But it was only a coarse sketch of his own bad qualities.
I told the Grand Jury, said Hutchinson, almost in plain words, that they might depend on being damned,
Hutchinson to——26 March, 1768. if they did not find against the paper, as containing High Treason.
The Jury refused.
Oaths and the laws have lost their force,
Hutchinson to the Duke of Grafton, 27 March, 1768.
Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 23 March, 1768. wrote Hutchinson; while the people were overjoyed,
Compare A. Eliot to T. Hollis, 18 April, 1768.
of Massachusetts, III. 184. and the honest and independent Grand Jurors became the favorite toast of the Sons of Liberty.
On the day on which the General Court was prorogued, merchants of Boston came together, began a subscription to renounce commerce with England, and invited the merchants of the whole Continent to give the world the spectacle of a universal passive resistance.
De Kalb, who was astonished at the prosperity of the Col