While the curious mixture of cavalier and criminal was working out the 52 THE STORY OF AMERICA. early destinies of Virginia, a deeply religious element in Nottinghamshire andYorkshire, England, were being educated by adversity for an adventure of avery different sor