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d to France; while the lilies of the Bourbons were nailed to a forest tree in token of possession. Procos Verbal, N. Y. Paris Doc. x. 9. I am going down the river, said he to Indians at Logstown, to scourge home our children, the Miamis and the Wyandots; and he forbade all trading with the English. The lands are ours, replied the Indians, and they claimed freedom of commerce. The French emissary proceeded to the towns of the Miamis, expelled the English traders, and by letter requested Hamilton, the governor of Pennsylvania, to prevent all farther intrusion. But the Indians brooded over the plates which he buried at the mouth of every remarkable creek. We know, thus they murmured, it is done to steal our country from us; and they resolved to go to the Onondaga council for protection. Croghan's Ms. Account of his Transactions, &c. &c. On the northeast, the well informed La Galissoniere took advantage of the gentle and unsuspecting character of the Acadians themselves, and
e empire was forming. Fools, said the elder proprietary, Penn, are always telling their fears that the colonies will set up for themselves; Thomas Penn to James Hamilton, 12 February, 1750. and their alarm was increased by Franklin's plan of an Academy at Philadelphia. Fresh importunities succeeded each other from America; an existing, and the number was never to be increased 23 Geo. II., c. XXIX. There was no hope that this prohibition would ever be repealed. Thomas Penn to James Hamilton, 1 May, 1750. England did not know the indignation thus awakened in the villages of America. Yet the royalist, Kennedy, a member of the Council of New Yooquois confederacy, reported, that the news of the expedition under Celoron had swayed the Onondaga council to allow the English to establish a trading-house; and a belt of wampum, prepared with due solemnity, invited Hamilton, of Pennsylvania, to build a fort at the forks of Monongahela. Croghan's Journal of his Transactions.
main-spring in their system. chap. IV.} 1751. With Bedford's approbation, Thos. Penn to Gov. Hamilton, 30 March, 1751. they advised the appointment of a new governor for New York, with a strictee treaty which Croghan had negotiated at Picqua, while the proprietaries Thomas Penn to Governor Hamilton, 25 February, 1751. of that province openly denied their liability to contribute to Indianetters, sent to Dr. Mitchell. they warned the governor of Pennsylvania, La Jonquiere to Governor Hamilton, of Pennsylvania, 6 June, 1751. that the English never should make a treaty in the basin ent, expressed undigested notions of raising revenues out of the colonies. Thomas Penn to James Hamilton, 9 January, 1753. Wm. Bollan to Secretary Willard, 10 July, 1752, and 24 May, 1753. Some prong, was also charged to apply his thoughts very closely to Indian affairs; Thomas Penn to James Hamilton, 12 August, 1753. and hardly had he sailed, when, in September, the Lords of Trade directed
d, were in a republican way of thinking; but he confessed himself unable to bring them to order. The As- chap. V.} 1754. sembly of Virginia, pleading their want of means, single-handed, to answer all the ends designed, appealed to the royal beneficence. Virginia Address to the King. Knox, Controversy Reviewed, 129, 130. In England, it was the opinion of the greatest men, that the colonies should do something for themselves, and contribute jointly towards their defence. Penn to Hamilton, 29 Jan. 1754. H. Sharpe to Calvert, Secretary for Maryland in England, 3 May, 1754. The ministry as yet did nothing but order the independent companies, stationed at New York and at Charleston, to take part in defence of Western Virginia. Glen, the governor of South Carolina, proposed a meeting, in Virginia, of all the continental governors, to adjust a quota from each colony, to be employed on the Ohio. The Assembly of this Dominion, observed Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie to H. Sharpe, 3 Apri
of a general taxation of America by the British legislature. The secretary of chap. VII.} 1754. state and the Board continued, as before, to enjoin a concert among the central provinces for their defence, and, as before, the king's command was regarded only as proposing subjects for consideration to the colonial legislatures. If the several assemblies, wrote Penn from England, will not make provision for the general service, an act of parliament may oblige them here. Thomas Penn to Hamilton, 10 June, 1754. The assemblies, said Dinwiddie, of Virginia, are obstinate, self-opinionated; a stubborn generation; and he advised a poll-tax on the whole subjects in all the provinces, to bring them to a sense of their duty. Lieut. Gov. Dinwiddie to the Lords of Trade, 23 September, 1754. Other governors, also, applied home for compulsory legislation; Dinwiddie to H. Sharpe, of Maryland. and Sharpe, of Maryland, who was well informed, held it possible, if not probable, that parliame
y, by its own act alone, is derogatory to the crown and to the rights of the people of Great Britain; and this resolve, so pregnant with consequences, asserting for the people of Great Britain a control over American legislation, was authoritatively communicated to every American assembly. The people of Pennsylvania, said Thomas Penn, will soon be convinced by the House of Commons, as well as by the ministers, that they have not a right to the powers of government they claim. T. Penn to Hamilton, 7 July, 1757 The debates between the proprietaries of Pennsylvania and its people involved every question in dispute between the crown and the provinces, making Pennsylvania the central figure in the struggle; and Benjamin Franklin, whom Kant, in 1755, had heralded to the world of science as the Prometheus of modern times, Kants Werke, VI. 280. stood forth the foremost champion of the rights and the legislative free will of America. Every day brightened his fame and increased his influ
1761, in the British Museum. the secretary at war, but a few weeks later; he applies himself thoroughly to his affairs, and understands them astonishingly well. chap. XVII.} 1760. Nov. His faculties seem to me equal to his good intentions. A most uncommon attention, a quick and just conception, great mildness, great civility, which takes nothing from his dignity, caution and firmness are conspicuous in the highest degree. The king, said the chief proprietary of Pennsylvania, Penn to Hamilton. attends daily to business; shows great steadiness in his resolutions, and is very exact to all his applications, whether of business or recreation. But Charles Townshend, being questioned as to his character, deliberated a moment, and replied, The young man is very obstinate; and four months had not passed, when Pratt, the attorney-general predicted that this would be a weak and inglorious reign. Nicholls's Recollections. To place himself above aristocratic dictation and dictation