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power in that government. Still, these measures, they said, did not yet sufficiently secure their constitution; and by other bills they enlarged popular power, taking from the governor all influence over the judiciary, by chap. XVI.} 1760 making good behavior its tenure of office. Maryland repeated the same contests, and adopted the same policy. Already the negative had been wrested from the Council of Pennsylvania, and from the proprietaries themselves. The latter, therefore, in March, 1760, appealed to the king against seventeen acts that had been passed in 1758 and 1759, as equally affecting the royal prerogative, their chartered immunities, and their rights as men. When, in May, 1760, Franklin appeared with able counsel to defend the liberties of his adopted home before the Board of Trade, he was encountered by Pratt, the attorney-general, and Charles Yorke, the son of Lord Hardwicke, then the solicitor-general, who appeared for the prerogative and the proprietaries. Of