British Friends of the American Revolution

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British sympathizers was in a position to defend their interests. 24 As Arthur Lee wrote his brother in 1772, the North ministry has "no opposition now, nor any forming." 25 John Wilkes, however, did not despair and we will hear from him in later chapters.


Notes
1.
The best modern study of Wilkes is Peter D. G. Thomas, John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty.
2.
The basic source for Tooke's life is the 1813 study by Alexander Stephens, Memoirs of John Horne Tooke, 2 vols. The best modern account is Minnie Claire Yarborough , John Horne Tooke.
3.
As quoted in P. D.G. Thomas, John Wilkes, pp. 27-28.
4.
Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, p. 59.
9.
These events are described in John Home Tooke, An Oration Delivered by the Rev. Mr. Horne at a Numerous Meeting of the Freeholders of Middlesex. Hereafter referred to as Oration.
10.
Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, pp. 146-158.
11.
Accounts of this trial may be found in Joseph Gurney, ed., The Whole Proceedings in the Cause of the Action Brought by the Rt. Hon. Geo. Onslow, Esq. Against the Rev. Mr. John Horne, and Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, pp. 120-144.
12.
Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, pp. 330-351.
14.
This correspondence has been printed in the Controversial Letters of John Wilkes, Esq., the Rev. John Horne, and their Principal Adherents, and Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, pp. 179-319. Tooke's admission of defeat is from his thirteenth letter. The Letters of Junius contain that writer's view of the controversy.
15.
Tooke, Oration, p. 36; Yarborough, Tooke, p. 78.
16.
Stephens, Tooke Memoirs, I, p. 166.
17.
Yarborough, Tooke, pp. 79-83.
18.
Charles Francis Adams, ed., The Works of John Adams, II, p. 325.
19.
W. C. Ford, ed., "John Wilkes in Boston", Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings XLVII ( 1913-1914): 191-192.
21.
Ibid., p. 197. The remainder of the letters are to be found on pp. 197-215, and in George M. Elsey, ed., "John Wilkes and William Palfrey", Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts XXIV ( 1937-1942): 411-428. In addition to Palfrey, John and Sam Adams were among the correspondents.
23.
Richard Henry Lee, ed., The Life of Arthur Lee, LLD., I, pp. 186, 189. Hereafter referred to as Arthur Lee.
24.
An overview of the relations between Wilkes and America during this period may be found in Pauline Maier, "John Wilkes and American Disillusionment with Britain", William and Mary Quarterly, 3d series ( July 1963): 373-395.
25.
Lee, Arthur Lee, I, p. 207.

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • 1 - The Stage and the Players 3
  • Notes 6
  • 2 - Governor Pownall, Dean Tucker, and Major John Cartwright: Practical Idealists or Wishful Thinkers? 7
  • Notes 19
  • 3 - Pitt, Burke, and American Policy, 1763-1770 21
  • Notes 31
  • 4 - "Birds of a Feather": John Wilkes and John Horne Tooke 33
  • Notes 39
  • 5 - The "Honest Whigs" 40
  • Notes 48
  • 6 - The Coercive Acts and Their Opponents: a Study in Futility 50
  • Notes 57
  • 7 - A Dire Prediction 59
  • Notes 72
  • 8 - The House of Lords 74
  • Notes 87
  • 9 Richard Price: Apostle of Liberty 90
  • Notes 103
  • 10 - The Single Legal Victim of the American Revolution 105
  • Notes 111
  • 11 - Dean Tucker: He Told Them So! 112
  • Notes 117
  • 12 - Governor Pownall Fights to the Finish 119
  • Notes 125
  • 13 - David Hartley: Amateur Diplomat 127
  • Notes 137
  • 14 - Charles James Fox: the Life of the Party 139
  • Notes 151
  • 15 - "Peace, Peace, When There is No Peace" 154
  • Notes 162
  • 16 - Summary and Conclusions 164
  • Bibliography 173
  • Index 179
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