e to tax America by the British parliament, and Resigns.
at the peace of 1763 the fame of England was ex-
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. alted throughout Europe above that of all other nations.
She had triumphed over those whom shnted time had come, the Earl of Bute, with
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. the full concurrence of the king, making the change which he illustrious jurist, who had boasted pub-
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. licly of his early determination never to engage in public his advancement, Townshend became at once
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. the most important man in the House of Commons; for Fox como office, their continuance in it, and the
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. amount and payment of their emoluments; so that the corps om it was to oppress.
To complete the sys-
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. tem, the navigation acts were to be strictly enforced.
It ntly subject to the influence of governors
chap. V.} 1763. Feb. was to them an object of terror; and, from tenderness to th
the House of Representatives, 12 March, 1763, to be found in Massachusetts' Council Letter Book of Entries, i. 384, relates, that, a few days before, the secretary at war had proposed an establishment of twenty regiments for America, to be supported the first year by England, afterwards by the colonies.
Compare, too, same to same, 11 Feb., 1764.
See also, the accounts received in Charleston, S. C., copied into Weyman's N. Y. Gazette, 4 July, 1763, 238, 2, 2, and 3:
Charleston, S. C., June 14th.—It is pretty certain that twenty British regiments, amounting to 10,000 effective men, are allotted to this continent and the British islands; some of them are to come here, but from whence, and their number, is equally uncertain.
There are letters in town which positively say, that these troops are to be paid the first year only by Great Britain, and that every article of expense afterwards is to be defrayed by the colonies. and ever after by the colonies themselves.
With Edmund Burke