Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: February 8, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1774
Safety and security, how do you find them on this day in the American colonies? The question and its answer changes as you move from place to place, from the felled trees cut down by James Harrod near the Big Spring of Kain-tuck-ee to the boat owned by William Whetcroft and the people stuffed aboard the vessel in Chesapeake Bay.
Does Richard Smith in Trenton have an answer with the document he has signed? However these colonists reply to this fundamental question, British imperial policymakers are devising plans for their version of security and safety.
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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection
RT Item: #1153. “Regulations Lately Made”, 1765, by Thomas Whatley. George III’s comments build upon ideas and observations contained in this work. Captured in the book and the comments is the fundamental British opposition to colonial resistance and American independence. The reaction of George III during this week contains a telling phrase, concept, and reflection. He states to one of his advisors that “the fatal compliance of 1766” was a crucial mistake, referring to the Crown’s decision to repeal the Stamp Act in the face of sharp colonial and British protests. He goes on to remark about “the obedience which a Colony owes to its Mother Country.”