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osely connected with the Duke of Newcastle and the Duke of Bedford, had been sent to America to mend his fortunes as governored from the Highlands, it neared Clinton to the Duke of Bedford, 15 August, 1748. the western bank to receive on board Cadene to the Board of Trade, 2 June, 1749. Lords of Trade to Bedford, 10 August, 1749. De Boisherbert, French Commandant at St by intermixing with them colonists of English descent. Bedford to the Duke of Cumberland, 28 Oct., 1748. The executioa Loutre, One Leutre, a French Priest. Board of Trade to Bedford, 16 October, 1749. De Lutre, a priest. Cornwallis. the middress, that Shirley developed his system. To the Duke of Bedford Shirley to the Duke of Bedford, 24 April, 1749, and 18 Bedford, 24 April, 1749, and 18 Feb. 1748-9. he recommended the erecting and garrisoning of frontier fortresses, under the direction of the king's engineers dwich, raised by his hold on the affections of the Duke of Bedford, presided at the Admiralty; Halifax, Charles Townshend, a
compelled to take the oaths of allegiance to the French king; Cornwallis to Bedford, 19 March, 1750. and in the name of three chiefs of the Micmac Indians, Ord his purpose, under instructions from La Jonquiere, to defend Cornwallis to Bedford, 1 May, 1750. at all hazards, and keep possession of every post as far as the ging the French. In England the Earl of Halifax insisted Lords of Trade to Bedford, 4 June, 1750. effectually that prompt support should be sent to the colony, o difference of opinion existed between the Lords of Trade and their superior. Bedford was honorably inclined to a pacific adjustment with France; but Halifax was lebe an errant cipher of the worst sort, said he in his distress, if the Duke of Bedford remains coupled with me as secretary of state. To get rid of Bedford was stilPuysieux, the French minister for foreign affairs, like the English Secretary, Bedford, was earnestly desirous of avoiding war; but a fresh collision in America touc
was still the main-spring in their system. chap. IV.} 1751. With Bedford's approbation, Thos. Penn to Gov. Hamilton, 30 March, 1751. theh the Duke of Newcastle plotted against his colleague, the Duke of Bedford, delayed for the present the decisive interposition of parliament . IV.} 1751. foster the settlement of Nova Scotia at every hazard; Bedford desired to be frugal of the public money, and was also honestly inpers had seconded his entreaties; Halifax and Lords of Trade to Bedford, 16 Jan. and 7 March, 1751. but Bedford was dissatisfied at the vans of Halifax. The intrigue in the cabinet had come to maturity. Bedford's neglect of the forms of office had vexed the king; his independesed from the Admiralty. Admitted in June to an audience at court, Bedford inveighed long and vehemently against his treacherous colleague, ana came also, Drayton's South Carolina, 94 and 239. Clinton to Bedford, 17 July, 1751, in New York London Documents, XXX. 16, and Clinton
ended this wise and deliberate act against the wounded hereditary affections and the monarchical propensities of the rural districts of the nation; till at last their fundamental measures had ceased to clash with the sentiment of the people, and the whole aristocracy had accepted their doctrines. Murray, afterwards Lord Mansfield, called himself a Whig, was one of the brightest ornaments of the party, and after Hardwicke, their oracle on questions of law. Cumberland, Newcastle, Devonshire, Bedford, Halifax, and the Marquis of Rockingham, were all reputed Whigs. So were George and Charles Townshend, the young Lord North, Grenville, Conwayand Sackville. On the vital elements chap. VII.} 1754. of civil liberty, the noble families which led the several factions had no systematic opinions. They knew not that America, which demanded their attention, would amalgamate the cause of royalty and oligarchy, and create parties in England on questions which the Revolution of 1688 had not even
e from the Board of Trade, a permanent army was established in America. Nothing seemed wanting but an act of parliament for an American revenue. The obstinacy of Pennsylvania was pleaded as requiring it. Garth's Report of the Debate in the House of Commons, Feb. 3, 1766. On the questions affecting that province, the Board of Trade listened to Charles Yorke on the side of prerogative, while Charles Pratt spoke for colonial liberty; and after a long hearing, Halifax and Soame Jenyns, and Bedford's dependent, Richard Rigby, and Talbot joined in advising an immediate act of the British legislature to overrule the charter of the colony. But the ministry was rent by factions, and their fluctuating tenure of office made it difficult to mature novel or daring measures of legislation. There existed no central will, that could conquer Canada, or subvert the liberties of America. A majority of the Treasury Board, as well as the Board of Trade, favored American taxation by act of parlia
am Pitt's ministry. 1757. the orator is vastly well provided for, thought chap. XII.} 1757 Bedford, in 1746, on the appointment of William Pitt to a subordinate office of no political influence.tle, who falsely pretended to have spoken favorably of him to the king; and now, in defiance of Bedford and Newcastle, and the antipathy of the king, he is become the foremost man in England, receiveovial 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, indulge disappointed man railed without measure at the knavery and cowardice of Newcastle. Rigby to Bedford, 18 June, 1757, in Bedford's Corr. II. 249. But Pitt reconciled him by leaving him his old posBedford's Corr. II. 249. But Pitt reconciled him by leaving him his old post in the Board of Trade, with all its patronage, adding the dignity of a cabinet councillor. Henley, afterwards Lord Northington, became Lord Chancellor, opening the way for Sir Charles Pratt to be
p. XIII.} 1757. ficers, who advised the magisterial exercise of British authority, and voted in parliament to sustain it by fire and sword. In 1746 the Duke of Bedford, then at the head of the admiralty, after considering the conduct and principles of the Northern colonies, had declared officially that it would be imprudent to sbetter avenue to the Ohio. This required long continued labor. September had come, before Forbes, whose life was slowly ebbing, was borne in a litter as far as Raystown. See how our time has been misspent, cried Washington, angry at delay, and obstinately opposed to the opening the new route which Armstrong, of Pennsylvania, as His party was of provincials, and they toiled cheerfully at his side. Forbes, now sinking into the grave, had consumed fifty days in marching as many miles from Bedford to Loyal Hanna. Fifty miles of the wilderness still remained to be opened in the late season, through a soil of deep clay, or over rocky hills white with snow, b