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to Same, 3 June, 1769. with un- Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. surpassed distinctness, Andrew Eliot to T. Hollism strife by some Plan of Union; Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. that Grafton, who was much connected with New-York, recommended to remove the main Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. objection to Parliamentary authority, by the offer tState. He had put many sugges- Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. tions on paper, but behind all he had further though Israel Williams, 26 Jan. 1769. Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. amounting to treason, was taking depositions, so tha power, repeated the people, is Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. the last resource of ignorant despotism. The opposi the whole plan, as no more than Chap. XXXIX.} 1769 Jan. angry words, and the wisdom fools put on. Lord Nort just; his language flowing and Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. forcible; his voice and action animated; warmed by t the New World; and whether the Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. weakening of a common enemy can compensate the risk
hatelet to Choiseul, London, 28 January, 1769. This letter from Du Chatelet to Choiseul, was Feb. inspired neither by the Courtiers, nor the Parliaments, nor the Aristocracy, nor even by the Burguncil. An extract of it was sent to Madrid, to ascertain the sentiments and Chap XXXIX.} 1769. Feb. intentions of the Catholic King; the Minister of the marine and the Minister of finance were dire were I an American I would not submit to it. On the other side little was Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Feb. urged, except that concession would endanger the Act of Navigation; and the British Parliament afnville Papers, IV. 417. While England was enforcing its restrictive corn- Chap. XXXIX} 1769. Feb. mercial system with the most jealous vigilance, T. Bradshaw to R. Sutton, Esq. 25 Feb. 1769; Tsides; thus Grimaldi, the Spanish Minister, gave his definitive answer; the Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Feb. position and strength of the countries occupied by the Americans, excite a just alarm for the ric
February 25th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 16
apers, IV. 336, 337. The question of British and of American Liberty was identical. The zeal against America was ready to sacrifice the principle of Representative Government in England; where the love of order began to find apologists for absolute Government. Whately to Grenville, 25 March, 1769; in Grenville Papers, IV. 417. While England was enforcing its restrictive corn- Chap. XXXIX} 1769. Feb. mercial system with the most jealous vigilance, T. Bradshaw to R. Sutton, Esq. 25 Feb. 1769; Treasury Letter Book, XXIV. 106. Du Chatelet continued his intercession with Choiseul, to employ Free Trade as the great liberator of Colonies. The question, he pleaded, cannot be submitted to the decision of the Chambers of Commerce. We know their principles. They regard every thing in colonial commerce which does not turn exclusively to the benefit of the Kingdom, as contrary to the end for which Colonies were established, and as a theft from the State. To practise on these m
January 29th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 16
ompare Same to Same, 30 March, 1769, and Same to Same, 3 June, 1769. with un- Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. surpassed distinctness, Andrew Eliot to T. Hollis, 29 January, 1769. Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, Jan. 1769. and appointing an intercolonial committee of correspondence. Compare R. R. Livingston to R. Livingston, 12 Decs of such a plan of representation in the British Parliament, as he knew they must reject; Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 24 Jan. 1769, and to Gov. Pownall, 29 Jan. 1769. informed against the free constitutions of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as tending to produce another Congress; From the Draft by Hutchinsonve body, said the royalists; and the suggestion was always indignantly spurned, since a true representation was impossible. E Compare A. Eliot to T. Hollis, 29 Jan. 1769. Boston may be deprived of its trade, thus they foreshadowed the policy adopted five years later. What then? it was asked. Will the decline of British credi
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s had none! no toils, no self-denials, no threatenings, no tempting baits! All the virtue is on one side; virtue was never known to be separated from power or profit. Samuel Adams under the signature of Shippen, in the Boston Gazette of 30 January, 1769; 722, 2, 1, 2 and 3. We should have been ruined by this time, had not the troops arrived, N. Rogers to W. S. Johnson, 12 Jan. 1769. wrote one who was grasping at a lucrative office. Military power, repeated the people, is Chap. XXXIX.} many weeks, he asked the House of Commons to agree with the Resolves and Address of the House of Lords. Parliamentary History, XVI. 485, &c. Ms. Letters and Diary of W. S. Johnson; Cavendish Debates, i. 191 &c. Thomas Pownall to S. Cooper, 30 Jan. 1769. T. Whately to Hutchinson, 11 Feb. 1769. No lawyer, said Dowdeswell, will justify them; none but the House of Lords who think only of their dignity, could have originated them. Suppose, said Edmund Burke, you do call over two or three of thes
February 6th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 16
rnished lists of persons whose appointment they advised. They both importuned the Ministry to remove Temple, Bernard to Hillsborough, 21 Feb. 1769. Hutchinson to the Duke of Grafton. who would not conceal his opinion, Boston Gazette of 6 Feb. 1769; 723, 1 and 2. The notes to the Letter from London are by Temple. that the affections of the colonists were wasting away from the mother country, from the incapacity and avarice Temple to Grenville, 7 November, 1768; in Grenville Papers, Imerce of the Kingdom; while Choiseul, aware of the novelty of a system founded on the principle of a free trade, looked about him on every side for prevailing arguments and motives against hereditary prepossessions. Choiseul to Du Chatelet, 6 Feb. 1769. While the proposals were under consideration, the state of America was again the theme of conversation in the House of Commons; Cavendish Debates, i. 207, &c. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 9 Feb. 1769. where once more on the eighth of
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Chapter 39: A way to take off the Incendiaries.—Hillsborough's Ad-Ministration of the Colonies continued. December, 1768—February, 1769. the opinion of Parliament was hardly pro- Chap. XXXIX.} 1768. Dec. nounced, when Du Chatelet again pressed America on the attention of Choiseul. Without exaggerating the projects or the union of the Colonies, said he, the time of their independence is very near. Their prudent men believe the moment not yet come; but if the English government undertakes vigorous measures, who can tell how far the fanaticism for liberty may carry an immense people, dwelling for the most part in the interior of a continent, remote from imminent danger? And if the metropolis should persevere, can the union, which is now their strength, be maintained without succor from abroad? Even if the rupture should be premature, can France and Spain neglect to profit by the opportunity which they may never find again? Three years ago the separation of the Eng
February 4th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 16
tly Moore to Hillsborough, 20 Jan. 1769. contested election, which was the last ever held in New-York under the Crown, the coalition gained success over John Morin Scott, Daniel Colden to his brother, 31 January, 1769. and the ardent Sons of Liberty. In Massachusetts Bernard kept up the ferment. He knew it to be a part of Lord Hillsborough's It is certainly a part of Lord Hillsborough's plan, &c., Hutchinson to Israel Williams, 26 Jan. 1769; and compare Bernard to Hillsborough, 4 Feb. 1769, This opinion is so sanguinely entertained, &c. &c. system that there never should be another election of Councillors, and he Postscript, Supplement to No. 4, Private; Bernard to Hillsborough, 14 Feb. 1769. and Hutchinson Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 28 January, 1769. also, most secretly See the whole of Bernard to Hillsborough, 26 January, 1769. furnished lists of persons whose appointment they advised. They both importuned the Ministry to remove Temple, Bernard to Hillsbo
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illsborough, 26 January, 1769. furnished lists of persons whose appointment they advised. They both importuned the Ministry to remove Temple, Bernard to Hillsborough, 21 Feb. 1769. Hutchinson to the Duke of Grafton. who would not conceal his opinion, Boston Gazette of 6 Feb. 1769; 723, 1 and 2. The notes to the Letter from London are by Temple. that the affections of the colonists were wasting away from the mother country, from the incapacity and avarice Temple to Grenville, 7 November, 1768; in Grenville Papers, IV. 396, and compare 460. of his associates. The wily Hutchinson opposed with all his influence the repeal of the Revenue Act; Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 24 Jan. 1769. recommended to remove the main Chap. XXXIX.} 1769. Jan. objection to Parliamentary authority, by the offer to the colonists of such a plan of representation in the British Parliament, as he knew they must reject; Hutchinson to Richard Jackson, 24 Jan. 1769, and to Gov. Pownall, 29 Jan. 1
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