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 .
... we must govern America according to that nature 25 and to those
circumstances , and not according to our own imaginations , not according to
abstract ideas of right ; by no means according to mere general theories of
govern1 Aware . ment ...
ment , the resort to which appears to me in our present situation no better than
arrant trifling . 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
General Gage marks out this disposition very particularly in a letter on 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 ...
... 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 a plain
matter of ...
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