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alludes to the bitter dispute between Hutchinson and the House of Representatives
over the issue whether “Parliament was our Sovereign Legislature, and had a Right
to make Laws for Us in all Cases whatsoever”—a dispute evoked by Hutchinson's speech
of 6 Jan., which was answered in an elaborate paper by the House on 26 Jan. For further
details, especially on
's part in the answer, see his Autobiography and his letter to William Tudor, 8 March
, Adams Papers
; inserted by
in his text of the Diary,
, 2:310–313); Hutchinson, Massachusetts Bay, ed. Mayo
, 3:266–280. The documents are printed in Mass., Speeches of the Governors
, p. 336–364.