t, using the patronage of his office to enrich his family and friends; the same who had menaced Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina—obstinate and impatient of contradiction, ignorant of businesent of Great Britain.
It was announced by authority
Cecil Calvert, Secretary in England for Maryland, to H. Sharpe, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1 March, 1763. that there were to be no more reMaryland, 1 March, 1763. that there were to be no more requisitions from the king, but instead of such requisitions an immediate taxation of the colonies by the British legislature.
The first charge upon that revenue was to be the civil list, that all thruary, 1763, in Bedford Correspondence, III. 210.
Compare, too, Calvert, resident secretary of Maryland in London, to Horatio Sharpe, deputy governor of Maryland, 1 March, 1763. I am by authority infMaryland, 1 March, 1763. I am by authority informed that a scheme is forming for establishing 10,000 men, to be British Americans standing force there, and paid by the colonies. that these regiments were, for the first year only, to be supported
l our countrymen, and all their posterity, without the utmost agonies of heart, and many tears.
Such were the genuine sentiments of New England, uttered by John Adams, in words which, in part, were promptly laid before the king in council In Maryland, Daniel Dulany, an able lawyer, not surpassed in ability by any of the crown lawyers in the House of Commons, a patriot councillor, inclined to serve the people, discussed the propriety of the Stamp Act, not before America only, but seeking audiStamp Act, and engaged
chap XVII.} 1765. Sept. to indemnify them and save them harmless.
In the same month, Delaware, by the spontaneous act of the representatives of each of its counties; Connecticut, with the calm approval of its assembly; Maryland, trusting in the express language of its charter, and by the earnest patriotism of its inhabitants, obtaining the consent of every branch of its legislature,—successively elected delegates to the general American Congress.
In Massachusetts, B