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Unformatted text preview: As the wars in Canada and the frontier ended, Massachusetts found itself increasingly involved in internal battles. The colonists found a welcome supporter in James Otis, Jr. He recognized the enforcement efforts as unjust andirked by the appointment of Hutchinson to the Supreme Judicial Court, an appointment Otis had always wantedquit his post as the King's advocate general to work instead for the merchants. His arguments in front of the Judicial Court in favor of natural law and against the writs would prove to be one of the cornerstones of the growing rebellion movement. Hutchinson, however, outmaneuvered Otis, and the writs became more commonplace as 1761 began. Otis assumed the head of the Country Party and Adams became his deputy. Otis and Adams made a serious play for the loyalty of Governor Bernard and told him that their efforts had driven three of the last four governors from office. Their told him that their efforts had driven three of the last four governors from office....
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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.
- Fall '08