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Charles Dudley (search for this): chapter 24
ed by John Brown and Joseph Brown of Providence, and Simeon Potter of Bristol, boarded the stranded schooner, after a scuffle in which Dudingston was wounded, took and landed its crew, and then set it on fire. Lieutenant Dudingston to Admiral Montagu, 12 June, 1772; William Checkley to Commissioner of Customs, 12 June, 1772; Governor Wanton to Hillsborough, 16 June, 1772; Admiral Montagu to Hillsborough, 12 June and 11 July, 1772; Deposition of Aaron, a negro, 11 July, 1772; Letter of Charles Dudley, 23 July, 1772. The whole was conducted on a sudden impulse; Representation to the King of the Commissioners of Inquiry, 22 June, 1773. yet Sandwich who was spoken of for the place of Colonial Secretary of State, resolved never to leave pursuing the Colony of Rhode Island, until its Charter should be taken away. Hutchinson to Samuel Hood, 2 Sept. 1772. Remembrancer for 1776, II. 60. A few punished at Execution Dock, would be the only effectual preventive of any further at- Chap.
Joseph Hawley (search for this): chapter 24
ment of the King's civil officers through warrants under his sign manual, drawn on a perennial fund raised by an Act of Parliament. They regarded the Charter as a most solemn compact, which bound them to Great Britain. By that Charter they held, they were to have a Governor and Judges, over whom the power of the King was protected by the right of nomination, the power of the Colony by the exclusive right of providing support. These views were embodied Hutchinson's History, III. 358. by Hawley in a Report to the Assembly, Report and Resolutions of 10 July, 1772; in Bradford, 325 and on the tenth of July, adopted by a vote of eighty-five to nineteen. It followed, and was so resolved, that a Governor who like Hutchinson was Chap. XLVII.} 1772. July. not dependent on the people for support, was not such a Governor as the people had consented to, at the granting of the Charter; the House most solemnly protested that the innovation was an im portant change of the Constitution, an
udden, complete collision with ancient usage was avoided. If the Charter of the Province had been taken away, Compare Massachusetts Gazette, 21 Jan. 1771. even the moderate would have held themselves absolved from their allegiance. Compare Brutus in Boston Gazette of 11 Feb. 1771; 827, 1, 1, and of Monday, 4 March, 830, 1, 2; and letters of Eliot and Cooper. But the appointment of a native Bostonian as Governor, seemed to many a pledge of relenting; and his plausible professions hushed thcan freedom is Oct. nearly completed. A tyranny seems to be at the very door. They who lie under oppression deserve what they suffer; let them perish with their oppressors. Could millions be enslaved if all possessed the independent spirit of Brutus, who to his immortal honor, expelled the tyrant of Rome, and his royal Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Oct. and rebellious race? The liberties of our country are worth defending at all hazards. If we should suffer them to be wrested from us, millions yet
Robert R. Livingston (search for this): chapter 24
ion was at hand. Franklin had negotiated with the Treasury for a grant to a Company of about twenty-three millions of acres of land, south of the Ohio and west of the Alleghanies; Hillsborough, from the fear that men in the backwoods would be too independent, opposed the project. De Guines, French Ambassador, to Aiguillon, 11 August, 1772. Franklin persuaded Hertford, a friend of the King's, Gower the President of the Council, Camden, the Secretaries of the Treasury, W. Duer to Robert R. Livingston Jr., London, 3 August, 1772. and others to become shareholders in his scheme; by their influence, the Lords of Council disregarded the adverse report of the Board of Trade, and decided in favor of planting the new Province. Order in Council, 14 Aug. 1772. Compare Propositions for the Settlement of Pittsylvania, and the Memorial of Franklin and Wharton to the American Congress. Hillsborough was too proud to brook this public insult; and the King, soothing his fall by a patent for a
Charles Townshend (search for this): chapter 24
Constitution, and exposed the Province to a despotic administration of Government. The inference was unavoidable. If the principle contained in the Preamble to Townshend's Revenue Act should be carried out, obedience would no longer be due to the Governor, and the rightful dependence on England would be at an end. Deceived by Hutchinson to Secretary John Pownall, 21 July, 1772; in Remembrancer, 1776, II. 57. The Secretary, on his Aug. part, was proceeding with eager haste to carry Townshend's system into effect; and on the seventh of August, he announced, that the King, with the entire concurrence of Lord North, Compare Hillsborough to Hutchinsonmouth, Chap. XLVII.} 1772. Aug. who became Secretary for the Colonies, had been taught to believe, Compare Dartmouth to Hutchinson, 2 September, 1772. I have been always taught to believe, &c. &c. like Lord North and the King, that it was necessary to carry out the policy of consolidation, as set forth in Townshend's Preamble.
Richard Henry Lee (search for this): chapter 24
restrain the introduction of people, the number of whom already in the Colony, gave them just cause to apprehend the most dangerous consequences, and therefore made it necessary that they should fall upon means not only of preventing their increase, but also of lessening their number. The interest of the country, it was said, manifestly requires the total expulsion of them. Dunmore to Hillsborough, 1 May, 1772. Anthony Benezet to Granville Sharp, 14 May, 1772. Jefferson, like Richard Henry Lee, had begun his legislative career by efforts for emancipation. To the Chap. XLVII.} 1772. April. mind of Patrick Henry, the thought of slavery darkened the picture of the future, even while he cherished faith in the ultimate abolition of an evil, which, though the law sanctioned, religion opposed. Compare Patrick Henry to Anthony Benezet, 18 Jan. 1773; in Robert Vaux's Life of Benezet. To have approached Parliament with a Petition against the Slave-Trade might have seemed a reco
Thomas Hutchinson (search for this): chapter 24
s became necessary. The Commissioners of the Customs had through Hutchinson Hutchinson to Hillsborough, 20 Dec. 1769. Opinions of DeGray Hutchinson to Hillsborough, 20 Dec. 1769. Opinions of DeGray and Dunning, 13 Feb. 1770. applied for an exemption of their salaries from the colonial income tax; and Hillsborough, disregard- Chap. XLVIIe, so consonant to usage, and in its apportionment so forbearing, Hutchinson, on the fourth of July, greatly against his own judgment, negativg; Independent we are, and independent we will be. I doubt, said Hutchinson, whether there is a greater incendiary than he in the King's dominions. Hutchinson's letter without date, in Hutchinson's Ms. Collections, i. 437. Written between July 29 and August 5, 1771; probably wriHutchinson's Ms. Collections, i. 437. Written between July 29 and August 5, 1771; probably written early in August, 1771. At least his intrepidity could not be Aug. questioned. His language became more explicit as danger drew nearer. taking men prisoners, and carrying them directly to England. T. Hutchinson to Capt. Gambier, Boston, 30 June, 1772; in Hutchinson's Papers
ted 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 marks of favor. Hancock and most of the party, said the Governor, are quiet; and all of them, except Adams, abate of their virulence. Adams would push the CoHancock and most of the party, said the Governor, are quiet; and all of them, except Adams, abate of their virulence. Adams would push the Continent into a rebellion to-morrow, if it was in his power. Hutchinson to John Pownall, Secretary to the Board of Trade, 17 October, 1771. While America generally was so tranquil, Samuel Adams continued musing till the fire within him burned; and the thought of correspondence and union among the friends of liberty flashed upon hchinson waited eagerly Dec. and confidently to hear how the extravagance of the Assembly in their last session would be resented by the King; now striving to set Hancock more and more against Adams; now seeking to lull the people Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Dec. into security; now boasting of his band of writers on the side of Governmen
James Wright (search for this): chapter 24
to attend to the security of the fortress in Boston harbor. In Georgia, Noble Wimberly Jones, a man of exemplary life and character, had been elected Speaker. Wright, who reported him to be a very strong Liberty Boy, would not consent to the choice; and the House voted the interference a breach of their privileges. Sir JamSir James Wright to Hillsborough, 28 February, 1771. Hillsborough had censur- Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Dec. ed their unwarrantable and inconsistent arrogance. 2 Hillsborough to Sir James Wright, 4 May, 1771. He now directed the Governor to put his negative upon any person whom they should next elect for Speaker, and to dissolve the AssembSir James Wright, 4 May, 1771. He now directed the Governor to put his negative upon any person whom they should next elect for Speaker, and to dissolve the Assembly in case they should question the right of such negative. Hillsborough to Habersham, 4 Dec. 1771, and 7 August, 1772. The affections of South Carolina were still more 1772. Jan. thoroughly alienated. Its public men were ruled by their sense of honor, and felt a stain upon it as a wound. A Carolinian in the time of Lytt
T. Hutchinson (search for this): chapter 24
the controversy with the kingdom subside. Hutchinson to Gov Pownall, 14 October, 1771. The King sellion to-morrow, if it was in his power. Hutchinson to John Pownall, Secretary to the Board of T 1771. Life of Arthur Lee, II. 186; Compare Hutchinson to R. Jackson, October, 1771. While thest, 7 January, 1772. Nowise disheartened, Hutchinson waited eagerly Dec. and confidently to hear, until its Charter should be taken away. Hutchinson to Samuel Hood, 2 Sept. 1772. Remembrancer at- Chap. XLVII.} 1772. June. tempt, wrote Hutchinson, who wished to see a beginnin of taking men iding support. These views were embodied Hutchinson's History, III. 358. by Hawley in a Report t want of organized union among the Colonies, Hutchinson sent word to Hillsborough, that if the natiorage of the people whom they had deluded. Hutchinson to Secretary John Pownall, 21 July, 1772; inn taught to believe, Compare Dartmouth to Hutchinson, 2 September, 1772. I have been always taugh[8 more...]
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