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ote Bernard to Hillsborough, the leaders of the Sons of Liberty must falsify their words and change their purposes. Bernard to Hillsborough, 16-18 June, 1768. Hutchinson sounded the alarm to his various correspondents, especially to Whately, Compare Whately to Grenville, 26 July, 1768; in Grenville Papers, IV. 322. I now know, &c. &c. to whom Paxton also sent word, that unless they should have immediately two or three regiments, it was the opinion of all the friends to government, that Boston would be in open rebellion. Charles Paxton to T. Whately, in the Letters, &c. 41. To interpret and enforce the correspondence, Hallowell, the comptroller, was despatched as their emissary to London. Bernard to Hillsborough, P. S. 18 June, 1768. Hutchinson to Whately, 18 June, 1768. To bring troops into Boston, was the surest way of hastening an insurrection; the letters, soliciting them, may have been kept secret, but the town divined their purpose; and at its legal meeting on C
the Commons without a division; the Peers seemed unanimous; and though some judged the conduct of the Ministry unwise, there were scarcely more than five or six in both Houses, who defended the Americans from principle. Every body expected that Boston would meet with chastisement. But now came the difficulty. There were on the tenth of November more than four regiments in Boston; what could be given them to do? They had been sent over to bring to justice those, whom Barrington called riotl be shed, whilst their grievances are unredressed. I wish to see the Americans in our arms as friends β€” not to meet them as enemies. Dare you not trust yourselves with a general inquiry? asked Grenville. How do we know, parliamentarily, that Boston is the most guilty of the Colonies? I would have the Americans obey the laws of the country whether they like them or no; said Lord Barrington. The house divided, and out of two hundred who were present, one hundred and twenty-seven voted wit
indled upon Fort Hill. When be reached England, he found that the Ministry had promised Chap. XLI.} 1769. July. the London merchants never to employ him in America again. Frances to Choiseul, 11 August, 1769. And yet he was the Governor whom they had most trusted; for bad men fit bad ends; and the selfish oligarchy by which England was then governed, feeling themselves rebuked by the noble and the free, hated them as dangerous to their rule. Aristotle's Politics, v. c. IX. While Boston was advancing steadily towards Republicanism, the enthusiasm which had made the revolution at New Orleans, could not shape for that Colony a secure and tranquil existence. A new petition to France expressed the inflexible resolve of the inhabitants to preserve the dear and inviolable name of French citizens at the greatest peril of their lives and fortunes. They sought communication with the English; Brown to Secretary of State, Pensacola, 1 Dec. 1768. I am told the whole province of Lo
en chests of tea and entered fully into the agreement. Four still held out, and their names, with those of the two sons of Hutchinson, whose sincerity was questioned, stand recorded as infamous on the journals of the town of Boston. Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 19 Oct. 1769. On the fifteenth another ship arrived; again the troops looked on as bystanders, and witnessed the complete victory of the people. Dalrymple to Gage, 16 October, 1769. A letter from New-York next invited Boston to extend the agreement against importing indefinitely until every Act imposing duties should be repealed; and on the seventeenth, by the great influence of Molineux, Otis, Samuel Adams and William Cooper, this new form was adopted. Hutchinson toβ€”β€”, 17 Oct. 1769. Dalrymple to Gage, 22 October 1769. On the eighteenth of October, the town, summoned together by lawful authority, made their Chap. XLII.} 1769. Oct. Appeal to the World. They refuted and covered with ridicule the false a
that he was obliged to appoint hours for their reception. Leake's Life of Lamb, 61. Holt's Gazette. Intelligence of these events, especially of the con- Chap XLIII.} 1770. Feb. flict of the citizens with the soldiers, was transmitted to Boston, Supplement of the Boston Gazette of 19 Feb. 1770. where the townsmen emulously applauded the spirit of the Yorkers. The determination to keep clear of paying the Parliament's taxes spread into every social circle. One week three hundred wives of Boston, the next a hundred and ten more, with one hundred and twenty-six of the young and unmarried of their sex, renounced the use of tea till the Revenue Acts should be repealed. Boston Gazette, 12 Feb. 1770, and the next number. How could the troops interfere? Every body knew, that it was against the law for them to fire without the special authority of a civil magistrate; and the more they paraded with their muskets and twelve rounds of ball, the more they were despised, as men who
nce, 3 November, 1772. Meantime Adams roused his friends throughout the Province. No more complaining, thus he wrote to James Warren of Plymouth; it is more than time to be rid of both tyrants and tyranny; and explaining the leading steps, which Boston had taken, he entreated the co-operation of the old Colony. The flame caught. James Warren of Plymouth, to S Adams, 8 Nov. 1772. Plymouth, Marblehead, Elbridge Gerry to S. Adams, 10 Nov. 1772, and 17 Nov. 1772. Roxbury, S. Adams to Elined to retire, and seek repose amongst the inland aboriginal natives, with whom we doubt not but to find more humanity and brotherly love, than we have lately received from our Mother Counry. We join with the town of Petersham, was the reply of Boston, in preferring a life among the savages to the most splendid condition of slavery; but Heaven will bless the united efforts of a brave people. It is only some people in the Massachusetts Bay making a great clamor, in order to keep their party
the Province had reflected so much as he on the question of the legislative power of Parliament; no man had so early ar ived at the total denial of that power. For nine years he had been seeking an opportunity of promulgating that denial as the opinion of the Assembly; and caution had always stood in his way. At last the opportunity had come, and the Assembly with one consent, placed the pen in his hand. Meantime, the towns of Massachusetts were still vibrating from the impulse given by Boston. The swords which we whet and brightened for our enemies are not yet grown rusty, wrote the town of Gorham. Original Papers, 377, 7 Jan. 1773. Original Papers, 455. We offer our lives as a sacrifice in the glorious cause of Liberty; was the response of Kittery. We will not sit down easy, voted Shirley, until Franklin to T. Gushing, 9 March, 1773;--viii. 35. our rights and liberties are restored. Shirley to Boston Com. 11 Jan. 1773. The people of Chap. XLIX.} 1773. Jan. Medfie
nor give up their bill of lading, nor pay the freight. Questions proposed by Captain Hall and his owner, and Answers given by the tea consignees. Every movement was duly reported, Journal of the Com. of Corr. for 7 Dec. VI. 461. and the town became as furious as in the time of the Stamp Act. Hutchinson to Mauduit, 7 Dec. 1773. On the ninth, there was a vast gathering at Newburyport, of the inhabitants of that and the neighboring towns, and none dissenting, they agreed to assist Boston, even at the hazard of their lives. This is not a piece of parade; they say, but if an occasion should offer, a goodly number from among us will hasten to join you. Original Papers, 670. On Saturday the eleventh, Rotch, the owner of Chap. L.} 1773. Dec. the Dartmouth, is summoned before the Boston Committee with Samuel Adams in the Chair; and asked why he has not kept his engagement, to take his vessel and the tea back to London, within twenty days of its arrival. He pleaded that i