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. In 1759, Sherlock, then Bishop of London, had confided his griefs to the chap. XVI.} 1760. Board of Trade, at the great change in the temper of the people of Virginia. It is surely high time, said he, to look about us and consider of the several steps lately taken to the diminution of the prerogative of the crown. The rights of the clergy and the authority of the king must stand or fall together. Connecticut, wrote a royalist Churchman, in July, 1760, to Seeker, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Connecticut is little more than a mere democracy; most of them upon a level, and each man thinking himself an able divine and politician; and to make them a good sort of people, he urged upon Halifax and Pitt, that the Church should be supported, and the charters of that colony, and of its eastward neighbors, be demolished. The present republican form of those governments was indeed pernicious. The people were rampant in their high notions of liberty, and thence perpetually running into
and anger. The discontent of New York sprang from a cause which influenced the calmest minds, and was but strengthened and extended by deliberate reflection. It was not because the Episcopal clergy of that colony urged Seeker, Archbishop of Canterbury, to promote the abrogation of provincial charters; for the correspondence was concealed. It was not because they importunately demanded bishops in America, as was their duty, if they sincerely be- chap. XVIII.} 1761. lieved that renovating trcise of the prerogative, and get the applause of the mob by propagating the doctrine, that all authority is derived from the people. These three popular lawyers were William Livingston, John Morin Scot, Rev. D. Johnson to the Archbishop of Canterbury. and—alas, that he should afterwards have turned aside from the career of patriotism!—the historian, William Smith. The news of the resignation of Pitt, who was almost idolized in America, heightened the rising jealousy and extended it throu