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... committee of the Privy Council through which the affairs of the colonies were
administered — of their loss of revenue , but political corruption in England was
so firmly intrenched that no effective steps toward reform were taken for some
On the fifteenth of December an address to the king was moved in the House of
Lords , urging that immediate steps be taken to apprehend the persons
responsible for the late disorders in Boston , — particularly those connected with
In England , where the tide was now setting strongly against America , Franklin ,
who had taken pains to defend his part in the transaction , was dismissed from
his office of postmaster - general for North America . The climax of colonial ...
By the return of this bill , which seemed to have taken its flight forever , we are at
this very instant nearly as free to choose a plan for our American government as
we were on the first day of the session . If , Sir , we incline to the side of ...
... and 10 want of system , would be taken as an occasion of charging us with a
predetermined discontent which nothing could satisfy , whilst we accused ' every
measure of vigor as cruel , and every proposal of lenity as weak and irresolute .
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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