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I. 365. was yet capable of persevering in a system chap. I.} 1748. Newcastle was of so fickle a head, and so treacherous a heart, that Walpole called his name Perfidy; Lord John Russell's Introduction to the Bedford Correspondence, i. XXVI. Henry Fox, the first Lord Holland, said, he had no friends, and deserved none; and Lord Halifax used to revile him, in the strongest terms, as a knave and a fool; Bubb Dodington's Diary, 206. he was too unstable to be led by others, and, from his own o nothing but what he himself thought indisputably right, was always governed, and was also immeasurably obstinate in an opinion once received; Walpole's Memoires of George II., i. 162. being the most ungovernable governed man in England, Henry Fox, Lord Holland. and the most faithful to the vulgar and dissolute bandits who formed his political connection. Neither was cruel or revengeful; but while the one had no rancor or ill-nature, and no enmities but freaks of petulance, the other ca
75. From this atrocious proposal, Newcastle, who was cruel only from frivolity, did not withhold his approbation; but Bedford, his more humane successor, restricting his plans of colonization to the undisputed British territory, sought to secure the entire obedience of the French inhabitants by intermixing with them colonists of English descent. Bedford to the Duke of Cumberland, 28 Oct., 1748. The execution of this design, which the Duke of chap. II.} 1749. Cumberland, Pelham, and Henry Fox assisted in maturing, devolved on Halifax. Invitations went through Europe to invite Protestants from the continent to emigrate to the British colonies. The Moravian brethren 22 Geo. II., c. XXX. were attracted by the promise of exemption from oaths and military service. The goodwill of New England was encouraged by care for its fisheries; and American whalemen, stimulated by the promise of enjoying an equal bounty 22 George II., c. XLV. with the British, learned to follow their g
of the Reign of George Second, i. 331. and desired Henry Fox, then secretary at war, to take the seals and conposal of that money, neither will I. Then, rejoined Fox, I shall not know how to talk to members of parliameny brother, answered Newcastle, had settled it all. Fox declining the promotion offered him, the inefficient . The House abounded in noted men. Besides Pitt, and Fox, and Murray, the heroes of a hundred magnificent deba the arbitrary edicts of one too powerful subject. Fox in Waldegrave's Memoirs, 147. We are designed to be ae II. i. 355. and the majority came to his aid. Even Fox, who despised care for the constitution as the object of narrow minds, Chesterfield on Fox. complained to the heir of the Duke of Devonshire, that, taking all shicipation in affairs by Cumberland again connected Henry Fox with their direction. This unscrupulous man, haviOn a sudden, at a most unusual period in the session, Fox showed Lord Egmont a clause for extending the Mutiny
olution being carried into effectual execution by transporting the said French inhabitants to the amount of near seven thousand persons, &c. Compare Lieut. Governor Lawrence's circular to the Governors in America, 11 August, 1755. Their numbers amount to near seven thousand persons. thousand of these banished people were driven on board ships, and scattered among the English colonies, from New Hampshire to Georgia;——one thousand and twenty to South Carolina alone. Governor Lyttleton to Sec. H. Fox, 16 June, 1796. They were cast ashore without resources; hating the poor-house as a shelter for their offspring, and abhorring the thought of selling themselves as laborers. Households, too, were separated; the colonial newspapers contained advertise- chap VIII.} 1755 ments of members of families seeking their companions, of sons anxious to reach and relieve their parents, of mothers mourning for their children. The wanderers sighed for their native country; but, to prevent their re
ngerous to the liberties of Germany and of Europe. Nervous from fright, Newcastle was disposed at once to resign power to Fox. You are not fit to be first minister, was the sneer of Granville; and Newcastle did not recover courage till in November Fox consented to accept the seals and defend the treaties. At the great debate, Walpole's Memoires of George I., i. 418. Pitt taunted the majority, which was as three to one, with corruption and readiness to follow their leader; and, indirectly minions, if properly protected, will be the Western and best empire in the world. Lieutenant-Governor Dinwiddie to Secretary Fox, 1756. With more elaborateness and authority, Shirley, Shirley to Lords of Trade, 5 January, 1756. by his milithe arrangements were completed. The plan was now to be partially carried into effect. On the instance of Cumberland and Fox, Shirley was superseded and ordered to return to England, and the Earl of Loudoun, a friend of Halifax, passionately zealo
le became terrified and yielded. The king gave his consent reluctantly. You, said he angrily to Fox, you have made me make that puppy Bute, groom of the stole. While Pitt formed intimate relationshere corruption could do its work, and ashamed of the small degree of real power conceded to him, Fox was unwilling to encounter a stormy opposition which would have had the country on its side. My situation, said he to Newcastle in October, is impracticable; Fox to the Duke of Newcastle, 13 Oct. 1756. and he left the cabinet. At the same time Murray declared that he, too, would serve as Ato that when Charles Towns- chap. X.} 1756. hend, on one occasion, showed himself ready to second Fox in opposition, Pitt was obliged to chide him, before the whole House, as deficient in common sense or common integrity; and, as Fox exulted in his ally, exclaimed, loud enough to be heard by half the assembly, I wish you joy of him. The court, too, was his enemy. George the Second, spiritless
p alike against the king and against the people. The inebriate Granville, the President of the Council, would have infused his jovial intrepidity into the junto of Fox; but Fox himself was desponding. Walpole's Memoires. Bedford had his scheme, which he employed Rigby to establish; and when it proved impracticable, indulged himFox himself was desponding. Walpole's Memoires. Bedford had his scheme, which he employed Rigby to establish; and when it proved impracticable, indulged himself in reproaches, and the display of Bedford Corr. II. 245. anger, and withdrew to Woburn Abbey. In the midst of war, the country was left to anarchy. We are undone, said Chesterfield; at home, by our increasing expenses; abroad, by ill-luck and incapacity; the Elector of Hesse, the Grand Duke of Brunswick, destitute of thefluence, he formed a ministry from many chap. XII.} 1757 factions. Lord Anson, Hardwicke's son-in-law, took again the highest seat at the Board of the Admiralty. Fox, who had children, and had wasted his fortune, accepted the place of paymaster, which the war made enormously lucrative. Newcastle had promised Halifax a new offic
himself solicited the assent of Cumberland to his policy; he caused George Grenville, who hesitated to adopt his views, to exchange with Halifax the post of secretary of state for that of the head of the admiralty; and he purchased the support of Fox as a member of the cabinet and leader of the House of Commons by the offer of a peerage. These movements enraged both the people and the aristocracy; Wilkes, through The North Briton, inflamed the public mind; while the Duke of Devonshire and thend Bute gladly offered him the secretary-ship of the plantations and Board of Trade. Thrice Townshend had interviews with the king, whose favor he always courted; but for the time he declined the station from an unwillingness to attach himself to Fox and Bute, and not from any apprehension of the sweeping whirlwind which was just beginning to rise at the menace of danger. At that very time, men were earnestly discussing in Boston the exclusive right of America to raise and to apply its own
The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Protestant Episcopal Convention in the Confederate States--Final action upon changing its name. (search)
Henrico Circuit Court --Judge John M Gregory presiding — The fall term of this Court commenced yesterday, at the State Court House. The Grand Jury, of which Henry Fox is foreman, were sworn, and adjourned without making any presentments.--The case of Joseph Bernard, indicted for the murder of John Oscar Taylor, was called, and the Court adjourned over until to-day.