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CARR, Sir Robert, British commissioner in New England, born in Northumberland, England ; died in Bristol, England, 1 June, 1667. He was appointed commissioner by Charles II in 1664, in conjunction with Nicolls, Cartwright, and Mayerick. The New Englanders took measures for resisting any infraction of their liberties by the commissioners, who were nominated by the duke of York and given extensive powers for regulating the affairs of New England. The commisioners arrived with a fleet, which was equipped for reducing the Dutch settlements on the Hudson. On 27 August, 1664, Nicolls and Carr captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch and called it New York in honor of the duke, afterward James 1I. The garrison at Fort Orange capitulated on 24 September, and the place was renamed Albany. Carr forced the Swedes and Dutch on the Delaware into a capitulation, 1 October, 1664, went to Boston in February, 1665, and with his coadjutors attempted to supersede the constituted authorities of the colony ; but the colonists refused to recognize their commission. They then went to the north and endeavored to restore proprietary government. The towns of New Hampshire obeyed the instructions of the governor of Massachusetts, and refused to hold intercourse with the commissioners. In Maine the people welcomed the commissioners, preferring direct dependence on the king to incorporation in Massachusetts. A court was held at Casco in July, 1666, and a new government under the commissioners was constituted and maintained until 1668. In the mean time Carr returned to England and died the day after his arrival.
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