be the instrument to carry his long cherished opinions of British omnipotence into effect.—There was the self-willed, hot-tempered Egremont, 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 business, passionate, and capable of cruelty in
chap. V.} 1763.
Feb, defence of authority; at variance with Bute, and speaking of his colleague, the Duke of Bedford, a measures with unscrupulous speed.
No man in the House of Commons was thought to know America so well; no one was so resolved on making a thorough change in its constitutions and government.
What schemes he will form, said the proprietary of Pennsylvania,
Thomas Penn to James Hamil ton, 11 Feb. 1763. we shall soon see.
But there was no disguise about his schemes.
He was always for making thorough work of it with the colonies.
James the Second, in attempting the introduction of what was