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intment, and all the complicated vices that tend to render the mind of man uneasy, filled all places and all hearts in the English nation. Dreams of the conquest of Florida, with the possession of the Bahama Channel,—of the conquest of Mexico and Peru, with their real and their imagined wealth,—rose up to daz- Chap. XXIV.} zle the minds of the restless. While the opportunity of conquest and rapine was anxiously waited for, Jamaica became the centre of an extensive smuggling trade; and slave ve effectually destroyed all their castles. In July, an attack on Santiago, in Cuba, was meditated, and abandoned almost as soon as attempted. Such were the fruits of an expedition which was to have prepared the way for conquering Mexico and Peru. Of the recruits from the colonies, nine out of ten fell victims to the climate and the service. When the fleet returned to Jamaica, late in November, 1741, the entire loss of lives is estimated to have been about twenty thousand, of whom few fe