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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 16 0 Browse Search
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h Correspondence, as to have become accurately acquainted with the maxims by which the Court of Spain governed its conduct towards our part of America. Accounts of the differences between America and England are to be sought not only in the sources already referred to, but specially in the correspondence of the Colony Agents resident in London, with their respective Constituents. I pursued the search for papers of this class, till I succeeded in securing letters official or private from Bollan; Jasper Mauduit; Richard Jackson,—the same who was Grenville's Secretary at the Exchequer, a distinguished Member of Parliament, and at one time Agent for three Colonies;—Arthur Lee; several unpublished ones of Franklin; the copious and most interesting, official and private Correspondence of William Samuel Johnson, Agent for Connecticut; one letter and fragments of letters of Edmund Burke, Agent for New-York; many and exceedingly valuable ones, of Garth a Member of Parliament and Agent for
y asserting a right, the justification itself would serve to impeach the right. Speech of Governor Bernard to the Legislature, 3 June, 1766, in Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 81. And inviting them again Bernard to Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. to choose among others Hutchinson, whom, after thirty years uninterrupted concern in public affairs, the thought of a retreat, though with the occupation of Chief Justice and Judge of Probate, had plunged into melancholy, Hutchinson to Bollan, 2 June, 1766. he added, The fate of the Province is put in a scale, which is to rise or fall according to your present conduct. The Requisition Bernard in Bradford, 82. is founded upon a Resolution of the House of Commons, he continued, employing the word which that body, after debate, as well as Conway, had purposely avoided. The authority with which it is introduced should preclude all disputation about complying with it. The patriots of Massachusetts could hardly find words
before Europe without one power as an ally. He loved to give the law to the Cabinet; and was just admitting into it a restless intriguer, who would not fear to traverse his policy. He gloried in the unbounded confidence of his sovereign; and the King wanted nothing of him but his name. Letter of the King to Lord North. He longed for the love of the people of England; and he had left their body for an Earldom. He would have humbled the aristocracy; and the nobility not only hated him Bollan to Hutchinson, 25 Sept. 1766. with vindictive arrogance, but retained strength to overwhelm him, whenever he should lose the favor of the Court. Yet the cause of liberty was advancing, though Oct. Chatham had gone astray. Philosophy spread the knowledge of the laws of nature. The Empress of Russia with her own hand minuted an edict for uni- Chap. XXVI.} 1766. Oct. versal tolerance. Can you tell me, writes Voltaire Voltaire to D'Alembert, 15 Oct. 1766. exultingly to D'Alembert, wh
neral Pardon, indemnity and oblivion to the offenders, in the late times. Bradford Papers, 98 Note. and not from deference to a Requisition. The Governor assented to an Act in which a colonial Legislature exercised the prerogative of clemency; and Hutchinson, saying beggars must not be choosers, gave thanks, at the bar of the House, to his benefactors. But he treasured up the feeling of revenge, and the next year taking offence at some ex planatory publication by Hawley, Hutchinson to Bollan, 31 Oct. 1767; same to another, 10 Nov. 1767. dismissed him ar- Chap XXVII.} 1766. Dec. bitrarily from practising in the Superior Court. The patriots of New England did not doubt Shelburne's attention to its real interests and respect for its liberties; but they were exquisitely sensitive to every thing like an admission that the power of taxing them resided in Parliament. Bernard was rebuked, because, with consent of Council, he had caused the Billeting Act to be printed by the printer
ot to be collected till the twentieth of November; and should the Sons of Liberty effect a universal agreement to send for no more goods from Britain, no customs would, even then, fall due. But such a confederacy, said Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 31 August, 7 September, 1767. will be impracticable without violence; and he advised a regiment of soldiers as the surest way of inspiring notions of acquiescence and submission. Ships of war and a regiment, said Paxton in England, Compare Bollan to Hutchinson, 11 August, 1767. are needed to ensure tranquillity. Never was a community more distressed or Oct. divided by fear and hope, than that of Boston. There the American Board of the Commissioners of the Customs was to be established; and to that town the continent was looking for an example. Rash words were spoken, Bernard to Shelburne, 21 Sept. 1767. rash counsels conceived. The Chap. XXX.} 1767. Oct. Commissioners, said the more hasty, must not be allowed to land.—Pax
of the House of Representatives to the Governor's Message of May 31, 1769, June 13; in Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 169, 171. in a message to the Governor, represented that the use of the military to enforce the laws was inconsistent with the spirit of a free Constitution, and that a standing army, in so far as it was uncontrollable by the civil authority of the Province, was an absolute power. Bernard, whose chief anxiety was to get a grant of a year's salary, Hutchinson to Bollan, 13 June, 1769. and who, for the moment, mixed Chap XLI.} 1769. May. some distrust of Hutchinson I. Williams of Hatfield to Hutchinson, 3 May, 1769. with his sudden recall, met their complaint of the presence of troops by adjourning the Legislature to Cambridge; and insisting that by the King's instruction the grant of salaries must be the first Act of the Session, he chid the House for a fortnight's non-activity, and a consequent waste of time and treasure. Message of Governor Berna
ure. The Argument still exists in manuscript, and assisted to deceive the Rockingham whigs as well as unsuspecting men in the Colony. He now redoubled his attempts to deceive; wrote favorable letters which he never Letters in Letter Book to Bollan, 16 Feb. 1769. Boston Gazette, 4 March, 1776; 1085, 2, 8. sent, but read to those about him as evidence of his good will; and professed even to have braved hostility in England for his attachment to colonial liberties. Hutchinson to Lyman. rcive measures, which England gradually and reluctantly adopted. Wherever the Colony had a friend, he would artfully set before him such hints as might incline him to harsh judgments. In proof note the whole tenor of his correspondence with Bollan, whom he could not deceive; with Richard Jackson, whose good opinion he for a time won, and with Gov. Pownall and others. Even to Franklin he vouched for the tales of Bernard as most just and candid. T. Hutchinson to B Franklin, Boston, 29 Jul