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Pitkin's Political and Civil History of the United States, i. 217, seems to me to have been fashioned by verbal tradition. I was told the same story, but not as to be found in the Mss. One English historian has quoted from Pitkin the passage, which might seem to prove that Townshend acted on a sudden impulse. The supposition would be erroneous. Townshend's policy was adopted deliberately. and, after this, I do not expect to have my statue erected in America. Letter cited in Wirt's Patrick Henry, 96. This last clause is not in W. S. Johnson's report. Then laying his hand on the table in Chap. XXVII.} 1767. Jan. front of him, he declared to the House, England is undone, if this taxation of America is given up. George Grenville, in Cavendish Debates, II. 35. Grenville at once demanded of him to pledge himself to his declaration; he did so most willingly; and his promise received a tumultuous welcome. Grafton's Autobiography. Lord George Sackville pressed for a reve
he gave his assent to his own humiliation. The day on which Parliament was prorogued, Chap. XL.} 1769. May. saw the Legislature of Virginia assembled at Williamsburgh. Great men were there; some who were among the greatest; Washington, Patrick Henry, and for the first time, Jefferson. Botetourt, the only Governor who had appeared in Virginia within memory, proceeded to open the session, drawn in a state coach by six white horses; he was in perfect harmony with the Council; the House of minable measure, Botetourt to Hillsborough, 19 May, 1769. summoned them and said: I have heard of your Resolves, and augur ill of their effects; you have made it my duty to dissolve you, and you are dissolved accordingly. Wirt's Life of Patrick Henry, 104. The Burgesses of Virginia, having finished what they could do in their official capacity, met together as patriots and friends, with their Speaker as Moderator. They adopted the Resolves which Washington had brought with him from M
103, 105, &c. &c. Under the pretext of framing common regulations of trade with the Indians, the Assembly of New-York at its present session, with the concurrence of its Lieutenant Governor, Colden to Hillsborough, 21 Feb. 1770, and Hillsborough to Colden, 14 April, 1770. invited each Province to elect representatives to a body which should exercise legislative power for them all. It was a great step towards the American Union. Virginia, when she heard of the proposal, made choice of Patrick Henry and Richard Bland, to appear as her Representatives. Henry and Bland to Golden, 1770. But the cherished scheme was defeated for the time by the British Ministry, who saw in Union the certain forerunner of independence. A general tendency to conciliation prevailed. Chap XLII.} 1769. Dec. Since the merchants of Philadelphia chose to confine their agreement for non-importation to the repeal of Townshend's Act, Letter of Robert Morris, Charles Thompson, and Thomas Mifflin to the Me
em. Dunmore to Hillsborough, 1 May, 1772. Anthony Benezet to Granville Sharp, 14 May, 1772. Jefferson, like Richard Henry Lee, had begun his legislative career by efforts for emancipation. To the Chap. XLVII.} 1772. April. mind of Patrick Henry, the thought of slavery darkened the picture of the future, even while he cherished faith in the ultimate abolition of an evil, which, though the law sanctioned, religion opposed. Compare Patrick Henry to Anthony Benezet, 18 Jan. 1773; in Patrick Henry to Anthony Benezet, 18 Jan. 1773; in Robert Vaux's Life of Benezet. To have approached Parliament with a Petition against the Slave-Trade might have seemed a recognition of its supreme legislative power; Virginia, therefore, resolved to address the King himself, who in Council had cruelly compelled the toleration of the nefarious traffic. They pleaded with him for leave to protect themselves against the crimes of commercial avarice, and these were their words: The importation of slaves into the Colonies from the Coast of Af
atesman of brilliant genius as well as of fervid patriotism, moved a series of resolutions for a system of intercolonial Committees of Correspondence. His plan included Chap. XLIX.} 1773. March a thorough union of Councils throughout the Continent. If it should succeed and be adopted by the other Colonies, America would stand before the world as a Confederacy. The measure was supported by Richard Henry Lee, with an eloquence which ever passed away from the memory of his hearers; by Patrick Henry with a still more commanding majesty. Letter in Wirt's Life of Henry, 104. The Assembly was of one mind; and no person appropriated to himself praise beyond the rest. They did what greatness of mind counselled; and they did it quietly, as if it were but natural to them to act with magnanimity. On Friday the twelfth of March, the Resolutions were reported to the House, and unanimously adopted. They appointed their Committee on which appear the names of Bland and Lee, of Henry, and C