The British aristocracy reduce their own taxes—defeat of Chatham
's Administration by the Mosaic Opposition
The day after Townshend
braved his colleagues
the Legislature of Massachusetts convened.
, having received his compensation as a sufferer by the riots, restrained his ambition no longer, and took a seat in the Council as though it of right belonged to the Lieutenant Governor
resented ‘the lust of power,’ manifested by his intrusion into an elective body of which he had not been chosen a member.2
The Council, by a unanimous vote, denied his pretensions.
The language of the Charter
was too explicit to admit of a doubt;3
, as the accomplice of Hutchinson
, urged the interposition of the central Government.
Men feared more and more the system which Paxton
had gone to mature.
With unshaken confidence in Hawley
, and Samuel Adams