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The Massachusetts House of Representatives went further , and in February ,
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
... out also that Hillsborough ' s letter to the governors was a surrender , in the
name of the king and the ministry , of the principle of taxing the colonies , and he
reviewed at length the history of American taxation . The effect of the speech
Consistent opposition to the policy of the ministry in dealing with America led him
in 1776 , together with others of his party , to absent himself from the House when
American affairs were under discussion ; and in a notable Letter to the Sheriffs ...
General Gage marks out this disposition very particularly in a letter on your table .
He states that all the people in his govern - 15 ment are lawyers or smatterers in
law , and that in Boston they have been enabled by successful chicane wholly ...
... when required thereto by letter from one of his Majesty ' s principal secretaries
of state ; and that their right to grant the same and their cheerfulness and
sufficiency in the said grants have been at sundry times acknowledged by
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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