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state of actual rebellion, and measures were concerting to rely upon superiority in arms, and to support authority in America, at all hazards. Depend upon it, said Hillsborough to the Agent of Connecticut, who had presented him the Petition of that Colony, Parliament will not suffer their authority to be trampled upon. We wish to avoid severities towards you, but if you refuse obedience to our laws, the whole fleet and army of England shall en- Chap. XXXVII.} 1768. Oct. force it. W. S. Johnson to the Governor of Connecticut, 18 Nov. 1768. The inhabitants of Boston, on their part, resolved not to pay their money without their own consent, Samuel Adams to Dennys De Berdt, 3 Oct. 1768. and were more than ever determined to relinquish every article that came from Britain, till the obnoxous acts should be repealed and the troops removed. With no hysteric weakness, or feverish excitement, they preserved their peace and patience, leaving the event to God. It was on the ban
vol. XLI. Hillsborough to Gage, 14 March, 1768. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 12 March, 1768. and to hold the al Secretary was swayed by wavering opinions, W. S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 12 Feb. 1767; Same to Same, 13 N hopeless, and to prepare for desolating war. W. S. Johnson to Gov. of Connecticut, 18 Nov. 1768. Such was teports of this debate. Cavendish, i. 32, &c. William S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 18 November, 1768. son of Nore Debate, in Appendix to Life of R. H. Lee, 262. W. S. Johnson to W. Pitkin, 18 Nov. 1768; and W. S. Johnson's W. S. Johnson's Diary, for 8 Nov. 1768, Cavendish Debates. Though it were considered wiser, said Rigby, to alter the American trica prostrate at my feet. These words are in W. S. Johnson's Report, and are in the Report in the Boston Gactual manner, but with moderation and lenity. W. S. Johnson to the Governor of Connecticut, 3 January, 1769.mittee of South Carolina, 10 Dec. 1768. Also in W. S. Johnson to Gov. of Connecticut, 3 Jan. 1769, and in Cave
House of Lords. Parliamentary History, XVI. 476, 477, Note. W. S. Johnson to the Governor of Connecticut, 3 Jan. 1769. Compare Du Chatelrlings, N. Rogers [connected with Hutchinson and Oliver], to W. S. Johnson, Jan. 1769. would cause us to reform. I sometimes wish, saiduined 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 offic Parliamentary History, XVI. 485, &c. Ms. Letters and Diary of W. S. Johnson; Cavendish Debates, i. 191 &c. Thomas Pownall to S. Cooper, 30 s to one; and the Address was carried by a decided majority. W. S. Johnson to Governor Pitkin, 9 Feb. 1769. Diary of W. S. Johnson, for FW. S. Johnson, for Friday 27 Jan. 1769. This adoption of a vengeful and impracticable policy renewed the wakefulness of France. An attempt to seize the defendertion 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 F
. Providence Gazette, 18 March; Boston Gazette, 27 March, 1769. Bernard to Hillsborough, 27 March, 1769. Compare W. S. Johnson to Dr. Benjamin Gale, 10 April, 1769. The intrepid Calvinist knew the end at which he aimed; but the British Minifections. Lord North put an end to the conversation, by moving the previous question for the order of the day. W. S. Johnson to Governor Trumbull, 26 April, 1769. The British Administration will come to no Chap XL.} 1769. April decision, suope, exhibited it to the world as a collection of pensioners and office-holders, and the property of the Minister. W. S. Johnson to Robert Temple, II. 69. Yet the Administration, with Parliament as its obedient instrument, heard with alarm how win a demand by the Custom House officers for Writs of Assistance. Connecticut had refused them; Roger Sherman to Dr. W. S. Johnson, 25 June, 1768. the Governor and Council, who constituted the highest court in Virginia, heard arguments on their l
vincial Council, in Pennsylvania Colonial Records, IX. 606-609. Pennsylvania Archives, IV. 342-344. Miner's History of Wyoming. did not forget that by its Charter, its possessions extended indefinitely to the West; and a company of military Adventurers, headed by one of its most intelligent sons, Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New-York, i. 308. was also soliciting leave from the Government in England to lead forth a Colony to the southwestern banks of the Mississippi. W. S. Johnson to Jos. Trumbull, 15 April, 1769. Compare Martin's Louisiana, II. 35; Monette's Valley of the Mississippi, i. 407, 408. In his peaceful habitation on the banks of the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, Daniel Boone, Boone was born in Virginia, McLung, 49. Boone was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the right bank of the Delaware river, Collins, 182. Boone was born in Maryland, Marshall, i. 17. The advancing settlements of Schuylkill, Morehead, 17. Bridgeworth, Somersetshire, En
wherever it is planted. America was settled upon ideas of liberty, and the vine has taken deep root and spread throughout the land. Long may it flourish. W. S. Johnson's Report of Chatham's Speech, in his letter to Gov. Trumbull of Connecticut, 10 January, 1770; and in a letter to the Rev. Dr. W. S. Johnson, of the same date.the Rev. Dr. W. S. Johnson, of the same date. The report of the American Debate on America is the safest guide. The American understood the figure of the vine to refer to liberty in America. Chatham never meant to say it had embraced whole nations. Call the combinations of the Americans dangerous; yet not unwarrantable. The discontent of two millions of people should be d his colleagues of conspiring against the liberties of the country. Lord Mansfield, in his reply to Chatham, which was a masterpiece of art and address, W. S. Johnson's Report of the H. Walpole in Memoirs, III. 35. declined giving an opinion on the legality of the proceedings of the House of Commons in reference to the Midd
Sir Francis Bernard, 21 January, 1770. Dalrymple was ready; and ordered his men to equip themselves with twelve rounds for an attack. Gov. Jona. Trumbull to W. S. Johnson, 29 January, 1770. He has now thrown down the reins into the hands of the people, cried the Customs' Commissioners of Hutchinson, and he can never recover themConnecticut, to break connections with our mother country; but when she strives to enslave us, the strictest union must be dissolved. Gov. Jona. Trumbull to W. S. Johnson, 29 January, 1770. And as he looked through the world, he exclaimed: The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice, and the multitude of the isles be glad thereof; the accomplishment of some notable prophecies is at hand. Gov. Jona. Trumbull to W. S. Johnson, 3 March, 1770. If the people of New-York are more restrained, wrote Hutchinson, it is owing to the form of government of their city. Hutchinson to——,10 January, 1770. Their Liberty Pole had stood safely in the Park for nearly t
rest, I have been disappointed and deceived. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Trumbull, 6 March, 1770. The idea of draHouse; I will call them insolent and illegal. W. S. Johnson's report of the Debate. The duties upon paper, glaration of its right to govern the Colonies. W. S. Johnson's Report. I saw nothing unjust, uncommercial to Committee of South Carolina, 11 April, 1770. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Trnmbull of Connecticut, 14 April, 1770.policy which the party in power should adopt. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Trumbull, 21 May, 1770. Burke was supporall the grievances would have been redressed. W. S. Johnson to Gov. Trumbull, 6 March, 1770. Merchants o Franklin's Works, VII. 468, 469. Compare too, W. S. Johnson to Gov. Trumbull, 21 May, 1770. Sears and MacDouolden to Hillsborough, 7 July, 1770. J. Duane to W. S. Johnson, 15 June, 1770. If any merchant should presume tGolden to A. Todd, 11 July, 1770; James Duane to W. S. Johnson, 9 Dec. 1770. Send us your old Liberty Pole, as
alley not only to sustain Commonwealths, but to connect them with the world by commerce; and when the Ministers would have rejected the Fort Stanwix Treaty, W. S. Johnson to Joseph Chew, 13 Feb. 1770. which conveyed from the Six Nations an inchoate title to the immense territory southwest of the Ohio, his influence secured its r needed for its defence no more than the exposition of the madness of modern wars in the brilliant and forcible language of the moralist Chap. XLVI.} 1771. Jan. Johnson, Johnson's Thoughts on the Late Transactions respecting Falkland Islands. 1771. the applause of Adam Smith Masere's Occasional Essays and Tracts, 178. was Johnson's Thoughts on the Late Transactions respecting Falkland Islands. 1771. the applause of Adam Smith Masere's Occasional Essays and Tracts, 178. was in accordance with the sentiment of the country. This was the happiest period in the career of Lord North. His system acquired stability in the confidence of the country; and was sure of majorities in Parliament. No danger hung over him but from his own love of ease. He was seated on the Treasury bench, between his Attorney a
ir altercations with the Mother Country; a little discreet conduct on both sides, would perfectly reestablish that warm affection and respect towards Great Britain, for which this country was once so Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Sept. Remarkable. W. S. Johnson to Alexander Wedderburn, 25 Oct. 1771. Hutchinson, too, reported a disposition in all the Colonies to let the controversy with the kingdom subside. Hutchinson to Gov Pownall, 14 October, 1771. The King sent word to tempt Hancock by marm Boston: The Lieutenant, Sir, has done his duty. I shall give the King's officers directions, that they send every man taken in molesting them to me. As sure as the people of Newport attempt to rescue any vessel, and any of them Compare W. S. Johnson to R. Jackson, 30 May, 1772. are taken, I will hang them as pirates. Montagu to J. Wanton, Esq., Boston, 8 April, 1772. J. Wanton to Rear Admiral Montagu, 8 May, 1772. Dudings- Chap. XLVII.} 1772. June. ton seconded the insolence of his
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