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all comes of the horse-leeches. When the friends to government sought to hush opposition by terror of the power of parliament and its jealousy of its own supremacy, you are cowards, was the answer; you are fools; you are parasites; or, rather, you are parricides. Boston Gaz. Otis's Considerations. N. Y. Gaz. Hutchinson's Correspondence. Power is a sad thing, said the Presbyterians of Philadelphia; our mother should remember we are children and not slaves. F. Alison to E. Stiles, 13 June. When all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, such was the response of the Calvinists of the North, the people answered the king, saying: What portion have we in David? what inheritance in the son of Jesse? To your tents, O Israel! Now see to thine own house, David! Boston Gaz. 15 July. Who cares, said the more hardy, whether George or Louis is the sovereign, if both are alike? Otis, and many others. The beast of burden, continued others, asks not whose pack it carrie
sachusetts had proceeded cautiously and almost timidly, naming for its delegates to the proposed Congress, with the patriot Otis, two others who were friends to government. Bladen, in Hutchinson, III. 109. Virginia was ready to convince the world that her people were firm and unanimous in the cause of liberty, R. H. Lee to L. Carter. but its newly-elected assembly was not suffered by Fauquier to come together. New Jersey received the circular letter of Massachusetts on the twentieth of June, the last day of the session of its legislature. The Speaker, a friend to the British government, at first inclined to urge sending delegates to the proposed Congress; but, on some advice from the governor, changed his mind, chap. XIV.} 1765. June. and the house, in the hurry preceding the adjournment, rather from uncertainty than the want of goodwill, unanimously declined the invitation. The Assembly of New Hampshire seemed to approve but did not adopt it. The great measure wa
ll, unanimously declined the invitation. The Assembly of New Hampshire seemed to approve but did not adopt it. The great measure was in peril; and its failure July. would make of American resistance a mockery. Nothing will be done in consequence of this intended Congress, wrote Bernard, in July; and he seized the opportunityJuly; and he seized the opportunity to press more and more upon the government at home the necessity of taking into their hands the appointment of the American civil list, as well as changing the council of the province. Even the liberal Governor of Maryland reported that the resentment of the colonists would probably die out; and that, in spite of the violent ority, which drove those about him, like a mountain torrent dashing resistlessly on an over-shot wheel, though sometimes clogging with back water chap. XIV.} 1765 July. from its own violence. He possessed not only that courage which defies danger, but that persistence which neither peril, nor imprisonment, nor the threat of deat
d woollens, passed from mouth to mouth, till it found its way across the Atlantic, and alarmed the king in council; the ladies of the first fortune shall set the example of wearing homespun. It will be accounted a virtue in them to wear a garment of their own spinning. A little attention to manufactures will make us ample amends for the distresses of the present day, and render us a great, rich, and happy people. Hutchinson's History. Pa. Gaz. N. Y. Gaz. Boston Gaz. Sharpe to Calvert, 10 July. Letter from Charleston, S. C. When the churchmen of New-York preached loyalty to the king as the Lord's anointed, The people, retorted William Livingston, are the Lord's anointed. Though named mob and rabble, the people are the darling of Providence. Was the Bible quoted as demanding deference to all in authority? This, it was insisted, is to add dulness to impiety. For chap. XIV.} 1765. June. tyranny, they cried, is no government; the gospel promises liberty, glorious liberty.
Y. Gaz. Hutchinson's Correspondence. Power is a sad thing, said the Presbyterians of Philadelphia; our mother should remember we are children and not slaves. F. Alison to E. Stiles, 13 June. When all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, such was the response of the Calvinists of the North, the people answered the king, saying: What portion have we in David? what inheritance in the son of Jesse? To your tents, O Israel! Now see to thine own house, David! Boston Gaz. 15 July. Who cares, said the more hardy, whether George or Louis is the sovereign, if both are alike? Otis, and many others. The beast of burden, continued others, asks not whose pack it carries. O. Thacher, and many others. I would bear allegiance to King George, said one who called himself a lover of truth, but not be a slave to his British subjects. Philalethes, in N. Y. Gaz. But the members of parliament, argued the chap. XIV.} 1765. June. royalists, are men of the highest charac
more upon the government at home the necessity of taking into their hands the appointment of the American civil list, as well as changing the council of the province. Even the liberal Governor of Maryland reported that the resentment of the colonists would probably die out; and that, in spite of the violent outcries of the lawyers, the Stamp Act would be carried into execution. But far away towards the lands of the sun, the Assembly of South Carolina was in session; and on the twenty-fifth day of July, the circular from Massachusetts was debated. Many objections were made to the legality, the expediency, and most of all to the efficiency of the proposed measure; and many eloquent words were uttered, especially by the youthful John Rutledge, when the subject, on the deliberate resolve of a small majority, was referred to a committee, of which Gadsden was the chairman. He was a man of deep and clear convictions; thoroughly sincere; of an unbending will, and a sturdy, impetuous in
Freeman had appeared, and the sum- chap. XIV.} 1765. June. mons for the Congress had gone forth frl, or in groups in the street, the chap. XIV.} 1765. June. Sons of Liberty told their griefs to onax for all America will be thought chap. XIV.} 1765. June of next. Boston Gazette. N. Y. Gazett some ironmonger of Britain shall chap. XIV.} 1765. June. bawl that he is robbed by the Americanis to add dulness to impiety. For chap. XIV.} 1765. June. tyranny, they cried, is no government; members of parliament, argued the chap. XIV.} 1765. June. royalists, are men of the highest charated concessions, you own that par- chap. XIV.} 1765. June. liament is the supreme legislature; wilmaple; and, in a word, enjoyed the chap. XIV.} 1765. June. flourishing state which springs from ruom the governor, changed his mind, chap. XIV.} 1765. June. and the house, in the hurry preceding tsometimes clogging with back water chap. XIV.} 1765 July. from its own violence. He possessed not
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were formed in Virginia, as well as in New England, to resist the Stamp Act by all lawful means. Hope began to rise, that American rights and liberties might safely be trusted to the watchfulness of a united continent. The insolence of the royal officers provoked to insulated acts of resistance The people of Rhode Island, angry with the commander of a ship of war, who had boarded their vessels and impressed their seamen, seized his boat, and burned it on Newport Letter from Newport, June, 1765. Common. Men of New England, of a superior sort, had obtained of the government of New Hampshire a warrant for land down the western slope of the Green Mountains, on a branch of the Hoosic, twenty miles east of the Hudson river; formed already a community of sixty-seven families, in as many houses, with an ordained minister; had elected their own municipal officers; founded three several public schools; set their meeting-house among the primeval forests of beech and maple; and, in a w
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Chapter 14: South Carolina Founds the American union. June—July, 1765. the essays of Freeman had appeared, and the sum- chap. XIV.} 1765. June. mons for the Congress had gone forth from Massachusetts, when the resolves of Virginia were published to the world. They have spoken treason, said the royalists. Is it treason, retorted others, for the deputies of the people to assert their rights, or to give them away? Oh! those Virginians, cried Oxenbridge Thacher, from his deathbed, where, overplied by public exertions, he was wasting away with a hectic, those Virginians are men; they are noble spirits. I long to be out—to speak in court against tyranny, words that shall be read after my death. Why, said one of his friends, are not our rights and liberties as boldly asserted by every government in America as by Virginia? * * * Behold, cried another, a whole continent awakened, alarmed, restless, and disaffected. Letter of J. Adams. Boston Gazette. Hutchinson. Hist. I
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use among the primeval forests of beech and maple; and, in a word, enjoyed the chap. XIV.} 1765. June. flourishing state which springs from rural industry, intelligence, and unaffected piety. They called their village Bennington. The royal officers at New-York, disposed anew of that town, as well as of others near it, so that the king was known to the settlers near the Green Mountains, chiefly by his agents, who had knowingly sold his lands twice over. Hutchinson to Gov. Pownall, 10 July, 1765. In this way, the soil of Bennington became a fit battle-ground for independence. Events like these sowed the seeds of discontent; but still there was no present relief for America, unless union could be perfected. Union was the hope of Otis—union that should knit and work into the very blood and bones of the original system every region, as fast as settled. Yet how comprehensive and how daring the idea! The traditions of the Board of Trade branded it as mutinous. Bladen, in Hut
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