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obiography. On the resignation of Grafton, Conway, with his accustomed indecision, remained in oEgmont; till at last it fell to the husband of Conway's step-daughter, the liberal, self-confident Dricans, said the press of Virginia, Gage to Conway, 1766. are hasty in expressing their gratitudeo that, notwithstanding a spirited speech from Conway, and a negative to the motion without a division. In communicating the circular letter from Conway, proposing to forgive and forget the incidentsword which that body, after debate, as well as Conway, had purposely avoided. The authority with why, 1766. Connecticut, Gov. Pitkin to Secretary Conway, 4 Aug., 1766. overjoyed at the repeal ofjority of one to indemnify James. Colden to Conway, June, 1766. They also voted to raise on the Bwill meet with the same fate. Gov. Moore to Conway, 20 June, 1766. From Boston, Bernard, withof Parliament, and the change of the Charter of Massachusetts. Bernard to Conway, 19 July, 1766. [4 more...]
of Hutchinson, Thos. Hutchinson, jr., to Thos. Hutchinson, July, 1766. whom Conway had been duped into believing a friend to colonial liberty. Reviving against Sand to supersede the other. The lead in the House of Commons was assigned to Conway, as one of the Secretaries of State; the care of America to the Earl of Shelbur Taken as a whole, the Cabinet—of which the Members were Pitt, Camden, Grafton, Conway, Shelburne, and the now inactive Northington—was the most liberal that had beenavendish set the example of refusing to serve under Grafton; but he insisted to Conway that acts of civility would satisfy the heads of his party. At this suggestionII. 356. Albemarle's Rockingham, II. 4. Rockingham to Pitt, and Rockingham to Conway. when the young chief of the great whig families, refusing to receive him, turnnd wanted fidelity; Grafton, on whom he leaned, was indolent and easily misled; Conway, one of his Secretaries of State, always vacillated; Shelburne, his firm, able,
tile valley of the world. Reasons for establishing a British Colony at the Illinois, 1766; Sir William Johnson to Secretary Conway, 10 July, 1766; Lords of Trade to the King, 3 Sept. 1766, before the above named papers were received; Letters of Wival of Lord Edgecombe from an unimportant post. Charles Townshend to Grafton, 2 Nov. 1766, in Grafton's Autobiography; Conway to Chatham, 22 Nov. 1766, Chat. Corr. III. 126. Saunders and Keppel left the Admiralty, and Keppel's place fell to Jenkin properly reduced. Shelburne to Chatham, 1 Feb. 1767; Chat. Corr., III. 184, 185. The loud burst of rapture dismayed Conway, who sat in silent astonishment at the unauthorized but premeditated rashness of his presumptuous colleague. Grafton'sential a point, from the profession of the whole Ministry; and he browbeat them all. I appeal to you, said he, turning to Conway, whether the House is not bent on obtaining a revenue of some sort from the Colonies. Not one of the Ministry then in Lo
bedience and submission to law must in all cases go before the removal of grievances. Otherwise, said he, we shall soon be no better than the savages. King to Conway, 20 Sept. 1766, 8 minutes past 9 P. M. He was now accustomed to talk a great deal about America; Bristol to Chatham, 9 Feb. 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 199. and heof South Carolina, 12 March, 1767; Walpole's Memoirs II. 417; Compare Grafton to Chatham, 13 March 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 233. None heeded the milder counsels of Conway. The mosaic Opposition watched every opportunity to push the Ministry upon extreme measures. H. Hammersley to Lieut. Gov. Sharpe, 20 Feb. 1767. A week later, ut about nine pence in the pound. On Friday, the twenty-seventh of February, Even in Grenville's Diary dates can be wrong. Grenville Papers, IV. 211; King to Conway, 27 Feb. 1767, in Albemarle, II. 430; Grafton to Chatham, 28 Feb.; King to Chatham, 3 March. Dowdeswell, the leader of the Rockingham party, regardless of his own
hants complained of a want of gratitude, and of the failure to make remittances; many were incensed at the Petition from New-York for a relaxation of the Navigation Acts; still more at the partial refusal of that Province to billet the troops; and the angry feeling was exasperated by the report from its Governor, that it would never again pay obedience to British statutes, which there was not an army to enforce. Since the last winter, America had lost friends both in and out of Parliament. Conway, who kept his old ground, was only laughed at. He is below low-water mark, said Townshend to Grenville. On the thirtieth of March,—two days after news had Chap XXIX.} 1767. March arrived, that in one of their messages the Representatives of Massachusetts had given a formal defiance to Parliament, as well as encouraged the resistance of their sister Colony, New-York, to the Billeting Act,—the American papers which Bedford had demanded were taken into consideration by the House of Lords.
their emancipation from fetters. Grafton's Autobiography. The King, who wished to retain Conway in office and had looked into his heart to know how to wind and govern him, attached him by the Memoirs, III. 61, 62. Here Walpole becomes a leading authority on account of his intimacy with Conway, and for the time, with Grafton. The comparison with the Autobiography of the latter, shows tharred on discussing the division of employments. In the House of Commons the lead must belong to Conway or Grenville. Against the latter Rockingham was inflexible; and Bedford equally determined agaitelton to Temple, Nov. 1767, in Lyttelton's Life and Corr. II. 740. and Temple, and insisted on Conway's taking the lead in the House of Commons. This left no possibility of agreement; and we broke sly, and Rockingham bowed, and so they parted. What did the King say to you? asked Grafton and Conway eagerly, as Rockingham came out; and the only answer he could make was— Nothing. Once more Ro
commission, Durand to Choiseul, 10 Dec. 1767. the Ministry was revolutionized, but without benefit to Grenville. The Colonies were taken from Shelburne and consigned to a separate department of State, with Lord Hillsborough as its Secretary. Conway made room for Lord Weymouth, a vehement but not forcible speaker; in private life, cold and taciturn; impoverished by gambling, and of such habits that the world Durand to the Duke of Choiseul, 19 Jan. 1768. Du Chatelet to the Duke of Choiseu Representatives to Shelburne, 15 January, 1768, Bradford's State Papers, 137. Compare the contrary opinions of Otis, in Gordon's Hist. of the Amer. Rev. i. 228, 229. Chatham, Rockingham, House to Rockingham, 22 Jan. 1768, in Bradford, 142. Conway, Camden, the Treasury Board, at which sat Grafton, Lord North, and Jenkinson, letters which contained the same sentiments, and especially enforced the impracticability of an American representation in the British Parliament. The True Sentiment
ealed accusations? With Chap Xxxiii} 1768. May truer loyalty towards the mother country, Samuel Adams, Samuel Adams to S. de Berdt, 14 May, 1768. through the Agent, advised the repeal of the Revenue Acts, and the removal of a Governor, in whom the Colonies could never repose confidence. But Bernard went on, persuading Hillsborough that America had grown refractory Bernard to Hillsborough, 19 May, 1768. in consequence of the feeble administration of the Colonies during the time of Conway and Shelburne; that it required his Lordship's distinguished abilities Bernard to Hillsborough, 12 May, 1768. to accomplish the most arduous task of reducing them into good order. It only needs, said Hutchinson, Hutchinson to——, 26 May, 1768. one steady plan, pursued a little while. At that moment the people of Massachusetts, confidently awaiting a favorable result of their appeal to the King, revived their ancient spirit of loyalty. At the opening of the political year on the last
Chap. XL.} 1769. April. commercial, in making the Americans pay a duty upon tea. No one would defend the Act, yet few urged its repeal. The Rockingham party were willing that it should remain as a source of embarrassment to the Ministers. Conway next proposed as a middle course, to agree to take it into consideration the next session. I approve the middle course, said Beckford. I was the first man who said you ought not tax America for the purpose of revenue. The duty upon tea, with athree hundred pounds a year. Why should such a duty be retained, at the cost of the affections of thirteen Provinces and two millions of people? Grafton spoke first and earnestly for its repeal; Camden seconded him with equal vigor. Granby and Conway gave their voice and their vote on the same side, and Sir Edward Hawke, whom illness detained from Chap. XL.} 1769. May. the meeting, was of their opinion. Had not Grafton and Camden consented to remove Shelburne, the measure would have been
ions to a seat in this Assembly, than either the honesty of the heart or the clearness of the head. Gilmour invited censure on such unprecedented expressions. Conway excused them as uttered in heat. I am not conscious, resumed Saville, that I have spoken in heat; if I did, I have had time to pool, and I again say, as I said bth of the 23 January, the King writes, My mind is more and more strengthened in the rightness of the measure. That implies previous consideration of the measure. Conway hinted at trying Rockingham and his friends. I know their disposition, said the King, and I will not hear of them. As for Chatham, I will abdicate the crown sooord North did not hesitate; and the King exerted all his ability and his ten years experience to establish the Minister of his choice, teaching him how to flatter Conway, King to Lord North, 29 Jan 1770. and how to prevent desertion. On the last day of January, the new Prime Minister, amidst great excitement and the sanguine
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