Henceforth its watchword was union, which the rash conduct of the dismayed
Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 11 June, 1766. officers of the crown contributed to estab, at the choice of the Council, the four Judges of the Supreme Court, of whom Hutchinson was the Chief, the King's Attorney, and Oliver, the Secretary and late Stamp-wn officers, and from the whole number of twenty-eight he rejected six
Thomas Hutchinson to his son, then in England, 29 May, 1766. of the ablest friends of the peen conciliatory—sought to constrain
Chap. XXV.} 1766.
May. the election of Hutchinson, Oliver, and two others,
Bernard to the Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. and them again
Bernard to Lords of Trade, 7 July, 1766. to choose among others Hutchinson, whom, after thirty years uninterrupted concern in public affairs, the thoughpation of Chief Justice and Judge of Probate, had plunged into melancholy,
Hutchinson to Bollan, 2 June, 1766. he added, The fate of the Province is put in a scale