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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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numberless treasonable and seditious writings. Bernard to Hillsborough, 25 January, 1769. A few individuals stigmatized, wrote one of Hutchinson's underlings, N. Rogers [connected with Hutchinson and Oliver], to W. S. Johnson, Jan. 1769. would cause us to reform. I sometimes wish, said one of a neighboring Colony, that two thirds of the gentlemen of the law, and as great a number of the printers, had been shipped to some sandy spot on the African shore for at least seven years. J Chew of New London, Conn. While Hutchinson, eager to find proceedings Hutchinson to Israel Williams, 26 Jan. 1769. Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. amounting to treason, was taking depositions, so that the principal ac ors might be called to account, those whom he sought to arraign as traitors were aware of his designs, publicly Boston gazette, 20 Feb. 1769, 725, 3, 1. reproached him for his baseness in performing the office of an informer while he held the post of Chief Justice, and avowed their
Chapter 46: The origin of Tennessee.—Hillsborough's Administration of the Colonies continued. October, 1770—June, 1771. The Colonization of the West was one of the Chap. XLVI.} 1770. Oct. great objects ever promoted by Franklin. No one had more vividly discerned the capacity of the Mississippi valley not only to sustain Commonwealths, but to connect them with the world by commerce; and when the Ministers would have rejected the Fort Stanwix Treaty, W. S. Johnson to Joseph Chew, 13 Feb. 1770. which conveyed from the Six Nations an inchoate title to the immense territory southwest of the Ohio, his influence secured its ratification, by organizing a powerful company to plant a Province in that part of the country which lay back of Virginia, between the Alleghanies and a line drawn from the Cumberland Gap to the mouth of the Scioto. See the elaborate Petition of Works. Benjamin Franklin to Congress, Passy, 20 Feb. 1780; not in his Virginia resisted the proposed l