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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Records Relating to the old Powder House. (search)
the Beginning of this War), which is, the great Importance and Necessity of building another Powder House, as well in Consideration of the dangerous Situation of that we now have in Boston and of the great Hazard of rising our whole Stock in one Magazine, as the Insufficiency of that to hold our present Stock, and allow Room for the turning of it, and thereby keeping it from spoiling. [From the House Journal for that year, page 246]: Voted that Mr. Welles, Mr. Oliver, Colonel Cotton, Mr. Hutchinson, Colonel Miller, Colonel Heath, Mr. Russell, Mr. Hall, and Mr. Royal be a committee to take under consideration that Paragraph in his Excellency's Message of the Day relating to the situation of another Magazine for Powder: and report at the next May Session what they Judge proper for this House to do thereon. [House Journal, 1746, p. 40.] A message from his Excellency by Mr. Secretary. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: I should at the opening of this Session have
for his attachment to colonial liberties. Hutchinson to Lyman. Chap. XLII.} 1769. Aug. At Bostonr's first message to the Colonial Office; Hutchinson to John Pownall, 25 July, 1769. I flatter myliament; To go no further back than 1769; Hutchinson to T. Whately, 20 Jan. 1769; to R. Jackson, Besides earlier letters; see for example, Hutchinson to Secretary Pownall, 5 Dec. 1770; to Sir Fr prohibition of the New England fisheries Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 20 October, 1770. Ex house to house, and every body complied. Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, Boston, 8 August, 17, and received much hurt From a letter of Hutchinson. Compare the Diary of John Adams, which sho, 1769; pp. 32, 33. was fearless and candid; Hutchinson, through secret channels, sent word to Grenv Smith, the historian of New-York, quoted in Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 18 February, 1770. ns. Cooper to Gov. Pownall, 1 Jan. 1770. Hutchinson to Hillsborough, P. S. 5 Dec. 1769. The disp[34 more...]
eople of New-York are more restrained, wrote Hutchinson, it is owing to the form of government of the. in Boston, or to be ordered elsewhere. Hutchinson—–, March, 1770; in Letter Book, i. 374. The I have no power to remove the troops, said Hutchinson, nor to direct where they shall be placed; b the exertion of his power and influence. Hutchinson desired to parley with them. We have the 64. Compare also Private Letters of Cooper, Hutchinson, and others. The people, they answered, not XLIII.} 1770. March Navy on the Station. Hutchinson had done his utmost to get Samuel Adams ships side. But the Town and S. Adams addressed Hutchinson himself, and would not release him from his ie to the days of the Revolution of 1688. Hutchinson to Lord Hillsborough, 12 March, 1770. He saw Committee of Council, reporting March 6, 7. Hutchinson finally agreed with the Council, and Dalrympess was used to countenance the story, which Hutchinson gives in his History, III. 272. Q. Did yo[40 more...]<
in needless embarrassments. By his advice, Hutchinson, against his own judgment, Hutchinson toHutchinson to Gage, 25 Feb. 1770. convened the Legislature Chap. XLIV.} 1770. March at Cambridge. HutchinsonHutchinson to Hillsborough, 28 Feb. 1770. First draft in the Remembrancer, 1775, p. 95. Same to Same, Second d him discretionary power. Hillsborough to Hutchinson, 9 December, 1769. Hutchinson to Gage, 25 FHutchinson to Gage, 25 Feb. 1770. I am left to my discretion. The House and the Council remonstrated, insisting that even thwere instructed Address of the Council to Hutchinson, 20 March, 1770; Bradford, 197. to meet the ? Yet that would be analogous to the act of Hutchinson. Yet in spite of appearances and of the Chap. XLIV.} 1770. May. patriots of Boston; Hutchinson made an effective use of it to quicken the aence was irreconcilable. The eagerness of Hutchinson to keep Bernard's favor and ingratiate himsehan that of organizing the Government. Thus Hutchinson opened his administration with a foolish str[3 more...]
r as Gage should appoint, Hillsborough to Hutchinson, July, 1770. to be garrisoned by regular troidge, having summoned all absent members, Hutchinson to J. Pownall, Boston, 30 Sept. 1770. were kthey are contending for the cause of God. Hutchinson to Whately, 3 Oct. 1770. Some days after thelsborough, 9 October, 1770. At the same time Hutchinson, with whom Hillsborough was interchanging pr, and a preparation for further measures. Hutchinson to Lord Hillsborough, Private, Boston, 26 Ocber, 1770; Same to Same later in October, in Hutchinson's Mss. III. 22, 23, and printed in the Remembrancer for 1776, i. 158; Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 20 October, 1770; Hutchinson's private son to Sir Francis Bernard, 20 Oct. 1770; in Hutchinson's Ms. III. 26, 27, 28. Compare with it HutcHutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, of 4 August, 1770. After CHAP. XLV.} 1770. Oct. that should be decidf them who could be proved to have fired. Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 6 Dec. 1770, and mor[25 more...]
aded the Ministry to conciliatory measures; it only raised a hope of producing divisions in America, by setting one Province against another. I can find bones to throw among them, to continue contention and prevent a renewal of their union, Hutchinson to Mauduit, Boston, Dec. 1770; H. C. III. 68, 69, 70. promised Hutchinson, now happy in the assurance of receiving from the tax on tea a salary of fifteen hundred pounds for himself as Governor, while three hundred more were granted to the LieuHutchinson, now happy in the assurance of receiving from the tax on tea a salary of fifteen hundred pounds for himself as Governor, while three hundred more were granted to the Lieutenant Governor Oliver, who had long been repining at the neglect of his sufferings in behalf of the Stamp Act. Yet Samuel Adams did not despair. In every struggle, said he, this country will approve herself glorious in maintaining and defending her freedom; Samuel Adams to John Wilkes, Boston, 27 Dec. 1770. and he was sure that the unreasonableness of Great Britain would precipitate the epoch of American Independence. South Carolina received his letters, still urging union, directing att
the controversy with the kingdom subside. Hutchinson to Gov Pownall, 14 October, 1771. The King sellion to-morrow, if it was in his power. Hutchinson to John Pownall, Secretary to the Board of T 1771. Life of Arthur Lee, II. 186; Compare Hutchinson to R. Jackson, October, 1771. While thest, 7 January, 1772. Nowise disheartened, Hutchinson waited eagerly Dec. and confidently to hear, until its Charter should be taken away. Hutchinson to Samuel Hood, 2 Sept. 1772. Remembrancer at- Chap. XLVII.} 1772. June. tempt, wrote Hutchinson, who wished to see a beginnin of taking men iding support. These views were embodied Hutchinson's History, III. 358. by Hawley in a Report t want of organized union among the Colonies, Hutchinson sent word to Hillsborough, that if the natiorage of the people whom they had deluded. Hutchinson to Secretary John Pownall, 21 July, 1772; inn taught to believe, Compare Dartmouth to Hutchinson, 2 September, 1772. I have been always taugh[8 more...]
ndence was the invention of Samuel Adams: so Hutchinson wrote. There was no doubt about it. Samuel ndence was the invention of Samuel Adams: so Hutchinson wrote. There was no doubt about it. Samuel a correspondence through the Province, wrote Hutchinson in a letter which was laid before the King, it must necessarily make them ridiculous. Hutchinson to the Secretary of the Board of Trade, 13 N long report, but he let Otis appear in it. Hutchinson to Gage, 7 March, 1773. As they chose on thi happiest event of his life. Dartmouth to Hutchinson, 9 Dec. 1772. A Member of Parliament, Thauthority. Such certainly was the opinion of Hutchinson. A Member of Parliament, by whom they had been communicated to Dr. Franklin. Hutchinson, III. 418. having discovered through John Temple, The plan of getting the letters, we know from Hutchinson and under his own hand. That he kept aloof,Britain. Judge Oliver of Middleborough to Hutchinson, 16 Dec. 1772. The people of Cambridge, [12 more...]
read even the semi-official letters in which Hutchinson described the Boston Committee of CorrespondLIX.} 1773. Jan. the people. Dartmouth to Hutchinson, 6 January, 1773. But already eighty towns o a union of all the Colonies in Congress. Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 16 Sept. 1773; The hint of a C of the paper see the contemporary letter of Hutchinson to Sir Francis Bernard, 23 February, 1773. their strength to prove the only point that Hutchinson's statement required to be proved, that that. W. S. Johnson to R. Jackson, 26 Feb. 1773. Hutchinson was embarrassed by the controversy, which he parties looked beyond the Province for aid. Hutchinson sought to intimidate his antagonists, by telhusetts had made in January to the speech of Hutchinson. They formed themselves, therefore, into a irginia laid the foundation of our union. Hutchinson's Hist. III. 393. Massachusetts organized aa Petition to the King, that he would remove Hutchinson and Oliver for ever from the Government. Th[25 more...]
Legislatures. In the Boston Gazette of Monday, 13 Sept. 1773; on second page, 1st and 2d column, 962, 2, 1, and 2. Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 23 Sept., 1773. It was not possible to join issue with the King more precisely. The first difficulty tfriends; and the measure was recognised by the royalists as of all others the most likely to kindle a general flame. Hutchinson to J. Pownall, 18 Oct. 1773. His advice was confirmed by the concurrent opinion of Franklin, Franklin to T. Gushing, 7 July, 1773; Hutchinson to Dartmouth, 19 October, 1773. to whose greatness Samuel Adams in Boston Gazette, 963, 3, 1, 2. See Wedderburne's Speech, 111. he had publicly paid a tribute. His influence Others declare they will be altogether indepe town of Boston and the House of Representatives, and consequently the Council, just as he pleases. Private Letter of Hutchinson to Lord Dartmouth, 9 Oct. 1773. brought even Cushing to act as one of a select Committee with himself and Heath of Roxb