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orbid sensitiveness, honest, and scrupulous of his word, the unhappy man spent the night in arranging his private affairs, and towards morning hanged himself against the fence in the garden. Thus was British authority surrendered by his despair. His death left the government in the hands of James Delancey, a man of ability and great possessions. A native of New York, of Huguenot ancestry, he had won his way to political influence as the leader of opposition in the colonial Assembly; and Newcastle had endeavored to conciliate his neutrality by a commission as lieutenant-governor. He discerned, and acknowledged, that the custom of annual grants could never be surrendered. Dissolve us as often as you will, said his old associates in opposition, we will never give it up. But they relinquished claims to executive power, and consented that all disbursements of public money should require the warrant of the governor and council, except only for the payment of their own clerk and their
dvice of Hanbury, the quaker agent in England for the Ohio Company, they appointed Sharpe, of Maryland, their general. Newcastle would have taken Pitt's opinion. Your Grace knows, he replied, I have no capacity for these things. Dodington's Diasending pacific messages to the French administration, particularly to Madame de Pompadour and the Duke de Mirepoix, Newcastle to Walpole, 20 Oct., 1754. Walpole's Memoires, i. 347. Compare Flassan: Hist. de la Diplomatie Francaise. the directlomatist 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 sacrificides, was Sir Thomas Robinson's answer to the American agents, chap. VII.} 1755. as they were bandied to himself from Newcastle and from both to Halifax. Halifax alone had decision and a plan. In July, 1755, he insisted with the ministry on a ge
The Dauphin, being a good sailer, scud safely for Louisburg. Nine more of the French chap. VIII.} 1755. squadron came in sight of the British, but were not intercepted; and, before June was gone, Dieskau and his troops, with De Vaudreuil, who superseded Duquesne as governor of Canada, landed at Quebec, Vaudreuil was a Canadian by birth, had served in Canada, and been governor of Louisiana. The Canadians flocked about him to bid him welcome. From Williamsburg, Braddock had promised Newcastle to be beyond the mountains of Alleghany by the end of April; at Alexandria, in April, he prepared the ministry for tidings of his successes by an express in June. At Fredericktown, where he halted for carriages, he said to Franklin, After taking Fort Duquesne, I am to proceed to Niagara, and, having taken that, to Frontenac. Duquesne can hardly detain me above three or four days, and then I see nothing that can obstruct my march to Niagara. The Indians are dexterous in laying and execut
hed Hanover in the sea, as the cause of all misfortunes. Newcastle suggested trifles, to delay a decision. If we are convin It is vexing your neighbors for a little muck. I, said Newcastle, the prime minister, think some middle way may be found ouadron, it was replied, is but nine. I mean that, resumed Newcastle, of the merchantmen only. Thus he proceeded with inconcence of Han over, or if needed, of the British dominions. Newcastle was sure of his majority in the House of Commons; but Wildeclared his purpose of opposing the treaty with Russia. Newcastle sent for Pitt, offered him kind words from his sovereign,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 to rely on but the corrupt influence of the aristocracy, Newcastle now sought to unite it, by a distribution of pensions and
resentment of the successor and his mother, Newcastle became terrified and yielded. The king gavete, thought even more meanly of Bute than of Newcastle. Silly fellow for silly fellow, said he, itber, is impracticable; Fox to the Duke of Newcastle, 13 Oct. 1756. and he left the cabinet. At with a peerage, or retire to private life. Newcastle dared not refuse or make more delay. The pl majority, dared attempt to cope with Pitt. Newcastle sought to negotiate with him. A plain man, hced a minister. Write to him yourself, said Newcastle to Hardwicke. Don't boggle at it; you see tking wishes it; Lady Yarmouth advises it; Newcastle to Hardwicke, 15 Oct. 1756. and Hardwicke sa obstacles, says Hardwicke, were the Duke of Newcastle and his measures; and without a change of bo6. The interview with Pitt was on the 19th. Newcastle next sought comfort from the king; insisting about to become a victim to his loyalty. Newcastle to Hardwicke, 20 Oct. 1756. But Pitt, who ha[2 more...]
, weighed anchor for Halifax. Four British regiments, two battalions of royal Ameri- chap XI.} 1757. cans, and five companies of rangers, accompanied him. His sailing, said the Canadians, is a hint for us to project something on this frontier. Malartie to the Minister, 16 June, 1757. N. Y. Paris Doc., XIII. 21. Loudoun reached Halifax on the last day of June, and found detachments from England already there; and on the ninth of July the entire armament was assembled. At that time, Newcastle was reading Loudoun's letters with great attention and satisfaction, and praising his great diligence and ability. My Lord, said he, mentions an act of parliament to be passed here; I don't well understand what he means by it. Prince George, not surmising defeat, was thoughtful for the orthodoxy of America. A class of bold inquirers, Shaftesbury, Collins, Toland, Bolingbroke, Hume, had attacked the scholastic philosophy and the dogmas of the Middle Ages, had insinuated a denial of the p
; and the public mind was discussing how far the conquests should be retained. So great a subject of consideration had never before presented itself to British statesmen. We have had bloodshed enough, urged Pulteney, Earl of Bath, who, when in the House of Commons, had been cherished in America as the friend of its liberties, and who now in his old age pleaded for the termination of a truly national war by a solid and reasonable peace. Our North American conquests, said he to Pitt and Newcastle, and to the world, cannot be retaken. Give up none of them; or you lay the foundation of another war. Unless we would choose to be obliged to keep great bodies of troops in America, in full peace, we can never leave the French any footing in Canada. Not Senegal and Goree, nor even Guadaloupe, ought to be insisted upon as a condition of peace, provided Canada be left to us. Such seemed the infinite consequence of North America, which, by its increasing inhabitants, would consume British
every other person's sentiments. Rigby in Wiffen, II. 472. See also Bedford Corr. I, said Newcastle, envy him that spirit more than his great fortune and abilities. But the union between Franceroject as rash and ill-advised; Granville wished not to be precipitate; Temple supported Pitt; Newcastle was neuter. During these discussions, all classes of the people of England were gazing at thehaving combined with the favorite to drive the great representative of the people from power. Newcastle and Hardwicke, Devonshire and Bedford, even Ligonier and Anson, as well as Bute and Mansfield,ter, IV. 42. Hist. Minority. Walpole's George III, IV. 144. Adolphus, i. 44. The Duke of Newcastle was never seen in higher spirits, Sir George Colebrooke's Memoirs in a note to Walpole's Ge great Whig Lords. The minister attributed his defeat not so much to the king and Bute as to Newcastle and Bedford; yet the king was himself a partner in the conspiracy; and as he rejected the writ