Coalition of the King and the Great Commoner against the aristocracy—the Administration of Chatham.
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
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