and natural rights on concealed accusations?
truer loyalty towards the mother country, Samuel Adams
through the Agent
, advised the repeal of the Revenue Acts
, and the removal of a Governor, in whom the Colonies could never repose confidence.
went on, persuading Hillsborough
had grown refractory2
in consequence of the feeble administration of the Colonies during the time of Conway
and Shelburne; that it required ‘his Lordship's distinguished abilities’3
to accomplish the ‘most arduous task of reducing them into good order.’
‘It only needs,’ said Hutchinson
‘one steady plan, pursued a little while.’
At that moment the people of Massachusetts
, confidently awaiting a favorable result of their appeal to the King
, revived their ancient spirit of loyalty.
At the opening of the political year on the last Wednesday
in May, the new House of Representatives came together with a kindlier disposition towards England
than had existed for several years.
The two parties were nearer an equality.5
On the day of election, after hearing a sermon in which Shute
denied the supreme authority of Parliament and justified resistance to laws not based on equity,6
the Legislature seemed willing to restore Hutchinson
to the Council, and on the first ballot he had sixty-eight votes where he needed but seventy-one.7