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[410] breach of their privileges.1 Hillsborough had censur-
Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Dec.
ed their unwarrantable and inconsistent arrogance.2 He now directed the Governor ‘to put his negative upon any person whom they should next elect for Speaker, and to dissolve the Assembly in case they should question the right of such negative.’3

The affections of South Carolina were still more

1772. Jan.
thoroughly alienated. Its public men were ruled by their sense of honor, and felt a stain upon it as a wound. A Carolinian in the time of Lyttleton, had been abruptly dismissed from the King's Council; and from that day it became the pride of native Carolinians not to accept a seat in that body.4 The members of the Assembly ‘disdained to take any pay for their attendance.’5 Since March 1771, no legislative Act had been perfected,6 because the Governor refused to pass any appropriations which should cover the grant of the Assembly to the Society for the Bill of Rights; but the patriot planters ever stood ready to lend their private credit and purses to the wants of their own colonial Agents or Committees. To extend the benefit of Courts of Justice into the interior, the Province, at an expense of five thousand pounds,7 bought out the monopoly of Richard Cumberland as Provost by patent for the whole; and had offered to establish salaries for the Judges, if the Commissions of those Judges were but made permanent as in England. At last, in 1769,

1 Sir James Wright to Hillsborough, 28 February, 1771.

2 2 Hillsborough to Sir James Wright, 4 May, 1771.

3 Hillsborough to Habersham, 4 Dec. 1771, and 7 August, 1772.

4 Correspondence of Lieut. Gov. Bull.

5 State of South Carolina, 1770.

6 Statutes at large, IV. 331.

7 Ramsey's History of South Carolina, II. 126.

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