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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 61 1 Browse Search
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trument to carry his long cherished opinions of British omnipotence into effect.—There was the self-willed, hot-tempered Egremont, using the patronage of his office to enrich his family and friends; the same who had menaced Maryland, Pennsylvania and authority; at variance with Bute, and speaking of his colleague, the Duke of Bedford, as a headstrong, silly wretch. Egremont to George Grenville, in the Grenville Papers, i. 475: That headstrong, silly wretch. To these was now added the fearse, more than their just proportion. The peace, too, the favorite measure of the ministry and the king, Bernard to Egremont, 16 Feb. 1763. had been gratefully welcomed in the New World. We in America, said Otis Hutchinson's History of Massacovernment to a triumvirate, consisting of Grenville, as the head of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer, and of Egremont and Halifax, the two secretaries of state. After making this arrangement, Bute resigned, having established, by act of
commotions. Gilly Williams to George Selwin, in Jesse's George Selwin, i. 189. The Duke of Bedford, too, refused to join the ministry after the advancement of Egremont and Grenville, who, at the time of his negotiating the peace, had shown him so much ill-will. He advised the employment of the old whig aristocracy. I know, sae stamp act. for, in those days, emigration Knox, i. 23, Extra-official Papers, II. 23. was considered an evil. In less than a month after Bute's retirement, Egremont, who still remained Secretary of State for the southern department, asked the advice of the Lords of Trade on the organization of governments in the newly acquir palatable to the colonies, they can contribute towards the support of the additional expense which must attend their civil and military establishment. Secretary Lord Egremont to the Lords of Trade, 5 May, 1763: North America naturally offers itself as the principal object of your lordship's consideration upon this occasio
nders, one three-pounder, and three mortars, so badly mounted as to be of no use, except to inspire terror. Cass: Discourse, &c. &c. The nation of the Pottawatamies dwelt at about a mile below the fort; the Wyandots a little lower down, on the eastern side of the strait; and five miles higher up, but on the same eastern side, the Ottawas. On the first day of May, Pontiac entered the fort with about fifty Major Gladwin to Sir J. Amherst, 14 May, 1763, enclosure No. 9 in Amherst to Egremont, 27 June, 1768. of his warriors, announcing his purpose in a few days to pay a more formal visit. He appeared on the seventh, with about three hundred warriors, armed with knives, tomahawks and guns, cut short and hid under their blankets. Same to same. He was to sit down in council, and when he should rise, was to speak with a belt white on one side and green on the other; Mante's History of the War, 486. and turning the belt was to be the signal for beginning a general massacre. B
ed out in the chart thereunto annexed, &c. of Egremont to the Board of Trade, 11 July, 1763 (E. and neither diminished the stubborn eagerness of Egremont nor delayed the action of the treasury depart the American tax was ordered to be prepared, Egremont was no longer Secretary of State, nor Shelburrs, II. 191. of his three ministers, directed Egremont to invite Lord Hardwicke to enter the cabinet August, 1763, in Harris, 370. The king, said Egremont, cannot bring himself to submit to take in a . But on Wednesday, the third, Halifax, with Egremont at his side, harangued the king for half an hnce. Behavior so insulting and uncivil, said Egremont to Grenville, I never knew nor conceive couldad of hastily resigning, Geo. Grenville to Egremont, 4 August, 1763, in Grenville Papers, II. 83,pposition. So ended the attempt to supersede Egremont by Pitt, with Bedford in the vacant chair of . But, just at that moment, news came that Egremont was dying of a stroke of apoplexy. The place[9 more...]
ue for the effectual suppression of contraband trade. Halifax to the Commander-in-chief of his Majesty's Forces in to Egremont, 25 October, 1763. S. P. O. Am. and W. I. vol. LXXVII. Nor was there delay in following up the new law to employ the nhere was long no shelter but low huts of bark. To secure peace at the south, the Secretary of State had given orders Egremont to Governor Boone, 16 March, 1763. Boone to Egremont, 1 June, 1763. to invite a congress of the southern tribes, the CaEgremont, 1 June, 1763. to invite a congress of the southern tribes, the Catawbas, Cherokees, Creeks, Chicasaws and Choctaws; and in a convention held on the tenth of November, at Augusta, at which the governors of Virginia and the colonies south of it were present, the peace with the Indians Treaty with the upper and lower Creeks, 10 Nov. 1763. Fauquier to Egremont, 20 November, 1763. McCall's History of Georgia, i. 301. of the south and southwest was ratified. The head man and chiefs of both the upper and lower Creek nations, whose warriors were thirty-six hund