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t's note to Walpole's Memoirs, i. 287. became unappeasable; and he never forgave him the advice. It was the interest of Bute to see Pitt at the head of affairs, for Pitt alone had opposed him as a minister without animosity towards him as a man. They who had sided with him when in power, now so dreaded to share his unpopularity, that they made a parade of chap. VIII.} 1763. Aug. proscribing him, and wished not only to deprive him of influence, but to exile him from the court and from Westminster. He, therefore desired, and long ugcontinued to desire, to see Pitt in office, of whose personal magnanimity he was sure. The wish was inconsistent with the politics of the times; but the moment was one when parties in England, though soon to be consolidated, were as yet in a nebulous state, and very many of the time-serving public men, even Charles Townshend himself, were entirely at fault. The real option lay between a government by the more liberal aristocracy under popular influenc
so he said, enter into any disquisition of the policy of this chap. XVII.} 1765. Sept. act; I have only to say, it is an act of the parliament of Great Britain; and I trust that the supremacy Sept of that parliament over all the members of their wide and diffused empire, never was, and never will be, denied within these walls. The right of the parliament of Great Britain to make laws for her American colonies, however it has been controverted in America, remains indisputable at Westminster. If it is yet to be made a question, who shall determine it but the parliament? If the parliament declares, that their right is inherent in them, are they likely to acquiesce in an open and forcible opposition to the exercise of it? Will they not more probably maintain such right, and support their own authority? The gentlemen who opposed this act in the House of Commons, did not dispute the authority of parliament to make such a law, but argued upon the inexpediency of it at this t
any obvious reasons, alluding to the known opinion of the king, would be peculiarly chap. XXIV.} 1766. Mar. proper, we in effect annihilate this branch of the legislature, and vote ourselves useless. The people of England had once adopted that opinion. It was certain that the people of America were already convinced that the House of Lords had outlived its functions, and was for them become worse than useless. On the morning of the eighteenth day of March, the king went in state to Westminster, and gave his assent, among other bills, to what ever after he regarded as the well-spring of all his sorrows, the fatal repeal of the Stamp Act. He returned from signing the repeal, amid the shouts and huzzas of the applauding multitude. There was a public dinner of the friends of America in honor of the event; Bow bells were set a ringing; and on the Thames the ships displayed all their colors. At night a bonfire was kindled, and houses were illuminated all over the city. An expre