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Chapter 27: Charles Townshend Usurps the lead in Government— Chatham's Administration continued. October, 1766—January, 1767. the people of Massachusetts lulled themselves Chap. XXVII.} 1766. Oct. into the belief that they were restored once more to the secure enjoyment of their rights and liberties. But their secret
esentation, no Taxation, had become a very common expression; the Colonies were beginning to cry, No Representation, no Legislation.
Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, III. 164. Having never shown bitterness of party spirit, Hawley readily carried the Assembly with him, from their great opinion of his understanding and integ repaired to Bath with a nervous system so weak that he was easily fluttered, and moved to tears; yet still in his infirmities he sent to the Representatives of Massachusetts his friendly acknowledgment of their vote of gratitude.
Townshend saw his opportunity, and no longer
Jan. concealed his intention.
Knowing the King's dis