The Exploration of Ohio.—Pelham's administration continued.
The world had never witnessed colonies with in-
chap. III.} 1749. July. stitutions so free as those of America; but this result did not spring from the intention of England.
On the twelfth of July, 1749, all the ministers of state assembled at the Board of Trade, and deliberated, from seven in the evening till one the next morning,
Letter from the Solicitor, F. J. Paris, in James Alexander to C. G on the main; for, unless this were done, Ohio would be lost.
Of all the Southern provinces, South Carolina was most ready to join with the rest of the continent.
Letters of Glen, Governor of South Carolina, to Clinton, and of Clinton to Glen, July–December, 1750, in the New York London Documents, XXX. Doubting whether union could be effected without an immediate application to his Majesty for that purpose, the Council of New York, after mature and repeated deliberation on Indian affairs, st