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l who has spent his fortune in every kind of debauchery. Unreasonable impositions tend to alienate the hearts of the Colonists. Our growth is so great, in a few years Britain will not be able to compel our submission. Who thought that the four little Provinces of Holland would have been able to throw off the yoke of that powerful kingdom of Spain? —yet they accomplished it by their desperate perseverance. Liberty is too precious a jewel to be resigned. Compare Andrew Eliot to Rev. William Harris, Dec. 1767. Such were the sentiments of the more moderate among the patriots. Still the attempt at concerting an agreement not to import had thus far failed; and unless the Assembly of Massachusetts should devise methods of resistance, the oppressive law would gradually go into effect. The hot spirits in that body were ready to break out into a flame; there were Chap. XXXI.} 1768. Jan. men among them who would not count the consequences. Andrew Eliot to T. Hollis, 5 Jan. 17