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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 13 5 Browse Search
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ons 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 Lieutenant Governor Sharpe. Many letters of their correspondents also fell within my reach. For the affairs of the Colonies I have consulted their own Archives, and to that end have visited in person more than half the old thirteen colonies. Long continued pursuit, favored by a general good will, has brought
am, 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 s towards America, the more the Court spoke of him as an enemy. Grafton's Autobiography. The King had long been persuaded Compare Secretary Calvert to Lieut. Gov. Sharpe, June, 1763. that the Colonies shared in the licentious- Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Feb. ness of opinion, which he thought was infusing itself into all orders of 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 w
last moment in American affairs, when revolution might still have been easily postponed; and must pause to ask after the points in issue. As yet they were trifling. The late solemn deliberation of the Peers was but a frivolous caviling on the form of a royal veto. The papers are many on a very trifling matter. Board of Trade to the King, 6 Dec. 1766; Reference in Council, 13 April, 1767; Subject considered in Council, 1 May, 1767; Opinion of Attorney and Sol. General, ordered 4 May; Phil. Sharpe to Att. and Sol. Gen. 4 May; Decision of the Council, 9 May; Final Order in Council, 13 May, 1767; Address of Commons for Papers, 14 May, 1767; Papers laid before Parliament, 18 May, 1767. The subject need have had no notice at all but in the ordinary course of business. The People of Massachusetts, seeing a disposition to mar its Charter, and use military power in its government, needed more than ever an Agent in England. Bernard to Shelburne, 28 March, 1767. Bernard insisted tha
onies, wrote Chandler, Thomas B. Chandler to the Rev. D. Johnson, 7 July, 1768. the churchman, will soon experience worse things than in the time of the late Stamp Act, or I am no prophet. The Assembly of Maryland treated Lord Hillsborough's letter with the contempt he had ordered them to show for the Circular of Massachusetts. We shall not be intimidated by a few sounding expressions from doing what we think is right, said they in their formal reply; Maryland House of Delegates to Gov. Sharpe. and they sent their thanks to Massachusetts, their sister Colony, in whose opinion they declared they exactly coincided. Maryland to Massachusetts, 23 June, 1768; received early in July, Prior Documents, 219. As for South Carolina, they could not enough praise the glorious ninety-two who would not rescind; toasting them at banquets, and marching by night through the streets of Charleston, in processions to their honor by the blaze of two and ninety torches. English statesmen were b
nvinced 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. 1769. The fermeSharpe, 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, was set upon by