The cantos of ezra pound [from The Cantos of Ezra Pound (1972)]

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10409 to ignorance, dependence and poverty

10410 religious bigots

10411 the worst of men, colonies

10412 becomes a fashionable study ... and will probably

10413 stare more and more for some time. Ipswich Instructions

10414 right to tax selves,

10415 rather as allies than as subjects

10416 FIRST settlement not a national act

10417 and not at expense of the nation

10418 nor made on land of the Crown

10419 waddled through snow driving my cattle to water

10420 Shutting courts equals abdication of throne

10421 for entering a vessel at Louisburg

10422 and taking away

10423 10 barrels of

10424 rum

10425 Pitt vs/ Grenville, and for the repeal of the act

10426 Parliament takes as Representative and not Legislative

10427 authority

10428 But Thatcher got him indicted for barratry

10429 And he came near to conviction. Goffe grew warm

10430 and said Eaton's character

10431 was as good as any man's at the bar

10432 punch wine bread cheese apples pipes and tobacco

10433 Thursday oated at Martin's

10434 when we saw five boxes of dollars

10435 going in a horse cart to Salem for Boston

10436 FOR England, said to contain about $18,000

10437 lopping and trimming

10438 walnut trees, and for felling of pines and savins

10439 An irregular misshapen pine will darken

10440 the whole scene in some places

10441 case between negro and owner. At same time a craving man

10442 (Hutchinson)

[Page 358]
10443 at Dr Tuft's where I found fine wild goose on the spit

10444 and cranberries in the skillet

10445 to the White House in Brattle St.

10446 office lucrative in itself but new statutes

10447 had been passed in Parliament

10448 J. Q. A. born July eleventh

10449 duty on glass incompatible

10450 with my ideas on right, justice and policy

10451 between negro and owner engaged Mr Hawley's attention

10452 100 towns, one week's notice

10453 about 10 o'clock troops began landing under cover of

10454 the cannon

10455 of the ships, without molestation

10456 Oct. 1st.

10457 Population of Boston retrograde during 25 years

10458 that preceded this

10459 was now not above 16,000

10460 During my absence on circuit

10461 as Byles said 'Our grievances red-dressed'

10462 under my windows in the square

10463 drum, fife, and in evening violins, songs

10464 flutes of the serenaders, that is, Sons of Liberty

10465 as well at the extravagance of the populace,

10466 deceptions to which they are liable,

10467 suppression of equity, when thoroughly heated

10468 my drafts will be found in the Boston Gazette for those

10469 years '68, '69

10470 a cargo of wines from Madeira

10471 belonging to Mr Hancock

10472 without paying customs

10473 painful drudgery I had in his cause:

10474 as to this statute my client never consented

10475 Mr Hancock never consented, never voted for it himself

10476 nor for any man to make any such law

10477 whenever
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10478 we leave principles and clear propositions

10479 and wander into construction we wander into a wilderness

10480 a darkness wherein arbitrary power

10481 set on throne of brass with a sceptre of iron ...

10482 Suspended, in fact, only after Battle of Lexington

10483 which ended all such prosecutions

10484 Mt Wollanston, seat of our ancestors

10485 from

10486 East chamber every ship sloop schooner and brigantine

10487 Three hundred and fifty were under the Liberty Tree,

10488 a young buttonwood,

10489 and preparing the next day's paper, cooking up paragraphs,

10490 articles, working the political engine

10491 MORNING at Brackett's upon case of a whale ...

10492 that I had imported from London the

10493 only complete set of British Statutes

10494 then in Boston or, I think, in the whole

10495 of the Colonies, and in that work a statute

10496 whose publication they feared, an

10497 express prohibition of empressment

10498 expressly IN America which statute they intended to

10499 get repealed

10500 and did succeed 1769 toward the end of December so doing.

10501 About 9 o'clock in evening, supposed to be signal of fire

10502 men in front of the barracks and baker's boy afore mentioned

10503 Mr Forest known then as the 'Irish infant'

10504 tears streaming over his face

10505 'for that very unfortunate man, Captain Preston

10506 in prison

10507 wants council and can get none, Mr Quincy

10508 will serve if you will

10509 Mr Auchmuty declines unless you will engage'

10510 'But he must be sensible that this wd/ be as important a case

10511 as was ever tried here or in any country....

10512 not expect me to use art, sophistry, prevarication'
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10513 Upon which he offered me a retaining fee of one guinea

10514 which I accepted

10515 (Re which things was Hutchinson undoubtedly scro-

10516 fulous ego scriptor cantilenae

10517 Ez. P)

10518 Bringing it in all to 10 guineas

10519 for Preston and 8 for the sojers

10520 (But where the devil this brace of Adamses sprung from!

10521 (Oxenbridge Thatcher ... dangers from intemperate

10522 heats

10523 BUT in Connecticut every family has a little manufactury

10524 house

10525 and make for themselves things for which they were used

10526 to run into debt to the merchants.)

10527 Cited Beccaria

10528 He went out and saddled my horse and bridled him

10529 'as a man of liberty, I respect you

10530 'and from here to Cape Cod you won't find ten men amiss'

10531 nihil humanum alienum

10532 This landlord, a high son

10533 and has on his sign:

10534 Sons of Liberty served here ...

10535 When he came away he took view of the comet

10536 ... to roll and cool themselves and feed on white honeysuckle

10537 our horses had got out of compound.


10539 Cumis ego occulis meis

10540 sleeping under a window: pray for me,

10541 withered to skin and nerves tu theleis respondebat illa

10542 apothanein; pray for me gentlemen

10543 my prayers used to be answered, She prayed for deliverance

10544 110 years of age, and some say she is over that

10545 Anemonie, at Nantasket; non vi sed saepe legendo

10546 Severn Ayres of Virginia, Mr Bull, Mr Trapier of S. Carolina

10547 Chas Second's time was tax voted in Carolina
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10548 Hemp seed cd/ be brought here, mulberry does well in our

10549 climate

10550 When people of Europe have been insidiously deprived

10551 of their liberties

10552 which wd/ render jurors mere ostentation and pageantry

10553 green tea, from Holland I hope, but dont know,

10554 ... recovered at Braintree, pruned by me, grown remarkably

10555 pines better for lopping

10556 STOOD by the people much longer than they wd/ stand

10557 by themselves.

10558 1771 make potash and raise a great number of colts

10559 which they send to the West Indies for rum

10560 Splendours of Hartford and Middletown

10561 just as we got there

10562 Indian pudding pork greens on the table

10563 One party for wealth and power

10564 at expense

10565 of the liberty of their country

10566 wars, carnage, confusion

10567 not interested in their servitude

10568 I am, for all I can see, left quite alone

10569 13th, Thursday

10570 landlady great grand daughter of Governor Endicott

10571 new light, continually canting ...

10572 said Indian preacher: Adam! Adam when you knew

10573 it wd/ make good cider!

10574 Mrs Rops, fine woman

10575 very pretty and very genteel

10576 Tells old stories of witchcraft, paper money and

10577 Governor Belcher's administration

10578 Always convinced that the liberties of the country

10579 had more to fear from one man (Hutchinson)

10580 than from all other men whatsoever

10581 which have always freely and decently uttered

10582 Rich seldom remarkable for modesty, ingenuity or humanity
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10583 'Is mere impertinence a contempt?" asked Mr Otis

10584 I said there was no more justice left in Britain than hell

10585 Hutchinson is etc.

10586 Moore's Reports, for the book was borrowed; its owner

10587 a buyer, not a reader of books

10588 for it had been Mr Gridley's

10589 N/Y/ state has done partially

10590 22; Monday (this was 1773)

10591 Hutchinson's letters received

10592 Oliver, Moffat, Paxton and Rome

10593 for 1767, '8, '9

10594 avaricious, ambitious, vindictive

10595 these were the letters that Franklin got hold of

10596 Bone of our bone, educated among us,

10597 serpent and deputy serpent

10598 that Sir John Temple procured them

10599 God knows how or from whom

10600 Gentle rain last night and this morning

10601 Hutchinson sucking up to George IIIrd.

10602 falsehood in Rome's letters quite flagrant

10603 Col. Haworth

10604 attracted no attention until

10605 he discovered his antipathy to a cat

10606 Three cargoes Bohea

10607 were emptied, this is but an attack upon property

10608 I apprehend it was necessary, absolute, indispensable

10609 irregular recourse to original power

10610 IMpeachment by House before Council

10611 said shd/ be glad if constitution cd/ carry on

10612 without recourse to higher powers unwritten ...

10613 Says Gridley: You keep very late hours!
End of this Canto.
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10614 Jurors refuse to take oath

10615 saying: while Chief Justice of this Court stands

10616 impeached.

10617 Moses Gill has made many justices by lending money.

10618 A statue of H. M. (His Majesty)

10619 very large

10620 on horseback

10621 solid lead gilded with gold

10622 on an high marble pedestal

10623 We then walked up Broadway

10624 magnificent building, cost 20,000 pounds

10625 N.Y. currency

10626 Ship

10627 of 800 tons burden lest leveling spirit of New England

10628 should propagate itself in New York

10629 whole charge of the Province

10630 between 5 and 6 thousand pounds N. York money

10631 For Massachusetts about 12 thousand lawful

10632 as wd/ equal about 16,000 of N. York

10633 Advised him to publish

10634 from Hakluyt the voyage of J. Cabot,

10635 Hudibras

10636 tavern, Princeton, sing as badly as the presbyterians of

10637 N. York

10638 sez congress shd/ raise money and

10639 employ men to write in the newspapers (in England)

10640 Washington would raise one thousand men

10641 at his own expense

10642 and march for release of Boston

10643 not a Virginian

10644 but an American Patrick Henry

10645 tenants in capite, Galloway well aware that my arguments
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10646 tend to the independency of the colonies

10647 bound by no laws made by Parliament

10648 since our ancestors came here

10649 Bill of Rights

10650 wished to hear in Congress at large

10651 law of natr/ Brit. constitution

10652 trade of Empire cd/ be under parliament

10653 Mr Rutledge of S. Carolina said:

10654 'Adams,

10655 We must agree upon something.'

10656 Turtle and everything else

10657 a dutchified English prayer

10658 17th of September:

10659 America will support Massachusetts

10660 'that nation

10661 new avows bribery to be part of her system'

10662 Mr Henry, American legislature

10663 After December 1st no molasses

10664 coffee pimento from Domenica

10665 fine bowling green and fine turtle, madeira

10666 Congress nibbling and quibbling as usual

10667 took departure in very great rain from

10668 the happy, the peaceful, the elegant

10669 Philadelphy

10670 2 young ladies to sing us the new liberty song

10671 readiness to be shot / versus / taxes

10672 judgement gives way to fears 1/3rd of humanity

10673 IMbecility of 2nd petition Mr Hancock had ambition

10674 Mr Adams (that is Saml) said nothing, appeared deeply

10675 to consider ...

10676 but seconded my motion in Congress

10677 Mr Washington seated near by the door

10678 scuttled into the book room with modesty

10679 Dickenson

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10680 past meridian, avarice growing on him

10681 alum (p. 432)

10682 Suppose yr/ ladyship has been in the twitters

10683 I

10684 oated at the Red Lion

10685 6 sets of works in one building, hemp mill, oil mill, and

10686 a mill to grind bark for tanners, at Bethelehem, a fuller's

10687 mill both for cloth and leather, dye-house, a sharing house

10688 they raise a great deal of madder

10689 Committee to purchase woollen goods for the Army

10690 Sept. 1775, to 5000 L/ sterling

10691 delegates of Pennsylvania produced no account of the powder

10692 100 tons of powder was wanted

10693 Cushing said: I move we take into consideration

10694 a means of keeping up the army in winter.

10695 Ammunition can not be had unless we open out ports

10696 Can't stand war without trade

10697 tobacco to France and Spain. Rutledge said:

10698 Take men from

10699 agriculture and put 'em in factories

10700 Agriculture and manufacturies

10701 can not be lost but trade is precarious.

10702 'Americans are their own carriers now

10703 Imperative to open out ports,' said Mr Zubly

10704 Provisions to Spain for money

10705 and cash sent to England for powder

10706 'We are between hawk and buzzard' said Livingston

10707 pleased that New Jersey raise two battalions

10708 of eight companies each

10709 68 privates, capn, lieutenant, ensign, 4 sergeants 4 corporals

10710 Who to appoint officers for their artillery

10711 Personal friends have not been suitable

10712 rather Washington's word than any convention's

10713 Trade or no trade

10714 powder, appointment of officers
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10715 How trade? by whose carriage? farms, manufacturies

10716 hitherto as if money

10717 was province's not of the continent

10718 John Adams as seen by John Adams, squabbles in congress

10719 to shut or not shut customs houses

10720 'Everything we want for war is powder and shot'

10721 said Mr Zubly

10722 2ndly arms and munitions

10723 3rdly that we must have money

10724 We must keep up the notion that this paper is good

10725 for something (commerciabili?)

10726 Mississippi scheme in France

10727 South Seas in England

10728 were writ for our learning

10729 A navy! Can we have one? without trade?

10730 Can we maintain war without it?

10731 Can we get information?

10732 Spaniards too lazy to come here for goods

10733 To trade with England or foreigners?

10734 If so, who does the carrying? They to us, we to them?

10735 I speak from principle, it has been said we associate

10736 in terrorem

10737 Damn well right, Mr Zubly.

10738 Deane wd/ have traders prohibited importing unnecessary ...

10739 and export of all livestock save horses

10740 Guadaloupe, Martinique will supply powder against tobacco

10741 each colony shd/ carry this trade, not individuals

10742 Chase. Oct 20. 1775

10743 Jay says: more from individual enterprise

10744 than from lukewarmness of assemblies

10745 want french woollens dutch worsteds

10746 german steel

10747 Wythe says: better open our trade altogether

10748 Why shdn't America have a navy? We abound in firs, iron ore,

10749 tar
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10750 the Romans suddenly built one against Carthage

10751 RESOLVED that two vessels be fitted.

10752 6th April: to remove all restrictions on trade

10753 oblige Britain to keep up a navy

10754 that will cost her twice what she takes from us.

10755 FAECE Romuli non Platonis republica!

10756 'America' (Wythe) will hardly live without trade

10757 Am for giving letters of marque

10758 and for powder, to make treaties with us, Why

10759 call ourselves dutiful subjects?

10760 Wd/ France have listened to Bristol or Liverpool?

10761 Resolved: a committee to draft confederation.

10762 To provide flax, hemp, wool and cotton

10763 in each colony of society for furtherance

10764 of agriculture, arts, manufacturies

10765 and correspondence between these societies

10766 that natural advantages be not neglected

10767 ducks and sail cloth

10768 Is it in the interest of France to stand neuter?

10769 Resentment a duty, a man's person, property, liberty

10770 not safe without it

10771 Hooper of North Carolina said: I wish to see a day

10772 when slaves are not necessary

10773 Lee, Sherman and Gadsden on my side

10774 Rush, Franklin, Bayard and Mifflin putt us wise to

10775 the rumours against us

10776 'adventurers, bankrupt attourneys

10777 from Massachusetts

10778 'dependent on popularity.' So prompt fair and explicit.

10779 'Mr Jefferson, you can write ten times better than I can'

10780 Cut about 1/4th and some of the best of it

10781 I have often wondered that J's first draft has not

10782 been published

10783 suppose the reason is the vehement philippic against

10784 negro slavery'
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10785 thus Adams, 40 years later.

10786 To contract for importation of gun powder

10787 or if cannot, then for salt peter and sulphur

10788 enough to make 500 tons

10789 40 brass field pieces (6 pounders) 10,000 stand arms

10790 June 12th. J. Adams head of the Board of War

10791 till Nov. eleventh '77

10792 had conversed much with gentlemen

10793 who conduct our cod and whale fisheries

10794 Our seamen if once let loose on the ocean ...

10795 They said: wd/ ruin the character of our seamen etc.

10796 'make 'em mercenary and bent wholly on plundah'

10797 'In any character yr/ Lordship please except

10798 that of a British subject'

10799 (John to Lord Howe in parley)

10800 88 battalions, September,

10801 dash had already formed lucrative connections in Paris

10802 by Mr D (Deane's) recommendations

10803 particularly with Ray de Chaumont

10804 who was shipping stuff to sell on commission

10805 Always have been and still are spies in America (1804)

10806 and I considered the

10807 fisheries.

10808 To Capn Sam Tucker commanding the Boston:

10809 (wind high and seas very rough)

10810 You are to afford him every accommodation in yr/ power

10811 and consult him as to what port you shall endeavour to get to.

10812 W. Vernon

10813 J. Warren

10814 Navy Board, Eastern Department

10815 Sunday 15th came under sail before breakfast

10816 hauled my wind to southward

10817 found they did chase me

10818 Log book, Sl. Tucker 19 Feb

10819 after running 3 hours to westward
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10820 I then hove in the stays

10821 she continued to chase us

10822 all day, but I rather gain on her.

10823 Smoke, smell of sea coal, of stagnant and putrid water

10824 increase the qualminess but do not occasion it

10825 in calm with our guns out

10826 Tucker said his orders were to take me to France

10827 and any prizes that might fall in his way

10828 At night the wind increased to a hurrycane

10829 North, East by North, then North West

10830 ane blasterend bubb gan in the foresail ding

10831 rollings

10832 agonies, the sailors' their countenances language be-haviour

10833 no man upon his legs nothing in place chests casks bottles

10834 etcetera

10835 no place no person dry

10836 by lightning

10837 at mainmast and topmast

10838 wounded 23 men

10839 Log Book of Saml Tucker

10840 continually one thing after another giving way

10841 lay by under main sail

10842 down topgallant yards

10843 4. P.M. carried away slings chains and the mizzen

10844 4 A.M. made sail and began to

10845 repair the rigging

10846 Mr Johnnie's behaviour gave satisfaction (i.e. young

10847 J. Q. Adams

10848 inexpressible inconvenience of having so little

10849 space between decks nothing but

10850 dread of pistol to keep men in quarters in action

10851 ship not properly furnished with glasses

10852 which wd/ save their expense in a thousand ways

10853 INattention in navy as in the army

10854 INattention to health of the sailors
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10855 the practice of profane swearing and cursing

10856 1st March: mainmast found sprung in two places

10857 sea, clouds, sea, everything damp, sea,

10858 clouds, fair sun, 9 knots and no noise

10859 What the state of finances, stocks and their army? So that

10860 the ball passed directly over my head. Tucker in old age said

10861 that J. A. was out with a musket like any damn common

10862 marine

10863 'Ordered him; but there he wuz out again

10864 I sez: Me orders, sir, are to git yew to Europe'

10865 Was a letter of marque, shot through our mizzen yard

10866 we upon this turned our broadside which

10867 the instant she saw, she struck. The Martha, worth 80,000

10868 pund sterling

10869 Capn McIntosh much a gentleman

10870 5 weeks after our embarcation

10871 'Mr McIntosh of North Britain

10872 very decided against America in the

10873 contest. His passions enkindle'

10874 Numbers of small birds from the shore

10875 instant they light on a ship

10876 drop asleep from exhaustion

10877 Oleron, famous for sea laws

10878 at least I take it this is the place

10879 along side with hakes, skates and gurnards

10880 river very beautiful on both sides

10881 horses, oxen, great flocks, husbandmen ploughing

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