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achusetts, acting in harmony with Clinton and Shirley, and adopting their opinions and almost theirr, Hutchinson and Choate, through Clinton and Shirley. We, Aug. subjoined Clinton and Shirley, as Shirley, as they forwarded the paper to the Board of trade, agree with the memo- chap. II.} 1748. Aug. rialists. Clinton and Shirley to the Board of Trade, 18 August, 1748, in the collection of documents osettled by royal instructions. Clinton and Shirley to Board. N. Y. London Doe. XXVIII., 60. It itain. Clinton to Shirley, 5 August, 1748; Shirley to Clinton, 13 August; Clinton to Bedford, 15ople will never depart from it. Clinton to Shirley, 5 August, 1748; Shirley to Clinton, 13 Augusand occupy the valley of the Ohio, Compare Shirley to Lords of Trade, 4 July, 1749. and that of eloped his system. To the Duke of Bedford Shirley to the Duke of Bedford, 24 April, 1749, and 1be by application to parliament. Colden to Shirley, 25 July, 1749. But before Shirley arrive[15 more...]
artridge, 15 Nov., 1750. interested in lands in that province, and trained by his father to a hatred of popular power, was much listened to; and the indefatigable Shirley not quite successful with the more reasonable Pelham, chap. III.} 1749. became the eulogist and principal adviser of Cumberland, of Bedford, and of Halifax. Shsachusetts reduce his emoluments, he openly threatened to appeal to an episcopal interest, and make himself independent of the Assembly for any future support. Shirley to Secretary Willard, 29 Nov., 1749. The menace to Massachusetts was unseasonable. The public mind in that province, and most of all in Boston, was earnestlythe neighboring Indians, they held the continent from Bay Verte to the borders of the Penobscot. Such was the state of occupancy, when, in September, at Paris, Shirley, who had been placed at the head of the British Commission, presented a memorial, claiming for the English all the land east of the Penobscot and south of the St.
the French. Stoddard to Johnson, 15 May, 1753. Holland to Clinton, 15 May, 1753. Smith to Shirley, 24 December, 1753. The Six Nations foamed with eagerness to take up the hatchet; for, said theemoved. We are very sensible, Message from the General Assembly of Massachusetts Bay to Governor Shirley, 4 January, 1754. they added, of the necessity of the colonies affording each other mutual ll, at all times, with great cheerfulness, furnish their just and reasonable quota towards it. Shirley was at hand to make the same use of this message, as of a similar petition six years before. Bof America. Without such a settlement, and a method to enforce it, there could be no union. Shirley to the Lords of Trade, month is not given. Referred to January, 1754. The day of the Secretarheir own consent. The warmest friend of union and the principal hand in forming the plan, Shirley to Sir Thomas Robinson, 24 December, 1754. was Benjamin Franklin. He encountered a great deal
New World. The Report of the Board of Trade on the 29 August, 1755, constructed in part from conjecture, makes the whole number of white inhabitants, 1,062,000. Shirley, in a letter to Sir Thomas Robinson, 15 August, 1755, writes that the inhabitants may be now set at 1,200,000 whites at least. The estimate in the text rests on Boston, even, on more than one occasion, ventured in town meeting to appoint its own agent to present a remonstrance to the chap. VI.} 1754. Board of Trade. Shirley to the Board of Trade, January, 1755. New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine, which was a part of Massachusetts, had similar regulations; so that all town built a manufacturing house, and there were bounties to encourage the workers in linen. How the Board of Trade were alarmed at the news! How they censured Shirley for not having frowned on the business! How committees of the House of Commons examined witnesses, and made proposals for prohibitory laws, till at last the Bost
Trade, 15 Dec. 1754. In the same moment, Shirley, at Boston, was planning how the common fund he colonies, replied Franklin, Franklin to Shirley, 17 Dec. and 18 Dec. 1754, in Works, III, 57,es, as a useless part of the constitution. Shirley next proposed for consideration the plan of u his conviction and a sentiment of his heart, Shirley turned towards the Secretary of State, and rederacy. It has been thought probable, that Shirley was not particularly hostile to the Albany pl proves his bitter enmity to the scheme. See Shirley to Sir Thomas Robinson, 24 December, 1754; 24e in 1755. his own opinions. Early in 1755, Shirley wrote to the Secretary of State, that he was nly of a parliamentary union but taxation. Shirley to Sir Thomas Robinson, 4 February, 1755. Durhere were present, of the American governors, Shirley, now next to Braddock in military rank; Delanmost ready and convenient. A common fund, so Shirley assured his American colleagues, on the autho[3 more...]
intance with the Six Nations, was selected to enroll Mohawk warriors in British pay, and to conduct an army of provincial militia and Indians against Crown Point; Shirley proposed to win laurels by driving the French from Niagara; while the commander-in-chief himself was to recover the Ohio Valley and the Northwest. Soon after Bsylvania, supplied both, with a promptitude and probity which extorted praise from Braddock and unanimous thanks from the Assembly of his province. Franklin to Shirley, 22 May, 1755. Braddock to Secretary of State, 5 June, 1755. Votes of Pennsylvania Assembly, v., 397. Among the wagoners was Daniel Morgan, famed in village cin the Precis, &c., 198. and losing all patience, he insulted the country as void of ability, honor, and honesty. The general is brave, said his secretary, young Shirley, Shirley the younger to R. H. Morris. and in pecuniary matters honest, but disqualified for the service he is employed in; and Washington found him incapable o
he usage of those days. Officers of the customs gave as their excuse for habitually permitting evasions of the laws of trade, that it was their only mode of getting rich; for they were quartered chap. XV.} 1759. upon by their English patrons for more than the amount of all their honest perquisites. See their own statement to Hutchinson, in the Hutchinson Correspondence. Townshend returned home, to advocate governing America by concentrating power in England; and like Braddock, Sharpe, Shirley, Abercrombie, Loudoun, Gage, and so many more of his profession, to look upon taxation of the colonies by the metropolis as the exercise of a necessary duty. In Georgia, Ellis, the able governor, who had great influence in the public offices, was studying how the colonies could be administered by the central authority. In South Carolina Lyttleton persuaded himself that he had restored the royal sway. Yet the fruits of his administration were distrust and discontent. The arbitrary mann