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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 57 57 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 38 38 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 22 22 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 12 12 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 10 10 Browse Search
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians 7 7 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 4 4 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. 3 3 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. 3 3 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 3 3 Browse Search
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, 1751. they advised the appointment of a new governor for New York, with a stricter commission and instructions; the New York legislature should be ordered to grant a permanent revenue, to be disbursed by royal officers, and sufficient for Indian presents, as well as for the civil list. At the same time, it was resolved to obtain an American revenue by acts of parliament. Mss. of William Bollan. The excessive discriminating duties in favor of the British West Indies, given and granted in 1733, on the products of the Foreign West India Islands, imported into the continental colonies, were prohibitory in their character, and had never been collected. England, which thought itself able to make such a grant, to be levied in ports of a thinly inhabited continent, could never give effect to the statute; and did but discipline America to dispute its supreme authority. The trade continued to be pursued with no more than an appearance of disguise; and Newcastle, who had escaped from the
e and love of liberty of the parliament of England, still led the people of Pennsylvania to look to that body for protection; and in February, 1757, Benjamin Franklin was chosen agent to represent in England the unhappy situation of the province, that all occasion of dispute hereafter might be removed by an act of the British legislature. Massachusetts had already given the example of an appeal to the House of Commons in favor of popular power against prerogative; and its complaint had, in 1733, been rebuked as a high insult, tending to shake off the dependency of the colony upon the kingdom. Jamaica had just been renewing the attempt; and, while Franklin was at New York to take passage, and there was no ministry in England to restrain the tendencies of the Lords of Trade, the House of Commons adopted the memorable resolve, chap XI.} 1757 that the claim of right in a colonial assembly to raise and apply public money, by its own act alone, is derogatory to the crown and to the rig
y of obedience. Cost what it may, wrote Halifax, the Lord Lieutenant, from Ireland, my good royal master's authority shall never suffer in my hands; and the measures for reducing the colonies also to obedience were in like manner vigorously prosecuted. America knew that the Board of Trade had pro- chap. XVIII.} 1761. posed to annul colonial charters, to reduce all the colonies to royal governments, and to gain a revenue by lowering and collecting the duties prescribed by the Sugar Act of 1733. She knew, that, if the British legislature should tax her people, it would increase the fees and salaries of the crown officers in the plantations, and the pensions and sinecure places held by favorites in England. The legislature of Massachusetts still acknowledged that their own resolve could not alter an act of parliament, and that every proceeding of theirs which was in conflict with a British statute was for that reason void. And yet the justice of the restrictions on trade was denie