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ver to a new Department of State, which Dartmouth was to accept, De Guerchy to Choiseul, 22 May, 1766. and which Charles Townshend avowed his hope of obtaining from a future Administration. Once, to delay his fall, Rockingham suggested a coalitie return of the people to obedience. Journal of the House of Commons, XXX. 841. From the ministerial benches Charles Townshend, professing to oppose the motion, spoke substantially in its favor. It has long been my opinion, said he, in concl trusting that I shall be an instrument among them of preparing a new system. Manuscript Report of the Conclusion of Townshend's Speech, in my possession. The manuscript appears to me to be in the hand writing of Moffat of Rhode Island, and was ess stood exposed. America was taken out of their control and made the sport of faction. The very same day on which Townshend proclaimed a war of extermination against American Charters, similar threats were uttered at Boston. In communicating
mained unimpaired. Without consultation, he went directly to Charles Townshend, by whose assiduous court and rare abilities he had been captat. When informed of this proposal, Pitt, who better understood Townshend's character, said every Chap. XXVI.} 1766. July. thing to dissuahis inclination, as well as his opinion; insisting, however, that Townshend was not to be called to the Cabinet. Grafton's Autobiography. On learning this exclusion, Townshend hesitated; but, finally, on the twenty-sixth, pleading the express commands of the King, he acquiesced.t, affection, and friendship grow from every act of our lives. Townshend to Grafton, 25 July, 1766, in Grafton's Autobiography; and C. TowC. Townshend to Pitt, 26 July, 1766. Chatham Corr. II. 464, 465. Thus he professed himself a devotee to Pitt and Grafton, being sure to do his utmnot how to resolve. Once, at Grafton's earnest solicitation, Charles Townshend was permitted to attend a consultation on European alliances.
known to possess as much of the friendship of Charles Townshend as a selfish client may obtain from an intrigulated on the accession to power of his patron, Charles Townshend. In Parliament a spirit was rising very diffeof Lord Edgecombe from an unimportant post. Charles Townshend to Grafton, 2 Nov. 1766, in Grafton's Autobioga Company, he proposed to Grafton the dismissal of Townshend as incurable. Chatham to Grafton, 7 Dec. 1766, ndly acknowledgment of their vote of gratitude. Townshend saw his opportunity, and no longer Jan. concealeChatham, 27 Jan. 1767. Administration, replied Townshend, has applied its attention to give relief to greaPitkin 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 pressed for a revenue that should be adequate; and Townshend engaged himself to the House to find a revenue, if
by the Mosaic Opposition. January—March, 1767. The day after Townshend braved his colleagues Chap. Xxviii} 1767. Jan. the Legislature ohat. Corr. III. 191; S. Sayre to J. Reed, 3 Sept. 1766. with Charles Townshend, had sent a very temperate Petition, Prior Documents, 165.ade, and freedom from all subordination and dependence. Besides; Townshend, whom Chatham had thrice Chatham to Grafton, 7 Dec. 1766, Ms.;b. 9. The third letter of Chatham to Grafton, in which he calls C. Townshend incurable, is a letter really dated 9 Feb. 1767. See Grafton's am rose from his bed, and ill as he was, hastened to London. Charles Townshend was warm in the sunshine of majesty; Trecothick in Cavendind Lord North was invited to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. Townshend knew well what was passing; Shelburne to Chatham, 13 March 176 endure no more. We cannot remain in office together; said he of Townshend, and he asked the Duke of Grafton himself to call the next Counci
American army and an Ame-Rican Revenue.—Charles Townshend's supremacy in the Administration. Marche twelfth of March at the house of Grafton, Townshend assumed to dictate to the Ministry its colonlaughed at. He is below low-water mark, said Townshend to Grenville. On the thirtieth of March,— but that it was adverse to the views of Charles Townshend appears from a letter of Mr. Grey Cooperon for its interpreter, and a statesman like Townshend, to execute its impulses. That statesman with Trecothick at its head, interposed with Townshend;. but he answered: I do not in the least douMay, 1767. On the thirteenth day of May, Townshend came to the House of Commons, in the flush o his friend, and to advise the dismission of Townshend. He was with great difficulty led to believessary; and had been repealed as impolitic. Townshend's Preamble to his Bill granting duties in Amer. Compare Hartley's Letters on the War. Townshend's revenue was to be disposed of under the si[10 more...]<
Chapter 30: How Townshend's American taxes were received by France and America.—coalition of the King and the aristocracy. July—Novand to Choiseul, 7 August, 1767. but for the moment, he relied on Townshend. Grafton's Autobiography. So Charles Townshend remained inCharles Townshend remained in the cabinet, treating every thing in jest, Durand to Choiseul, 7 August, 1767. scattering ridicule with full hands, and careless on whom pondence grew up between New-York and Boston. They would nullify Townshend's Revenue Act by consuming nothing on which he had laid a duty; aish goods. At the beginning of this excitement, Charles Sept. Townshend was seized with fever, and after a short illness, during which hefeared his return to office. It was believed, that on the day of Townshend's death, Grafton advised the recall of Grenville; and that the Kiscribed as absurd; but which was left as the fatal bequest of Charles Townshend to his successors and his country. Grafton's Autobiography
n of tea? or compel any one to purchase what he was resolved to do without? Every one in England, Grafton, North, even Hillsborough, professed to disapprove of Townshend's Revenue Act. Why will they not quiet America by its revocation? Sending regiments into Boston will be a summons for America to make the last appeal. Grenvi foe; and for the slender capacity of the inexperienced Rockingham. The shadow of Chatham, after his desertion of the House, could sway its decisions. When Charles Townshend, rebelling in the Cabinet, seemed likely to become Minister, it listened to him. When Townshend died, North easily restored subordination. Nor was it lessTownshend died, North easily restored subordination. Nor was it less impudent as to measures. It promoted the alliance with the King of Prussia and deserted him; it protected the issue of general warrants, and utterly condemned them; it passed the Stamp Act, and it repealed the Stamp Act; it began to treat America with tenderness, then veered about, imposed new taxes, changed essentially American
on of the Colonies, renders it absolutely necessary to support the authority of Parliament. De Berdt to the Speaker of Massachusetts Assembly, 29 July, 1768, in Bradford's State Papers. Here was a colonial system, never before thought of Townshend had suspended the legislative functions of New-York by Act of Parliament. Now a Secretary of State speaking for the King, offered to Massachusetts the option of forfeiting its representative government, or submitting to his mandate. At the sa to petition the Parliament would be a tacit confession of its right to lay impositions upon us; which right and authority we publicly disavow. Nor would the Court issue Writs of Assistance, although it was claimed that they were authorized by Townshend's Revenue Act. The times tried men's courage; some grew alarmed for consequences; but others were carried above fear. E. Silliman to W. S. Johnson, 10 Nov. 1768. Wm. Pitkin to W. S. Johnson, 6 June, 1768; Wm. Pitkin to Richard Jackson, 10 Ju
ught to have retired also; Camden to Chatham, 20 March, 1768. Indeed, my dear Lord, our seals ought to go together, &c. Chat. Corr. III. 325. he hushed his scruples by the thought that his illustrious friend had not asked him to do it; Chap. XXXVII.} 1768. Oct. and continued saying He shall still be my pole star, Camden to the Countess of Chatham, 22 October, 1768. even while the emoluments of office were for a time attracting him to advise a public declaration from the King, that Townshend's revenue Act should be executed, and Boston, the ringleading Province, be chastised. Camden to Grafton, 4 Sept. or 4 Oct. 1768. The removal of Shelburne opened the Cabinet to the ignorant and incapable Earl of Rochford, who owed his selection to the mediocrity of his talents and the impossibility of finding a Secretary of State more thoroughly submissive. Frances to Choiseul, 29 Sept. 1768. He needed money, being so poor as to have once told Choiseul with tears in his eyes, that
. XXXVIII} 1768. Nov. fully deluded numbers of my subjects in America. In the House of Commons Lord Henly, Arthur Lee in Life of R. H. Lee, 261, 262. The Letter is dated erroneously, Oct. 9, for Nov. 9, 1768. I have several reports of this debate. Cavendish, i. 32, &c. William S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 18 November, 1768. son of Northington, in moving the Address, signalized the people of Boston for their defiance of all legal authority. I gave my vote to the revenue Act of Charles Townshend, thus he was seconded by Hans Stanley, that we might test the obedience of the Americans to the Declaratory Law of 1766. Troops have been drawn together in America to enforce it, and have commenced the operation in Boston. Men so unsusceptible of all middle terms of accommodation, call loudly for our correction. What, Sir, will become of this insolent town when we deprive its inhabitants of the power of sending out their rums and molasses to the coast of Africa? For they must be tr
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