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ned his seat at the Treasury Board. Early in June, on the death of Anson, Halifax returned from Ireland to join the cabinet as first lord of the admiralty. Charles Townshend was still secretary at war, yet having that confidence in his own genius which made him restless in occupying a station inferior to Grenville's. The confi whig aristocracy were driven into retirement, and the king was passionately resolved never again to receive them into a ministry. In the impending changes, Charles Townshend coveted the administration of America, and Bute gladly offered him the secretary-ship of the plantations and Board of Trade. Thrice Townshend had interviewsTownshend had interviews with the king, whose favor he always courted; but for the time he declined the station from an unwillingness to attach himself to Fox and Bute, and not from any apprehension of the sweeping whirlwind which was just beginning to rise at the menace of danger. At that very time, men were earnestly discussing in Boston the exclusiv
n my tomb than that I was its author. On the morning of the ninth of December, the very day on which the preliminaries were to be discussed in parliament, Charles Townshend resigned his place as secretary at war. The opposition, on his resigning, had great hopes of his joining with them. But, always preserving intimate relationour admirably, then with flagging strength, though even in his scrawls showing the masterly hand of a Raphael, and an indisputable superiority to all others,—Charles Townshend, in a speech of but twenty-five minutes, made an answer with great judgment, wit, and strength of argument, on the side of humanity. See Powlett to Horatiaty were but sixty-five against three hundred and nineteen. Now, said the princess dowager, on hearing the great majority, my son is indeed king of England. Yet Townshend, who had so much contributed to swell the vote, in the progress of his own ambition, had for a rival Halifax, his old superior at the Board of Trade, who was equ
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