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seat, made the chairman a low bow, and walked slowly out of the house. Rigby to the Duke of Bedford, 10 March, 1763. Correspondence III. 218. Yet the ministry persevered, though the cider countifetter and enslave him, to come into his service while he lived to hold the sceptre. Bute to Bedford, 2d April, 1768, in Wiffen's Memoirs of the House of Russell, II. 522. Lord John Russell's Correspondence of John, 4th Duke of Bedford, III. 224. Shall titles and estates, he continued, and names like a Pitt, that impose on an ignorant populace, give this prince the law? Wiffen, II. 523. Bedford Cor. III. 225. And he solicited Bedford to accept the post of president of the council, promising, in that case, the privy seal to Bedford's brother-in-law, Lord Gower. While the answer was wBedford's brother-in-law, Lord Gower. While the answer was waited for, it was announced chap. V.} 1763. April. to the foreign ministers that the king had confided the executive powers of government to a triumvirate, consisting of Grenville, as the head of t
had not intended so much; they had circumvented the king, and used his name to put a brand upon his mother. Bute's friends were thunderstruck, while the duke of Bedford almost danced for joy. The king's natural affection was very strong; he suffered the utmost agitation, even to tears; and declared that Halifax had surprised him ed to a cabal than ever his grandfather was. The ministers believed themselves strong enough to compel their sovereign to conform in all things to their advice. Bedford, therefore, in defiance, tried the experiment of mentioning to him his suspicions, that Bute had been operating mischief to overthrow the government. Grenville ad to believe his own services indispensable, and admitted into his mind the pleasing delusion, that they would be required, even should his old enemy, the duke of Bedford, be dismissed. On the thirteenth of May, the king, in his impatience of ministers, who did not love each other and only agreed to give him the law, invoked the a
rant, No. 483. This was succeeded by the cry of Liberty and Property, and three cheers; soon after which the people, than whom better men never walked in glory behind the plough, having done their work thoroughly, rode home to their several villages. There the Calvinist ministers nursed the flame of piety and the love of civil freedom. Of that venerable band, none did better service than the American-born Stephen Johnson, the sincere and fervid pastor of the first church of Lyme. Bute, Bedford, and Grenville, said he to the people, will be had in remembrance by Americans as an abomination, execration, and curse. As the result of all, these measures tend to a very fatal civil war; and France and Spain would make advantage of the crisis. If they chap. XVI.} 1765. Sept. are pursued, the dear patrimony of our fathers must pass to taskmasters here, or the men of ease and wealth in Great Britain, who have schemed them away for nought. This people cannot bear it till they have lost
twelve hours, which was later than ever was remembered. Once more Mansfield and Camden exerted all their powers on opposite sides; while Temple indulged in personalities, aimed at Camden. The submission of the Americans, argued the Duke of Bedford, who closed the debate, is the palladium, which if suffered to be removed, will put a final period to the British empire in America. To a modification of the duties I would not have been unfavorable; but a total repeal of them is an act of vershe plea of our North American colonies, of not being represented in the parliament of Great Britain, may, by the same reasoning, be extended to all persons in this island who do not actually vote for members of parliament. Such was the famous Bedford protest, to which a larger number of peers than had ever signed a protest before, hastened in that midnight hour to set their names. Among them were four in lawn sleeves. It is the deliberate manifesto of the party which was soon to prevail in