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nd founded the power of government on property in land. Behind all these views lay the question of the power of parliament over the colonies. Dickinson, not yet a member of congress, was fully of opinion that no officer under the new establishment in Massachusetts ought to be acknowledged, but advocated allowing to parliament the regulation of trade upon principles of necessity, and the mutual interest of both countries. A right of regulating trade, said Gadsden, true to the principle of 1765, is a right of legislation, and a right of legislation in one case is a right in all; and he denied the claim with peremptory energy. Amidst such varying opinions and theories, the congress, increased by delegates from North Carolina, and intent upon securing absolute unanimity, was moving with great deliberation, and Galloway hoped Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. the two parties would remain on an equal balance. But in that body there was a man who knew how to bring the enthusiasm of the people
cted to the continental con- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. gress, Galloway of Philadelphia was so thorough day of September, the mem- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. bers of congress, meeting at Smith's tavern, mit pleased. Henry, a repre- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. sentative of the largest state, intimated thatr constituents are bound only Chap. XI.} 1774 Sept. in honor to observe our determinations. I canable to procure proper mate- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. rials for ascertaining the importance of each s, John Adams, and others of Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. New England, who believed that a rude soldieryor the king's right to grant Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. them has itself been denied. Besides, the rigberation, and Galloway hoped Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. the two parties would remain on an equal balanust soon be chosen, they ex- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. pressed their trust that the united efforts ofoverruled Lord North, and on the last day of September suddenly dissolving parliament, he brought o[1 more...]
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illiant abilities, is equal to most men in popular intrigue, and the management of a faction. He eats little, drinks little, sleeps little, and thinks much, and is most decisive and indefatigable in the pursuit of his objects. He was the man who, by his superior application managed at once the faction in congress at Philadelphia, and the factions in New England. One express had brought from Massachusetts the proceedings of Middlesex; another having now arrived, on Saturday, the seventeenth of September, the delegates of Massachusetts laid before congress the address of the Suffolk county convention to Gage, on his seizure of the provincial stock of powder and his hostile occupation of the only approach to Boston by land; and the resolutions of the same convention which declared that no obedience was due to the acts of parliament affecting their colony. As the papers were read, expressions of esteem, love and admiration broke forth in generous and manly eloquence. In language w
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Chapter 11: The continent Supports Massachusetts. September, 1774. among the members elected to the continental con- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. gress, Galloway of Philadelphia was so thoroughly royalist that he acted as a volunteer spy for the British government. To the delegates from other colonies, as they arrived, he insinuated that commissioners with full powers should repair to the British court, after the example of the Roman, Grecian, and Macedonian colonies on occasions of the like nature; but his colleagues spurned the thought of sending envoys to dangle at the heels of a minister, and undergo the scorn of parliament. Yet there was great diversity of opinions respecting the proper modes of resisting the aggressions of the mother country, and conciliation was the ardent wish of all. The South Carolinians greeted the delegates of Massachusetts as the envoys of freedom herself; and the Virginians equalled or surpassed their colleagues in resoluteness and spirit; but
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