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. Golden, 25 Sept soon as America can take care of itself, it will do what Carthage did.
For a season, America must have patience; England's colonial policy was destroying itself.
The same motive which prevailed to restrain colonial commerce and pursuits urged England to encroach on the possessions of France, that the future inhabitants of still larger regions might fall under English rule and become subservient to English industry.
In the mercantile system lay the seeds of a war with France for territory, a