their thanks, for the very honour- able tellimony you have at once given of your own fentiments, and of your approbation of their con- duct. '

The fame fpirit of union and mutual afiiltance, which dictated

- your vote in our favour, animases

this Society. We {hall ever con- fider the rights of all our fellow- fubjefts throughout the Britilh em- pire. in England, Scotland, lreland, and America, as fiones of one arch, on which the happinefs and fecu- rity ofthe whole are founded. Such would have been our principle of aftion, if the fyllem of dcfpotifm, which has been adopted, had been more artfully conducted; and we fhould as readily have alfociated in the defence of your rights as our own, had they been feparately at- tacked.

But Providence has mercifully allotted to depraved hearts, weak underllandings; the attack has been made by the fame men, at the fame time, on both together, and will ferve only to draw us clofer in one great band of mutual friendfhip and fupport.

‘Whillt the Norman troops of the firll William kept the Englilh in fubjeétion, his Englifh foldiers were employed to fecure the obe- dience of the Normans. This ma- nagement has been too often re- peated now to fucceed.

"There was a time when Scot-

- land, though then a feparate and

avoid the and refufed, even under

divided nation, could fnare,

' their own Stuarts, to enllave their

ancient enemies. The chains, which England and Scotland dif- clained to forge for each other, England and America {hall never confent to furnilh.

tzveen taxation and reprefentatiorl is its neceffary confequence. This connexion is now broken, and taxes are attempted to be levied both in England and America, by men who are net their refpective reprefentatives. Our caufe is one- our enemies are the lame, W} trult our conttancy and conduit will not differ. Demands, which are made without authority, fhould be heard with/at obedience.

In this, and in every other conllitutional firuggle on either title of the Atlantic, we wilh to be united with you, and are as ready to give as to receive alfill- ance.

~ We defire you, gentlemen, to be PCIliJZdCCl, that, under all our dornellic grievances and apprehen- fions, the freedom of America is our particular attention ; and thefe your public aft and folemn engage- ment, alford us a pleafing prefage, and confirm our hopes, that, when luxury, mifrule, and corruption, lhall at length, in fpite ofall re- lillance, have deflroyed this noble confiitution here, our pollerity will not, like your gallant ancef- tors, be driven lo an inhofpitable lhore, but will find a welcome re- fuge, where they may liill enjoy the rights of Englifhmen amonglt their fellow-fubjects, the defcend- ants and brothers ofEnglilhmen.

We are, gentlemen,

With the greateft refpecl, Your moft obedient fervants and affectionate fellow- Signed fubjects, Ions GLYNN, Chairman, RICHARD Ottvea, , join: Tttavaxtonyi Freafurers‘ Roasnr Benxano, JCSEFH Mztwney, lattes Towrcsizxo,


Property is the natural right Jone: SAWBRIDGE,

of mankind; the connexion be- Von.‘ XIII.