BELLOMONT'S BRIEF ADMINISTRATION
Partridge now resumed his seat as lieutenant-governor, and those councilors whom Allen had suspended, were reädmitted to the board.
Allen and the people brought before the governor their respective claims and complaints, in regard to the proprietorship of the province; whereupon he advised the revival of courts of justice, in which the vexatious but important controversy might be legally decided. To this end, the necessary acts were passed by an assembly that had been called; but before the judges had been appointed, the Earl retired from the province, where he had remained less than three weeks, leaving the appointment of the judges and the administration of the government in the hands of Partridge, the lieutenant-governor. The Earl of Bellomont never returned to New Hampshire. He died in New York the next spring, much to the grief of the people.
COURTS OF JUSTICE REVIVED