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ed to be confidently said, to the island of New England, James Otis on the Rights of the Colonies. Ms. Letter of J. Q. Adams. and could not tell but that Jamaica was in the Mediterranean. Walpole's Memoires of the last ten years of the reign of George II. Heaps of colonial memorials and letters remained unread in his office; and a paper was almost sure of neglect, unless some agent remained with him to see it opened. Memoires, &c., i. 343. Gov. Clinton, of New-York, to the Earl of Lincoln, April, 1748. His frivolous nature could never glow with affection, or grasp a great idea, or analyse complex relations. After long research, I cannot find that he ever once attended seriously to an American question, or had a clear conception of one American measure. The power of the House of Commons in Great Britain, rested on its exclusive right to grant annually the supplies necessary for carrying on the government; thus securing the ever-recurring opportunity of demanding the redre
ns engaged the whole thoughts of the men in power, who were persuaded that all America was struggling to achieve a perfect legislative independence, and that New Jersey at least was in a slate of rebellion. At a great council in February, 1750, the Board of Trade R. H. Morris of New Jersey to the Governor of New York, 12 February, 1750. was commanded to propose such measures as would restore and establish the prerogative in its utmost extent throughout the colonies. Bedford, Earl of Lincoln to Clinton, 12 February, 1750. the Lords of Trade, the Privy Council,—all, had American affairs much at heart: and resolved to give ease to colonial governors and their successors for ever. The plea for the interposition of the supreme legislature was found in the apprehension that a separate empire was forming. Fools, said the elder proprietary, Penn, are always telling their fears that the colonies will set up for themselves; Thomas Penn to James Hamilton, 12 February, 1750. and thei