w settlements would consist entirely of the king's tenants,
Campbell, 7. and would owe their landlord a large annual rental.
In the small West India islands, an agrarian law set bounds to the cupidity for land.
Egmont, the new head of the admiralty, an upright and able, but eccentric man, preferred the feudal system to every form of government, and made a plan for establishing it in the isle of St. John.
This reverie of a visionary he desired to apply to all the conquered countries, to Acadia and Canada on the north; and to the two Floridas on the south, which were to be divided into great baronies, each composed of a hundred vassals.
In each province there were to be castles, fortified, casemated,
chap. IX.} 1763. Oct. and armed with cannon, placed near enough to preserve a connection.
The contemptuous neglect of his project
M. Frances an Duc de Choiseul, à Londres le 21 8bre.
1768. II meprise les talens de M. Grenville et bait sa personne inclined him to think lightly o