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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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spoke very strongly against a Bill, which punished the innocent with the guilty, condemned without an opportunity of defence, deprived the laborer and the sailor of bread, injured English creditors by destroying the trade out of which the debts due them were to be discharged, and ultimately oppressed the English manufacturer. You will draw a foreign force upon you, said Burke; I will not say where that will end, but think, I conjure you, of the consequences. The Resolves at Boston, said Gray Cooper, are a direct issue against the Declaratory Act; and half the Rockingham party went with him. Rose Fuller opposed the Bill, unless the tax on tea were also Chap. LII.} 1774. March repealed. Pownall was convinced that the time was not proper for a repeal of the duty on tea. This is the crisis, said Lord North, who had by degrees assumed a style of authority and decision. The contest ought to be determined. To repeal the tea duty or any measure would stamp us with timidity. The prese