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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 5 1 Browse Search
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rl of Dartmouth showed me parts of the journal of his grandfather, written while he occupied the highest place at the Board of Trade. Of all persons in England, it was most desirable to have a just conception of the character of the King. Mr. Everett, when Minister at the Court of St. James, keeping up in his busiest hours the habit of doing kind offices, obtained for me from Lady Charlotte Lindsay, copies of several hundred notes, or abstracts of notes from George the Third to her father Lord North. Afterwards I received from Lady Charlotte herself communications of great interest, and her sanction to make such use of the letters, as I might desire, even to the printing of them all. Others written by the King in his boyhood to his governor Lord Harcourt, Mr. Harcourt was so obliging as to allow me to peruse at Nuneham. The controversy between Great Britain and her Colonies attracted the attention of all Europe, till at length it became universally the subject of leading inter
d his ten years experience to establish the Minister of his choice, teaching him how to flatter Conway, King to Lord North, 29 Jan 1770. and how to prevent desertion. On the last day of January, the new Prime Minister, amidst great excitement and the sanguine hopes of the opposition, appeared in the House of Commons. The ship of state, said Barre, tossed on a stormy sea, is scudding under a jury-mast, and hangs out signals for pilots from the other side. The pilots on board, answered North, are very capable of Chap. XLII.} 1770. Jan. conducting her into port. All agreed that he spoke admirably well; inspiring such confidence that he prevailed by a majority of forty. A very handsome majority, King to Lord North, 3 February, 1770. said the King; a very favorable auspice on your taking the lead in administration. A little spirit will soon restore order in my service. King to Lord North, 1 February, 1770. From that night, the new Tory Party held possession of the Cabinet.
n't take away rights granted them by the predecessors of the Crown. Whoever wishes to preserve such Charters, I wish him no worse than to govern such subjects. By a manly perseverance, things may be restored from anarchy and confusion to peace, quietude, and obedience. I thank the noble Lord, said Lord North, for every one of the propositions he has held out; they are worthy of a great mind; I see their propriety, Chap. LII.} 1774. March and wish to adopt them; and the House directed North, Thurlow, and Wedderburn to prepare and bring in a bill accordingly. On the twenty-ninth of March, the Boston Port Bill underwent in the House of Lords a fuller and fairer discussion. The rightness of mind of Rockingham impelled him to resist it with firmness, and the Duke of Richmond ardently supported him. Nothing can justify the Ministers hereafter, said Temple, except the town of Boston proving in an actual state of rebellion. The good Lord Dartmouth, who sincerely desired to see le