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3 To this view Pitt and his adherents were violently opposed , for they understood
that the cause of America was exactly the same as that for which they were
fighting in England . They maintained that representation is a natural right .
Although England had aimed most of this hostile legislation especially at
Massachusetts , she had struck all the colonies so hard that they instantly forgot
local jealousies , and made the cause of the sufferer their own . When the royal ...
... and when he published his Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents
in 1770 , he presented convincing evidence to all doubters . For aside from
differences of opinion between the Letters and the Thoughts , Burke did not use
as his ...
myself without supporting with the smallest degree of credit or effect the cause
you wished me to undertake . I should have lost the only thing which can make
such abilities as mine of any use to the world now or hereafter : I mean that
Then , too , he saw what so many failed to see , that the real cause of the contest
lay deeper than the casual orders of a governor or the retaliation of a mob , and
that America , in resisting the encroachments of royal prerogative , was fighting a
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