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f their illicit dealings with the Spanish main, he recommended to Bute the more rigid enforcement of the laws of navigation; and on the very day on which the bill for a regular plantation revenue was reported to the house, he was put on a committee to carry his counsel into effect. March had not ended when a bill was brought in, Journals of the House of Commons, XXIX. 609. Statutes at large, VII. 443. 3 George III. chap. XXII. Lieut. Governor Hutchinson's private letter to R. Jackson, 17 Sept. departments of public offices, and to 1763. Admiral Colville to Lieut.; Gov. Colden, 14 Oct. 1763; also Egremont's Circular of 9 July, 1763. giving authority to employ the ships, seamen and officers of the navy as custom-house officers and informers. The measure was Grenville's own, and it was rapidly carried through; so that in three short weeks it became lawful, from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to Cape Florida, for each commander of an armed vessel to stop and examine, and, in case of
vernment at the time of the conquest, might be legally collected by the authority of the British king. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. But arbitrary taxation was the only relic of French usages which was retained. All the laws, customs, and forms of judicature Gov. Carlton to Sec. of State, 24 Dec. 1767. of a populous and long-established colony were in one hour Murray to Shelburne, 80 Aug. 1766. Carlton to Shelburne, 20 Jan. 1768. overturned by the ordinance of the seventeenth of September; and English laws, even the penal statutes against Catholics, all unknown to the Canadians, and unpublished, were introduced in their stead. The improper choice and the number of the civil officers sent over from England, increased the disquietude of the colony. The ignorant, the greedy, and the factious, were appointed to offices which required integrity, knowledge, and abilities. Murray to Shelburne, 80 Aug. 1766. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. The judge pitched upo
was decreed our Saviour should suffer; but was it better for Judas Iscariot to betray him, so that the price of his blood might be saved by his friends? The multitude, surrounding his house, demanded if he would resign. I know not, he replied, if I have power to resign. But he promised, if stamps came to him, to re-ship them, or leave his doors open to the people to do with them as they would. New Haven, his own town, spoke out with authority in town-meeting. On Tuesday, the seventeenth of September, they elected as one of their representatives Roger Sherman, one of the great men of his time, a farmer's son, who had been educated at the common school, after the custom of New England, and having begun life as a shoemaker by trade, developed high capacity as a jurist and a statesman. They next, by public vote, earnestly desired Ingersoll to resign his stamp office immediately. The vote is needless, interposed a friend. I shall await, said Ingersoll, to see how the General Asse