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ingly valuable ones, of Garth a Member of Parliament and Agent for South Carolina; and specimens of the Correspondence of Knox and Franklin, as Agents of Georgia. Analogous to these are the confidential communications which passed between Hutchinson and Israel Mauduit and Thomas Whately; between one of the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania and Deputy Governor Hamilton; between Cecil Calvert and Hugh Hammersley, successive Secretaries of Maryland, and Lieutenant Governor Sharpe; between Ex-Governor Pownall and Dr. Cooper of Boston; between Hollis and Mayhew and Andrew Eliot of Boston. Of all these I have copies. Of the letter-books and drafts of letters of men in office, I had access to those of Bernard for a single year; to those of Hutchinson for many years; to that of Dr. Johnson, the patriarch of the American Episcopal Church, with Archbishop Secker; to those of Colden; to those of Lieutenant Governor Sharpe. Many letters of their correspondents also fell within my reach. Fo
iots of New England did not doubt Shelburne's attention to its real interests and respect for its liberties; but they were exquisitely sensitive to every thing like an admission that the power of taxing them resided in Parliament. Bernard was rebuked, because, with consent of Council, he had caused the Billeting Act to be printed by the printer of the Colony laws; and had made that Act his warrant for furnishing supplies at the Colony's expense to two companies of artillery, Bernard to J. Pownall, 16 Dec. 1766; same to Shelburne 6 and 24 Dec. 1766. who, in stress of weather, had put into Boston. Otis attributed the taxing of America by Parliament to Bernard's advice. I know, said he, the room, the time, and the company, where the plan was settled. And he added publicly, Those who are appointed to the American Governments are such as are obliged by their crimes or their debts to fly their country. Bernard to Shelburne, 22 Dec. 1766. The debates unmasked the hypocrisy of Hutchi
ts, and marching by night through the streets of Charleston, in processions to their honor by the blaze of two and ninety torches. English statesmen were blindly adopting measures to carry out their restrictive policy; Thomas Bradshaw to John Pownall, 8 July, 1768. Circular of Hillsborough, of 11 July, 1768. establishing in America Courts of Vice Admiralty at Halifax, Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston, Treasury Minute of 30 June, 1768. on the system of Grenville; taking an account e the loss; Grey Cooper to Auditor of the Revenue, 1 July, 1768. Same to Same. 5 July, 1768. or meditating to offer the Colonies some partial and inadequate representation in Parliament; George Grenville to Gov. Pownal, 17 July, 1768, in Pownall's Administration of the Colonies: ii. 113, in Ed. of 1777. inattentive to the character of events which were leading to the renovation of the world. Not so the Americans. Village theologians studied the Book of Revelation The Revelation of
emorial of the Commissioners themselves to the Lords of the Treasury announced, that there had been a long concerted and extensive plan of resistance to the authority of Great Britain; that the people of Boston had hastened to acts of violence sooner than was intended; that nothing but the immediate exertion of military power could prevent an open revolt of the town, which would probably spread throughout the Provinces. Narration of Facts relative to American Affairs; Thomas Bradshaw to J. Pownall, 22 July, 1768. The counter memorial in behalf of Boston, proving that the riot had been caused by the imprudent and violent proceedings of the officers of the Romney De Berdt's Memorial, 24 July, 1768. Twelve affidavits sent from Boston in June. met little Chap. XXXV.} 1768. July. notice. At the same time Narrative of Facts relative to American affairs. letters arrived from Virginia, with their petitions and memorial, expressed, said Blair, the President of the Council, with mode
ge to the Colonial Office; Hutchinson to John Pownall, 25 July, 1769. I flatter myself, he will w. 1769; to Israel Mauduit, 27 Oct. 1769; to John Pownall, for Hillsborough's eye, 14 Nov. 1769; to alaid before the House of Commons, &c. To Secretary Pownall, 3 April, 1771; It must show to Parliameve originated the advice. So Feb. 1773, to Sec. Pownall, In some way or other towns must be restrailiament make thorough work, Hutchinson to J. Pownall, 27 July, 1770, and 26 Nov. 1773. he would write to John Pownall, the Secretary of the Board of Trade; and then caution him to suffer no parts or respective Legislatures. Dr. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 1 January, 1770. Compare Hutchinson to Sid to their first stipulations. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 1 Jan. 1770. Hutchinson to Hillsborough, 770. Many of the patriots of Ireland Gov. Pownall to S. Cooper, 25 Sept. 1769, and S. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 1 Jan. 1770. saw that their hopes were bound up with those of the Colonies; and Bus[10 more...]
two Houses, which had been called for the third time to Cambridge, having summoned all absent members, Hutchinson to J. Pownall, Boston, 30 Sept. 1770. were keeping a day of fasting, solemn prayer and humiliation. We have, said Hutchinson, many pthe land east of the Penobscot, was a supplementary proposition. In Letters to Hillsborough, and more distinctly to John Pownall. Less occasion never existed for martial rule than at Boston. At the ensuing trial of Preston, every indulgence whe King, Samuel Adams and about one third of the House, Samuel Adams to S. Sayre, 16 November, 1770. Hutchinson to Gov. Pownall, 11 Nov. 1770. following the advice of Joseph Reed of Philadelphia, gave their suffrages for Arthur Lee; but by the ben and of the Minister Cooper, Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin, 6 November, 1770; in Franklin, VII. 489. Hutchinson to Gov. Pownall, 11 Nov. 1770. Benjamin Franklin was elected with Arthur Lee as his substitute. Franklin held under the Crown the off
n, too, reported a disposition in all the Colonies to let the controversy with the kingdom subside. Hutchinson to Gov Pownall, 14 October, 1771. The King sent word to tempt Hancock by marks of favor. Hancock and most of the party, said the Gover their virulence. Adams would push the Continent into a rebellion to-morrow, if it was in his power. Hutchinson to John Pownall, Secretary to the Board of Trade, 17 October, 1771. While America generally was so tranquil, Samuel Adams continued muhe Ministers agreed on the Thanksgiving Day to implore of Almighty God the restoration of lost liberties. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 14, S. Adams's Papers, II. 338; also II. 297. Life of Arthur Lee, II. 186. S. Adams to Henry Marchant, 7 January, 17isavowed, and its first inventors be sacrificed to the rage of the people whom they had deluded. Hutchinson to Secretary John Pownall, 21 July, 1772; in Remembrancer, 1776, II. 57. The Secretary, on his Aug. part, was proceeding with eager haste
&c. The motion was readily adopted; but it was difficult to raise the Committee. Cushing, Hancock, and Phillips, three of the four Representatives of Boston, S. Cooper to B. Franklin, 15 March, 1773; Franklin, VIII. 37; Hutchinson to John Pownall, 19 April, 1773; Boston Gazette, 918, 2, 2, and other letters. pleaded private business and refused to Chap. XLVIII.} 1772. Nov. serve; so did Scollay and Austin, two of the Selectmen. The name of James Otis who was now but a wreck of himselhe Chap. XLVIII.} 1772. Dec. remainder was scarcely worth preserving. Proceedings of Chatham, Original Papers, 269; Journal of C. C., II. 118. They succeed, wrote Hutchinson plaintively; Hutchinson to R. Jackson, 8 Dec. 1772, and to John Pownall, Remembrancer, 1776, II. 60. and he called for aid from Parliament. But the excitement increased still more, when it became known, that Thurlow and Wedderburn had reported the burning of the Gaspee to be a crime of a much deeper dye than pira
, and blackhearted fellows whom one would not choose to meet in the dark, Hutchinson to Secretary Pownall, 13 Nov. 1772. That this letter was read by the King, appears from Dartmouth to Hutchinso, 21 Feb. 1773; Same to General Mackay, 23 Feb. 1773. When the Assembly met, Hutchinson to John Pownall, 24 Feb. 1773. the Speaker transmitted the proceedings of the Town of Boston for organizing te reasonableness and necessity of coercion, and justify it to all the world. Hutchinson to John Pownall, Jan 1773, in his Letter Book; and compare Hutchinson to John Pownall, Jan. 1778. In RemembrJohn Pownall, Jan. 1778. In Remembrancer for 1776, II. 60. The speech was printed and industriously circulated in England; and for a short time made an impression on the minds of many not well acquainted with the dispute. His hearstood, that Parliament would, by some means or other, maintain its supremacy. Hutchinson to J. Pownall, 24 Feb. to Gov. Pownall, 23 Feb. 1773. To his correspondents in England he sent word what mea
rame a Bill of Rights, or to form an independent State, an American Commonwealth. Union, then, Union, was the first, the last, the only hope for America. Massachusetts, where the overruling will of Samuel Adams swayed the feebler politicians, was thoroughly united. But that was not enough; we must have a Convention of all the Colonies, he would say to his friends; and the measure was recognised by the royalists as of all others the most likely to kindle a general flame. Hutchinson to J. Pownall, 18 Oct. 1773. His advice was confirmed by the concurrent opinion of Franklin, Franklin to T. Gushing, 7 July, 1773; Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 19 October, 1773. to whose greatness Samuel Adams in Boston Gazette, 963, 3, 1, 2. See Wedderburne's Speech, 111. he had publicly paid a tribute. His influence Others declare they will be altogether independent. Those of the latter opinion have for their head one of the members of Boston [Samuel Adams], who was the first person that openly
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