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evolution, i. 142-144. Compare also Richard Jackson to Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson, 18 Nov. 1766. Charles Townshend has often turned thate Archbishop of Canterbury, and Seeker to Johnson. R. Jackson to Hutchinson, 13 Aug. 1764, and Hutchinson to Jackson, 15 October, 1764, relatHutchinson to Jackson, 15 October, 1764, relate to the same subject. The purpose against Rhode Island and Connecticut was transmitted through successive ministries till the Declaration ofuch is the testimony of Richard Jackson, in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Hutchinson of 26 December, 1765, quoted in Gordon's History of the57. Gordon had an opportunity of examining the correspondence of Hutchinson. The letter which he cited should now be among tile records of Mgratefully welcomed in the New World. We in America, said Otis Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, III. 101, 102. to the people of Bosto Statutes at large, VII. 443. 3 George III. chap. XXII. Lieut. Governor Hutchinson's private letter to R. Jackson, 17 Sept. departments of p
t that day branded as a libel. Wilkes was arrested; but on the doubtful plea that his privilege as a member of parliament had been violated, he was set at liberty by the popular Chief Justice Pratt. The opponents of the ministry hastened to renew the war of privilege against prerogative, with the advantage of being defenders of the constitution on a question affecting a vital principle of personal freedom. The cry for Wilkes and Liberty was heard in all parts of the British dominion. Hutchinson's History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, III. 163. In the midst of the confusion, Grenville set about confirming himself in power Grenville's Account of himself to Knox. by diligence in the public business. His self-conceit, said Lord Holland afterwards, Lord Holland to George Selwyn. as well as his pride and obstinacy, established him. For the joint secretary of the treasury he selected an able and sensible lawyer, Thomas Whately, in whom he obtained a firm defender and
ted only of an ensign, a sergeant, and perhaps fourteen men; and were stationed at points so widely remote from one another, that, lost in the boundless woods, they could no more be discerned than a little fleet of canoes scattered over the whole Atlantic, too minute to be perceptible, and safe only during fair weather. Yet, feeble as they were, their presence alarmed the red man, for it implied the design to occupy the country which for ages had been chap. VII.} 1763. May. his own. Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, August, 1763. His canoe could no longer quiver on the bosom of the St. Mary's, or pass into the clear waters of Lake Huron, or paddle through the strait that connects Huron and Erie, or cross from the waters of the St. Lawrence to those of the Ohio, without passing by the British flag. By what right was that banner unfurled in the west? What claim to the red man's forest could the English derive from victories over the French? The French had won the affection of th
eased his austere vanity to be the first and only minister to insist on enforcing the laws, Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, Grenville's Secretary in the Exchequer, Sept. 1763: The real cause of the to effect the greatest possible reduction of the duty on foreign West Indian products, elected Hutchinson as its joint agent with Mauduit. But before he could leave the province, the house began to distrust him, and by a majority of two, excused him from the service. Hutchinson's Ms. Letter Book, II. 76, 77. Novanglus, 283. The designs of government were confided to the crown officers in House of Commons declared against the stamp-duty, while it was mere matter of conversation. Hutchinson, III. 116. Nor could Grenville have been ignorant that Pitt had in vain been urged to propose s was a contribution towards the requisite revenue which was said to be fixed at £ 330,000. Hutchinson to Williams. These new taxes, wrote Whately, the joint Secretary of the Treasury, will certain
nt nothing was done, though Jackson wrote to Hutchinson of Massachusetts for his opinion on the righion that taxation by parliament was tyranny, Hutchinson addressed his thoughts to the Secretary of t than by your present schemes. Abridged from Hutchinson's draft. The remonstrance of Hutchinson Hutchinson reflected the opinion of all candid royalists in the colonies; but the pusillanimous man entreated hs on trade enough to drain us thoroughly. Hutchinson to Ebenezer Silliman, 1764. Compare HutchinHutchinson to Bollan, 7 Nov. 1764. And it is affirmed, that to members of the legislature of Massachusetts, from whom he had ends to gain, Hutchinson denied utterly the right of parliament to tax America. e of Commons, yielded to the persuasions of Hutchinson, and chap. X.} 1764. Oct. consented to pleaProvidence Gazette of 23 Feb. 1765. Compare Hutchinson to a friend in Rhode Island, 16 March, 1765, in Hutchinson's Letter Book, II. 132. The ministry, in December, were deliberating how to prese
opening of the year 1765, the people of New chap. XI.} 1765. Jan. England were reading the history of the first sixty years of the Colony of Massachusetts, by Hutchinson. This work is so ably executed that as yet it remains without a rival; and his knowledge was so extensive, that, with the exception of a few concealments, it ewould bear. For the present he attempted nothing more than to increase the revenue from the colonial post-office by reducing the rate of postage in America. Hutchinson to a friend, 9 April, 1765: I have a letter from a member of parliament, who, although he says this right of taxing the colonies is to be exercised with great th to Richard Jackson. Norwalk, 23 Feb. 1765. of Connecticut, elected by the people, to Jackson. It can be of no purpose to claim a right of exemption, thought Hutchinson. It will fall particularly hard on us lawyers and printers, wrote Franklin Franklin to Ross, 14 Feb. 1765. to a friend in Philadelphia, never doubting it wo
nner of imposing it greatly inspired alarm. While the act was in abeyance, Hutchinson had, in letters to England, pleaded for the ancient privilege of the coloniesich the colonies were to pay, and which as yet were not half provided for. Hutchinson to I. Williams, 26 April 1775. Openly espousing the defence of the act as legally right, Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 30 Aug. 1765. in his charges, as Chief Justice, he admonished the jurors and people of the several counties to obey. Hutchinson to Secretary of State, 10 Oct. 1765. Nor did the result seem doubtful. There could be no danger but from union; and no two colonies, said he, think alike;could be expected; it leaves no room for evasion, and will execute itself. Hutchinson to a friend, 4 March, 1765: to R. Jackson, 5 May, 4 and 5 June, 1765. Yetthem with the diffidence and want of spirit in the petition which the arts of Hutchinson had prevailed on the legislature of Massachusetts Bay to accept. They were e
ffected. Letter of J. Adams. Boston Gazette. Hutchinson. Hist. III. Every where, from North to South—thron Gazette. N. Y. Gazette. Hopkins's Grievances. Hutchinson's Correspondence. R. R. Livingston's Corresponderogative court to be forfeited without a jury? Hutchinson's Correspondence. Boston Gazette. There is nand render us a great, rich, and happy people. Hutchinson's History. Pa. Gaz. N. Y. Gaz. Boston Gaz. Sharp Boston Gaz. Otis's Considerations. N. Y. Gaz. Hutchinson's Correspondence. Power is a sad thing, said act of parliament against common law is void. Hutchinson's Correspondence. Thus opinion was echoed fro, who had knowingly sold his lands twice over. Hutchinson to Gov. Pownall, 10 July, 1765. In this way, the rd of Trade branded it as mutinous. Bladen, in Hutchinson, III. 109. Massachusetts had proceeded cautiouslyers who were friends to government. Bladen, in Hutchinson, III. 109. Virginia was ready to convince the
acle, and their report collected thousands. Hutchinson, as chief justice, ordered the sheriff to reminded, we will die upon the place first. Hutchinson's Ms. Narrative. Bernard to Lords of Trade, said he, are in the mob. With the sheriff, Hutchinson went up to disperse the crowd. Stand by, mycried a ringleader; let no man give way; and Hutchinson, as he fled, was obliged to run the gauntlet We have a dismal prospect before us, said Hutchinson, the next morning, anticipating tragical eve of the Stamp Act, and we will be easy. But Hutchinson evaded a reply. The governor, just beforef the rioters. If discovery were made, said Hutchinson, it would not be possible to commit them. Tstrust of the people fell more and more upon Hutchinson.—He is a prerogative man, they cried. He grficers of the crown were terror-stricken. Hutchinson to R. Jackson, 30 Aug. 1765. The Attorney-Ge left their houses and removed their goods. Hutchinson fled to the castle, wretched from anxiety an[5 more...]
outh, from the Board of Trade, adopting the worst measure of corruption, which Grenville had firmly resisted, proposed to make the government of a province independent of the provincial legislature for its support. Representation of Lords of Trade to the king, 27 Sept. 1765. Every thing implied confidence in the obe- chap XVII.} 1765. Sept. dience of the colonies. And yet the tide of opinion in America was swelling and becoming irresistible. To the north and to the southward, said Hutchinson, the people are absolutely without the use of reason. A majority in every colony was resolved to run all hazards rather than submit. When they were asked, What will you do after the first of November? Do? they replied, do as we did before. Will you violate the law of parliament? The Stamp Act, repeated every one over and over, is against Magna Charta, and Lord Coke says, an act of parliament against Magna Charta is for that reason void. In a more solemn tone, the convictions and p
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