his order to repair to England
, and, citing
a royal instruction on the subject of provincial grants for the support of Government, coupled his new demand of a year's salary with an intimation, that he should give his assent to no Act, which the grant did not precede.
, having disdainfully rejected his de-
adopted nearly word for word the three Resolutions of Virginia3
intercolonial correspondence, and trial by a jury of the vicinage.
They also enumerated their grievances, and declared the ‘establishment of a standing army in the Colony, in a time of peace, without consent of its General Assembly, an invasion of the natural and chartered rights of the people.’
For the troops thus quartered in Boston
against the will of the Province, Bernard
the appropriations which the Billeting Act
‘Be explicit and distinct,’ said he, in a second Message, ‘that there may be no mistake.’6
The Act of Parliament thus formally referred to, was that, on account of which the legislative powers of New-York
had been suspended; it was one to which other Colonies had partially yielded.
The troops had been sent to Boston
to enforce the laws; their coming had been the deliberate order of the King
and his Ministry, and had been specially commended by Parliament.
It was well known in what body the hatred of America