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colonies and islands as is done here, in order to defray all expenses of troops, necessary for their defence. We have endeavored to get this last postponed, as it is an internal tax, and wait till some sort of consent to it shall be given by the several Assemblies, to prevent a tax of that nature from being laid without the consent of the colonies; but whether we shall succeed is not certain. However, a few days will determine. Thomas Penn, one of the proprietaries of Pennsylvania, to James Hamilton, the Lieutenant-Governor. London, 9 March, 1764. The original is in the possession of our American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia. Huske, too, repenting of his eager zeal in promising a revenue from America, joined in entreating delay, that opportunity might be given for America to be heard. Grenville's colleagues did not share his scruples; but his mind was accustomed to balance opinions; and he desired to please all parties. He persisted, therefore, in the purpose of propo
ation, that we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent. Let us be content with the advantages which Providence has bestowed upon us., We have attained the highest glory and greatness. Let us strive long to preserve them for our own happiness and that of our posterity. French Precis. Thus he spoke, with fire unquenchable; like a man inspired; Thos. Penn to J. Hamilton, 17 Jan. 1766. greatest of orators, for his words chap. XXI.} 1766. Jan. swayed events, opening the gates of futurity to a better culture. Impassioned as was his manner, there was truth in his arguments, that were fitly joined together, so that his speech in its delivery was as a chain cable in a thunder storm, along which the lightning pours its flashes without weakening the links of iron. Men in America, for the moment, paid no heed to the assertion of parliamentary authority to bind