trument to carry his long cherished opinions of British omnipotence into effect.—There was the self-willed, hot-tempered Egremont, using the patronage of his office to enrich his family and friends; the same who had menaced Maryland, Pennsylvania and authority; at variance with Bute, and speaking of his colleague, the Duke of Bedford, as a headstrong, silly wretch.
Egremont to George Grenville, in the Grenville Papers, i. 475: That headstrong, silly wretch.
To these was now added the fearse, more than their just proportion.
The peace, too, the favorite measure of the ministry and the king,
Bernard to Egremont, 16 Feb. 1763. had been gratefully welcomed in the New World. We in America, said Otis
Hutchinson's History of Massacovernment to a triumvirate, consisting of Grenville, as the head of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer, and of Egremont and Halifax, the two secretaries of state.
After making this arrangement, Bute resigned, having established, by act of