ormal proclamation, peremptorily commanded to retire within the jurisdiction of some one of the Colonies.
Proclamation of 8 April, 1772.
Compare Gage to Hillsborough, 4 March, 1772. But the men
Compare Inhabitants of Vincennes to Gage, 18 Sept. 1772, and Memorial of the same date. of Indiana were as unwilling to abandon their homes in a settlement already seventy years old,
Notre établissement est de soixante et dix annees, Memorial, 18 Sept. 1772. as those of Illinois to give up the ho18 Sept. 1772. as those of Illinois to give up the hope of freedom.
The spirit of discontent pervaded every village in the wilderness; and what allegiance would men of French origin bear to a British King who proposed to take away their estates and to deny them liberty?
The log cabins having been planted, and hopes of self-government called into existence, it
Chap. XLVII.} 1772.
April. was beyond the power of the British King to remove the one or the other.
The inhabitants of Virginia were controlled by the central authority on a subject