Browsing named entities in George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition.. You can also browse the collection for Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) or search for Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 130 results in 24 document sections:

1 2 3
s How Great Britain Estranged America. Chapter 25: The Charter of Massachusetts in peril.—the fall of the Rockingham Administration. May—July, 1766. The, he should play out his part as Governor. In choosing the new House in Massachusetts, many towns, stimulated by the rhapsodies of Otis, Advertisement by Otisrd to the Council and House of Representatives, 29 May, 1766, in Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 74. Concurrently, Rigby, as the leader of the Bedford Ju Speech of Governor Bernard to the Legislature, 3 June, 1766, in Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 81. And inviting them again Bernard to Lords of Trade, 7 Jshould preclude all disputation about complying with it. The patriots of Massachusetts could hardly find words John Adams's Private Diary. Works, II. 204. fit766. And he gave himself no rest in soliciting the interposition of Parliament, and the change of the Charter of Massachusetts. Bernard to Conway, 19 July, 17
Chapter 26: Coalition of the King and the Great Commoner against the aristocracy—the Administration of Chatham. July—October, 1766. the obnoxious clauses of the Billeting Act had Chap. XXVI.} 1766. July. been renewed inadvertently by Ministers, who had designed to adopt a system of lenity. They proposed to remove Bernard from Massachusetts, in favor of Hutchinson, Thos. Hutchinson, jr., to Thos. Hutchinson, July, 1766. whom Conway had been duped into believing a friend to colonial liberty. Reviving against Spain the claim for the ransom of the Manillas, they suggested in lieu of it a cession of the island of New Orleans; though the Spanish ambassador took fire at the thought, saying, New Orleans is the key to Mexico. Durand to Choiseul, 27 June, 1766. With equally vain endeavors, they were forming new and milder instructions for the government of Canada, Hardwicke's Memorial. in the hope to combine respect for the municipal customs and religion of its old inha
Chapter 27: Charles Townshend Usurps the lead in Government— Chatham's Administration continued. October, 1766—January, 1767. the people of Massachusetts lulled themselves Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Oct. into the belief that they were restored once more to the secure enjoyment of their rights and liberties. But their secretesentation, no Taxation, had become a very common expression; the Colonies were beginning to cry, No Representation, no Legislation. Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, III. 164. Having never shown bitterness of party spirit, Hawley readily carried the Assembly with him, from their great opinion of his understanding and integrepaired to Bath with a nervous system so weak that he was easily fluttered, and moved to tears; yet still in his infirmities he sent to the Representatives of Massachusetts his friendly acknowledgment of their vote of gratitude. Townshend saw his opportunity, and no longer Jan. concealed his intention. Knowing the King's dis
767. Compare Sir Henry Moore to Shelburne, 1 Feb. 1767. The grants of lands in Vermont under the seal of New Hampshire, he ordered to be confirmed, and this decision was not less wise than just. Shelburne to Moore, 11 April, 1767. Massachusetts and New-York had a controversy about limits, which had led to disputed land-titles and bloodshed on the border; instead of keeping the question open as a means of setting one Colony against another, he directed that it should be definitively settled; and Massachusetts did not scruple to place Hutchinson at the head of its boundary Com- Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Feb. mission. Shelburne to Bernard, 11 Dec. 1766; Bernard to Shelburne, 28 Feb. 1767; Same to Same, 23 March, 1767, and very many letters. The Billeting Act for America, which the Rockingham Ministry had continued for two years, so that it would not of itself expire till the twenty-fourth of March, 1768, constituted the immediate difficulty. It was contrary to the whole
h arrived, that in one of their messages the Representatives of Massachusetts had given a formal defiance to Parliament, as well as encourageter to Hutchinson of 11 April, 1767. On the tenth of April, Massachusetts was selected for censure; and Bedford, Bedford's Journal forlored. In the six hours debate, the resistance of New-York and Massachusetts Benj. Franklin to Ross, London, 11 April, 1767; W. S. JohnsoBritish Government and of Parliament was drawn chiefly towards Massachusetts, where Bernard, Bernard to Shelburne, 6 May, 1767. Hutchinsot all but in the ordinary course of business. The People of Massachusetts, seeing a disposition to mar its Charter, and use military powein any one Colony had more uniformly shown loyalty than that of Massachusetts. Hutchinson perceived this so clearly, that he at heart disapp some trivial questions on the form in which the amnesty Act of Massachusetts had been disallowed, the united factions of Rockingham, Bedford
Chapter 31: Massachusetts Consults her sister Colonies.—Hillsbo-rough's Administration of the Coloniesasury and the office holders in Boston. They of Massachusetts, wrote Mauduit, may be brought to repent of theiinacy and deceit. His first action respecting Massachusetts was marked by duplicity. Hutchinson, through Mathe biography of Eliot, attribute generally many Massachusetts State Papers to the pen of Samuel Adams, but theorld, as expressing the unchangeable opinions of Massachusetts. Disclaiming the most distant thought of indince in England, January 12, 1768, in Bradford's Massachusetts State papers, 124. that the British constitution of God and nature are invariable. Bradford's Massachusetts State papers, 133. The House of Representati they recounted the story of the colonization of Massachusetts; the forfeiture of their first Charter; and the } 1768. Feb. be thought necessary. Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 134. A fair copy of this Circu
vernment with the utmost freedom; against Rhode Island, as if it had even proposed to stop the Revenue money; against Massachusetts, for having invited every Province to discountenance the consumption of British manufactures. We have every reason, Commissioners, of 3 May, 1768. The alternative was thus presented to the Ministry and the King. On the one side Massachusetts asked relief from taxation without representation, and invited the several Colonies to unite in the petition; the Croaniel Rogers to Hutchinson, 27 Feb. 1768. Some of the Ministry went far beyond him, and were ready to proceed against Massachusetts with immediate and extreme severity. W. S. Johnson to Pitkin, 12 March, 1768; Journal, 18 Feb. 1768. When America utchinson; while the people were overjoyed, Compare A. Eliot to T. Hollis, 18 April, 1768. Hutchinson's Hist. of Massachusetts, III. 184. and the honest and independent Grand Jurors became the favorite toast of the Sons of Liberty. On the da
f April the news of the Circular letter of Massachusetts reached the Ministers. It is an incentiveower to prorogue or dissolve an Assembly. Massachusetts was told, that the King considered their rof State speaking for the King, offered to Massachusetts the option of forfeiting its representativ April, 1768. But it was characteristic of Massachusetts, that the peace had not been broken. The of Virginia read the Circular letter from Massachusetts, and referred it to a committee of the whoto fulfil all their duty, not only assured Massachusetts of their applause for its attention to Ame with the other Colonies. New Jersey to Massachusetts, 9 May, 1768, in Prior Documents, 216. W. Archbishop Seeker, 10 May, 1768. While Massachusetts received encouragement from its sister Colittle while. At that moment the people of Massachusetts, confidently awaiting a favorable result of Virginia, and to leave the Government of Massachusetts in the hands of Hutchinson. Richard Jac[1 more...]
Chapter 34: Does Massachusetts rescind?—Hillsborough's Colonial Administration continued. s arrived Hillsborough's letter, directing Massachusetts to rescind its resolutions. Compare Fra of Connecticut, Connecticut Speaker to Massachusetts, 11 June, 1768; Prior Documents, 216. and New Jersey. New Jersey Speaker to Massachusetts, 9 May, 1768. Governor W. Franklin to Hillsborouior Documents, 213. Bradford's History of Massachusetts, i. 145. The passage quoted is in Bradforng a word, reported a letter Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 151; House to Lord Hillsborod ordered them to show for the Circular of Massachusetts. We shall not be intimidated by a few sounGov. Sharpe. and they sent their thanks to Massachusetts, their sister Colony, in whose opinion thered they exactly coincided. Maryland to Massachusetts, 23 June, 1768; received early in July, Pr Governor was now promising the Council of Massachusetts, that if they would omit to discuss the qu[1 more...]
otetourt, dated 21 August, 1768. It would have been ill for American Independence, if a man like him had been sent to Massachusetts. But with Massachusetts, said Camden, See Camden to Grafton, 4 Sept. 1768, in Grafton's Autobiography. it will Massachusetts, said Camden, See Camden to Grafton, 4 Sept. 1768, in Grafton's Autobiography. it will not be very difficult to deal, if that is the only disobedient Province. For Boston his voice did not entreat mercy. Grafton's Memoirs intimate no dissent on his part or on Camden's. They both joined in driving Shelburne out of the Ministry. Thip of the line, which was to take Botetourt to Virginia, might also remain in those seas. A change in the Charter of Massachusetts was resolved on by Hillsborough; and he also sent over orders to inquire, if any persons had committed acts which, unmost violent measures, or to yield. When, on the nineteenth of August, England Chap. XXXV.} 1768. Aug. heard that Massachusetts had, by a vast majority of its representatives, refused to rescind the resolutions of the preceding winter, Lord Mans
1 2 3