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... that colonial governors and judges were thereafter to be paid by the Crown
instead of by the colonies , and that a small standing army was to be maintained
in America at colonial expense . Grenville , who succeeded Bute as prime
... 1768 , in a circular letter to the other colonies , entered its protest , in dignified
but earnest language , against the claim to tax the colonies by parliamentary
authority , and the proposed payment of judges and civil officers by the Crown .
Even the popular 25 part of the colony constitution derived all its activity , and its
first vital movement , from the pleasure of the crown . We thought , Sir , that the
utmost which the discontented colonists could do was to disturb authority ; we ...
... evidently 5 one cause of their resistance , it was last session mentioned in both
Houses by men of weight , and received not without applause , that in order to
check this evil , it would be proper for the crown to make no further grants of land .
You deposed kings ; you restored them ; you altered the succession to theirs as
well as to your own crown ; but you never altered their constitution , the principle
of which was respected by usurpation , restored with the restoration of monarchy
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa