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in the agents of the colonies to oppose it; J. Mauduit, 11 February, 1764. and the agent of Massachusetts made a merit of his submission. Jasper Mauduit's letter to the Speaker of the louse of Representatives of the province of Massachusetts Bay. London, 11 Feb. 1764. The Secretary of Maryland had for years watched the ripening of the chap. IX.} 1764. Mar. measure, and could not conceal his joy at its adoption. Calvert to Sharpe, in many leters. Thomas Pownall, the fribble, Samuel Adams's opinion of Thomas Pownall. who had been Governor of Massachusetts, and is remembered as one who grew more and more liberal as he grew old, openly contended for an American revenue to be raised by customs on trade, a stamp-duty, a moderate land-tax in lieu of quit rents, and an excise. See First and Second Editions of his Administrations of the Colonies. In the later editions this is effaced. See, too, New York Gatzette for Monday, 11 June, 1764. But on the other hand, Jackson,
In Boston, at the town meeting in May, there stood up Samuel Adams, a native citizen of the place, trained at Harvard Collat Boston might become a Christian Sparta. Letter of Samuel Adams in my possession. For his political creed, he receiiety and his love of country. The account of this act of Adams variously colored by his contemporaries, according to theirs judgment. See Thacher's Disis course on the Death of Samuel Adams. The Colonial Legislature sustained the views of AdamsAdams, and the British authorities acquiesced in them. He was at this time near two and forty years of age; poor, and so contete Lord Ashburton gave me an account of his dining with Samuel Adams, in Boston, and it coincided exactly with the account iwas then in session. The Boston Instructions, drawn by Samuel Adams, formed the corner-stone of its policy. In pursuance oof conduct which the town of Boston, at the im pulse of Samuel Adams, had recommended. In the Rights of the Colonists, by
g Hutchinson and his family barely time to escape, split open his doors with broadaxes, broke his furniture, scattered his plate and ready money, his books and manuscripts, and at daybreak left his house a ruin. The coming morning, the citizens of Boston, in town-meeting, expressed their detestation of these violent proceedings, and pledged themselves to one another to suppress the like disorders for the future. I had rather lose my hand, said Mayhew, than encourage such outrages; and Samuel Adams agreed with him; but they, and nearly all the townsmen, and the whole continent, applauded the proceedings of the fourteenth of August; and the elm, beneath which the people had on that day assembled, was solemnly named the Tree of Liberty. The officers of the crown were terror-stricken. Hutchinson to R. Jackson, 30 Aug. 1765. The Attorney-General did not dare to sleep in his own house, nor two nights together in the same place; and for ten days could not be got sight of. Several
consent of every branch of its legislature,—successively elected delegates to the general American Congress. In Massachusetts, Boston, under the guidance of Samuel Adams, set the example to other towns, and in his words denounced to its representatives the Stamp Act, and its Courts of Admiralty, as contrary to the British constsaid the wary people of Boston; touch not the unclean thing; and chap. XVII.} 1765. Sept. to make sure of a vigilance which could not be lulled, they elected Samuel Adams to be their representative, in the place made vacant by the death of Thacher. On the day on which Samuel Adams took his seat, he found the legislature adoptinSamuel Adams took his seat, he found the legislature adopting resolves, that all courts should do business without stamps; on which Bernard, in a fright, prorogued it till nine days before the first of November. The eye of the whole continent watched with the intensest anxiety the conduct of New-York, the capital of the central province, and Headquarters of the standing forces in Americ
sed it, having been reassembled at Boston, and now cheered and invigorated by the presence of Samuel Adams, embodied in their reply to Bernard, the opinion on the power of parliament, from which the cecome disaffected. In addition to this state paper, which was the imprint; of the mind of Samuel Adams, Not of Otis. The paper has not the style of Otis, and does not express his opinions. Bewas made, performing his duty at New-York, as a member of Congress. The paper has the style of S. Adams, and expresses his sentiments exactly. Moreover, Hutchinson names him. Bernard's letters pointhout naming him. The lead of the committee was Samuel Dexter, who had the greatest regard for Samuel Adams. J. Adams: Works, II. 163, 181. and had the vigor and polished elegance of his style, the hoe which it won, said also, that of all the politicians of Boston, including Otis and Cushing, Samuel Adams had the most thorough understanding of liberty and her resources in the temper and character
. At this, the crowd gave three cheers; and when Oliver, who was the third officer in the province, with bitterest revenge in his heart, spoke to them with a smile, they gave three cheers more. A. Oliver to Bernard, 17 Dec. Same to same, 19 Dec. Boston Gaz. J. Adams's Diary. On the evening of the next day, as John Adams sat ruminating in his humble mansion at Quincy, on the interruption of his career as a lawyer, a message came, that Boston, at the instance of a committee of which Samuel Adams was the chief, had joined him with Gridley and Otis, to sustain their memorial to the Governor and Council for opening the courts; and he resolved to exert the utmost of his abilities in the chap. XX.} 1765. Dec. cause. It fell to him, on the evening of the twentieth, to begin the argument before the governor and council. The Stamp Act, he reasoned, is invalid; it is not in any sense our act; we never consented to it. A parliament in which we are not represented, had no legal authorit
to the consideration of the house. The questions of greatest interest asked of him related to the possibility of carrying the Stamp Act into effect, and to the difference laid down by so many of the Americans, and adopted by Pitt, in the House of Commons, and by Camden in the House of Lords,—between internal taxes and taxes laid as regulations of commerce. Grenville and his friends, and Charles Townshend, who had carefully considered the decisive resolutions that marked the entrance of Samuel Adams into public life, were his most earnest questioners. Do you think it right, asked Grenville, that America should be protected by this country, and pay no part of the expense? That is not the case, answered Franklin; the colonies raised, clothed, and paid during the last war twenty-five thousand men, and spent many millions. Were you not reimbursed by parliament? rejoined Grenville. Only what, in your opinion, answered Franklin, we had advanced beyond our proportion; and it was a ve