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e constitutional alterations is most fully developed, and where it is said, This business seems only to have waited for a proper time. See, too, the many letters from the colonies, just before the peace, strongly recommending the changes. Lieut. Gov. Colden's paper on the same subject. So, too, the queries of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson, of Connecticut, sent, in 1760, to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Seeker to Johnson. R. Jackson to Hutchinson, 13 Aug. 1764, and Hutchinson to Jackson, 15 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 tha
ork coveted the lands, and under its old charter to the Duke of York, had long disputed with NewHamp-shire the jurisdiction of the country west of Connecticut River. The British government had hitherto regarded the contest with indifference; but Colden now urged the Board of Trade to annex to New-York all of Massachusetts and of New-Hampshire west of the Connecticut River. The New-England Governments, he reasoned, are all formed on republican principles, and those principles are zealously inculary, is established as nearly as may be after the model of the English Constitution. Can it, then, be good policy to diminish the extent of jurisdiction in his majesty's province of New-York, to extend the power and influence of the others'? Colden to the Board of Trade, New-York, 26 Sept., 1763. Little was the issue of this fatal advice chap. VIII.} 1763. Sept. foreseen. While Massachusetts was in danger of an essential violation of its charter with regard to one branch of its legislat
rth of Massachusetts and west of Connecticut river. Board of Trade to Lieut.-Gov. Colden, 13 July, 1764. Order in Council, 20 July, 1764. Lieut.-Gov. Colden to BLieut.-Gov. Colden to Board of Trade, Sept. 26, 1763. The chap. X.} 1764. Sept. decision was declaratory of the boundary; and it was therefore held by the royalists that the grants made unuded and led astray with popular amusements of liberty and privileges. Lieut.-Gov. Colden to the Board of Trade, 20 Sept. 1764. On coming together in September, thuld not suffer the same to be done.” In the midst of the strife about taxation, Colden planned the prostration of the influence of the lawyers, and great landholders,o the king. The judges refused to admit of such appeals. I stand singly, said Colden, in support of the king's prerogative. All that the owners of the great patentegislature of Massachusetts, by its votes in Juneof New-York, by its address to Colden, in September, had been guilty of the most indecent disrespect to the legislatu
oon as they are able, will throw it off. Colonial opposition confidently appealed from acts of authority to the sanctity of law; from the bar, weekly papers came forth, which loyalists denounced as most licentious. Associations of lawyers, said Colden, in the impotence of despair, are the most dangerous of any next to the military, and he lamented that, as yet, the faction could not be crushed. Golden to Halifax, 22 Feb. and 27 April, 1765. Still New-York continued tranquil. New Englanh constitution entitles them. * * They desire no more; nor can they be satisfied with less. * * Such were the words in which the sober judgment of New-York embodied its convictions. Was John Morin Scott the author of the piece signed Freeman? Colden and Gage attribute the political papers to the lawyers; and Scott seems most likely to have written this. But the opinion is only inferential. I know of no direct evidence. They were caught up by the impatient colonies; were reprinted in nearly
th a trap of our own making will be deemed, in the ministerial cant, an infamous, atrocious, and nefarious crime. A colonist, murmured a Boston man who had dipped into Grenville's pamphlet, a colonist cannot make a horse-shoe or a hob-nail, but some ironmonger of Britain shall chap. XIV.} 1765. June. bawl that he is robbed by the American republican. Yes, they are even stupid enough, it was said in the town of Providence, to judge it criminal for us to become our own manufacturers. Colden's Corr. Boston Gazette. N. Y. Gazette. Providence Gaz. Lloyd's Conduct, &c. Newport Mercury. We will eat no lamb, promised the multitude, seeking to retaliate; we will wear no mourning at funerals. We will none of us import British goods, said the traders in the towns. The inhabitants of North Carolina set up looms for weaving their own clothes, and South Carolina was ready to follow the example. The people, wrote the LieutenantGover-nor Sharpe, of Maryland, will go on upon manufact
demand, and can find quarters for, replied Gage; and at the same time, he urged Colden to the severe exertion of the civil power. The public papers, he continued, are crammed with treason, and the people excited to revolt. Gage to Colden, 31 Aug. 1765. But mean time, McEvers, the stamp officer of New-York resigned; for, said h, if I attempt to receive the stamps, my house will be pillaged. McEvers to Colden, August. chap. XVI.} 1765. Aug. McEvers is terrified, said Colden to a friend;Colden to a friend; Colden to Sir W. Johnson, 31 August. but I shall not be intimidated; and the stamps shall be delivered in proper time; intending himself to appoint a stamp distriColden to Sir W. Johnson, 31 August. but I shall not be intimidated; and the stamps shall be delivered in proper time; intending himself to appoint a stamp distributor. Yet dismay was spreading on every side among Sept. the crown officers. On the third of September, Coxe, the stamp officer for New Jersey, renounced his plngs in the fort of New-York, as the only safe asylum. Petition of Z. Hood to Colden, 16 Sept. 1765. Golden to Conway, 23 Sept. The Maryland lawyers were of opinio
xert itself more efficiently. All civil authority is at an end, Colden to Gage, 2 Sept. 1765. answered Colden; the presence of a battalionColden; the presence of a battalion is the only way to prevent mischief. It will be more safe for the government, interposed the Council Advice of Counsel to Colden, 7 Sept.Colden, 7 Sept. of the province of New-York, to show a confidence in the people. But Colden, chap. XVII.} 1765. Sept. emboldened by the arrival of two artColden, chap. XVII.} 1765. Sept. emboldened by the arrival of two artillery companies from England, put the fort in such a state of offence and defence, as to be able to boast alike to Conway Colden to ConwayColden to Conway, 23 Sept. and Amherst, Colden to Amherst, 10 Oct. that he had effectually discouraged sedition. The people here will soon come to better Colden to Amherst, 10 Oct. that he had effectually discouraged sedition. The people here will soon come to better temper, after taxes become more familiar to them, wrote an officer King's Lib. Ms. 213. The author seems to have been Lord Adam Gordon. whthe stamps down their throats with the end of my sword, James to Colden, giving an account of his examination before Parliament. Letter fr
uth Carolina, the fearless Gadsden, who never practised disguise, the upright, able, and eloquent Rutledge; Lynch, who combined good sense, patriotism, and honesty, with fiery energy, conciseness of speech, and dignity of manner, arrived first at its place of meeting. A little delay in its organization gave time for the representatives of New Jersey, where the lawyers were resolved to forego all business rather than purchase a stamp, to imitate the example of Delaware. Such a Congress, said Colden to the delegates from Massachusetts, is unconstitutional and unlawful; and I shall give them no countenance. While they were waiting, on the third day of October, the last stamp officer north of the Potomac, the stubborn John Hughes, a quaker of Philadelphia, as he lay desperately ill, heard muffled drums beat through the city, and the State House bell ring muffled, and then the trampling feet of the people assembling to demand his resignation. His illness obtained for him chap. XVIII.
resolved to have the stamps distributed, wrote Colden to the British secretary, the day after the Co, the act would be quietly submitted to. David Colden to Commissioners of Stamp Office. Fort Georre of that. On the thirty-first of October, Colden and all he Oct. royal governors took the oathamp, or delay business for the want of one. Colden himself retired within the fort, and got from ments. On Saturday, the second of November, Colden gave way. The council questioned his authority Minutes of the Common Council of N. Y. 5 Nov. Colden to Gage, 5 Nov. They asked that the stamped pavernor and Council, and the military Viceroy. Colden pleaded his oath, to do his utmost, that every pleaded further the still greater contempt Colden to Maj. James, 6 Nov. into which the governmenappealed to, Colden to Gage, 5 Nov. Gage to Colden, 5 Nov. Gage to Conway, 8 Nov. Colden to ConwaColden to Conway, 9 Nov. avowed the belief, that a fire from the fort would be the signal for an insurrection, and [4 more...]