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change in the colonial policy of France, and the consequences of the persevering ambition of Great Britain to consolidate its power over America. The penal Acts of 1774 dissolved the moral connectio greater instruction was derived from manuscripts. The records of the State Paper Office of Great Britain best illustrate the colonial system of that country. The opportunity of consulting them wasMr. Harcourt was so obliging as to allow me to peruse at Nuneham. The controversy between Great Britain and her Colonies attracted the attention of all Europe, till at length it became universallyject of leading interest. To give completeness to this branch of my inquiries, in so far as Great Britain was concerned either as a party or an observer, the necessary documents, after the most thor The papers are very numerous; taken together they unfold the manner in which resistance to Great Britain grew into a system, and they perfectly represent the sentiments and the reasonings of the t
The crisis How Great Britain Estranged America. Chapter 25: The Charter of Massachusetts in peril.—the fall of the Rockingham Administration. May—July, 1766. The satisfaction of America was not suffered to con- Chap. XXV.} 1766. My, 1766. are hasty in expressing their gratitude, if the repeal of the Stamp Act is not at least a tacit compact that Great Britain will never again tax us; and it advised the different Assemblies, without mentioning the proceedings of Parliament, tPitkin to Secretary Conway, 4 Aug., 1766. overjoyed at the repeal of the Stamp Act and applauding its connection with Great Britain, elected as its Governor the discreet and patriotic William Pitkin, in place of the loyalist Fitch. The Legislaturo touch at some port in England; and they prayed for modifications of the Navigation Act, which would equally benefit Great Britain and themselves. South Carolina Committee of Correspondence to Garth, a Member of Parliament, their Agent, 2 July,
oppose the apprehended establishment of a military force in America, as needless for protection and dangerous to liberty. Certainly, said he, the best way for Great Britain to make her Colonies a real and lasting benefit, is, to give them all consistent indulgence in trade, and to remove any occasion of their suspecting that their seized the opportunity to declaim on the repeal De Guerchy to the Duke of Choiseul, 27 Jan. 1767. of the Stamp Act. He enforced the necessity of relieving Great Britain from a burden which the Colonies ought to bear, and which with contingencies exceeded £ 400,000; reminding the country gentlemen that this sum was nearly equalm was even more rancorous than usual. Beckford to Chatham, 27 Jan. 1767. Administration, replied Townshend, has applied its attention to give relief to great Britain from bear- Chap. XXVII.} 1767. Jan. ing the whole expense of securing, defending, and protecting America and the West India Islands; I shall bring into the Ho
of their grants, and to make all future grants on a system of quitrents, which should be applied to defray the American expenses then borne by the Exchequer of Great Britain. Circular of Shelburne to all the Governors in America, 11 Dec. 1766; Shelburne to General Gage, 11 Dec. 1766; Shelburne to Chatham, 1 Feb. 1767. Relief. Shelburne to Chatham, Feb. 1767; Chat. Corr. III. 187. The difficulties that beset Shelburne were infinitely increased by the condition of parties in Great Britain. The old Whig aristocracy was passing out of power with so ill a grace, that they preferred the immediate gratification of their passions to every considerati America, and openly combated Chatham's of the year before. Compare Guerchy to Choiseul, 20 Feb. 1767. I would govern the Americans, said he, as subjects of Great Britain. I would restrain their trade and their manufactures as subordinate to the mother country. These, our children, must not make themselves our allies in time o
a. To Same, 21 Jan. 1767; and many other letters. By the Billeting Act, Great Britain exposed its dignity to the discretion or the petulance of provincial Assembcourse with the West Indies, and the free export of such of its products as Great Britain would not receive. The illicit trade was partly owing to useless laws, but almost answer for them. Our warmest patriots speak of our connection with Great Britain as our felicity; and to have it broken, as one of the greatest misfortunes uld influence us to desire it, but such attempts on our liberties as I hope Great Britain will be just enough never to make. Oppression makes wise men mad. Andrehe words of the Declaratory Act, acknowledging the unlimited sovereignty of Great Britain. These several points were discussed till one in the morning, when a quethen moved that many of the Colonies denied and oppugned the sovereignty of Great Britain; in other words, were in a state of open rebellion; and wished that they mi
ground taken, to assert and establish the entire sovereignty of Great Britain over her Colonies. Phillimore's Life and Correspondence of Lapital measure of asserting and establishing the sovereignty of Great Britain over its Colonies. At this, Rockingham flew into a violent pas, to eat nothing, drink nothing, and wear nothing imported from Great Britain. Compare Letter of Hutchinson, 18 July, 1767. The Fourteenth, 17 November, 1767. The Americans have been firmly attached to Great Britain; nothing but severity will dissolve the union. At Boston, reasion recommended caution, and warned against giving offence to Great Britain. Bernard to Shelburne, 30 Oct. 1767. Even the twentieth of N being obliged to Chap. XXX.} 1767. Nov. take commodities from Great Britain, special duties on their exportation to us are as much taxes upon us as those imposed by the Stamp Act. Great Britain claims and exercises the right to prohibit manufactures in America. Once admit that s
s of Boston to set on foot manufactures and to cease importations. W. S. Johnson to R. Temple, 12 Feb. 1767. Franklin to W. Franklin, 19 Dec. 1767. The Americans, it was said with acrimony, are determined to have as little connection with Great Britain as possible; N. Rogers to Hutchinson, London, 30 Dec. 1766. and the moment they can, they will renounce dependence. W. S. Johnson to Governor Pitkin, 26 Dec, 1766. The partisans of the new Ministers professed to think it desirable thathin that proviso or not; this must be decided by a court of law having jurisdiction of the matter, about which the law in question is conversant. If the General Assembly of Connecticut should make a law flatly contradictory to the statute of Great Britain, it may be void; but a declaration of the King in Council would still make it neither more nor less so, but be as void as the law itself, for other words in the Charter clearly and expressly exclude them from deciding about it. I have not
1768. Wm. Pitkin to W. S. Johnson, 6 June, 1768; Wm. Pitkin to Richard Jackson, 10 June, 1768. At New-York the merchants held a meeting to Chap. Xxxiii} 1768. May. join with the inhabitants of Boston in the agreement not to import from Great Britain; and against the opinion of the Governor, the royal Council held, that the meetings were legal; that the people did but assemble to establish among themselves certain rules of economy; that as they were masters of their own fortune, they had y, 11 June, 1768. Narrative of Facts relative to American Affairs. and the little castle of William and Mary was to be occupied and repaired. Hillsborough to Gage, 8 June, and to Bernard, 11 June, 1768. This first act of hostility on the part of Great Britain was adopted at a time when America thought of nothing more than peaceable petitioning and passive resistance by a non-importation agreement, which the adverse interests and disinclination of the merchants had as yet rendered void.
To the Lords of ,the Treasury they reported a long concerted and extensive plan of resistance to the authority of Great Britain, breaking out in acts of violence sooner than was intended; and they gave their opinion that nothing but the immediatters very much to his management; Franklin's Writings, IV. 527. The Rise and Progress of the Differences between Great Britain and her American Colonies. and he took his opin- Chap. XXXIV.} 1768. July. ions from Bernard. That favorite Governo and the Petition of the Council to the King. If it should appear to your majesty, that it is not for the benefit of Great Britain and her colonies (over which your paternal care is conspicuous), that any revenue should be drawn from the colonies, lsborough, 15 April, 1769. And Bowdoin did not know of the secret second part of Bernard's Letter of July, 1768. Great Britain at that time had a colonial Secretary who encouraged this duplicity, and wrote an Chap. XXXIV.} 1768. July. answer
the Commissioners themselves to the Lords of the Treasury announced, that there had been a long concerted and extensive plan of resistance to the authority of Great Britain; that the people of Boston had hastened to acts of violence sooner than was intended; that nothing but the immediate exertion of military power could prevent a was, it must be made to repent of its insolence; and its Town Meetings no Chap. XXXV.} 1768. July. longer be suffered to threaten and defy the Government of Great Britain. Israel Mauduit to Hutchinson, in Boston Chronicle, i. 428. Two additional regiments of five hundred men each, and a frigate were at once to be sent there; the design, and early in August, most of the merchants of the town of Boston subscribed an agreement, that they would not send for any kind of merchandise from Great Britain, some few articles of necessity excepted, during the year following the first day of January, 1769; and that they would not import any tea, paper, glass, paint
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