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a new colonial system, which Halifax, Bedford, and especially Charles Townshend, had matured, and which was to have sufficient vigor to contrnies a revenue towards maintaining their military establishment. Townshend, as the head of the board of trade, was unfolding the plan in thestion was precipitated upon America. In the very next year, Charles Townshend, resuming the system which he had advocated in the administras. Grenville had proposed taxes for the defence of the colonies; Townshend's preamble promised an ever increasing American civil list, indep the rights, and liberties, and welfare of the people. Just as Townshend had intrenched the system in the statute book, he died, and left imports from Britain. The government gave way, and repealed all Townshend's taxes except on tea. Of that duty Lord North maintained that itory act affirmed the power of parliament in all cases whatsoever; Townshend's preamble declared the expediency of using that power to raise a