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ucrative one of paymaster to the forces. G. Grenville's Narrative, in the Grenville Papers, i. 43 strong will, and was by no means obstinate: Grenville had a feeble will, and was very obstinate. wselled with dangerous rashness, and which George Grenville in part resisted, Jenkinson was always renistry after the advancement of Egremont and Grenville, who, at the time of his negotiating the peathe session was rapidly brought to a close. Grenville's bill for the effectual enforcement of the a right. How to proceed became a question. Grenville, Grenville's Speeches in the House of ComGrenville's Speeches in the House of Commons, 16 December, 1768, and 3 February, 1769, in Wright's Cavendish Debates, i. 110, 160. as a lawIII. 163. In the midst of the confusion, Grenville set about confirming himself in power Greany difference about the paymaster's place. Grenville's Diary, in Papers II. 207, 208. As for She; for he himself, in December, 1763, said to Grenville, that he believed Lord Bute to be a perfect [14 more...]
rtinent. Instead of hastily resigning, Geo. Grenville to Egremont, 4 August, 1763, in Grenville . 83, 84. Egremont was ready to concert with Grenville how to maintain themselves in office in spitendure the very long and tedious speeches of Grenville on the inconvenience of sacrificing his minourt it seemed otherwise. On Sunday evening Grenville found the king in the greatest agitation. R him to take a place in the administration. Grenville, too, smothering alike his hatred and his feim. The union of the Bedford party and of Grenville, was, said Pitt, a treaty of connivance; Lortatives. Knox, in a pamphlet, of which George Grenville was part author. It was settled then thatand would include the West India Islands; Grenville, in the House of Commons, in the debate of 5 Grenville, in Cavendish. It was certainly Grenville, who first brought this scheme into form. ox: Extra-official State Papers, II. 31; and Grenville to Knox, 4 Sept. 1768; and Grenville to T. P[43 more...]
part was sent from England. Campbell, 93. Grenville held that the contraband was all stolen from; he knew no other law, no other rule. George Grenville, in Cavendish i. 496. The later reportters, of which I have a copy, were shown to Grenville, is averred by Allon, Biographical Anecdotes America did not escape the consideration of Grenville. He accepted the theory of the British Consy might be given for America to be heard. Grenville's colleagues did not share his scruples; buthe colonies, prepared under the direction of Grenville, with minute and indefatigable care. It wn the memorable ninth day of March, 1764, George Grenville made his first appearance in the House ofosed, Grenville gave notice in the house, Mr. Grenville gave notice to the house, that it was his mmittee, on which he had for his associates, Grenville and Lord North, reported a bill modifying and revenue Burke on American Taxation. Grenville, who put on the appearance of candor, endeav[30 more...]
parliament up, than Jenkinson pressed chap. X.} 1764. April. on Grenville to forward the American stamp-act, by seeking that further informg. A chap. X.} 1764 Sept. small return to the exchequer blinded Grenville to the principles of British law. Opinion of Attorney and Soliy collected by the authority of the British king. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. But arbitrary taxation was the only relic of Frencnd abilities. Murray to Shelburne, 80 Aug. 1766. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. The judge pitched upon to conciliate the minds of es. All royalist at heart, he had even applauded the ministry of Grenville for its disposition to mild and equitable measures, and was tolerwas adopted by a large majority; but when in summer the policy of Grenville with regard to the American Stamp Act was better understood, a nethat they could not make chap. X.} 1764. Oct. any proposition to Grenville about taxing their constituents by parliament, since parliament h
1765. Walpole's Geo. III., II. 46, 47. Grenville was more obstinate and more cool, Feb. abouemand when so made. Can you agree, rejoined Grenville, on the proportions each colony should raiseogether. No such thing is intended, replied Grenville warmly, addressing himself to the Americans.by jury. To prove the fitness of the tax, Grenville argued, that the colonies had a right to dem, i. 41. Jackson, who had concerted with Grenville to propose an American representation in parer, 1784. Thus calmly reasoned Jackson. Grenville urged chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. the house not t i. 71, erroneously attribute this speech to Grenville. As he sat down, Barre rose, and with eyhe day after the debate on American affairs, Grenville, Lord North, and Jenkinson, with others, weralidity to no instrument whatever. It was Grenville's purpose to exercise the assumed right of tentire conviction nor the cordial support of Grenville; Gage to Halifax, 23 January, 1765. so th[18 more...]
g as well as the colonies— administration of Grenville continued. April—May, 1765. events withinot knowing that, in the opinion of Bedford, Grenville, Halifax and Sandwich, his own family did nating mischief to overthrow the government. Grenville also was earnest that the king's ministers s But they got no satisfactory answer; though Grenville was led to believe his own services indispenlf repaired with complaints to the king, and Grenville also remonstrated; but the king's emotion anat they all should act in perfect union; and Grenville, concealing his deep distrust of his colleagtnight, said the king.cannot do it, answered Grenville. I trust you will put nothing upon me that have carried on business. Cumberland hated Grenville; but he knew no remedy, and advised his nepha design to change my government, said he to Grenville; but it is over now. And then artfully refeting him, and again pressed for his answer. Grenville, in the name of the rest, observed, that bef[10 more...]<
. Such an assembly had never existed; and the purpose of deliberating upon the acts of parliament was equally novel. The tories sneered Letter from Boston in New-York Gazette of 3 Feb. 1766. at the proposal, as visionary and impracticable; Grenville himself had circulated through the colonies the opinion that from jealousy of neighborhood and clashing interests, they could never form a dangerous alliance among themselves, but must permanently preserve entire their common connection with th and before the proceedings in Virginia and Massachusetts were known in New-York, where the re-print of the Stamp Act was hawked about the streets as the Folly of England and the ruin of America, a Freeman of that town, discussing the policy of Grenville, and the arguments on which it rested, demonstrated that they were leading alike to the reform of the British parliament and the independence of America. It is not the tax, said he, it is the unconstitutional manner of imposing it, tha
rce and restrain manufactures, reasoned even the most patient, is to bid us make brick without straw. The northern colonies will be absolutely restricted from using any articles of clothing of their own fabric, predicted one colony to another. And men laughed as they added: catching a mouse within his majesty's colonies with a trap of our own making will be deemed, in the ministerial cant, an infamous, atrocious, and nefarious crime. A colonist, murmured a Boston man who had dipped into Grenville's pamphlet, a colonist cannot make a horse-shoe or a hob-nail, but some ironmonger of Britain shall chap. XIV.} 1765. June. bawl that he is robbed by the American republican. Yes, they are even stupid enough, it was said in the town of Providence, to judge it criminal for us to become our own manufacturers. Colden's Corr. Boston Gazette. N. Y. Gazette. Providence Gaz. Lloyd's Conduct, &c. Newport Mercury. We will eat no lamb, promised the multitude, seeking to retaliate; we
egard to his friends whom they displaced. Grenville, in apparently confident security, continuedrovoke their dismissal. The thoroughly wise Grenville was expected to counterwork the king with Teas privately to communicate its substance to Grenville, who, before returning to London, hastened t question, or from a perfidious concert with Grenville and Bedford, or for reasons that have remainay, the twenty-second, received the visit of Grenville, he appeared under great agitation. He was n their adhesion; even Charles Yorke went to Grenville and declared his support, and Gilbert Elliotcause is in your hands, said the Bedfords to Grenville, and you will do it justice. This was the mcracy and their successors; and on the tenth Grenville was summoned to St. James's to surrender theer, giving hope for the future. In place of Grenville, the able debater, the learned jurist, the ptalent stamped its character with weakness. Grenville, in revenge, sullenly predicted to his frien[1 more...]
r, arrived from England at Boston; and the names of the stamp distributors were published on the eighth of August. But Grenville's craftily devised policy of employing Americans failed from the beginning. It will be as in the West Indies, clamorednesday, the fourteenth of chap. XVI.} 1765. Aug. August, saw the effigy of Oliver tricked out with emblems of Bute and Grenville, swinging on the bough of a stately elm, the pride of the neighborhood, known as the Great Tree, standing near what wasseven more.—He wiped out of the petition of Massachusetts every spirited expression. —He prevailed to get a friend of Grenville made chap. XVI.} 1765. Aug. agent for the colony.—He had a principal hand in projecting the Stamp Act.—He advised Oliv than the American-born Stephen Johnson, the sincere and fervid pastor of the first church of Lyme. Bute, Bedford, and Grenville, said he to the people, will be had in remembrance by Americans as an abomination, execration, and curse. As the resu
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