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Any anti-Britain, pro-independence emotions that were felt in other colonies were  magnified ten-fold in Boston. On the eve of 1769, one Tory remarked that Boston stood  ready to do war with Britain all by itself. Thomas Hutchinson blatantly refused to yield  his trade to the nonimportation agreements, and Tory merchants in the area proceeded  to stand with him. For its part, Britain remained infuriatingly magnanimous in its  treatment of the colonies: the government began work to address the complaints of  those who opposed the Townshend Acts. The Crown still refused to recognize that the  colonies were headed to war, and Britain needed to make appropriate arraignments.  Adams and his fellow patriots, though, wanted independence and war, and they  continued to hound away at violators of the nonimportation agreements even as Britain  offered to repeal all of the Townshend Acts except the tax on tea. After a drawn-out 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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