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p XXIII.} a fiery patriot, boisterous for liberty and property, meaning a new issue of paper money—submitted to the king the inquiry, whether the duties of stamps Burke's Virginia, III. 159. upon parchment and paper in England may not, with good reason, be extended by act of parliament to all the American plantations. The suggestcolonies to an equality with that of the great commercial world; and the system which Franklin had advocated found an apologist in Pownall, and was defended by Edmund Burke, except that Burke, instead of a currency of depreciated paper, proposed an emission of base coin. The disputes about the currency led to collisions betweenBurke, instead of a currency of depreciated paper, proposed an emission of base coin. The disputes about the currency led to collisions between the provinces and England. The proclamation of Queen Anne was nugatory. It pretended to give to coin one value in England, another in the colonies; but as the coin, being an actual product of labor, could not change, it was, in fact, but giving to the words pounds, shillings, and pence, a different signification in America from
it. Be the guilt of it upon the head of the advisers; God forbid that this committee should share the guilt by approving it. What judgment posterity would form of Pulteney, was foreshadowed in the poetry of Akenside; but there was no need of awaiting the judgment of posterity, or listening to the indignation of contemporary patriotism; Pulteney and his associates stand self-condemned. The original documents demonstrate the extreme injustice of their opposition. It was my fortune, said Edmund Burke, to converse with those who principally excited that clamor. None of them, no, not one, did in the least defend the measure, or attempt to justify their conduct. In an ill hour for herself, in a happy one for Amer- 1739 Oct. 23. ica, England declared war against Spain. If the rightfulness of the European colonial system be con- Chap. XXIV.} ceded, the declaration was a wanton invasion of it forimmediate selfish purposes; but, in endeavoring to open the ports of Spanish America to