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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 78 0 Browse Search
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ion of the King's authority. Speech of Governor Bernard to the Council and House of Representatives, 29 May, 1766, in Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 74. Concurrently, Rigby, as the leader of the Bedford June. party, Rigby to the Duustification 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 otthem according to our best judgment. No branch of the Legislature, insisted the Council, Answer of the Council, in Bradford, 86. has usurped or interfered with the right of another. Nothing has taken place but what has been constitutional and e the only neans of perpetuating our liberties. Jonathan Mayhew to James Otis, Lord's Day Morning, 8 June, 1766. See Bradford's Life of Mayhew, 428, 429. The patriot uttered this great word of counsel on the morning of his last day of health in B
censed the people still more at the captious restraints on navigation, Shelburne sought to recover the affections of the Colonies by acquiring and deserving their confidence. Durand to Choiseul, 14 Aug. 1766. Assure the Assembly of Massachusetts, he said with frankness This description of Shelburne is by the Agent of the Massachusetts Assembly in London. See his Letter to the Speaker, 19 Sept. 1766. American Newspapers of 1766, Boston, 10 Nov.; New Hampshire, Gazette, 14 Nov. 1766. Bradford omits the sentence: Bradford Papers, 102. to their correspondent, they may be perfectly easy about Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Nov. the enjoyment of their rights and privileges under the present Administration. He enjoined moderation on every Governor, and was resolved to make no appointments but 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 censure of
Governor. Bernard to Secretary of State, 7 Feb. 1767, and 21 Feb. 1767. The House resented the lust of power, manifested by his intrusion into an elective body of which he had not been chosen a member. Answer of the House, 31 Jan. 1767, in Bradford, 104; and Letter from the House to Dennys De Berdt, 16 March, 1767 The Council, by a unanimous vote, denied his pretensions. The language of the Charter was too explicit to admit of a doubt; Opinion of the Attorney General in England, cited declaration that his supply did not include articles prescribed by that Act, but was wholly conformable to the usage of the Province. Bernard to Shelburne, 14 Feb. 1767, 18 Feb. 1767; House to Bernard, and Bernard 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 aids as the
use of Representatives, to D. de Berdt, Agent for the Province in England, January 12, 1768, in Bradford's Massachusetts State papers, 124. that the British constitution hath its foundation in the lawerwise strange effects are to be apprehended, for the laws of God and nature are invariable. Bradford's Massachusetts State papers, 133. The House of Representatives, having sanctioned Chap XXance, next addressed Shelburne, The House of Representatives to Shelburne, 15 January, 1768, Bradford's State Papers, 137. Compare the contrary opinions of Otis, in Gordon's Hist. of the Amer. Rev. i. 228, 229. Chatham, Rockingham, House to Rockingham, 22 Jan. 1768, in Bradford, 142. Conway, Camden, the Treasury Board, at which sat Grafton, Lord North, and Jenkinson, letters which contain point out to them any thing further that may Chap. XXXI.} 1768. Feb. be thought necessary. Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 134. A fair copy of this Circular was ordered to be transmitt
especting taxation was heightened Chap. XXXII.} 1768. Feb. by personal contentions, which exasperated members of the Legislature of Massachusetts. The House Bradford, 117, 118. Shelburne to Bernard, 17 Sept. 1767, received Feb. 1768. Bernard to Shelburne, 2 Feb. 1768. Resolve of the House, 13 Feb. 1768, in Bradford, 112, 1Bradford, 112, 113. Bernard to Shelburne, 20 Feb. 1768. Bernard's message to the House of Representatives, 16 Feb. 1768, in Bradford, 113. Answer of the House of Representatives, 18 Feb. 1768. In Bradford 113-116. discovered that their leaving the Crown officers out of the Council had been misrepresented by Bernard to Shelburne; and in the moBradford, 113. Answer of the House of Representatives, 18 Feb. 1768. In Bradford 113-116. discovered that their leaving the Crown officers out of the Council had been misrepresented by Bernard to Shelburne; and in the most temperate language they wisely suggested the recall of the Governor, House of Representatives to Shelburne, 22 Feb. 1768. of whose accusatory letters they requested copies. Compare Bernard to Shelburne, 5 March, 1768. It is not in the power of these people to move my temper, wrote Bernard. Bernard to Shelburne, 22 Feb.
embly's revoking their Circular letter; and if refused, he is immediately to dissolve them. Upon their next Chap. Xxxiii} 1768. April. choice, he is again to insist on it; and, if then refused, he is to do the like; and as often as the case shall happen. I had settled the repeal of these Acts with Lord North; but the opposition of the Colonies, renders it absolutely necessary to support the authority of Parliament. De Berdt to the Speaker of Massachusetts Assembly, 29 July, 1768, in Bradford's State Papers. Here was a colonial system, never before thought of Townshend had suspended the legislative functions of New-York by Act of Parliament. Now a Secretary of State speaking for the King, offered to Massachusetts the option of forfeiting its representative government, or submitting to his mandate. At the same time the Commander-in-Chief in America, who was responsible to no one on that Continent, and in New-York itself took precedence Moore to Shelburne, 5 March, 1768;
ker to Massachusetts, 9 May, 1768. Governor W. Franklin to Hillsborough, 11 July, 1768. But when the letter from Virginia Peyton Randolph, the Speaker of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, to the Massachusetts Speaker, Prior Documents, 213. Bradford's History of Massachusetts, i. 145. The passage quoted is in Bradford but not in Prior Documents. was received, it gave courage more than all the rest. This is a glorious day, said Samuel Adams, using words which, seven Chap. XXXIV.} 1768. to import from England. Letter from Hutchinson to Bollas, 14 July, 1768. The House, employing the pen of Samuel Adams Eliot's Biographical Dictionary of New England, sub voce Samuel Adams. without altering a word, reported a letter Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 151; House to Lord Hillsborough, 30 June, 1768. to Lord Hillsborough, in which they showed that the Circular Letter of February was, indeed, the declared sense of a large majority of their body; and expressed the
not to pay any thing towards its support. Bradford's Hist of Mass. i. 180. Of the ninety-tw, who had been chosen by a unanimous vote. Bradford's History of Massachusetts, i. 185. The Houseresentatives to the Governor, 19 June, 1769. Bradford, 172, 173. and in earnest and distinct resolv the House of Representatives, 21 June, 1769; Bradford, 174. The impatient Governor, eager for h the House of Representatives, June 21, 1769, Bradford, 175. The House paid no heed to his entreatief Representatives to the King, 27 June, 1769; Bradford, 188 and 195. Samuel Adams to Dennys De Berd Message from the Governor, 28 June, 1769; Bradford, 175, 176. his order to repair to England, andemanded Message of Bernard, 6 July, 1769; Bradford, 183. the appropriations which the Billeting mistake. Message of Bernard, 12 July 1769; Bradford, 183, 184. The Act of Parliament thus formallwe owe our constituents, so we shall NEVER Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 187. make provi[3 more...]
t this, they asked the exertion of his power and influence. Hutchinson desired to parley with them. We have the account of what passed in Council, by Hutchinson to Gage, to Hillsborough, and to Council, Sir Francis Bernard; by Dalrymple, in his Narrative sent to Hillsborough; by the Affidavit of Andrew Oliver, Secretary, in his Narrative sent through Hutchinson and Bernard to Hillsborough; by the Report of the Committee of the respecting the Representation made by Secretary Oliver, in Bradford, 264. Compare also Private Letters of Cooper, Hutchinson, and others. The people, they answered, not only in this town, but in all the neighboring towns, are determined that the troops shall be removed. An attack on the King's troops, replied Hutchinson, would be High Treason, and every man concerned would forfeit his life and estate. The Committee unmoved, recalled his attention to their peremptory demand and withdrew. My readers will remember, that the instructions from the King whi
to my discretion. The House and the Council remonstrated, insisting that even though he were instructed Address of the Council to Hutchinson, 20 March, 1770; Bradford, 197. to meet the Assembly at Cambridge, yet it was his duty under the Charter to adjourn the session to the Courthouse in Boston. I am a servant of the King, replied Hutchinson, to be governed by his Majesty's pleasure. Message from the Governor to the Council, 21 March, 1770, Bradford. Thus a new question arose respecting the proper use of the prerogative; while the Assembly proceeded to business only from absolute necessity. Bradford's State Papers, 202 Suppose a petulant or angBradford's State Papers, 202 Suppose a petulant or angry minister were to be displeased with the two Houses of Parliament, and to mark his resentment, were to sum mon them to meet at Wolverton or Rye, instead of Westminster; in what temper would he find them? Yet that would be analogous to the act of Hutchinson. Yet in spite of appearances and of the adverse influence of the Gov
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