on Hillsborough's taking possession of his newly created office.
Johnson, the faithful agent of Connecticut, a churchman, and one who from Jan. depend upon my friendship and affection.
Connecticut, said Johnson, is a loyal Colony.
You are a very free Colony, rejoined Hillsborny obedience has been paid to the requisition.—The Colony, replied Johnson, has several times sent over copies of the printed Law Book; therethe absurdity of creating an independent state.
Nobody, replied Johnson, has ever reckoned the power of legislation among the inseparable pinion of the King's Minis-
Chap. XXXI.} 1768. Jan. ter, answered Johnson, or even of the King's Privy Council, cannot determine whether any were not to be injured.
Upon the repeal of the Stamp Act, said Johnson, we had hoped these were the principles adopted; but the new dutiehe Irish.
I hope that England will not add to our burdens, said Johnson; you would certainly find it redound to your own prejudice.