The consequences of continued war would be that the lives of our bravest officers and soldiers must be laid down to purchase the name of a right, for the short season the colonies may require to enable them to renew the dispute. However, his 'Propositions for the present Peace and future Government of the Colonies' would end any semblance of Parliamentary sovereignty in America. All hostilities would then cease, obnoxious laws would be repealed and a 'general pardon' would be granted for inhabitants of each colony agreeing to these procedures. These taxes would be binding on all colonies, the lord lieutenant would be military commander-in-chief in America and 'acts of the lord lieutenant, and deputies, contrary to the common law of England, and the acts and authority of the British parliament, [would be] void'. However, the thrust of the proposals would concede all taxation powers to the colonies.