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which intellectual vigor and indefatigable activity are sure to win over selfindulgent indolence and sluggish, well-intentioned dulness. At this critical conjuncture, when nothing but Chatham's presence could restore activity to the Administration, and draw Parliament from its Lethargy, De Guerchy to Choiseul, 3 Feb. 1767. the gout had returned upon him at Marlborough on his way to London. Chatham to Shelburne, 16 Feb. 1767, Marlborough. But business would not wait. On the eighteenth of February, there appeared in the account of the Extraordinaries, a large and unusual expenditure on the continent of America. Grenville advised to lessen the expense, and charge Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Feb. upon the Colonies the whole of what should remain. There was a general agreement, that America ought to alleviate the burdens of England. Every speaker of the Opposition directly inveighed against Chatham, whom no one rose to defend. Rigby, stinging the self-love of the Ministers, reproac
. and the Governor wished their repeal. Same to Hutchinson New-York, 7 August, 1769. His acquiescence in the associations for coercing that repeal, led the moderate men among the patriots of New-York to plan a Union of the Colonies in an American Parliament, preserving the Governments of the several Colonies, and having the members of the general Parliament chosen by their respective Legislatures. Dr. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 1 January, 1770. Compare Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 18 Feb. They were preparing the greatest work of their generation, to be matured at a later day; their confidence of immediate success assisted to make them alike disinclined to independence, and firm in their expectation of bringing England to reason by suspending their mutual trade. The people of Boston, Hutchinson, New-Hutchison to Hillsborough, Boston, 8 Aug. 1769; Same to Sir Francis Bernard, 8 Aug. 1769. stimulated by the unanimity and scrupulous fidelity of New-York, were impatient tha