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Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ighest character for wisdom, justice, and integrity, and incapable of dealing unjustly. Admitting this to be true, retorted Hopkins, one who is bound to obey the will of another is as really a slave, though he may have a good master, as if he had a bad one; and this is stronger in politic bodies than in natural ones. The plea recurred, that the British parliament virtually represented the whole British empire. It is an insult on the most common understanding, thought James Habersham of Georgia, and every American from the banks of the Savannah to the frontier of Maine, to talk of our being virtually represented in parliament. It is an insult on common sense to say it, repeated the Presbyterian ministers of the middle states to the Calvinist ministers of New England. Are persons chosen for the representatives of London and Bristol, in like manner chosen to be the representatives of Philadelphia or Boston? Have two men chosen to represent a poor borough in England, that has sold
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
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 fromhe towns. The inhabitants of North Carolina set up looms for weaving their own clothes, and South Carolina was ready to follow the example. The people, wrote the LieutenantGover-nor Sharpe, of Maryllating or low, and knew not how to hesitate or feign. After two legislatures had held back, South Carolina, by his achievement, pronounced for union. Our state, he used to say, particularly attentivounded the trumpet, but to Carolina is it owing that it was attended to. Had it not been for South Carolina, no Congress would then have happened. As the united American people spread through the vn now extends, be it remembered that the blessing of union is due to the warm-heartedness of South Carolina. She was all alive, and felt at every pore. And when we count up those who, above others, c
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
d 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 traditions of the Board of Trade branded it as mutinous. Bladen, in Hutchinson, III. 109. Massachusetts had proceeded cautiously and almost timidly, naming for its delegates to the proposed Congrewas 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 frbly 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 ternally as externally, to listen to the call of our northern brethren in their distresses. Massachusetts sounded the trumpet, but to Carolina is it owing that it was attended to. Had it not been fo
Birmingham (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 14
alvinist ministers of New England. Are persons chosen for the representatives of London and Bristol, in like manner chosen to be the representatives of Philadelphia or Boston? Have two men chosen to represent a poor borough in England, that has sold its votes to the highest bidder, any pretence to say that they represent Virginia or Pennsylvania? And have four hundred such fellows a right to take our liberties? F. Alison to E. Stiles. But it was argued again and again: Manchester, Birmingham, and Sheffield, like America, return no members. Why, rejoined Otis, and his answer won immediate applause in England, Monthly Review. why ring everlasting changes to the colonists on them? If they are not represented, they ought to be. Every man of a sound mind, he continued, should have his vote. Ah, but, replied the royalists, holding Otis to his repeated concessions, you own that par- chap. XIV.} 1765. June. liament is the supreme legislature; will you question its jurisdicti
Maine (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
unjustly. Admitting this to be true, retorted Hopkins, one who is bound to obey the will of another is as really a slave, though he may have a good master, as if he had a bad one; and this is stronger in politic bodies than in natural ones. The plea recurred, that the British parliament virtually represented the whole British empire. It is an insult on the most common understanding, thought James Habersham of Georgia, and every American from the banks of the Savannah to the frontier of Maine, to talk of our being virtually represented in parliament. It is an insult on common sense to say it, repeated the Presbyterian ministers of the middle states to the Calvinist ministers of New England. Are persons chosen for the representatives of London and Bristol, in like manner chosen to be the representatives of Philadelphia or Boston? Have two men chosen to represent a poor borough in England, that has sold its votes to the highest bidder, any pretence to say that they represent Virg
Bennington, Vt. (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
s; set their meeting-house 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 mutin
Hudson River (United States) (search for this): chapter 14
lence 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 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,
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
der 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 electedut, 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 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 seiz
Charleston (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
th 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. The gospel, so preached M
Israel (Israel) (search for this): chapter 14
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 carries. O. Thacher,
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