as the only person who would, who could interpose, to keep the court steady to these men and those measures which he had brought them to, upon any appearance of a disposition to change. 
Go to Italy! For what? —Oh! to quit…Pray stay where you are, and do some good to your country…You have engaged and must go through, or be hindered. Could you tell the world the reason? Would not all men say you had found yourself incapable of what you had undertaken? 
Their politics seemed to be fixed unanimously to yield to the Insurrections and clamors and not to support the Stamp Act… 
If Conway will but stand it, we may certainly weather this. But without him I have no notion of it. I know his consequence and I know how our people look up to him, and how ill they would hear Charles Townshend. 
In order to make him act with any Spirit he begs and intreats there may be this conference in the Closet. Without it he shall be unable to answer anything Mr. Pitt may say in Parlt, --with it, he is more of opinion than anybody that we can, and he will defend the total refusal of Mr. Pitt’s terms. 
I am a military man and…think these things should sacredly be preserved for Military men, wounded or worn out in the service. 
Mr. Conway never shone so much; he was attacked on every side and supported himself with so much spirit, energy, and good humor as to draw more and sincerer applause from the house than ever I knew a man to receive.
I thought the temper of the House was much against the Petition and that it would be a bad question to have our first division upon, I at last in concert with Mr. Dowdeswell declared against the Petition; at the same time wishing we might not reject it or have any division upon it.
It was very mortifying to us, and very unhappy…being under a necessity of carrying on a great public measure against his majesty’s declared sentiments, and with great numbers of his servants acting against us. 
we had but five thousand fighting men in three thousand miles of territory: the Americans an hundred and fifty thousand fighting men. If we did not repeal the Act, he did not doubt but France and Spain would declare war, and protect the Americans. 
When at length you had determined in their favor, and your doors thrown open showed them the figure of their deliverer [Conway] in the well earned triumph of his important victory, from the whole of that great multitude there arose an involuntary burst of gratitude and transport. They jumped upon him like children on a long absent father. They clung about him as captives about their redeemer. All England, all America joined in his applause. 
In all these debates, nothing was more marked than the acrimony between Grenville and Conway. The latter appeared to be a much abler man of business that had been expected. 
Is the most virtuous man in every particular…and he has ability for anything. If he could stick a little more steadily to his points he would be by far the best leader of an House of Commons I ever saw. 
We all felt inspired by the example he gave us, down even to myself, the weakest in the phalanx. I declare for one, I knew well enough (it could not be concealed from anybody) the true state of things; but, in my life, I never came with such spirits into the House. It was a time for a man to act in. 
For my own part, I know not what to resolve; my desire on a thousand accounts is to be out of this office, how much more now! Yet I own I do not know how to say we will break up and leave things [in], or rather throw them into, their ancient confusion, or a worse; it is such a dilemma as I can satisfy myself in neither way. 
Conway had spoken very handsomely he declares against all measures that may encrease heat and wishes rather to conciliate. 
The Chancellor’s declaration of our having the appearance of being a weak administration, was in fact confirming what we ourselves had humbly laid before his Majesty more than once.