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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
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Colden to his brother, 31 January, 1769. and the ardent Sons of Liberty. In Massachusetts Bernard kept up the ferment. He knew it to be a part of Lord Hillsborough's It is certainly a part of Lord Hillsborough's plan, &c., Hutchinson to Israel Williams, 26 Jan. 1769; and compare Bernard to Hillsborough, 4 Feb. 1769, This opinion is so sanguinely entertained, &c. &c. system that there never should be another election of Councillors, and he Postscript, Supplement to No. 4, Private; Bernar the gentlemen of the law, and as great a number of the printers, had been shipped to some sandy spot on the African shore for at least seven years. J Chew of New London, Conn. While Hutchinson, eager to find proceedings Hutchinson to Israel Williams, 26 Jan. 1769. Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. amounting to treason, was taking depositions, so that the principal ac ors might be called to account, those whom he sought to arraign as traitors were aware of his designs, publicly Boston gazette
ority of the Province, was an absolute power. Bernard, whose chief anxiety was to get a grant of a year's salary, Hutchinson to Bollan, 13 June, 1769. and who, for the moment, mixed Chap XLI.} 1769. May. some distrust of Hutchinson I. Williams of Hatfield to Hutchinson, 3 May, 1769. with his sudden recall, met their complaint of the presence of troops by adjourning the Legislature to Cambridge; and insisting that by the King's instruction the grant of salaries must be the first Act on Bernard, having completed his pecuniary arrangements with Hutchinson to his own satisfaction, For the preceding jealousy of Bernard, see Andrew Oliver to Hutchinson, 22 June, 1769. Letters passed between Hutchinson and Bernard. Compare I. Williams of Hatfield to T. Hutchinson, 3 May, 1769. on the evening of the last day of July left Boston to sail for Europe. He was to have sent home whom he pleased, said the Boston- Chap. XLI.} 1769. July. eers; but the die being thrown, poor Sir Fr
V. 258, 261. Compare Franklin's Works, 1769. VII. 478. asked one of the ministerial party of Franklin in London. And he frankly answered: I think not; it is not the sum paid in the duty on tea, that is complained of as a burden, but the principle of the Act, expressed in the Preamble. The faithful advice was communicated to the Ministry; but what effect could it produce, where Hillsborough administered the Colonies with Bernard for his Counsellor? Men felt that a crisis Compare Israel Williams to Hutchinson, 20 Nov. 1769. was near which would affect every part of the British empire. Hutchinson saw no prospect of establishing such a government as he desired, until free speech in the mother country should be restrained; and Otis, who was bowed to the ground with the sorrow of despair, had no hope for America, but from some grand revolution in England. Compare Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 4 Oct. 1769. The question was not a narrow colonial one respecting three pence a
ng the purchase of twelve pieces of cannon. Don't put off the boat till you know where you will land, advised the timid. We must put off the boat, cried Boston patriots, even though we do not know where we shall land. Thos. Hutchinson to Col. Williams, Boston, 23 Feb. 1774. God will bring us into a safe harbor, said Hawley. Communicated to me by the late Jonathan Dwight, Senior, of Springfield, a contemporary of Hawley. Anarchy itself, repeated one to another, is better than tyranny. Hutchinson to Col. Williams. The proposal for a General Congress was deferred to the next June; but the Committees of Correspondence were to prepare the way for it. Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 23 March. A circular letter explained why Massachusetts had been under the Chap. LII.} 1774. March necessity of proceeding so far of itself, and entreated for its future guidance the benefit of the councils of the whole country. The firmness was contagious. Hancock, on the fifth of March, spoke