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10. These statements were made during a debate in the House of Commons on 7 March, an account of which Jenings had probably seen in an English newspaper. According to the London Chronicle
of 7– 9 March, Hartley planned “on Thursday next to call upon the Ministry for a full explanation of what they meant by the war.” Sir George Saville reportedly declared that “he wished he could tell his constituents at the next recess, that he had brought them home one great saving in consequence of their Petitions, the saving of the American war.” There is no indication that Hartley carried through on his promise on the day indicated, but he did offer three resolutions on the war in America on 11 May. For their content, see Thomas Digges' letter of 2 May, note 7
(below). JA included Jenings' report in his letter of 23 March
to the president of Congress (No. 23, below).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.