3. THough in multitude of Coun∣cellours there is safety, yet multitude of Commanders equally sharing in power, are usually attended with confusion. And therefore though the wary Romanes invested their Con∣fuls with equal Authority, (lest the unmated Interest of a single General should by happy Victories winne so much upon the affections of his con∣cern'd Followers, as to enfringe the Liberties, with which they hugg'd themselves in their Aristocracy;) yet Page 66the Consuls commanded by turns, by intermitting dayes; and very seldome in one and the same Province;
Counter to the Instructions in this Expedition, which oblig'd the Gene∣ral to act nothing without the joint consent of Gown-Commissioners, for that purpose constituted. Which, though it pleads somewhat in Apolo∣gie for General Vennables, yet never∣thelesse it raseth out this Model from the more Genuine Maxims of Policy; as invented only by the jealousies of Tyrants and Usurpers; but found use∣lesse and prejudicial to more justly in∣stalled Princes; whose undisputed Ti∣tles need not the broke-age of such shifting and by-way stratagems to en∣sure their Negotiations.