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anxiety the preliminary meeting of the friends of the ministry; and when the day for opening parliament came, he was impatient to receive a minute report of all that should occur. Geo. III. to Conway, 7 Dec. The Earl of Hardwicke, Hugh Hammersley to Lieut. Gov. Sharpe, Dec. 1765, gives a very good report of the debate. Compare Philimore's Lyttelton, II. 687. himself opposed to the lenity of Rockingham, Albemarle, i. 284. moved the address in the House of Lords, pledging the Houseall. Charles Townshend asserted with vehemence his approbation of the Stamp Act, and leaned towards the opinion of Grenville. Sooner, said he, than make our colonies our allies, I should wish to see them returned to their primitive deserts. Hammersley. But he sat down, determined to vote against Grenville's amendment. Gilbert Elliot did the same; and Wedderburn displayed the basest subserviency. Norton dwelt much on the legislative authority of parliament to tax all the world under British
pirit of liberty still pervades the whole of the New Empire. H. Hammersley to Sharpe. He proceeded to show, from the principles and precedst to the Court of Vienna the dominion of the Low Countries. H. Hammersley to Sharpe. Thus he reasoned in a strain of eloquence, whichp than the Revolution, as this country never had one before; H. Hammersley's Report Ms. and in the reign of King William an act passed, av Petition of Rights at the great era of the revolution. From H. Hammersley's Report. The colonists,—thus he continued, after having anf they are not subjects, they ought to pay duties as aliens. H. Hammersley's Report. The charter colonies had among their directors memberhear this, is stamped with every badge of subordination; H. Hammersley. and a particular saving as to all English acts of parliament.d bless. The rest of the peers, one hundred and twenty-five H. Hammersley. Garth to South Carolina, 9 Feb. 1766. in number, saw with der
o not die from the fear of dying; Junius, 19 Dec. 1767. the merchants may sustain a temporary loss, but they and all England would suffer much more from the weakness of parliament, and the impunity of the Americans. With a little fairness, it will be easy to compel the colonists to obedience. The last advices announce that a spirit of submission is taking the place of the spirit of revolt. America must learn that prayers are not to be brought to Caesar through riot and sedition. H. Hammersley to Sharpe. Between one and two o'clock on the morning of the twenty-second of February, the division took place. Only a few days before, Bedford had confidently predicted the defeat of the ministry. The king, the queen, the princess dowager, the Duke of York, Lord Bute desired it. The scanty remains of the old tories; all the followers of Bedford and Grenville; the king's friends; every Scottish member, except Sir Alexander Gilmore and George Dempster; Lord George Sack chap XXIII
f the House of Commons, carried the bill up to the House of Lords, where Temple and Lyttelton did not suffer it to receive its first reading without debate. On Friday, the seventh of March, the declaratory bill was to have its second reading. It was moved, though no division took place, to postpone it to the bill for the repeal, for if the latter should miscarry, the former would be unnecessary; and if the latter passed, the former would be but a ridiculous farce after deep tragedy. Hammersley to Sharpe, 22 March, 1766. My lords, when I spoke last on this subject, said Camden, opposing the bill altogether, I thought I had delivered my sentiments so fully, and supported them with such reasons and such authorities, that I should be under no necessity of troubling your lordships again. But I find I have been considered as the broacher of new-fangled doctrines, contrary to the laws of this kingdom, and subversive of the rights of parliament. My lords, this is a heavy cha
ticut; one letter and fragments of letters of Edmund Burke, Agent for New-York; many and exceedingly valuable ones, of Garth a Member of Parliament and Agent for South Carolina; and specimens of the Correspondence of Knox and Franklin, as Agents of Georgia. Analogous to these are the confidential communications which passed between Hutchinson and Israel Mauduit and Thomas Whately; between one of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania and Deputy Governor Hamilton; between Cecil Calvert and Hugh Hammersley, successive Secretaries of Maryland, and Lieutenant Governor Sharpe; between Ex-Governor Pownall and Dr. Cooper of Boston; between Hollis and Mayhew and Andrew Eliot of Boston. Of all these I have copies. Of the letter-books and drafts of letters of men in office, I had access to those of Bernard for a single year; to those of Hutchinson for many years; to that of Dr. Johnson, the patriarch of the American Episcopal Church, with Archbishop Secker; to those of Colden; to those of Lie
t. Corr. III. 188; Chatham to Shelburne, Bath, Feb. 7, 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 193; Shelburne to Chatham, Feb. in Chat. Corr. III. 186. and between his opinions as a statesman and his obligations as Minister, he knew not what to propose. H. Hammersley to Lieut. Gov. Sharpe, 20 Feb. 1767. The Declaratory Act was the law of the land, and yet was as a barren fruit-tree, which, though fair to the eye, only cumbers the earth, and spreads a noxious shade. Farmer's Letters. Shelburne was arch, 1767; Walpole's Memoirs II. 417; Compare Grafton to Chatham, 13 March 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 233. None heeded the milder counsels of Conway. The mosaic Opposition watched every opportunity to push the Ministry upon extreme measures. H. Hammersley to Lieut. Gov. Sharpe, 20 Feb. 1767. A week later, Camden, who had pledged himself to maintain to his last hour, that Taxation and Representation are inseparable, that Taxation without Representation is a robbery, seized the occasion to procl
es, and was convinced of their intrepidity Choiseul to Du Chatelet, Versailles, 8 Sept. 1769. and their animated and persevering zeal; Choiseul, 15 Sept. 1769. while the British Ministry gave no steady attention to American affairs; Hugh Hammersley to Sharpe, 14 Sept. 1769. and defeated the hope of conciliatory measures which all parties seemed to desire, Hugh Hammersley to Sharpe, 30 Nov. 1769. by taking the advice of Bernard. Frances to the Due de Choiseul, London, 8 Sept. 1769Hugh Hammersley to Sharpe, 30 Nov. 1769. by taking the advice of Bernard. Frances to the Due de Choiseul, London, 8 Sept. 1769. The ferment in the Colonies went on increasing. Copies having just then been received of the many letters from the public officers in Boston which had been laid before Parliament, Otis, who was become almost irresponsible from his nearness to frenzy, Compare John Adams's Diary, Works, II. 219, 220. grew wild with rage at having been aspersed as a demagogue, and provoked See the Boston Gazette of 4 September, 1769, for publications by Otis. an affray, in which he, being quite alone,