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the Spanish monopoly in the New World to be broken at one blow and for ever by a general resignation of all Spanish America, in all matters which might be deemed beneficial to Great Britain. But humanity had reserved to itself a different mode of extricating Spanish America from colonial monopoly. On the eighteenth day of September, Pitt, joined only by his brother-in-law, the Earl of Temple, submitted to the cabinet his written advice to recall Lord Bristol, the British ambassador, from Madrid. At three several meetings, the question was discussed. From prudence, as well as spirit, affirmed the secretary, we ought to secure to ourselves the first blow. If any war can provide its own resources, it must be a war with Spain. Their flota has not arrived; the taking it disables their hands and strengthens ours. Bute, speaking the opinion of the king, was the first to oppose the project as rash and ill-advised; Granville wished not to be precipitate; Temple supported Pitt; Newcastl
perilous. The Earl of Egremont, Pitt's successor, was a son of the illustrious Windham, of a Tory family, himself both weak and passionate, and of infirm health; George Grenville, the husband of his sister, renounced well-founded aspirations to the speaker's chair for a sinecure, and, remaining in the ministry, still agreed to do his best in the House; while Bedford became Lord Privy Seal. Peace was an immediate object of the king; and as the letters of Bristol, the English minister at Madrid, promised friendly relations with Spain, the king chap. XVIII.} 1761. directed, that, through Fuentes, the Spanish ambassador at London, the French court should be invited to renew its last propositions. It is only with a second Pitt, said Choiseul, that I should dare to treat on such offers. War is the only part to be chosen. Firmness and patience will not build ships for us; but they will give us a triumph over our enemies. As the weeks rolled on, and the Spanish treasure ships arriv