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iers should be quartered among them. In the present case the owner of the Ropewalk gave satisfaction by dismissing the workman complained of. The officers should, on their part, have kept their men within the barracks after night-fall. Instead of it they left them to roam the streets. Hutchinson should have insisted on measures of precaution; Gordon's Hist. of American Revolution, i. 281. but he too much wished the favor of all who had influ- Chap. XLIII.} 1770. March ence at Westminster. Evening came on. The young moon was shining brightly in a cloudless winter sky, and its light was increased by a new fallen snow. R. Treat Paine's Trial of the Soldiers, 121. Parties of soldiers were driving about the streets, Hutchinson's History, III. 271. making a parade of valor, challenging resistance, and striking the inhabitants indiscriminately with sticks or sheathed cutlasses. A band which rushed out from Murray's Barracks, Jeremiah Belknap's Testimony, Boston Na
g, replied Hutchinson, to be governed by his Majesty's pleasure. Message from the Governor to the Council, 21 March, 1770, Bradford. Thus a new question arose respecting the proper use of the prerogative; while the Assembly proceeded to business only from absolute necessity. Bradford's State Papers, 202 Suppose a petulant or angry minister were to be displeased with the two Houses of Parliament, and to mark his resentment, were to sum mon them to meet at Wolverton or Rye, instead of Westminster; in what temper would he find them? Yet that would be analogous to the act of Hutchinson. Yet in spite of appearances and of the adverse influence of the Government, popular liberty was constantly gaining ground in England as well as in America. The last public act of Grenville's life was a step towards representative reform by establishing a more impartial method of deciding controverted elections. It was perhaps the most honorable trophy of his long Chap. XLIV.} 1770. April. c
arrying along his investment in the chance of Rockingham's return to the ministry, he turned his back on deferred hopes and friendship, and pocketed for his borough the most cash he could get. Burke next coquetted with Wilkes for support at Westminster; but the great patriot preferred Lord Mahon. Wilkes has touched Lord Mahon's money, and desires to extort more by stirring up a multitude of candidates, said Burke, in the fretful hallucinations of his chagrin; while, in fact, the influence of Wilkes was of no avail; Westminster shared the prevalent excitement against America and elected tories. Sometimes, when alone, Burke fell into an in- Chap. XVI.} 1774. Oct. Nov. expressible melancholy, and thought of renouncing public life, for which he owned himself unfit. There seemed for him no way to St. Stephen's chapel, except through a rotten borough belonging to Rockingham; and what influence would the first man in England for speculative intelligence exert in the house of commons,
l XXXIX, membrane 82, in the Record Office in Four Courts, Dublin. Mr. Cushing credits Matthew Cradock with a military career, stating he was enrolled among the cuirassiers of Pycehill Hundred, Staffordshire. In this I think he is in error, the Matthew referred to being one of the Staffordshire family, which continued in that section. Under the date of February 27, 1639, Cradock writes to Winthrop: The Writts for a parlaiment are nowe abroad. I heare there hath beene great adoe at Westminster theise 2 dayes about there burgesses, & not yeet agreed on. Come Tuesday next the burgesses of London are to bee chosen, beeing the 4 March. God in mercy dyrect them & the whole kingdome in theire choise, that this parlament may produce good to the Realme; approaching evils being much to be feared. . . . If you shall thinke of ought fitt to bee mooved in parlament consider seriously of it with the Court there, to whome I pray you tender my best service with all deue respects and upon noti
Particular. --The Marquis of Westminster, the richest Peer of England, having an income of $3,000,000 a year, recently, while riding in one of the parks, missed a button from his coat. He instantly dismounted, retraced his course for some distance, and searched until be found the missing article, expressing much satisfaction at its discovery.
Mrs. Betsey Hartwell, of Westminster, Mass., a lady over 81 years old, has seated over 400 chairs within a year past. The amount of lumber surveyed at Bangor, Mo., the present year to Dec. 1, was 200, 391, 526, exceeding same time last year by 24,000,000. Bishop Spalding, of Kentucky, has issued a circular warning Catholics against mixed marriages.
despair of the Republic. Enlisting in Maryland. The Washington Star says that a "very lively" spirit is aroused in some portions of the State of Maryland, in favor of responding to the recent call of the Government for additional troops. It adds. In a number of the counties this feeling has manifested itself to a very great extent, while in some localities it has reached the point of actual enthusiasm. We have before us the proceeding of a war meeting recently held in Westminster, the seat of justice of Carroll county, which is said to have been one of the largest and most enthusiastic gatherings of the people ever known in that region. Augustus Shriver, Esq., the presiding officer, as well as the assistants and those generally in attendance, are of the very bone and sinew of the country. Resolutions were adopted heartily approving of the war policy of the President, and pledging those present to the support of the cause of the Union, at any and every sacrifice.
uld scarcely avoid taking part in it. He hoped, however, that we should use every effort to escape that necessity." The London Westminster Review contains an article on Mexico which caused it to be seized by the Ministry of the Interior in Paris. On the bookseller endeavoring to reclaim the numbers ordered by his subscribers, they were delivered to him minus the Mexican article. Canon Stanley had declined the Archbishopric of Dublin, and it had been tendered to Dean French, of Westminster. Richardson, Spence &Co. announce their intention of running a line of first-class screw steamers between Liverpool and Philadelphia shortly, to supply the place of the sailing ships that have been withdrawn. The crew of the American ship Webster broke into mutiny in the Mersey, and were all conveyed to prison before doing much damage. The rebel loan was at 63a65 in London on November 7th. Napoleon had issued letters inviting the sovereigns to a European Congress.
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