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ment to tax the colonies , which had been first awakened by the Stamp Act . The
first attempt to combat the acts was by means of agreements not to import the
articles on which duties were laid , and to encourage domestic manufactures .
... qualified for such an undertaking than myself . Though I gave so far into 3 his
opinion that I immediately threw my thoughts into a sort of parliamen1 Arraigned .
2 Plan , outline . 3 Acquiesced in . tary form , I was by no means equally ready 40
tary form , I was by no means equally ready to produce ? them . It generally
argues some degree of natural impotence of mind , or some want of knowledge
of the world , to hazard plans of government except from a seat of authority .
Plain good intention , which 5 is as easily discovered at the first view as fraud is
surely detected at last , is , let me say , of no mean force in the government of
mankind . Genuine simplicity of heart is an healing and cementing principle . My
... this proceeding is large enough for 20 my purpose . The means proposed by
the noble lord for carrying his ideas into execution , I think , indeed , are very
indifferently suited to the end ; and this I shall endeavor to show you before I sit
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