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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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indeed king of England. Yet Townshend, who had so much contributed to swell the vote, in the progress of his own ambition, had for a rival Halifax, his old superior at the Board of Trade, who was equally desirous of the department of the colonies, with the rank of a secretary of state. In the first days of January, 1763, it was publicly avowed what had long been resolved on, that a stand- chap. XX.} 1763. ing army of twenty battalions was to be kept up in America after the peace; A. Oldham to H. Gates, 6 January, 1763. Bernard, in 1765, says the new measure had been long determined on. and, as the ministry were all the while promising great things in point of economy, it was designed that the expense should be defrayed by the colonists themselves. On the tenth day of February, 1763, the treaty was ratified; and five days afterwards, at the hunting-castle of Hubertsburg, a definitive treaty closed the war of the empress queen and the Elector of Saxony against the great Fr