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ed at the head of the Board of Trade.
One and the same spirit was at work on each side of the Atlantic.
From Boston Bernard urged anew the establishment of a sufficient and independent civil list—out of which enlarged salaries were to be paid to the crown officers.
And while he acknowledged that the compact between the king and the people was in no colony better observed than in that of the Massachusetts Bay, that its people in general were well satisfied with their subordination to Great Britain, that their former prejudices which made them otherwise disposed, were wholly or almost wholly worn off, he nevertheless railed at the unfortunate error in framing the government, to leave the council to be elected annually.
He advised either a council resembling as near as possible the House of Lords; its members to be appointed for life, with some title, as Baronet or Baron, composed of people of conse-
chap. VIII.} 1763. Sept. quence, willing to look up to the king for honor and au