for trial by jury in all criminal cases and in all civil cases involving more than £10 ; and, lastly, for the imposition of a duty of 7.k per cent. upon all exports and imports. The people of the colony, about five thousand souls, looked upon this council as but the mouthpiece of the company, and upon the volunteer corps as a sort of standing army to enforce the company's rule. The import duty was also viewed with much disfavor, as the settlers would fain have bought goods at St. Paul, across the border, rather than pay the extortionate prices charged by the company. Trial by jury and the more orderly administration of justice did much, however, to reconcile the settlers to the new system.