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ith veneration. History, said Vergennes, offers few examples of a success so complete. All the wild agree, wrote Franklin to Washington, that no expedition was ever better planned or better executed. It brightens the glory that must accompany your name to the latest posterity. The first tidings of the surrender of Cornwallis reached England from France, about noon on the twenty-fifth of November. It is all over, said 25. Lord North many times, under the deepest agitation and distress. Fox—to whom, in reading history, the defeats of armies of invaders, from Xerxes' time downwards, gave the greatest satisfaction—heard of the capitulation of Yorktown with wild delight. He hoped that it might become the principle of all mankind that power resting on armed force is invidious, detestable, weak, and tottering. The official report from Sir Henry Clinton was received the same day at midnight. When on the following Tuesday par- 27. liament came together, the speech of the king was co
Feb. 22. 1782, a motion against continuing the American war was made by Conway; was supported by Fox, William Pitt, Barre, Wilberforce, Mahon, Burke, and Cavendish; and was negatived by a majority oy differ from those of Necker in a former year. To anticipate any half-way change of ministry, Fox, in the debate of the fourth, denounced Lord North and his colleagues as men void of honor and hod health, his agitation of mind, his low opinion of Rockingham's understanding, his horror of Charles Fox, his preference of Shelburne as compared to the rest of the opposition. For a day 22. he comembers from both fractions of the liberal party. His own connection was represented by himself, Fox, Cavendish, Keppel, and Richmond; but he also retained as chancellor Thurlow, who bore Shelburne malice, and had publicly received the glowing eulogies of Fox. Shelburne took with him into the cabinet Camden; and, as a balance to Thurlow, the great lawyer Dunning, raising him to the peerage as L
spected his right. As a body, they did so; but Fox, leagued with young men as uncontrollable as hissarily to proceed from the department of which Fox was the chief. He entered upon the business inklin a most cordial letter of introduction from Fox, and met with the heartiest welcome. After receneral treaty. The proposition in the words of Fox was accepted by Shelburne, was embodied by him . A commission was forwarded to Grenville by Fox to treat with France, but with no other countrygroundless complaints of Oswald. He would have Fox not lose one moment to fight the battle with ade four days following; but, on the assertion of Fox that they would prejudice everything then depending in Paris, they were delayed. Fox then proposed that America, even without a treaty, should bemust be conceded. Froude's Ireland, II. 337. Fox would rather have seen Ireland totally separateealed repugnance by Rockingham. Its support by Fox was lukewarm, and bore the mark of his aristocr[3 more...]
other's prosperity, and wished to form with France treaties of commerce as well as of peace. But Fox, who was entreated to remain in the ministry as secretary of state, with a colleague of his own c when they began to govern, it was with the principles of Chatham and Shelburne. For the moment, Fox, who was already brooding on a coalition with the ministry so lately overthrown, insisted with hi July 9. seals of the foreign office were intrusted to Lord Grantham. In the house of commons, Fox made on the ninth of July his self-defence, which, in its vagueness and hesitation, betrayed his upon. In the debate, Conway said with truth that eagerness for exclusive power was the motive of Fox, between whom and Shelburne the difference of policy for America was very immaterial; that the law the war in America; the sword is sheathed never to be drawn there again. On the day on which Fox withdrew from the min- June 30. istry, Shelburne, who now had liberty of action, wrote these ins