Hanover to the British throne.
While he was enforcing his sanguinary amend ment, the American colonies were everywhere in concert putting a denial on the pretension, and choosing the risk of civil war and independence, rather than compliance.
Canada, Nova Scotia, and the Floridas, which were military governments, had submitted; the rest of the continent was firm.
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maryland had opened their courts.
From New-York, the Governor reported that he was left entireld just sense of liberty in any country than has appeared in America within the year past.
Such were Mayhew's words; and while all the continent was calling out and cherishing the name of Pitt, the greatest statesman of England, the conqueror of Canada and
chap. XXIV} 1766.
May. the Ohio, the founder of empire, the apostle of freedom;—To you, said Mayhew, speaking from the heart of the people, and as if its voice could be heard across the ocean, to you grateful America attributes that she is