njoying direct access to the king on the affairs of his department, he, on the twenty-third of February, became secretary of state for the colonies in all but the name.
Rigby to Bedford, 23 February, 1763, in the Bedford Correspondence, III. 210.
In the council, in which Townshend took a place, there was Bute, its chief, having the entire confidence of his sovereign; the proud restorer of peace, fully impressed with the necessity of bringing the colonies into order,
Knox, agent of Georgia.
In Extra-official State Papers, II. 29. and ready to give his support to the highest system of authority of Great Britain over America.
Being at the head of the Treasury, he was, in a special manner, 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 Just