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Chapter 45: Martial law introduced into Massachusetts.—Hillsbo-rough's Administration of the Colonies continued. July—October, 1770. greater joy was never shown than prevailed in CHAP XLV.} 1770. July. London at the news that America was resuming commercial intercourse. The occasion invited corresponding concessions, which Lord North would have willingly made; but the majority of his colleagues had been led to consider the state of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay more desperate than ever; State of the Disorders Confusion and Misgovernment, &c. &c. and on the sixth of July the King in Council gave an order, making a beginning of Martial Law within that Province, and preparing the way for closing the Port of Boston. Hutchinson paid court by acting in the same spirit; and in July once more summoned the Legislature to Cambridge. For this repeated wrong to the public service of the Colony, he continued to offer no other excuse than the King's will. The highest advoca
Chapter 45: Martial law introduced into Massachusetts.—Hillsbo-rough's Administration of the Colonies continued. July—October, 1770. greater joy was nev
direction to surrender up Castle William to Dalrymple.
But the Charter of Massachusetts purposely and emphatically reserved to its Governor the command of the mili Gage, 9 September, 1770. but what was a scruple about the Charter rights of Massachusetts, compared with the favor of Hillsborough and the King?
On second thoughts Hillsborough commenced his fixed purpose of subverting the Constitution of Massachusetts, its two Houses, which had been called for the third time to Cambridge, hav ained them in the metropolis as hostages.
An Act of Parliament, curtailing Massachusetts of all the land east of the Penobscot, was a supplementary proposition.
At the time when Franklin was thus called by the people of Massachusetts to be their mediator with the mother country, he was sixty-four years of ag