March views; and he turned to pay the greatest court wherever political appearances were most inviting.
In the Cabinet meeting held on the twelfth of March at the house of Grafton, Townshend assumed to dtherefore, to protect American liberty as well as he could, but had no support, and was powerless to control events; for Grafton and even Camden yielded to Townshend's impetuosity, and were very ready to sacrifice Shelburne to the royal resentment. 0 June, 1767. Grafton was filled with grief at the sight of his great mind, bowed down and thus weakened by disorder;
Grafton's Autobiography. but he obtained from him the declaration, that he would not retire except by his majesty's command.
Walpole's Memoirs, III. 53.
At a second interview in June,
The Duke of Grafton in his autobiography, does not carefully discriminate between his two interviews with Lord Chatham.—The first must have been inconclusive, since a second was so so