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o. III. c. XI. of the Stamp Act, had also given his assent to the act declaratory 6 Geo. III. c. XII. of the supreme power of parliament over America in all cases whatsoever. While swift vessels hurried with the news across the Atlantic, the cider act was modified by the ministry, with the aid of Pitt; general warrants were de- chap XXIV.} 1766. April. dared illegal; and Edmund Burke, already famed for most shining talents, and sanguine friendship, for America, Holt's N. Y. Gaz. 1228, for 17 July, 1766. was consulting merchants and manufacturers on the means of improving and extending the commerce of the whole empire. When Grenville, madly in earnest, deprecated any change in the sacred Act of Navigation, Burke bitterly ridiculed him on the idea that any act was sacred, if it wanted correction. Free ports were, therefore, established in Jamaica and in Dominica, 6 Geo. III. c. XLIX. which meant only that British ports were licensed to infringe the acts of navigation
March 12th (search for this): chapter 24
, the one affirming the authority of parliament over America, in all cases whatsoever; and the other declaring the opposite resolutions of the American Assemblies to be null and chap. XXIV} 1766. Mar. void. The bill for the repeal of the Stamp Act, was read a second time upon Tuesday, the eleventh of March. Chatham Corr. II., 384, note. The date of every one of the letters of W. G. Hamilton is wrongly given. For 15 Feb., read 8 March; for 17 Feb., read 10 March; for 19 Feb., read 12 March, &c., & c. How could these dates have been so changed? The House of Lords was so full on the occasion, that strangers were not admitted. Ten peers spoke against the repeal, and the lords sat between eleven and twelve hours, which was later than ever was remembered. Once more Mansfield and Camden exerted all their powers on opposite sides; while Temple indulged in personalities, aimed at Camden. The submission of the Americans, argued the Duke of Bedford, who closed the debate, is the
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r, and disposed of by parliament. 6 Geo. III. c. LII. Thus taxes for regulating trade were renewed in conformity to former laws; and the Act of Navigation was purposely so far sharpened as to prohibit landing non-enumerated goods in Ireland. 6 Geo. III. c. LII. The colonial officers did not relax from their haughtiness. Under instructions given by the former administration, the Governor of Grenada claimed to rule the island by prerogative; and Sir Hugh Palliser, Ordinances of 3 April, 1766. at Newfoundland, arrogated the monopoly of the fisheries to Great Britain and Ireland. The strength of the ministry was tested on their chap. XXIV.} 1766. April. introducing a new tax on windows. The English, said Grenville, must now pay what the colonists should have paid; De Guerchy to Choiseul, 21 April. and the subject was referred to a committee by a diminished majority. Great Britain not only gave up the Stamp Tax, but itself defrayed the expenses Treasury Minute of
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