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of aid from the other side of the water. Hutchinson to Thos. Pownall, 23 Feb. 1768. How to induce the British Government to change the Charter, and send over troops was the constant theme of discussion; and it was concerted that the eighteenth of March, the anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act, should be made to further the design. Reports were industriously spread of an intended insurrection on that day; of danger to the Commissioners of the Customs. The Sons of Liberty, on theider at Halifax, Commodore Hood to Mr. Grenville, Halifax, July 11, 1768, in Grenville papers, IV. 306. and also sent a second memorial to the Lords of the Treasury. They said that a design had certainly been formed to bring them on the eighteenth of March to Liberty Tree, and oblige them to renounce their commissions. The Governor and magistracy, they add, have not the least authority or power in this place. The mob are ready to be assembled on any occasion. Every officer who exerts hims
ess of Great Britain, arising from its corruption, its debt, its intestine divisions, its scarcity of food, its want of alliances; and, on the other, the state of the American Colonies, their various climates, soils, produce, rapid increase of population, and the virtue of their inhabitants, and he publicly expressed his conviction that the conduct of Old England was permitted and ordained by the unsearchable wisdom of the Almighty for hastening American Independence. Providence Gazette, 18 March; Boston Gazette, 27 March, 1769. Bernard to Hillsborough, 27 March, 1769. Compare W. S. Johnson to Dr. Benjamin Gale, 10 April, 1769. The intrepid Calvinist knew the end at which he aimed; but the British Ministry had no system. We have but one word, that is, our sovereignty, wrote Thomas Pownall, describing the opinion of all parties; T. Pownall to Cooper, 22 March, 1769. and it is like some word to a madman, which whenever mentioned throws him into his ravings and brings on a p
to my authority, repeated Hutchinson; I have no power to remove them. Stretching forth his arm which slightly shook as if his frame trembled at the energy of his soul, John Adams to Jedediah Morse, and Same to Tudor. in tones not loud, but clear and distinctly audible, Adams rejoined: If you have power to remove one regiment, you have power to remove both. These are the words as I received them traditionally from John Quincy Adams, and they agree with Hutchinson to Bernard of the 18th of March, except that Hutchinson represented them as addressed to Dalrymple who stood at his side. But the Town and S. Adams addressed Hutchinson himself, and would not release him from his responsibility. It is at your peril if you do not. Andrew Oliver's Narrative. The meeting is composed of three thousand people. They are become very impatient. A thousand men are already arrived from the neighborhood, and the country is in general motion. Night is approaching; an immediate answer is exp