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ner, responsible for every measure connected with the finances; and though he was himself a feeble man of business, yet his defects were in a measure supplied by Jenkinson, his able, indefatigable and confidential private secretary.—There was Mansfield,
Lord Campbell's Lives of the Chief Justices, II. 459-460. the illustrious jof Grenville's, yet says, in a note to his Memoirs of Geo. III. III. 32, that the stamp act was a measure of Bute's ministry, at the suggestion of his secretary, Jenkinson, who afterwards brought it into the treasury for Grenville's adoption.
Bute personally, as we know from Knox, wished to bring the colonies into order; but as every body about him wished the same, he probably thought not much about tile matter, but left it to others, and especially to Charles Townshend.
Finally, Jenkinson himself, in the debate in the House of Commons of 15th May, 1777, condemned the tea act as impolitic, &c., &c. Then, turning to the stamp act, he said that measure was
nal expense of its military establishment, it belonged to Jenkinson, the principal Secretary of the Treasury, from the natureo Grenville Papers, by their editor, II. 373, and compare Jenkinson to Grenville, 2 July, 1764. Grenville would have esteemedth seats in the council for his son and nephew, furnished Jenkinson with a brief state of the taxes usually raised in the old if extended to the West Indies.
Henry McCulloh to Charles Jenkinson, Turnham Green, 5 July, 1763, in a note of the editord his associates.
At the time of his correspondence with Jenkinson, in 1763, He appears to have been a crown officer, probabry McCulloh was volunteered or prepared at the request of Jenkinson.
Wm. Knox, Extra Official Papers: The newly appointeds majesty's subjects in America and the West Indies.
C. Jenkinson to the Commissioners of Stamps.
Letter Book, XXII. p. y's Subjects in America and the West Indies.
I am, &c. C. Jenkinson.—23 Sept. 1763.
Who was the author of the American
How America received the plan of a Stamp tax.—Grenville's administration continued.
No sooner was parliament up, than Jenkinson pressed
chap. X.} 1764.
April. on Grenville to forward the American stamp-act, by seeking that further information, the want of which he had assigned as a reason for not going on with it. But the treasury had no mode of direct communication with the colonies, and the Secretary of State had no mind to consult them.
For the moment nothing was done, though Jackson wrote to Hutchinson of Massachusetts for his opinion on the rights of the colonists and the late proceedings respecting them.
Meantime the officers of France, as they made their last journey through Canada, and down the valley of the Mississippi, as they gazed on the magnificence of the country, and on every side received the expressions of passionate attachment from the many tribes of red men, cast a wistful and lingering look upon the empire which th