... 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 time .
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
The Massachusetts House of Representatives shortly petitioned for Hutchinson's
recall . In England , where the tide was now setting strongly against America ,
Franklin , who had taken pains to defend his part in the transaction , was
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 1 Pending . 2 Result . incline ...
... 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