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v. D. Johnson to the Archbishop of Canterbury. and—alas, that he should afterwards have turned aside from the career of patriotism!—the historian, William Smith. The news of the resignation of Pitt, who was almost idolized in America, heightened the rising jealousy and extended it through the whole continent. We have such an idea of the general corruption, said Ezra Stiles, a dissenting minister in Rhode Island, we know not how to confide in any person below the crown. Ezra Stiles to Franklin, Dec., 1761. You adore the Oliverian times, said Bernard to Mayhew, at Boston. I adore Him alone who is before all times, answered Mayhew, and at the same time avowed his zeal for the principles of the glorious Revolution of 1688, especially for the freedom of speech and of writing. Bradford's Life of Jonathan Mayhew, 222. Already he was known among royalists as an enemy to kings. The alarm rose every where to an extreme height, and every question of authority in church and state c
particular branches of American legislation. The design began to be more and more openly avowed, of chap. XIX.} 1762. demanding a suspending clause in every act. It had been already decided that every American judge should hold his appointment at the royal pleasure. Hardy, governor of New Jersey, having violated his instructions, by issuing a commission during good behavior, was promptly dismissed; and at a time when the new-modelling of the charter governments was contemplated, William Franklin, the only son of the great adversary of the proprietaries of Pennsylvania, to the extreme astonishment and rage of the younger Penn, at the suggestion of Bute, became his successor. When New York refused to vote salaries to its chief justice, unless he should receive an independent commission, the Board of Trade, in June, 1762, Representation of the Board to the king, 11 June, 1762. recommended that he should have his salary from the royal quitrents. Such a salary, it was pleaded