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numbers were rated even so high as twenty-five hundred chap. VII.} 1763. May. souls, of whom five hundred were men able to bear arms, Rogers: Account of North America, 168. When I took possession of the country, soon after the surrender of Canada, they were about 2500 in number, there being near 500 that bore arms, and near 300 dwelling houses. or as three or four hundred French families; Journal of George Croghan, 17 August, 1765: The people here consist of three or four hundred Frence loss of Sandusky, as furnished by Ensign Paulli after his escape, in the abstract made by General Gage. At the mouth of the St. Joseph's the Jesuit missionaries, for nearly sixty years, had toiled among the heathen, till, at the conquest of Canada, they made way for an English ensign, a garrison of fourteen soldiers, and English traders, stationed on a spot more than a thousand miles From the sea, and inaccessible except by canoes or boats round the promontory of Mi- chap. VII.} 1763 May
d of Trade, 11 July, 1763 (E. and A., 278). At the south, the boundary of Georgia was extended to its present line. Of Canada, General Murray advised General Murray's opinion, given by himself to Frances, as contained in M. Frances au Due de Cht this project Shelburne desired to restrict Lords of Trade to the Secretary of State, 8 June, 1763. the government of Canada within narrower limits, and to bound it on the west by a line drawn from the intersection of the parallel of forty-five dhe Lords of Trade, 19 September, 1763: His Majesty is pleased to lay aside the idea of including within the government of Canada the lands which are to be reserved, for the present, for the use of the Indians. and the plan of intimidating America by d to Sec. of 16 Feb. 1763, and same to same, 25 Oct. 1763. On the extension of the British frontier by the cession of Canada, and the consequent security of the interior, New-England towns, under grants from Wentworth, the Governor of New-Hampshi
. This reverie of a visionary he desired to apply to all the conquered countries, to Acadia and Canada on the north; and to the two Floridas on the south, which were to be divided into great baronies 27 September. 1768. Representation of the Lords of Trade to the King, 5 October, 1763. For Canada, or the province of Quebec, as it was called, the narrower boundaries, on which Shelburne had inr, he bore a letter of the nature of a proclamation, informing the inhabitants of the cession of Canada to England; another, addressed to twenty-five nations by name, to all the Red Men, and particulaatedly allowed by successive ministries in France, of all the papers relating to the conquest of Canada, or to Montcalm. The fabrication and sale of political papers and secrets was, in the last cent which American independence at an early day was predicted as the consequence of the conquest of Canada. Lord Mansfield, who believed the letters genuine, Debate in the house of Lords. was persuad
or the moment nothing was done, though Jackson wrote to Hutchinson of Massachusetts for his opinion on the rights of the colonists and the late proceedings respecting them. Meantime the officers of France, as they made their last journey through Canada, and down the valley of the Mississippi, as they gazed on the magnificence of the country, and on every side received the expressions of passionate attachment from the many tribes of red men, cast a wistful and lingering look upon the empire whiche Treasury, 14 June, 1765. Opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor-Generals, 2 Nov. 1766, &c. The same reasoning was applied to the Canadians; and the Attorney and Solicitor-Generals of Great Britain gave their opinion, that the duties payable in Canada to its former government at the time of the conquest, might be legally collected by the authority of the British king. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. But arbitrary taxation was the only relic of French usages which was retained. All th
ere sat in the gallery Ingersoll, of Connecticut, a semi-royalist, yet joint agent for Connecticut. Delighted with the speech, he made a report of it, which the next packet carried across the Atlantic. The lazy posts of that day brought it in nearly three months to New London, in Connecticut, and it was printed in the newspapers of that village. May had not shed its blossoms, before the words of Barre were as household words in every New England town. Midsummer saw it distributed through Canada, in French; and the continent rung from end to end with the cheering name of the Sons of liberty. But at St. Stephen's, the members only observed that Townshend had received a heavy blow, and the rest of the debate seemed languid. The opponents of the chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. measure dared not risk a division on the merits of the question, but, about midnight, after a debate of seven hours, Beckford moved an adjournment, which Sir William Meredith seconded; and, with all the aid of those in
done, and especially of the neglect of the colonies and new conquests; and the indefatigable Grenville applied himself earnestly to American measures. Bishops were to be engrafted on a plan which he favored for an ecclesiastical establishment in Canada. On the fourth of July, he proposed a reform in the courts of admiralty; in the following days, he, with Lord North, settled the emoluments of the officers charged with carrying into execution the American stamp act; made an enumeration of the ss as impossible to have been intended—permitted appeals to the privy council from any verdict given by any jury in the courts of New-York; while the Treasury Board, with Rockingham at its head, directed the attorney and solicitor general to prepare instruments for collecting in Canada, by the king's authority, the same revenue which had been collected there under the government of Louis XV.; and without any apparent misgiving, proceeded to complete the arrangements for executing the stamp act.
ose who should, or might be, in danger from the Stamp Act or its abettors. Before the year was up, Mott, one of the New-York Committee of Correspondence, arrived with others at New London, bringing a letter from Isaac Sears, and charged to ascertain how far New England would adopt the same covenant. If the great men are determined to enforce the Act, said John Adams, on New Year's day, on some 1766 Jan vague news from New-York, they will find it a more obstinate war than the conquest of Canada and Louisiana. Great Sir, said Edes and Gill through their newspaper to the king, printing the message in large letters, Great Sir, Retreat or you are ruined. None, said the press of Philadelphia, in words widely diffused, none in this day of liberty will say, that duty binds us to yield obedience to any man or body of men, forming part of the British constitution, when they exceed the limits prescribed by that constitution. The Stamp Act is unconstitutional, and no more obligatory than
Hanover to the British throne. While he was enforcing his sanguinary amend ment, the American colonies were everywhere in concert putting a denial on the pretension, and choosing the risk of civil war and independence, rather than compliance. Canada, Nova Scotia, and the Floridas, which were military governments, had submitted; the rest of the continent was firm. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maryland had opened their courts. From New-York, the Governor reported that he was left entireld just sense of liberty in any country than has appeared in America within the year past. Such were Mayhew's words; and while all the continent was calling out and cherishing the name of Pitt, the greatest statesman of England, the conqueror of Canada and chap. XXIV} 1766. May. the Ohio, the founder of empire, the apostle of freedom;—To you, said Mayhew, speaking from the heart of the people, and as if its voice could be heard across the ocean, to you grateful America attributes that she is