Go Constantly to Church Whoever Preaches

To Sarah Franklin Reedy Island Nov. 8. 1764 My dear Sally, 7 at Night. We got down here just at Sunset, having taken in more live Stock at Newcastle with some other things we wanted. Our good Friends Mr. Galloway, Mr. Wharton, and Mr. James came with me in the Ship from Chester to Newcastle, …

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The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved


It is . . . true in fact and experience, as the great, the incomparable Harrington has most abundantly demonstrated in his Oceana and other divine writings, that empire follows the balance of property. ’Tis also certain that property in fact generally confers power, though the possessor of it may not have much more wit …

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So Selfish is the Human Mind

To Peter Collinson Dear Friend, Philada. April 30. 1764 I have before me your kind Notices of Feb. 3. and Feb. 10. Those you enclos’d for our Friend Bartram, were carefully deliver’d. I have not yet seen the Squib you mention against your People, in the Supplement to the Magazine; but I think it impossible …

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The Sugar Act of 1764


Preamble An act for granting certain duties in the British colonies and plantations in America; for continuing, amending, and making perpetual, an act passed in the sixth year of the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, (intituled, An act for the better securing and encouraging the trade of his Majesty’s sugar colonies …

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An Ambassador to the Country Mob

To John Fothergill Dear Doctor, Philada. March 14. 1764. I received your Favour of the 10th. of Decemr. It was a great deal for one to write, whose Time is so little his own. By the way, When do you intend to live? i.e. to enjoy Life. When will you retire to your Villa, give …

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