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chap. VIII.} 1763 Sept.
and independent Jackson. Grenville therefore adopted1 the measure which was ‘devolved upon him,’ and his memory must consent, as he himself consented, that it should be ‘christened by his name.’2 It was certainly Grenville, ‘who first brought this scheme into form.’3 He doubted the propriety of taxing colonies, without allowing them representatives;4 but he loved power, and placed his chief hopes on the favor of parliament; and the parliament of that day contemplated the increased debt of England with terror, knew not that the resources of the country were increasing in a still greater proportion, and insisted on throwing a part of the public burdens upon America.

1 Walpole's Geo. III., III. 32: ‘Grenville adopted, from Lord Bute, a plan of taxation formed by Jenkinson.’

2 Grenville, in Cavendish.

3 Burke's Speech on American taxation, Works, i. 460.

4 Knox: Extra-official State Papers, II. 31; and Grenville to Knox, 4 Sept. 1768; and Grenville to T. Pownall.

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