The Opposition’s View of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Hutchinson (9 September 1711 – 3 June 1780) was a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. A successful merchant and politician, Hutchinson was active at high levels of the Massachusetts government for many years, serving as lieutenant governor and then governor from 1758 to 1774.

Former Governor Hutchinson’s article by article address of the Declaration of Independence from a Royalist point of view is here.

Its interesting to see the other side’s take on the situation; its even more interesting to see how little politics has changed in 200 years.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Opposition’s View of the Declaration of Independence

  1. The man was of no opinion and unmovable as to any thought beyond utter and blind adherence to, and adoration of, the Sovereign. Was he hung? I see that he lived to the age of 69. In the year of the of the Dark Days. When brother against brother was the rule in the Southern colonies.

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