Chap XXXV.} 1768. July.
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3 Instructions to Lord Botetourt, dated 21 August, 1768.
5 Grafton's Memoirs intimate no dissent on his part or on Camden's. They both joined in driving Shelburne out of the Ministry. The letter writers from London affirmed their adhesion. Compare Israel Mauduit to Hutchinson, 11 April, 1767, and 15 Dec. 1767, and 19 Feb. 1769, with the extract of a letter in the Boston Chronicle of Oct. 31–Nov. 7, 1768, p. 427, which must be an extract of a letter from Israel Mauduit to Hutchinson, written after this Cabinet meeting of the 27 of July, as appears from Same to Same, 10 Feb. 1769.‘All these are friends to the Duke of Bedford: they all agree in one sentiment about America, and the Duke of Grafton professes now to be of the same opinion.’ ‘Lord Camden will go as far as any one in carrying it [the Act declaratory of the power to tax] into execution.’ Letter of 1768. ‘The Duke of Grafton is certainly determined to support the King's government.’ Id.
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