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e Mussulmans of her dominions: abroad, she bent neither to France nor to England. Her policy was thoroughly true to the emp exhausted their means in land forces and barriers against France, leaving their navy to decline, and their fleets to disappr carrying-trade and their flag; they grew less jealous of France; they opposed the increase of the army—longed to restore t even his palace: externally, he followed the direction of France; at home, the mildness of his nature, and some good sense,a consciousness of weakness it leaned on the alliance with France; and the deep veneration of the Catholic king for the blooirmed his attachment to the Family Compact. Besides, like France—and more than France—he had griefs against England. The EFrance—he had griefs against England. The English, in holding the Rock of Gibraltar, hurled at him a perpetual insult; England encroached on Central America; England e to be angry at the peace, and was perpetually stimulating France to undertake a new war, of which he yet carefully avoided
Chapter 2: The continent of Europe—France. 1763. France, the beautiful kingdom of central Eu- chap. II.} 1763. rope, was occupie of royal power was the decay of the faith on which it had rested. France was no more the France of the Middle Age. The caste of the nobilitye of centuries, so that he classed the changes in the government of France among accidents and anecdotes. Least of all did he understand the in the principles of political liberty, and showed to the people of France how monarchy may be tempered by a division of its power, and how rereating the liberty of industry and trade. The great employment of France was the tillage of land, than which no method of gain is more gratecoin. Marquis de Mirabeau, the elder. The new ideas fell, in France, on the fruitful genius of Turgot, who came forward in the virgin pments burned them at the gibbet by the hangman's hand? What though France drove him from her soil, and the republic of his birth disowned her
Chapter 3: England and its dependencies 1763. North of the channel that bounded France, liberty chap. III.} 1763. was enjoyed by a wise and happy people, whose domestic character was martionalists. English treatises on the human understanding were the sources of the materialism of France. In the atmosphere of England Voltaire ripened the speculative views which he pub- chap. III.e as must, in itself, always be hateful to a free people, and always be in danger; yet, while in France the burgesses were preparing to overthrow the peerage, in England there was no incessant struggl among monarchies, really possessed a legislative constitution. In the pride of comparison with France and Spain, it was a part of the Englishman's nationality to maintain the perfection of British i As a consequence, they thought themselves superior to every other nation. The Frenchman loved France, and when away from it, longed to return to it, as the only country where life could be thorough
s the sovereign, was the legislature, was the people, was the state. The separate influence of each of the great component parts of English society may be observed in the British dominions outside of Great Britain. From the wrecks of the empire of the Great Mogul, a monopolizing company of English merchants had gained dominion in the East; with factories, subject provinces, and territorial revenues on the coast of Malabar, in the Carnatic, and on the Ganges. They despised the rivalry of France, whose East India Company was hopelessly ruined, and whose feeble factories were in a state of confessed inferiority;—and with eager zeal they pushed forward their victories, openly avowing gain as the sole end of their alliances and their trade, of their warfare and their civil rule. In America, the middling class, chiefly rural people, with a few from the towns of England, had founded colonies in the forms of liberty; and them- chap. IV.} 1763 selves owned and cultivated the soil.
h on American Taxation. in the gallery for chap. V.} 1763. Mar. one of his hearers, he dazzled country gentlemen by playing before their eyes the image of a revenue to be raised in America. The House of Commons listened with complacency to a plan which, at the expense of the colonies, would give twenty new places of colonels, that might be filled by members of their own body. On the Report to the House, Pitt wished only that more troops had been retained in service; and as if to provoke France to distrust, he called the peace hollow and insecure, a mere armed truce for ten years. Walpole's Memoirs of the Reign of George the Third, i. 247. Rigby to the Duke of Bedford, 10 March, 1763. In Correspodence of Duke of Bedford, III. 218. The support of Pitt prevented any opposition to the plan. Two days after, on the ninth day of March, 1763, Charles Townshend came forward with a part of the scheme for taxing America by act of parliament. The existing duty on the trade of the con
Papers, II. 204. on the other. The anger of Bedford towards Bute, for having Aug. communicated to the French minister the instructions given him during his embassy, had ripened into a stiff, irrevocable hatred. He was therefore willing to enter the ministry Note by Grenville to his Diary, in Grenville Papers, II. 204. on condition of Bute's absence from the king's counsels and presence, and Pitt's concurrence in a coalition of parties and the maintenance of the present relations with France. Bedford Papers in Wiffen's Memoirs of the House of Russell, II. 526, 527. The paper here cited by Wiffen seems not to be printed in the Bedford Correspondence. Pitt was willing to treat, Grenville's Diary, in Grenville Papers, II. 204. had no objection to a coalition of parties, and could not but acquiesce in the peace, now that it was once made; but Bedford had been his strongest opponent in the cabinet, had contributed to force him into retirement, and had negotiated the treaty whi
reach the Acts of Navigation. Forged letters of Montcalm, too, were exhibited to Grenville, That these letters, of which I have a copy, were shown to Grenville, is averred by Allon, Biographical Anecdotes, II. 99. On matters which were known to Lord Temple, Almon's evidence merits consideration. That they are forgeries, appears from their style, from their exaggeration, from their want of all authentication, from the comparison, freely and repeatedly allowed by successive ministries in France, of all the papers relating to the conquest of Canada, or to Montcalm. The fabrication and sale of political papers and secrets was, in the last century, quite a traffic. in which American independence at an early day was predicted as the consequence of the conquest of Canada. Lord Mansfield, who believed the letters genuine, Debate in the house of Lords. was persuaded, as were others, that the dependence of the colonies was endangered. Further: Grenville had been made to believe tha
cretary of State had no mind to consult them. For the moment nothing was done, though Jackson wrote to Hutchinson of Massachusetts for his opinion on the rights of the colonists and the late proceedings respecting them. Meantime the officers of France, as they made their last journey through Canada, and down the valley of the Mississippi, as they gazed on the magnificence of the country, and on every side received the expressions of passionate attachment from the many tribes of red men, cast ar of the marine, he sent de Pontleroy, a lieutenant in the navy of the Department of Rochefort, to travel through America, under the name of Beaulieu, in the guise of an Acadian wanderer; and while England was taxing America by act of parliament, France was already counting its steps towards independence. Depeche de M. le Cte. de Guerchy à M. le Due de Choiseul, 19 Oct. 1766. The world was making progress; restrictive laws and the oppression of industry were passing away, not less than th
all the aid of those interested in West Indian estates, it was carried against America, by two hundred and forty-five to forty-nine. Conway and Beckford alone were said to have denied the power of Parliament; and it is doubtful how far it was questioned even by them. Even while this debate was proceeding, faith in the continuance of English liberty was conquering friends for England, and advancing her banners into new regions. The people of Louisiana, impatient of being transferred from France to Spain, longed to come over to the English side—save only a band of poor Acadians, two hundred in number, wanderers of ten years, doomed ever to disappointment. Hearing of one open territory, where the flag they loved still waved, they came through St. Domingo to New Orleans, pining away of want and wretchedness. Touched with compassion at the sight, Aubry at first assigned them homes on the right bank of the Mississippi, near New Orleans; but there the lands were flooded at high water,
by Grenville, who was always the friend of the protective policy; and it had the approval of the king. But Bedford having, like Edmund Burke, caught the more liberal views of political economy which were then beginning to prevail, especially in France and in Scotland, spoke on the side of freedom of trade; and the bill was refused a second reading. The silk weavers were exasperated; professing to believe that Bedford had been bought by the French. On Tuesday they went in a large body to Rime that is disgraceful and dishonorable. Parliament must be adjourned by the man whom your Majesty destines to be my successor. The duke of Bedford went in next. He spoke of his personal relations from the moment of his consenting to go into France to make the peace; his resolution on his return to live in quiet retirement. He had yielded to the king's earnest solicitations to enter into the ministry; but only on the promise that Lord Bute should not be consulted on any matter. Having rem
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