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int, and substituted as its Speaker the respectable but irresolute Thomas Cushing. In the afternoon of the same day, at the choice of the Council, the four Judges of the Supreme Court, of whom Hutchinson was the Chief, the King's Attorney, and Oliver, the Secretary and late Stamp-master, all Members of the last year's Board, were not reelected; for, said Samuel Adams, upon the principle of the best writers, a union of the several powers of government in one person is dangerous to liberty. letters Commodore Hood, &c., &c., as well as the Boston Gazette.—Grenville Papers, IV. 375. where courage was needed, and now insolent when he should have been conciliatory—sought to constrain Chap. XXV.} 1766. May. the election of Hutchinson, Oliver, and two others, Bernard to the Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. and accused the House of having determined its votes from private interests and resentment and popular discontent, disguised under the borrowed garb of patriotism. It were to be wi
eep up its glorious spirit, were subor dinated to loyalty. Isaac Sears, John Lamb, and others to Nicholas Ray, New-York, 10 Oct. 1766. A few individuals Andrew Oliver to Thomas Whately, 7 May, 1767, in Letters, &c., 19. at Boston, Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Oct. having celebrated the anniversary of the outbreak against the Stamp Aas sent over as the representative of the colonial Crown Officers Candidus, in Boston Gazette, 9 Sept. 1771., with special authority to appear as the friend of Oliver Compare Oliver to Whately, 7 May, 1767. and of Hutchinson. Hutchinson to R. Jackson, introducing Paxton; date not given, but evidently of Oct. 1766. We Oliver to Whately, 7 May, 1767. and of Hutchinson. Hutchinson to R. Jackson, introducing Paxton; date not given, but evidently of Oct. 1766. We are drawing near the measures which compelled the insurrection of the colonies; but all the stars in their courses were harbingers of American Independence. No sooner were the prairies of Illinois in the possession of England than Croghan, a deputy Indian Agent, who from personal observation knew their value, urged their immediat
where Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 May, 1767. Hutchinson, Chap XXIX.} 1767. April. and Oliver, Oliver to T. Whately, 7 May, 1767. with perseverance equalled only by their duplicity, soughOliver to T. Whately, 7 May, 1767. with perseverance equalled only by their duplicity, sought to increase their emoluments, to free themselves from their dependence on the people for a necessary support, and to consolidate their authority by the presence of a small standing army. The opinios; and gave out that by the use of his veto, he would always keep places open for Hutchinson and Oliver. Bernard's Letters on the Rejection of Hutchinson and Oliver; but particularly, Bernard to ShOliver; but particularly, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 June, 1767. The menace was a violation of the spirit of the Constitution; its only effect was to preserve two perpetual vacancies in the Council. The Council itself Bernard advised to alovereignty; and naming Ingersoll, W. S. Johnson to Jared Ingersoll, 16 May, 1767. Hutchinson, Oliver, Howard, and others, he moved an Address in their favor; and this being seconded by Lord North,
11 August, 1767. are needed to ensure tranquillity. Never was a community more distressed or Oct. divided by fear and hope, than that of Boston. There the American Board of the Commissioners of the Customs was to be established; and to that town the continent was looking for an example. Rash words were spoken, Bernard to Shelburne, 21 Sept. 1767. rash counsels conceived. The Chap. XXX.} 1767. Oct. Commissioners, said the more hasty, must not be allowed to land.—Paxton must, like Oliver, be taken to Liberty Tree or the gallows, and obliged to resign.—Should we be told to perceive our inability to oppose the mother country, cried the youthful Quincy, we boldly answer, that in defence of our civil and religious rights, with the God of armies on our side, we fear not the hour of trial; though the host of our enemies should cover the field like locusts, yet the sword of the Lord and Gideon shall prevail. Boston Gazette of 5 Oct. 1767, 653, 1, 2, Hyperion, by Josiah Quincy.
begun with me by rescuing a man whom I pressed this morning. By the Eternal God, I will make their hearts ache before I leave it. Affidavit of Nathaniel Waterman. Compare also Hutchinson to R. Jackson, 18 June, 1768. And he continued his impressments, in violation, as the lawyers and people of Boston believed, of an explicit statute. The Commissioners had a rankling hatred against John Hancock, partly because he with his company of the Boston Cadets had refused to act as escort, A. Oliver to Thomas Whately, 11 May, 1768. on the day of the General Election, if they were in the procession; and partly because he openly denounced the revenue Acts. His sloop, named Liberty, had discharged her cargo and had taken in freight for a new voyage; when suddenly, on Friday the tenth of June, near sunset, and just as the laborers were returning home, the officers of the customs, obeying the written directions of the Commissioners, Harrison and Hallowell to Commissioners of the Custom
an abridgment of what are called English Liberties. The Letters of Gov. Hutchinson and Lieut. Gov. Oliver 16 17. He avowed his desire to see some further restraint, lest otherwise the connection won will continue to be instilled into the minds of the people, wrote Hutchinson's brotherin-law, Oliver, Andrew Oliver to Thomas Whately, Boston, 13 Feb. 1769; in Letters, &c., 30, 31. if there be Andrew Oliver to Thomas Whately, Boston, 13 Feb. 1769; in Letters, &c., 30, 31. if there be no way found to take off the original incendiaries. The Bedford Address for shipping American traitors to England having come to hand, a way was open for talking them off; and Bernard and Oliver andOliver and Hutchinson, the three relentness enemies to Colonial freedom, with the Attorney-General, were very busy Bernard to Hillsborough, 24 January, 1769. in getting evidence especially against Samuel Adas stigmatized, wrote one of Hutchinson's underlings, N. Rogers [connected with Hutchinson and Oliver], to W. S. Johnson, Jan. 1769. would cause us to reform. I sometimes wish, said one of a neig
b. hopes on the plan for transporting to England the principal Sons of Liberty, became irresolute and timid. Hutchinson's Hist. III. 223. The secret Councils which Bernard now held with Hutchinson Bernard to Hillsborough, 25 May, 1769. and Oliver and Auchmuty, ended only in despair. They had furnished ample information; Hutchinson's History. they had got ready to apply the statute of Henry the Eighth; and had persuaded themselves that inferior offenders would have consulted safety byjesty's reign, &c. &c.; published by the Merchants of Boston, 1769. In the midst of this commotion Bernard, having completed his pecuniary arrangements with Hutchinson to his own satisfaction, For the preceding jealousy of Bernard, see Andrew Oliver to Hutchinson, 22 June, 1769. Letters passed between Hutchinson and Bernard. Compare I. Williams of Hatfield to T. Hutchinson, 3 May, 1769. on the evening of the last day of July left Boston to sail for Europe. He was to have sent home wh
LII.} 1769. Aug. could hardly fail to be discovered; and then it would be disclosed that he had laid snares for the life of patriots, and had urged the thorough overthrow of English liberty in America. The agreement of non-importation originated in New-York, where it was rigidly carried into effect. No acrimony appeared; every one, without so much as a single dissentient, approved the combination as wise and legal; persons in the highest stations declared against the Revenue Acts; Andrew Oliver to Whately, New-York, 12 August, 1769. 1770. 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, 177
orough, and to Council, Sir Francis Bernard; by Dalrymple, in his Narrative sent to Hillsborough; by the Affidavit of Andrew Oliver, Secretary, in his Narrative sent through Hutchinson and Bernard to Hillsborough; by the Report of the Committee of the respecting the Representation made by Secretary Oliver, in Bradford, 264. Compare also Private Letters of Cooper, Hutchinson, and others. The people, they answered, not only in this town, but in all the neighboring towns, are determined that the ddressed 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 a us, and the commanding officer after that should refuse to remove the troops, the blame will then be at his door. Andrew Oliver's Narrative. Report of a Committee of Council, reporting March 6, 7. Hutchinson finally agreed with the Council, and
Ministry to conciliatory measures; it only raised a hope of producing divisions in America, by setting one Province against another. I can find bones to throw among them, to continue contention and prevent a renewal of their union, Hutchinson to Mauduit, Boston, Dec. 1770; H. C. III. 68, 69, 70. promised Hutchinson, now happy in the assurance of receiving from the tax on tea a salary of fifteen hundred pounds for himself as Governor, while three hundred more were granted to the Lieutenant Governor Oliver, who had long been repining at the neglect of his sufferings in behalf of the Stamp Act. Yet Samuel Adams did not despair. In every struggle, said he, this country will approve herself glorious in maintaining and defending her freedom; Samuel Adams to John Wilkes, Boston, 27 Dec. 1770. and he was sure that the unreasonableness of Great Britain would precipitate the epoch of American Independence. South Carolina received his letters, still urging union, directing attention to
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