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sent for, to give an account of their conduct, and that all the rigors of the law should be exercised against those who should persist in refusing to submit to Parliament. Frances to Choiseul, 29 Sept. 1768. Where rebellion begins, said he, the laws cease, and they can invoke none in their favor. Frances to Choiseul, 16 Sept. 1768. To the ambassador of Spain, he expressed the Sept. opinion that the affair of the Colonies was the gravest and most momentous that England had had since 1688, and saw in America the beginning of a long and even infinite series of revolutions. The Americans, he insisted, must first be compelled to submit to the authority of Parliament; it is only after having reduced them to the most entire obedience that an inquiry can be made into their real or pretended grievances. Frances to Choiseul, 23 Sept. 1768. The subject interested every court in Europe, was watched in Madrid, and was the general theme of conversation in Paris, where Fuentes, the Spa
law of the society can be binding on any individual, without his consent, given by himself in person, or by his representative of his own free election. They further appealed not to natural rights only, but to the precedents of the revolution of 1688; to the conditions on which the House of Hanover received the throne; to the bill of rights of William and Mary; and to their own Charter; and then they proceeded to resolve, That the inhabitants of the town of Boston will, at the utmost peril of ght to be held frequently; the Assembly of Massachusetts had been arbitrarily dissolved; and Bernard refused to issue writs for a new one; so that the legislative rights of the Colony were suspended. The Town therefore, following the precedent of 1688, proposed a Convention in Faneuil Hall. To this body they elected Cushing, Otis, Samuel Adams, and Hancock, a committee to represent them; and directed their Selectmen to inform the several towns of the Province of their design. Compare Edmund
ong afterwards described the scene, at the appearance of the de- Dalrymple's Narrative of the Late Transactions at Boston. termined citizens, peremptorily demanding the re- Chap. XLIII.} 1770. March dress of grievances, I observed his knees to tremble; I saw his face grow pale; and I enjoyed the sight. Samuel Adams to James Warren, of Plymouth, 25 March, 1771. As the Committee left the Council Chamber, Hutchinson's memory was going back in his reverie to the days of the Revolution of 1688. Hutchinson to Lord Hillsborough, 12 March, 1770. He saw in his mind, Andros seized and imprisoned, and the people instituting a new government; he reflected that the citizens of Boston and the country about it were become four times as numerous as in those days, and their spirit full as high. He fancied them insurgent, and himself their captive; and he turned to the Council for advice. It is not such people as formerly pulled down your House, who conduct the present measures; said Tyler
ty and patriotism. He thought no exertions too great to crush the spirit of revolution, and no sufferings or punishment too cruel or too severe for those whom he esteemed as rebels. The chaotic state of parties in England at this period of transition from their ancient forms, favored the King's purposes. The liberal branch of the aristocracy had accomplished the duty it had undertaken; and had not yet discovered the service on which humanity would employ it next. After the revolution of 1688, the defeated cause, whose followers clung to the traditions of the Middle Age, had its strongest support in the inhabitants of the rural districts. Through them only could the tory, who retained the implicit reverence for Monarchy and for the Church, hope to succeed against the friends of the new political system; and the more frequent and the more complete the opportunity of the appeal, the greater was his prospect of a victory. The Tory faction, therefore, in its warfare against actual p