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s from the body of the people, the change in the colonial policy of France, and the consequences of the persevering ambition of Great Britain most various, private letters, journals, and reports, preserved in France, or England, or in America, I have obtained full and trustworthy acn all their aspects. Combined with manuscripts which I obtained in France, they give all the information that can be desired for illustratingected from the Correspondence with Ministers, Agents, and others in France, Spain, Holland, Russia, Austria, Prussia, and several of the smallties of subsidy, mediations, and war and peace. The relations of France to America were of paramount importance. I requested of Mr. Guizoto the King. Many volumes illustrate the direct intercourse between France and the United States. But besides these, I had full opportunity to examine the subject in its complication with the relations of France to England, Spain, Holland, Prussia, Russia, and other Powers; and this
f Chatham's taking office, Choiseul, Aug. the greatest minister of France since Richelieu, Chatham in Walpole, IV. 279. having assigned th24 August, 1766. of an attempt to realize them by a new war against France and Spain. The agent whom he had sent in 1764 on a tour of observaon to England and unwilling to serve under English officers against France, openly declared that Pennsylvania would one day be called Little Gas hastened its epoch by emancipating the Colonies from the fear of France in Canada. Report of Pontleroy, the French Emissary, made througf Europe, that, in the event of new hostilities respecting America, France would have Spain for its partner, and no enemy but England. ChatBath; but its springs had no healing for him. He desired to control France by a northern union; and stood before Europe without one power as anies become a Republic, and welcome before Paris and the Academy of France a runaway apprentice as its envoy to the most polished Court of Eur
nd, and yet was as a barren fruit-tree, which, though fair to the eye, only cumbers the earth, and spreads a noxious shade. Farmer's Letters. Shelburne was aware also, that if the Americans should be tempted to resist in the last instance, France and Spain Shelburne to Chatham, 16 Feb. 1767; in Chat. Corr. III. 209. would no longer defer breaking the peace of which they began to number the days. Spain was resolved not to pay the Manilla ransom, was planning how to drive the English from the Chap Xxviii} 1767. Feb. Falkland Islands, and called on France to prepare to go to war in two years; for Spain said Grimaldi, cannot longer postpone inflicting chastisement on English insolence. The Marquis de Grimaldi to Prince Masserano, 20 Jan. 1767; De Guerchy at London to Choiseul, 12 Feb. 1767; D'Ossun at Madrid to Choiseul, 24 Jan. 1767. Compare Choiseul to De Guerchy of 2 Jan., and Choiseul to D'Ossun, 27 Jan. 1767. This is the rhodomontade of a Don Quixote, said the French
lities; for a Frenchman could not compute the power of Anglo-American forbearance; nor had the brave officer whom he employed, sagacity enough to measure the movement of a revolution; but from this time Choiseul sought in every quarter accurate accounts of the progress of opinion in America, alike in the writings of Franklin, the reports current among the best informed merchants, and even in New England sermons, from which curious extracts are to this day preserved among the State Papers of France. His judgment on events, though biassed by Chap. XXIX.} 1767. April. national hatred, was more impartial and clear than that of any British Minister who succeeded Shelburne; and his conclusions were essentially just. The English Ministry were misled by those in whom they trusted. The civil and military officers of the crown in America were nearly all men of British birth, who had obtained their places for the sake of profit; and had no higher object than to augment and assure their ga
Chapter 30: How Townshend's American taxes were received by France and America.—coalition of the King and the aristocracy. July—November, 1767. the anarchy in the Ministry was agreeable Chap. XXX.} 1767. July. to the King, for it enabled him to govern as well as to reign. Grafton made no tedious speeches in the closet, and had approved the late American regulations; persuading himself even that the choice of tea as the subject of taxation was his own; Grafton of himself, in hisways be a means in reserve by which England may shun the greater evil.—When the separation comes, the other Colonies of Europe will be the prey of those, whom excessive vigor may have detached from their parent stock. The loss of the Colonies of France and of Spain will be the consequence of the revolution in the Colonies of England. Durand to Choiseul, 5 Sept. 1767. The idea of emancipating the whole colonial world was alluring to Choiseul; and he judged correctly of the nearness of the<
two hours. The King, said he, appoints none but boys for his Ministers. They have no education but travelling through France, from whence they return full of the slavish principles of that country. They know nothing of business when they come inIt is the true interest of the Colonies to secure for ever their entire liberty, and establish their direct commerce with France and with the world. The great point will be to secure their neutrality, which will necessarily bring on a treaty of alliance with France and Spain. They may want Chap. XXXIV.} 1768. July. confidence in the strength of our navy; they may raise suspicions of our fidelity to our engagements; they may fear the English squadrons; they may hope for success against the Spon. While time and humanity, the principles of English liberty, the impulse of European Philosophy, and the policy of France were all assisting to emancipate America, the British colonial Administration, which was to place itself as a barrier aga
o much vexed at Shelburne's reluctance to engage in secret intrigues with Corsica, which resisted its cession by Genoa to France. The subject was, therefore, taken out of his hands and the act of bad faith conducted by his col- Chap. XXXV.} 1768. s not lost in supplying most of the articles requested by the Corsicans in the manner that would least risk a breach with France; and indeed many thousand stands of arms were furnished from the stock in the Tower, yet so as to give no indication that they were sent from Government. While British Ministers were enjoying the thought of baffling France, they had the vexation to find Paoli himself obliged to retire by way of Leghorn to England. But their notorious interference was treasured up in English in America are scarcely ten thousand men, and they have no cavalry; thus reasoned the dispassionate statesmen of France; but the militia of the Colonies numbers four hundred Chap. XXXV.} 1768. Aug. thousand men, and among them several regi
Selectmen to inform the several towns of the Province of their design. Compare Edmund Burke's Speech, 8 Nov. 1768, in Cavendish, i. 39. Such an order to a Governor was an annihilation of the Assembly; and when the Assembly was dissolved, an usurped Assembly met. It was also voted by a very great majority that every one of the inhabitants should provide him- Chap XXXVI} 1768. Sept. self with fire-arms and ammunition; and this vote was grounded partly on the prevailing rumor of a war with France, but more on the precedent of the Revolution of King William and Queen Mary. A cordial letter was read from the merchants of New-York, communicating the agreement New-York Resolves subscribed by merchants, dated 27 August, 1768, and Resolves by the tradesmen of New-York, dated 5 Sept. 1768, referring to the salutary measures entered into by the people of Boston. In supplement to Boston Gazette of 19 Sept. 1768. of themselves and the mechanics, to cease importing British goods. It was
ca. Spain, accepting Louisiana with some hesitation, lost France as the bulwark of her possessions, and assumed new expensefreniere, they resolved unanimously to entreat the King of France to be touched with their affliction and their loyalty, and the heart of Choiseul. It may not be, answered Choiseul; France cannot bear the charge of supporting the Colony's precarioession of that city for the Catholic King; but the flag of France was still left flying, and continued to attract Acadian exRights, they claimed freedom of commerce with the ports of France and America, and the expulsion of Ulloa from the Colony. y nine hundred men, amidst shouts of Long live the King of France; we will have no King but him. Aubry to Lieut. Gov. Broublic, as the alternative to their renewed connection with France. They elected their own Treasurer, and syndics to represem and the Catholic King. Their hope was to be a Colony of France or a free Commonwealth. Ulloa to the Spanish Minister,
1768. Spain valued Louisiana as a screen for Mexico; Chap. XXXVIII.} 1768. Oct. and England, in her turn, held the valley of the Mississippi from jealousy of France, not to colonize it. To the great joy of Spain, D'Ossun, French Ambassador at Madrid, to Choiseul, 6 Dec. 1768. and in conformity to a policy, Compare the ety of England, because it created embarrassments to the natural enemy D'Ossun to Choiseul at the Escurial, 21 November, 1768. of the two Crowns, and secured to France and Spain more time to prepare for contingent events, showed no disposition to interfere. What a pity, resumed Du Chatelet to Choiseul, that neither Spain nor France is in a condition to take advantage of so critical a conjuncture; and that we must regard it as a passive benefit. The moment is not yet come; and precipitate measures on our part might reconcile the Colonies to the metropolis. But if the quarrel goes on as far as it seems likely to do, a thousand opportunities cannot fai
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