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he story in Pitkin's Political and Civil History of the United States, i. 217, seems to me to have been fashioned by verbal tradition. I was told the same story, but not as to be found in the Mss. One English historian has quoted from Pitkin the passage, which might seem to prove that Townshend acted on a sudden impulse. The supposition would be erroneous. Townshend's policy was adopted deliberately. and, after this, I do not expect to have my statue erected in America. Letter cited in Wirt's Patrick Henry, 96. This last clause is not in W. S. Johnson's report. Then laying his hand on the table in Chap. XXVII.} 1767. Jan. front of him, he declared to the House, England is undone, if this taxation of America is given up. George Grenville, in Cavendish Debates, II. 35. Grenville at once demanded of him to pledge himself to his declaration; he did so most willingly; and his promise received a tumultuous welcome. Grafton's Autobiography. Lord George Sackville pressed
. May. vindicate their past proceedings, and to encourage them to perseverance. Hutchinson's Hist. of Massachusetts, III. 233. The next morning the Assembly had just time to adopt an Address to the King, when the Governor, having heard of what he called the abominable measure, Botetourt to Hillsborough, 19 May, 1769. summoned them and said: I have heard of your Resolves, and augur ill of their effects; you have made it my duty to dissolve you, and you are dissolved accordingly. Wirt's Life of Patrick Henry, 104. The Burgesses of Virginia, having finished what they could do in their official capacity, met together as patriots and friends, with their Speaker as Moderator. They adopted the Resolves which Washington had brought with him from Mount Vernon; and which formed a well digested, stringent and practicable scheme of non-importation, until all the unconstitutional revenue acts should be repealed. Such too was their zeal against the Slave-trade, they made a speci
moved a series of resolutions for a system of intercolonial Committees of Correspondence. His plan included Chap. XLIX.} 1773. March a thorough union of Councils throughout the Continent. If it should succeed and be adopted by the other Colonies, America would stand before the world as a Confederacy. The measure was supported by Richard Henry Lee, with an eloquence which ever passed away from the memory of his hearers; by Patrick Henry with a still more commanding majesty. Letter in Wirt's Life of Henry, 104. The Assembly was of one mind; and no person appropriated to himself praise beyond the rest. They did what greatness of mind counselled; and they did it quietly, as if it were but natural to them to act with magnanimity. On Friday the twelfth of March, the Resolutions were reported to the House, and unanimously adopted. They appointed their Committee on which appear the names of Bland and Lee, of Henry, and Carr, and Jefferson. Their Resolves were sent to every Colony