's Speech, of 8 November, 1768; in the Boston Gazette of 23 January, 1769; 721, 3, 2 and 3. The order, he insisted, requiring the Massachusetts Assembly to rescind a vote under a penalty, was absolutely illegal and unconstitutional; and in this Grenville agreed with him. I wish the Stamp Act had never been passed, said Barrington in reply; but the Americans are traitors; worse than traitors against the Crown; they are traitors against the Legislature.
The troops are to bring rioters to justicebleed for every drop of American blood that shall be shed, whilst their grievances are unredressed.
I wish to see the Americans in our arms as friends — not to meet them as enemies.
Dare you not trust yourselves with a general inquiry?
How do we know, parliamentarily, that Boston is the most guilty of the Colonies?
I would have the Americans obey the laws of the country whether they like them or no; said Lord Barrington.
The house divided, and out of two hundred who wer