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e to tax America by the British parliament, and Resigns. February—April, 1763. at the peace of 1763 the fame of England was ex- chap. V.} 1763. Feb. alted throughout Europe above that of all other nations. She had triumphed over those whom shnted time had come, the Earl of Bute, with chap. V.} 1763. Feb. the full concurrence of the king, making the change which he illustrious jurist, who had boasted pub- chap. V.} 1763. Feb. licly of his early determination never to engage in public his advancement, Townshend became at once chap. V.} 1763. Feb. the most important man in the House of Commons; for Fox como office, their continuance in it, and the chap. V.} 1763. Feb. amount and payment of their emoluments; so that the corps om it was to oppress. To complete the sys- chap. V.} 1763. Feb. tem, the navigation acts were to be strictly enforced. It ntly subject to the influence of governors chap. V.} 1763. Feb. was to them an object of terror; and, from tenderness to th
ing the writings of Wilkes; and even the extreme measure of his expulsion from his seat in parliament, was carried with only one dissentient vote. Grenville Papers, II. 258. The opposition, with great address, proceeded to an abstract question Feb. on the legality of general warrants. They were undoubtedly illegal. Grenville himself was sure of it. He sought, therefore, to change the issue and evade the question by delay; and insisted that a single branch of the legislature ought not to dettention than that of so many drunken porters; but Grenville defended his well-chosen position with exceeding ability, and was said to have outdone himself. Grenville Papers, II. 493. In a house of four hundred and fifty he es- chap IX.} 1764 Feb. caped, but only by a majority of fourteen. The king felt the vote of the opposition as a personal offence. My nature, said he, firmly, ever inclines me to be acquainted with who are my true, and who false friends; the latter I think worse than o
re than those of all corpora- chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. tions. They can no more plead an exemption fro and ought rather with filial chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. duty to give some assistance to her distress? presentation, he was resolved chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. on proposing it indirectly through his subordinned Jackson. Grenville urged chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. the house not to suffer themselves to be moved e, and protected by our arms, chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. grudge to contribute their mite to relieve us fanguid. The opponents of the chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. measure dared not risk a division on the meritsNew Orleans would gladly have chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. exchanged the dominion of Spain for a dependencrd by counsel. No counsellor chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. of this kingdom, said Fuller, formerly chief ju the notice given, to receive chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. from the colonies information by which my judgmhis country derives its great- chap. XI.} 1765 Feb. est commerce, wealth, and consideration. Let[8 more...]
as the only means of main- chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. taining their dependence; for America felt thatld readily expound the most chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. mysterious intricacies of law, or analyze the lgh to see an end put to the chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. mischief which will be the result of the doctriects of Great Britain, than chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. those within the realm; and the British legislaEnglish acts of parliament. chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. Could the king's bench vacate the Massachusettsagainst it, which could not chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. be effected without great violences. No one evrly interposed for the pur- chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. pose of a general taxation, as the colonies wouich would be fatal to both. chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. Interest very soon divides mercantile people; aber of the visionaries. As chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. for Camden himself, they said Mansfield had utt throne; by law the English chap. XXII.} 1766. Feb. church was established, with a prayer-book and [8 more...]
of February, the party of chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. Bedford and the old ministry of Grenville coalehe House of Commons, where chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. Pitt spoke at length, with tact and gentleness.ution of all acts, meaning chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. specially the Stamp Act. With instant sagaci, in a very full house, by chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. more than two to one. The minority were asto, according to the general chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. perceptible workings of Providence, where the cwhom they had so hated and chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. wronged. It was a proud moment for Bute, to fiubled in about twenty-five chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. years; that their demand for British manufacture commerce; and considered chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. that body as the great bulwark and security of ople of America would sub- chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. mit to pay the Stamp Duty if it was moderated? friends of the act. He ac- chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. knowledged his perplexity in making an option b[9 more...]
Chapter 24: The House of Lords give way with protests.— Rockingham's administration continued. February—May, 1766. The heat of the battle was over. The Stamp Act chap. XXIV.} 1766. Feb. was sure to be repealed; and every one felt that Pitt, would soon be at the head of affairs. Rockingham still aspired to interceptFeb. was sure to be repealed; and every one felt that Pitt, would soon be at the head of affairs. Rockingham still aspired to intercept his promotion, and engage his services. In its last struggle to hold place by the tenure which the king disliked, the old whig party desired to make of the rising power of the people its handmaid, rather than its oracle. But Pitt spurned to capitulate with the aristocracy. Rockingham's tone, said he, is that of a minister, masertain the right. To modify the act, answered Palmerston, would be giving up the right and retaining the oppression. The motion for recommit chap. XXIV.} 1766. Feb. ment, was rejected by a vote of two hundred and forty to one hundred and thirty-three; and the bill for the repeal was ordered to be brought in. Upon this, Blac