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e several instruments of ecclesiastical law used in the courts of episcopal jurisdiction; for Grenville reasoned, that one day such courts might be established in America. F. Maseres, 25, 26. On the fifteenth of February, merchants trading to Jamaica presented a petition against it, and prayed to be heard by counsel. No counsellor chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. of this kingdom, said Fuller, formerly chief justice of Jamaica, would come to the bar of this house, and question its authority to tax AmJamaica, would come to the bar of this house, and question its authority to tax America. Were he to do so, he would not remain there long. It was the rule of the house to receive no petition against a money bill; and the petition was withdrawn. Jared Ingersoll's Letters on the Stamp Act, 1765, 21-30. Next, Sir William Meredith, rising in behalf of Virginia, presented a paper, in which Montague, its agent, interweaving expressions from the votes of the Assembly of the Old Dominion, prayed that its House of Burgesses might be continued in the possession of the rights
rticular saving as to all English acts of parliament. chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. Could the king's bench vacate the Massachusetts charter, and yet the parliament be unable to tax them? Do they say this, when they themselves acquiesced in the judgment, and took a new charter? Ibid. In 1724, the assembly of Jamaica having refused to raise taxes for their necessary support, the late Lord Hardwicke, then Attorney-General, and Sir Clement Wearg, Solicitor-General, gave their opinion that if Jamaica is to be considered as a conquered country, the king may tax it by his own authority; if otherwise, it must be by the British legislature. Let the advocates for America draw their line. Let them move their exception, and say how far the sovereignty of the British parliament should go, and where it should stop? Did the Americans keep the right of the purse only, and not of their persons and their liberties? Ibid. But if there was no express law or reason founded upon any necessar
16 April, 1766. yet a rich growing one, and of as much importance to Great Britain as any upon the continent; and a great part of our weakness, though at the same time 'tis part of our riches, consists in having such a number of slaves amongst us; and we find, in our case, according to the general chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. perceptible workings of Providence, where the crime most commonly, though slowly, yet surely, draws down a similar and suitable punishment, that slavery begets slavery. Jamaica and our West India islands demonstrate this observation, which I hope will not be our case now, whatever might have been the consequence had the fatal attempt been delayed a few years longer, when we had drank deeper of the Circaean draught, and the measures of our iniquities were filled up. I am persuaded, with God's blessing, we shall not fall, or disgrace our sister colonies at this time. Still more bold, if that were possible, was the spirit in North Carolina. The associated freehol
ed illegal; and Edmund Burke, already famed for most shining talents, and sanguine friendship, for America, Holt's N. Y. Gaz. 1228, for 17 July, 1766. was consulting merchants and manufacturers on the means of improving and extending the commerce of the whole empire. When Grenville, madly in earnest, deprecated any change in the sacred Act of Navigation, Burke bitterly ridiculed him on the idea that any act was sacred, if it wanted correction. Free ports were, therefore, established in Jamaica and in Dominica, 6 Geo. III. c. XLIX. which meant only that British ports were licensed to infringe the acts of navigation of other powers. Old duties, among them the plantation duties, which had stood on the statute book from the time of Charles the Second, were modified; and changes were made in points of detail, though not in principle. The duty on molasses imported into the plantations was fixed at a penny a gallon; that on British coffee was seven shillings the hundred weight; on