Let me ask my own Heart, have I patience, and Industry enough to write an History
of the Contest between Britain and America? It would be proper to begin at the Treaty
of Peace in 1763, or at the Commencement of Govr. Bernards Administration, or at the
Accession of George 3d. to the Throne—The Reign, or the Peace.
Would it not be proper, to begin, with those Articles in the Treaty of Peace which
relate to America?—The Cession of Canada, Louisiana, and Florida, to the English.
Franklin, Lee, Chatham, Campden [Camden]
, Grenville and Shelburne, Hilsborough, Dartmouth, Whately, Hutchinson, Oliver, J[udge]
Oliver, Barnard [Bernard]
, Paxton, Otis, Thatcher, Adams, Mayhew, Hancock, Cushing, Phillips, Hawley, Warren,
with many other Figures would make up the Groope.1