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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 18 0 Browse Search
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bash, raze Niagara and Crown Point, surrender the peninsula of Nova Scotia, with a strip of land twenty leagues wide along the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic, and leave the intermediate country to chap. VII.} 1755. the St. Lawrence a neutral desert. Proposals so unreasonable could meet with no acceptance; yet both parties professed a desire—in which France appears to have been sincere—to investigate and arrange all disputed points. The credulous diplomatist put trust in the assurances Stanley to Pitt, in Thackeray's Chatham, II. 581. of friendly intentions, which Newcastle lavished upon him, and Louis the Fifteenth, while he sent three thousand men to America, held himself ready to sacrifice for peace all but honor and the protection due to his subjects; Instructions to Varin, N. Y. Paris Documents, XI. 2. consenting that New England should reach on the east to the Penobscot, and be divided from Canada on the north by the crest of the intervening highlands. Secret Instruct
xclusive power by a clear superiority of spirit and resolution. Stanley to Pitt. For personal intrepidity he was distinguished even among Diplomatie Francaise, VI. 399. and the circumspect, distrustful Hans Stanley, who dared only reflect the will of his employer, made his way tof the most invincible of monarchs were entirely passed, away; and Stanley, in his first interview with Choiseul, avowed the purpose of Englae the house of Austria more powerful. I wonder, said Choiseul to Stanley, that your great chap. XVII.} 1761. June. Pitt should be so atta of peace between the two nations. On the twenty-ninth of July, Stanley, bearing the ultimatum of England, demanded Canada; the fisheries,3, in Chatham Correspondence, II. 139-144, and the private note of Stanley to Pitt, of September 2. The existence of this special conventirmed, and hazards the conjecture, that the communication made to Mr. Stanley was a refined piece of finesse in the French ministry.—Adolphus,
n, and published it to Sweden and to Europe; the early dreams of John Adams made the removal of the turbulent Gallics a prelude to the approaching greatness of his country. During the negotiations for peace, the kinsman and bosom friend of Edmund Burke, employed the British press to unfold the danger to England from retaining Canada; and the French minister for foreign affairs frankly warned the British envoy, that the cession of Canada would lead to the independence of North America. Hans Stanley to William Pitt, 1760, printed in Thackeray's Chatham. Unintimidated by the prophecy, and obeying a higher and wiser instinct, England happily persisted. We have caught them at last, From oral communications to me by the late Albert Gallatin, confirmed by papers in my possession, relating to periods a little earlier and a litt'e later. said Choiseul to those around him on the definitive surrender of New France; and at once giving up Louisiana to Spain, his eager hopes anticipated
ers of my subjects in America. In the House of Commons Lord Henly, Arthur Lee in Life of R. H. Lee, 261, 262. The Letter is dated erroneously, Oct. 9, for Nov. 9, 1768. I have several reports of this debate. Cavendish, i. 32, &c. William S. Johnson to Gov. Pitkin, 18 November, 1768. son of Northington, in moving the Address, signalized the people of Boston for their defiance of all legal authority. I gave my vote to the revenue Act of Charles Townshend, thus he was seconded by Hans Stanley, that we might test the obedience of the Americans to the Declaratory Law of 1766. Troops have been drawn together in America to enforce it, and have commenced the operation in Boston. Men so unsusceptible of all middle terms of accommodation, call loudly for our correction. What, Sir, will become of this insolent town when we deprive its inhabitants of the power of sending out their rums and molasses to the coast of Africa? For they must be treated like aliens, as they have treated u