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ccompanying papers; Prior Documents, 130, &c. The Crown Officers in the Colonies busied themselves with schemes to check every aspiration after Independence. Carlton, the able Governor of Canada, advised against granting legislative immunities to its people. Compare Carlton to Shelburne, 20 Jan. 1768. The more he consideredCarlton to Shelburne, 20 Jan. 1768. The more he considered the state of affairs, the more he was convinced, that it was indispensably necessary to keep Crown Point and Ticonderoga in good repair; to have a citadel and place of Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Feb. arms in New-York, as well as a citadel in Quebec; and to link the two provinces so strongly together, that on the commencement of an outbr fifteen thousand men could be moved without delay from the one to the other, or to any part of the continent. No pains, no address, no expense, he insisted, Carlton to Gage, Quebec, 15 Feb. 1766; compare Shelburne to the Board of Trade, 5 Oct. 1767. would be too great for the object, which would divide the Northern and Southe
as preeminent in opposition. The letters of Moore, who had been appointed Governor of New-York by the Rockingham Ministry, advocated an independent civil list and more troops. The same views were maintained by William Franklin of New Jersey, and by the able, but selfish Tryon, who, under a smooth exterior, concealed the heart of a savage. The Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina was a man of sense; but his moderation was soon to draw upon him a rebuke. Sir James Wright, in Georgia, and Carlton, in Quebec, were strenuous supporters of power. The attention of the British Government and of Parliament was drawn chiefly towards Massachusetts, where Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 May, 1767. Hutchinson, Chap XXIX.} 1767. April. and Oliver, Oliver to T. Whately, 7 May, 1767. with perseverance equalled only by their duplicity, sought to increase their emoluments, to free themselves from their dependence on the people for a necessary support, and to consolidate their authority