planatory publication by Hawley
dismissed him ar-
bitrarily from practising in the Superior Court.
The patriots of New England
did not doubt Shelburne's attention to its real interests and respect for its liberties; but they were exquisitely sensitive to every thing like an admission that the power of taxing them resided in Parliament.
was rebuked, because, with consent of Council, he had caused the Billeting Act
to be printed by the printer of the Colony laws; and had made that Act his warrant for furnishing supplies at the Colony
's expense to two companies of artillery,2
who, in stress of weather, had put into Boston
attributed the taxing of America
by Parliament to Bernard
‘I know,’ said he, ‘the room, the time, and the company, where the plan was settled.’
And he added publicly, ‘Those who are appointed to the American Governments
are such as are obliged by their crimes or their debts to fly their country.’3
The debates unmasked the hypocrisy of Hutchinson
; and roused the public to a sense of danger from Paxton
voyage to England
The jealous Legislature dismissed Richard Jackson
from the service of the Province; and the House
elected the honest, but aged Dennys De Berdt
as its own particular Agent.
This is the time from which Hutchinson
dated the revolt of the Colonies; and his correspondence and advice conformed to the opinion.5