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[14] right of deliberating freely, and would only pro-
Chap. XXV.} 1766. June.
mise at its next session to act as should then appear just and reasonable.1

Connecticut,2 overjoyed at the repeal of the Stamp Act and applauding its connection with Great Britain, elected as its Governor the discreet and patriotic William Pitkin, in place of the loyalist Fitch.

The Legislature of South Carolina, retaining, like Georgia,3 its avowed sentiments on internal taxation, marked its loyalty by granting every requisition, even for doubtful purposes; at the same time, it asked for the pictures of Lynch, Gadsden, and Rutledge; and on the motion of Rawlins Lowndes, remitted a thousand pounds towards a statue of Pitt. Still they felt keenly that they were undeservedly distinguished from their happier fellow-subjects in England by the unconstitutional tenure of their judges during the King's pleasure. They complained, too, that ships, laden with their rice for ports north of Cape Finisterre, were compelled, on their outward and return voyage, to touch at some port in England; and they prayed for modifications of the Navigation Act, which would equally benefit Great Britain and themselves.4

At New-York, on the King's birthday, the bells rang merry peals to the strains of martial music and

1 House to the Governor, 25 June—Governor to House, 27 June the—House to Governor, 28 June,—all in Bradford. Also, Bernard's Observations, in Prior Documents, 107. Further: Letters from Ber-nard of 29 June, and 19 July, 1766.

2 Gov. Pitkin to Secretary Conway, 4 Aug., 1766.

3 Sir James Wright (nephew to Lord Chancellor, Northington) to the Secretary, 23 July, 1766.

4 South Carolina Committee of Correspondence to Garth, a Member of Parliament, their Agent, 2 July, 1766. Compare his answer of 26 September, 1766.

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