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sovereign over the Austrian dominions, and head of the empire, should also possess the undivided Spanish monarchy, the days of Charles V. would return, and the balance of power be as far removed as ever. The debility of France became its safety, and the success of the archduke was the prevailing motive for neglecting his claims. Moreover, success in arms had, in 1710, under the auspices of the victorious duke de Vendome, and with the applause of the Spanish nation, conducted Philip V. to Madrid. His expulsion was become impossible. Public opinion demanded the peace; and in England, where public opinion could reach the government, the tories came into power as the party of peace. Marlborough, who gave utterance to the sentiment that the enmity between England and France was irreconcilable, was dismissed; and humanity was pleased at the dismissal. The treaty of peace concluded at Utrecht was mo- 713. April 11. mentous in its character and consequences. It closed the series of
proprietary and the founder of Detroit sought fortune by discovering mines and encroaching on the colonial monopolies of Spain. The latter attempt met with no success whatever. Hardly had the officers of the new administration land- 1713 May. ed at Dauphine Island, when a vessel was sent to Vera Cruz; but it was not allowed to dispose of its cargo. The deep colonial bigotry of Spain was strengthened by the political jealousy which soon disturbed the relations between the governments at Madrid and Paris,— Ensayo Cronologico, para la Hist. de la Florida, 327, &c. while the French occupation of Louisiana was itself esteemed an encroachment on Spanish territory. Every Spanish harbor in the Gulf of Mexico was closed against the vessels of Crozat. It was next attempted to institute commercial relations by land. Had they been favored, they could not then have succeeded. But when St. Denys, after renewing intercourse with the Natchitoches, again ascended the Red River, and found