ys before, the secretary at war had proposed an establishment of twenty regiments for America, to be supported the first year by England, afterwards by the colonies.
Compare, too, same to same, 11 Feb., 1764.
See also, the accounts received in Charleston, S. C., copied into Weyman's N. Y. Gazette, 4 July, 1763, 238, 2, 2, and 3:
Charleston, S. C., June 14th.—It is pretty certain that twenty British regiments, amounting to 10,000 effective men, are allotted to this continent and the British islands; some of them are to come here, but from whence, and their number, is equally uncertain.
There are letters in town which positively say, that these troops are to be paid the first year only by Great Britain, and that every article of expense afterwards is to be defrayed by the colonies. and ever after by the colonies themselves.
With Edmund Burke
Burke's speech on American Taxation. in the gallery for
chap. V.} 1763. Mar. one of his hearers, he dazzled country gentlemen by playin