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r, about a month after Pitt's retirement, the Board of Trade reported to the king against the tenure of good behavior, as a pernicious proposition, subversive of all true policy, and tending to lessen the just dependence of the colonies upon the government of the mother country. Representation of the Lords of Trade to the king, 18 Nov., 1761. The representation found favor with George; and, as the first fruits of the new system, on the ninth of December the instruction went forth through Egremont to all colonial governors, to grant no judicial commissions but during pleasure. To make the, tenure of the judicial office the king's will was to make the bench of judges the instruments of the prerogative, and to subject the administration of justice throughout all America to the influence of an arbitrary and irresponsible power. The Assembly of New York rose up against the encroachment, deeming it a deliberate step towards despotic authority; the standing instruction they resolved sh