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III.} 1765. May. to throw it off and assert their freedom. There never can be a disposition in the colonies to break off their connection with the mother country, so long as they are permitted to have the full enjoyment of those rights to which the English 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 all their newspapers; were approved of by the most learned and judicious on this continent; and even formed part of the instructions of South Carolina South Carolina to Garth, 16 Dec. 1765. to its agent in England. Thus revolution proc
Chapter 14: South Carolina Founds the American union. June—July, 1765. the essays of Freeman had appeared, and the sum- chap. XIV.} 1765. June. mons for the Congress had gone forth from Massachusetts, when the resolves of Virginia were published to the world. They have spoken treason, said the royalists. Is it treason, retorted others, for the deputies of the people to assert their rights, or to give them away? Oh! those Virginians, cried Oxenbridge Thacher, from his deathbed, where, overplied by public exertions, he was wasting away with a hectic, those Virginians are men; they are noble spirits. I long to be out—to speak in court against tyranny, words that shall be read after my death. Why, said one of his friends, are not our rights and liberties as boldly asserted by every government in America as by Virginia? * * * Behold, cried another, a whole continent awakened, alarmed, restless, and disaffected. Letter of J. Adams. Boston Gazette. Hutchinson. Hist.