He was lieutenant-governor and chief justice and had been active in enforcing the navigation acts.
The navigation acts were weapons against the carrying trade.
Unlike the system of the navigation acts, it was a gigantic change in the whole actual relations of England and its colonies.
The suspension, then, of the navigation acts did not on this occasion pass without exciting comment.
The navigation acts, in effect, gave a monopoly of colonial commerce to British ships.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the navigation acts deliberately destroyed Irish shipping.
It is quite probable that he took occasion during his stay at court to protest against the navigation acts.
Hence they deemed the navigation acts an invasion of their liberties and could not bring themselves to obey them.
The navigation acts fell heavily upon the tobacco planters, who were deprived of the Dutch trade.
Nor was there delay in following up the new law, to employ the navy to enforce the navigation acts.