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ny Iroquois converts to Christianity, as would reconcile and bind all their kindred to the French alliance. And for the more distant regions, orders were sent in October to the Commandant at Detroit, to oppose every English establishment on the Maumee, the Wabash, and the chap. II.} 1748. Ohio, by force; or, if his strength was lature fixed salaries and revenues at the royal disposition, or, by producing extreme disorder, to compel the interposition of the parliament of chap. II.} 1748. Oct. Great Britain. Clinton to Shirley, 5 August, 1748; Shirley to Clinton, 13 August; Clinton to Bedford, 15 August; same to same, 20 October, and same to same, 30 y, not to the office, but, by name, to the person Clinton to Bedford from the Draught. in the office; that the system, if not speedily reme- chap. II.} 1748. Oct. died, would affect the dependency of the colonies on the crown. Ms. Present state of the Province of N. Y. And he entreated the king to make a good example for
e Great Mountains, the Ohio Company Instructions of the Ohio Company to Christopher Gist, 11 September, 1750. summoned the adventurous Christopher Gist from his frontier home on the Yadkin. He was instructed to examine the Western country as far as the Falls of the Ohio, to look for a large tract of good level land, to mark the passes in the mountains, to trace the courses of the rivers, to count the falls, to observe the strength and numbers of the Indian nations. On the last day of October, Journals of Gist, printed by Thomas Pownall, in the Appendix to Thomas Pownall's Topographical Description of North America. the bold messenger of civilization parted from the Potomac. He passed through snows over the stony and broken land of the Alleghanies; he halted among the twenty Delaware families that composed Shanoppin's town on the southeast side of the Ohio; swimming his horses across the river, he descended through the rich but narrow valley to Logstown. You are come, said
e knows, he replied, I have no capacity for these things. Dodington's Diary. Horace Walpole, the elder, advised energetic measures to regain the lost territory. Coxe's Life of Horace Waxpole, II. 67. Charles Townshend would have sent three thousand regulars with three hundred thousand pounds, to New England, to train its inhabitants in war, and, through them, to conquer Canada. After assuming the hero, and breathing nothing but war, the administration confessed its indecision; and in October, while England's foolish prime minister was sending 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 direction and conduct of American affairs was left entirely to the Duke of Cumberland, then the captaingeneral of the British army. The French ministry desired to put trust in the chap. VII.} 1754. solemn
ellow for silly fellow, said he, it is as well to be governed by my uncle with a blue riband, as by my cousin with a green one. Restless at sharing the disgrace of an imbecile administration, which met every where with defeat except in the House of Commons, where corruption could do its work, and ashamed of the small degree of real power conceded to him, Fox was unwilling to encounter a stormy opposition which would have had the country on its side. My situation, said he to Newcastle in October, is impracticable; Fox to the Duke of Newcastle, 13 Oct. 1756. and he left the cabinet. At the same time Murray declared that he, too, would serve as Attorney-General no longer; he would be Lord Chief Justice, with a peerage, or retire to private life. Newcastle dared not refuse or make more delay. The place had been vacant a term and a circuit; Henley's Life of Lord Northington, 22-24. the influence of Bute and Leicester House prevailed to bring Murray as Lord Mansfield upon the B
den, blockaded the Elector's army at Pirna, gained a victory over the imperial forces that were advancing for its relief, and closed the campaign in the middle of October, by compelling it to capitulate. In the following winter, the alliances against him were completed; and not Saxony only, and Austria, with Hungary, but the Germaevery drop of my blood, and from my heart I would gladly give my life for my country. And, reproving the meanness of spirit of Voltaire, I am a man, he wrote, in October, in the Oct. moment of intensest danger; born, therefore, to suffer; to the rigor of destiny I oppose my own constancy; menaced with shipwreck, I will breast theOct. moment of intensest danger; born, therefore, to suffer; to the rigor of destiny I oppose my own constancy; menaced with shipwreck, I will breast the tempest, and think, and live, and die, as a sovereign. In a week, Berlin itself was in the hands of his enemies. When, on the fourth of November, after various Nov. changes of position, the king of Prussia, with but twenty-one thousand six hundred men, resumed his encampment on the heights of Rossbach, the Prince de Rohan So
hronged to the camp of the French, the army that opposed Amherst had but one-fourth of his numbers, and could not be recruited. An immediate descent on Montreal was universally expected. In a fortnight, Crown Point was occupied, without opposition. Amherst must advance, or Wolfe may perish. But, after repairing Ticonderoga, he wasted labor in building fortifications at Crown Point, which the conquest of Canada would render useless. Thus he let all August, all September, and ten days of October go by, before boats were ready; and when at chap. XIV.} 1759. last he embarked, and victory, not without honor, might still have been within his grasp, he received messengers from Quebec, and turned back, having done nothing but occupy and repair deserted forts. Sending a detachment against the St. Francis Indians, he himself went into winter-quarters, leaving his unfinished work for another costly campaign. Amherst was a brave and faithful officer, but his intellect was dull. He gaine
1760-1761. My horse is lame, said the new king, as a rea- chap. XVII.} 1760. Oct. son for turning back; nor did he manifest any sign of emotion or surprise at the added, are now unnecessary. I have been and shall be your chap. XVII.} 1760. Oct. friend, and you shall see it. The veteran courtier caught at the naked hook as i. 10. he insisted that the address should be amended; that chap. XVII.} 1760. Oct. it was false to say the war had been to England a bloody war; Newcastle to Hang George III., i. 8, and Sir Denis Le Marchant's Note. On the last day of October, the king published a proclamation for the encouragement of piety, and for prey how to have acted, had that council concurred as fully in chap. XVII.} 1762. Oct. supporting the measure proposed, as they had done in rejecting it. The Great Comand and her eldest son. And these marks of the royal appro- chap. XVII.} 1761. Oct. bation, very moderate in comparison with his merits, if indeed those merits had
yal household. An opposition seemed certain; nor was it expected by the friends of the prerogative, that ancient systems of power would fall to the ground without a struggle. Lord John Russell's Introduction to vol. III. of the Bedford Correspondence, XXVII. The king's rest is not disturbed, said Bute; he is pleased to have people fairly take off the mask, and looks with the utmost contempt on what he sees is going forward; Wiffen, II. 503. and on the last day of chap. XIX.} 1762. October, he called for the council-book, and struck from it the name of the Duke of Devonshire; a high indignity, almost without example. The principal representatives of the old whig aristocracy were driven into retirement, and the king was passionately resolved never again to receive them into a ministry. In the impending changes, Charles Townshend coveted the administration of America, and Bute gladly offered him the secretary-ship of the plantations and Board of Trade. Thrice Townshend had
Chapter 20: England, grasping at the colonies of France and Spain, risks the loss of her own.—Bute's ministry. 1762-1763. while it was yet uncertain who among British chap. XX.} 1762. statesmen would be selected to establish British authority in the colonies, the king, on the twentysixth of October, offering to return Havana to Spain for either the Floridas or Porto Rico, urged the instant consummation of the treaty. The best dispatch I can receive from you will be these preliminaries signed. May Providence, in compassion to human misery, give you the means of executing this great and noble work. Thus beautifully wrote the young monarch to Bedford, not dazzled by victory, and repressing the thirst for conquest; a rare instance of moderation, of which history must gratefully preserve the record. The terms proposed to the French were severe, and even humiliating. But what can we do? said Choiseul, who in his despair had for a time resigned the foreign department to t