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nications which passed between Hutchinson and Israel Mauduit and Thomas Whately; between one of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania and Deputy Governor Hamilton; between Cecil Calvert and Hugh Hammersley, successive Secretaries of Maryland, and Lieutenant Governor Sharpe; between Ex-Governor Pownall and Dr. Cooper of Boston; between Hollis and Mayhew and Andrew Eliot of Boston. Of all these I have copies. Of the letter-books and drafts of letters of men in office, I had access to those of Bernard for a single year; to those of Hutchinson for many years; to that of Dr. Johnson, the patriarch of the American Episcopal Church, with Archbishop Secker; to those of Colden; to those of Lieutenant Governor Sharpe. Many letters of their correspondents also fell within my reach. For the affairs of the Colonies I have consulted their own Archives, and to that end have visited in person more than half the old thirteen colonies. Long continued pursuit, favored by a general good will, has
and loyalty. But Bernard resented Compare Bernard to Hillsborough, 30 May, 1768. the exclusion d have terminated. But on the following day, Bernard—an abject coward, See the Journal of Captaion of Hutchinson, Oliver, and two others, Bernard to the Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. and accuion of the King's authority. Speech of Governor Bernard to the Council and House of Representativ which it occasioned, Prior Documents, 89. Bernard renewed his complaints that the principal cro serve to impeach the right. Speech of Governor Bernard to the Legislature, 3 June, 1766, in Brad State Papers, 81. And inviting them again Bernard to Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. to choose am, II. 204. fit to express their indignation. Bernard's speeches fell on the ear of Samuel Adams, are to Conway, 20 June, 1766. From Boston, Bernard, without any good reason, chimed in with the erly introduced and effectually supported. Bernard to Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. And he gave [7 more...]
Chapter 26: Coalition of the King and the Great Commoner against the aristocracy—the Administration of Chatham. July—October, 1766. the obnoxious clauses of the Billeting Act had Chap. XXVI.} 1766. July. been renewed inadvertently by Ministers, who had designed to adopt a system of lenity. They proposed to remove Bernard from Massachusetts, in favor of Hutchinson, Thos. Hutchinson, jr., to Thos. Hutchinson, July, 1766. whom Conway had been duped into believing a friend to colonial liberty. Reviving against Spain the claim for the ransom of the Manillas, they suggested in lieu of it a cession of the island of New Orleans; though the Spanish ambassador took fire at the thought, saying, New Orleans is the key to Mexico. Durand to Choiseul, 27 June, 1766. With equally vain endeavors, they were forming new and milder instructions for the government of Canada, Hardwicke's Memorial. in the hope to combine respect for the municipal customs and religion of its old inha
thought to have been kindled in Spain. From Bernard, who made the restraints on commerce intoleraof Assistance, had been defeated by a mob; Bernard to the Board of Trade, 18 Aug. 1766, and Inclrant, to search the house of Daniel Malcom Bernard to Shelburne, 10 Oct. 1766, with inclosures olled him in the public esteem. He opposed Bernard to Shelburne, 14 Nov. 1766. relief, except onurnment complaint was made of the new zeal of Bernard in enforcing the Navigation Acts and sending t of men of the most generous principles. To Bernard, whom he directed to pursue conciliatory measures, Shelburne to Bernard, 13 Sept. 1766. he wrote no general approval of his conduct, no censuy's expense to two companies of artillery, Bernard to J. Pownall, 16 Dec. 1766; same to Shelburnibuted the taxing of America by Parliament to Bernard's advice. I know, said he, the room, the timrimes or their debts to fly their country. Bernard to Shelburne, 22 Dec. 1766. The debates unmas[4 more...]
ncil as though it of right belonged to the Lieutenant Governor. Bernard to Secretary of State, 7 Feb. 1767, and 21 Feb. 1767. The House rengland, cited in a Minute relative to Massachusetts Bay, 1767. yet Bernard, as the accomplice of Hutchinson, urged the interposition of the ct Act, but was wholly conformable to the usage of the Province. Bernard to Shelburne, 14 Feb. 1767, 18 Feb. 1767; House to Bernard, and BeBernard, and Bernard to the House, Feb. 1767; See Bradford's State Papers, 105, 106, 107; Prior Documents, 133. Upon this concession, the House acquiesced iBernard to the House, Feb. 1767; See Bradford's State Papers, 105, 106, 107; Prior Documents, 133. Upon this concession, the House acquiesced in an expenditure which no longer compromised their rights; and they also declared their readiness to grant of their own free accord such aidss boundary Com- Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Feb. mission. Shelburne to Bernard, 11 Dec. 1766; Bernard to Shelburne, 28 Feb. 1767; Same to Same, 2Bernard to Shelburne, 28 Feb. 1767; Same to Same, 23 March, 1767, and very many letters. The Billeting Act for America, which the Rockingham Ministry had continued for two years, so that i
s drawn chiefly towards Massachusetts, where Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 May, 1767. HutchiBernard to Shelburne, 6 May, 1767. Hutchinson, Chap XXIX.} 1767. April. and Oliver, Oliver to T. Whately, 7 May, 1767. with perseverancpeculiar importance, for while he assented to Bernard's views, and was forming relations with Israeooked forward with hope to his appointment as Bernard's successor. We are arrived at the last moneeded more than ever an Agent in England. Bernard to Shelburne, 28 March, 1767. Bernard insisteBernard insisted that no one should receive that appointment without his approval; and repeatedly negatived the dinute relative to Massachusetts Bay, 1767. Bernard wished to control the election of Councillorseep places open for Hutchinson and Oliver. Bernard's Letters on the Rejection of Hutchinson and Oliver; but particularly, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 June, 1767. The menace was a violation of the spicancies in the Council. The Council itself Bernard advised to alter from an elective body to one
Rubicon is past. Compare the Narrative in Bernard to Shelburne, 14 Sept. 1767.—We will form onepress of Boston, in concert with New-York, Bernard to Shelburne, 14 Sept. 1767. following the pre its effects. If this writer succeeds, said Bernard, a civil war must ensue; Bernard to Shelbu then, fall due. But such a confederacy, said Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 31 August, 7 SeptemBernard to Shelburne, 31 August, 7 September, 1767. will be impracticable without violence; and he advised a regiment of soldiers as the surtion to the Governor Cushing and others to Bernard, 7 Oct. 1767. to convene the Legislature havi Hutchinson to [T. Pownall,] 10 Nov. 1767. Bernard to Shelburne, 30 Oct. 1767. It was observd against giving offence to Great Britain. Bernard to Shelburne, 30 Oct. 1767. Even the twentiete been entirely on the side of Government, Bernard to Shelburne, 21 Nov. 1767. Compare also Boseir avarice gratified, blinded Hutchinson and Bernard. The latter reported that the faction dared [3 more...]
indulged himself in rhapsodies The word is Bernard's; compare Bernard to Secretary of State, 5 MBernard to Secretary of State, 5 March, 1768. and volcanic flashes Letter of Hutchinson, of 17 Feb. 1768. of eloquence, than framends. Not only do the contemporary letters of Bernard and of Hutchinson, and the History of Hutchiny. See the unpublished part of the letter of Bernard to Hillsborough, 9 July, 1768. Otis was nais having been concerned in preparing it. See Bernard to Hillsborough, 9 July, 1768, not the printe they thought fit, they might join Compare Bernard to Shelburne, 18 Feb. 1768. therein. But thi danger. At this appearance of indecision, Bernard conceived great hopes. It will, said he, make some atonement for their Remonstrance. Bernard to the Secretary of State, 30 January, 1768, in Letter to the Ministry, 7. and Bernard to Shelburne, 2 Feb. 1768. The towns in the central Prshared his courage contended indefatigably Bernard to Hillsborough, 19 May, 1768; and Same to Sh
8. Boston Gazette, 29 Feb. 1768. which, said Bernard, were so decently and cautiously worded, thath to Bernard, 16 February, 1768. encomiums on Bernard, praising his own justice and lenity, and lauout of the Council had been misrepresented by Bernard to Shelburne; and in the most temperate langue people to move my temper, wrote Bernard. Bernard to Shelburne, 22 Feb. 1768. The indignation o. On occasion of proroguing the Legislature, Bernard Bernard's speech on Proroguing the LegislaBernard's speech on Proroguing the Legislature, 4 March, 1768. Br. 120, 121. chid in public its leading Members. There are men, said he, tos. The annual election of Councillors, wrote Bernard, Compare also Bernard to the Secretary of Bernard to the Secretary of State, 12 March, 1768. is the canker worm of the constitution of this government, whose weight cannetary of State, 21 March, 1768. Such were Bernard's importunities for troops, while he was givinded to this appeal. In a solemn Meeting, Bernard to Hillsborough, 28 March, 1768. Malcom moved[15 more...]
You will, therefore, such was the command to Bernard, require of the House of Representatives in himmediately dissolve them. Hillsborough to Bernard, 22 April, 1768. In America, the best informe, that he would one day supersede Grafton. Bernard, on his part, addressed his importunities to no exposure should be made of his letters. Bernard to Hillsborough, 12 May, 1768. Yet how could s where he needed but seventy-one. Compare Bernard to Hillsborough, 30 May, 1768; Hutchinson to I should have been elected. And that, added Bernard, would have put quite a new face upon public ownal, 7 June, 1768. The Government, repeated Bernard, should insist upon it, that the Lieutenant G of denying his opinion. The House, reported Bernard to Hillsborough, has shown ingratitude, undutrom the Commissioners of the Customs and from Bernard, and totally misconceiving the state of thingired. Hillsborough to Gage, 8 June, and to Bernard, 11 June, 1768. This first act of hostili[7 more...]
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