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Baltimore, 49—Its conduct a model, 50—New Hampshire, 50—New Jer-
sey, 50—South Carolina, 50—Its sympathy for Boston, 51–Virginia, 52—
Its burgesses appoint a fast, 53—House dissolved, 54—Meeting of its mem-
bers, 54—Convention called, 54—North Carolina, 55—Union of the coun-
Blockade of Boston, 56—Effects elsewhere, 57—The king makes a list
of mandamus councillors, 58—The governor of Massachusetts may order
troops to fire on the people, 58--Contrast between the king and Samuel
Adams, 59—The new league and covenant, 60—Non-intercourse with
Britain, 60—The legislature at Salem, 61—The council affronts the gover-
nor, 61–Proceedings of the house, 62—Arrival of more troops at Boston,
62—Firmness of the people, 63—The Massachusetts legislature appoints the
time and place for the National congress, 63—Gage dissolves the assembly,
64–Boston town meeting, 64—John Adams enters public life, 65—Prompt-
ness of Rhode Island, 65—And of Maryland, 66.
Generous conduct of Marblehead and Salem, 67–Intrigues of Gage, 67—
Boston town meeting, 68—The town approve their committee of corre-
spondence, 69—Addresses to Hutchinson, 69—Gage's proclamation, 69–
Threats of arrest, 70—Threats not executed, 71—Hutchinson reaches Eng-
land, 71–His interview with the king, 71–Confidence of the king, 72—Bos-
ton ministered to by the Carolinas, 73—By Connecticut, 73—By Quebec, 74
-By Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, 74.
parties, 81–South Carolina elects its deputies, 81—Timidity of Dickinson, 82
- Pennsylvania chooses its deputies, 82—New Jersey, 82—New Hampshire,
83—Compromise between the parties in New York, 83–Virginia meets in
convention, 83—Opinions of Jefferson, 83–Virginia forbids the slave trade,
84–Opinions of Washington, 84-Decision of Virginia, 85.
THE CABINET OF LOUIS THE SIXTEENTH. July-August, 1774.
Character of Louis the Sixteenth, 86—Choice of Maurepas as chief minis-
ter, 87—Character of Maurepas, 87—Vergennes minister of foreign affairs,
89–His character, 89—Turgot minister of finance, 90—Abuses in the French
finances, 91–Turgot plans reform, 92—Sartines becomes minister of the
marine, 93-France leans to the colonies, 93.
Gage receives the regulating act, 94—Character of the act, 94—Two
other acts against Massachusetts, 97—The question between America and
Britain changed, 97—Boston consults the country towns, 98—Answer from
Pepperell, 99—General spirit of resistance, 100—Thomas Gardner, 100-
Number of the militia, 101–Putnam visits Boston, 101-Charles Lee, 101–
Opinions of Hawley, 102—Courts of Hampshire broken up, 103—Mandamus
councillors terrified, 103—Ruggles of Hardwick, 104--Timothy Paine, 104
-Murray of Rutland, 104—Willard resigns, 105—And Watson, 105.
THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CONVENTION. September, 1774.
Gage seizes the powder of the province, 114—The people rise, 114—More
councillors resign, 115—Good conduct of the people, 116–Opinions of
Charles Fox, 116—Gage requires more troops, 117—Gage wishes to raise
Canadians and Indians, 117–England seeks Indian alliances, 118—And to
subdue by terror, 119–Rising of the people, 120—Courage of Putnam, 121–
Consequences of the rising, 121—Gage fortifies Boston, 122—The court at
Worcester interrupted, 122—The Suffolk convention, 122—Its resolutions,
123—Fearlessness of Warren, 124—Massachusetts wishes to revive its old
Spirit of the deputies to congress, 126—The congress organized, 127–
The method of voting, 127—Great debate, 128—Congress votes by colonies
130—Congress opened with prayer, 131— The psalm for the day, 132—De-
bate on the foundation of colonial rights, 132—Extent of those rights, 133—
Influence of Samuel Adams, 134—Congress approve the resolutions of the
county of Suffolk, 134—The king dissolves parliament, 135.
Uncertainty of Gage, 136—Determined resistance of New England, 137—
Gage dares not meet the Massachusetts assembly, 137—The general con-
gress avoid theories, 138—Their retrospect for grievances, 139—John Adams
consents to the acts of navigation, 139–Congress makes the concession, 140
-Insidious plan of Galloway, 140—His defeat, 141—Pennsylvania elects
Dickinson to congress, 141-Sympathy of congress for Boston, 142—Spirit
of Maryland, 143.
Firmness of Washington, 144—Congress approves the resistance of Mas-
sachusetts to the acts of parliament, 145— The declaration of rights, 146–
Congress threatens to stop British imports and exports, 147—The slave
trade wholly discontinued, 148—Address to the British people, 148-Con-
gress petitions the king, 149—Independence not yet desired, 150—Spirit of
the members of congress, 151—Patrick Henry predicts war, 152.
HOW CATHOLIO EMANCIPATION BEGAN.
Patrick Henry's opinion of Washington, 153—The Massachusetts assem-
bly forms itself into a provincial congress, 153—The trepidation of Gage,
154—Measures adopted by the provincial congress, 154-Acts of Connecti-
cut, 155—— Massachusetts conforms to her second charter, 155— Beginning of
the emancipation of Catholics, 156—Canadian Catholics in part enfranchised,
156—Restoration of the French system of law, 157—Canadian nobility con-
ciliated, 157—Establishment of the Catholic worship, 157—Satisfaction of the
clergy, 158—The American congress gets the better of its bigotry against
Catholics, 159—Their address to the Canadians, 159.
Virginia opposes the Quebec act, 161-Dunmore's rapacity, 161—He
takes possession of Pittsburg and its dependencies, 162—Disputed jurisdiction
in the North-west, 163—The backwoodsmen, 163—Murders by the Indians,
164—The backwoodsmen take revenge, 165—Murders near Yellow Creek,
165—Beginning of the Indian war, 166—Logan's revenge, 166—Dunmore
calls out the militia, 167—The rally of the South-west at Louisburg, 167–
They march on the mountains, 167—They encamp on Point Pleasant, 168
Great Indian battle, 168—Victory of the Virginians, 169—The Virginians
cross the Ohio river, 170—Logan's message, 170—Dunmore concludes a
peace with the Shawanese, 170—Spirit of the Western Virginians, 171.
THE TOURTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN. October-December, 1774.
Opinions of Warren, 173—Franklin and George the Third, 174—The elec-
tions to parliament, 174—The French minister bargains for a borough, 174
The general venality, 175—Westminster elects tories, 175—Despondency of
Burke, 176—His election at Bristol, 176—Sir William Howe returned for
Nottingham, 176—The king declares the New England governments in a
state of rebellion, 177—Debate in the house of lords, 178—In the house of
commons, 179—Lord North wishes to negotiate, 179—The frankness of
Franklin, 180—Confidence of the ministry, 181—Firmness of the congress
of Massachusetts, 182—Seizure of cannon near Newport, 183—Of arms and
powder at Portsmouth, 184-Condition of Massachusetts, 184—Its clergy,
184—Magnanimity of Boston, 185.
THE KING REJECTS TIE OFFERS OF CONGRESS. December, 1774January, 1775.
Franklin presents the petition of congress, 186—The minister at war
disheartened, 187—Lord Howe negotiates with Franklin, 188—Franklin's
proposal rejected, 189—Jamaica offers its mediation, 189—Views of the French
ministry, 190-Chatham's position, 190—His interview with Franklin, 191-
Camden's opinion, 191—Chatham and Rockingham differ, 192—A cabinet
council rejects the proposals of congress, 193.
American papers laid before Parliament, 194-Virginia Presbyterians in
council, 194—Their decision, 195—Chatham proposes to remove the army
from Boston, 196—His speech, 196—His eulogy of the American people, 197
– Their union, 197—Their independence, 198—Their spirit of liberty, 1994
Wisdom of congress, 200—The king's anger at Chatham, 201—The debate in
the house of lords, 202—Good effects of Chatham's speech, 203.
Firm union of the continent, 205—Accession of a part of Georgia, 206—
Movements in Virginia, 206—Maryland and Delaware, 207—Intrigues in New
York, 208—The hopes of royalists increase, 209—The New York assembly
false to the congress, 210—The conflict in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
211—The New York assembly refuse to send delegates to the next con-
gress, 212—The press of New York, 212–Pamphlets of Hamilton, 213.
PARLIAMENT DECLARES MASSACHUSETTS IN REBELLION. Jan. 23—Feb. 9, 1775.
Plans of the ministry, 217—Parliament unrelenting, 218-Instructions to
Gage to act offensively, 218-Chatham interposes, 219—Debate in the house
of lords, 220—Chatham's tribute to Franklin, 220—His invective against the
ministers, 221–His bill for conciliation rejected, 222—The house of com-
mons in committee declare Massachusetts in rebellion, 223—Renewed nego-
tiation with Franklin, 224—Renewed debate in the house of commons, 224
- Angry debate in the house of lords, 225—Joint address of parliament, 227.