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lls rang merry peals to the strains of martial music and the booming of artillery; the Fields near the Park Chap. XXV.} 1766. June. were spread for feasting; and a tall mast was raised to George the Third, William Pitt, and Liberty. At night enormous bonfires blazed; and all was as loyal and happy, as though freedom had been brought back with ample pledges for her stay. The Assembly came together in the best spirit. They passed over the claims of Colden, Lieut. Gov. Colden to General Amherst, 24 June, 1766. who was held to have been the cause of his own griefs; but resolved by a majority of one to indemnify James. Colden to Conway, June, 1766. They also voted to raise on the Bowling Green an equestrian statue of George the Third, and a statue of William Pitt, twice the Preserver of his Country. But the clause of the Mutiny or Billeting Act, directing colonial legislatures to make specific contributions towards the support of the army, placed New-York, where the Headquar
red up in memory as a precedent. When, on the twenty-seventh of July, the Cabinet definitively agreed on the measures to be pursued towards America, it sought to unite all England by resting its policy on Rockingham's Declaratory Act, and to divide America by proceeding severely only against Boston. For Virginia, it was most properly resolved that Chap XXXV.} 1768. July. the office of its Governor should no longer remain a sinecure, as it had been for three quarters of a century; and Amherst, Hillsborough to Amberst, 27 July, 1768; Junius, II. 216. Frances to Choiseul, 5 August, 1768. who would not go out to reside there, was in consequence displaced, and ultimately indemnified. In selecting a new Governor, the choice fell on Lord Botetourt; and it was a wise one, not merely because he had great affability and a pleasing address, and was attentive to business, but because he was ingenuous and frank, sure to write fearlessly and truly respecting Virginia, and sure never t