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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 .
ment , the resort to which appears to me in our present situation no better than
arrant triling . I shall therefore endeavor , with your leave , to lay before you some
of the most material of these circumstances in as full and as clear 5 a manner as I
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 to
evade many parts of one of your capital penal constitutions . The smartness of ...
... governments , and containing two millions and upwards of free inhabitants ,
have not had the liberty and privilege of electing and sending any knights and
burgesses , or others , to represent them in the high court of Parlia - 20 ment .
This is ...
... of prudence which induced you not to extend equal punishment to equal guilt ,
even when you were punishing , induced me , who mean not to chastise but to
reconcile , to be satisfied with the punish - 30 ment already partially inflicted .
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