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‘ [240] of strength and opulence, and protected by our arms,
chap. XI.} 1765. Feb.
grudge to contribute their mite to relieve us from the heavy burden under which we lie?’1

As he sat down, Barre rose, and with eyes darting fire and outstretched arm, uttered an unpremeditated reply:

They planted by Your care! No; your oppress. sions planted them in America. They fled from your tyranny to a then uncultivated, unhospitable country; where they exposed themselves to almost all the hardships to which human nature is liable; and among others to the cruelties of a savage foe, the most subtle, and I will take upon me to say, the most formidable of any people upon the face of God's earth; and yet, actuated by principles of true English liberty, they met all hardships with pleasure, compared with those they suffered in their own country, from the hands of those who should have been their friends. They nourished up by Your indulgence! They grew by your neglect of them. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was exercised in sending persons to rule them in one department and another, who were, perhaps, the deputies of deputies to some members of this house, sent to spy out their liberties, to misrepresent their actions, and to prey upon them; men whose behavior on many occasions has caused the blood of those Sons of liberty to recoil within them; men promoted to the highest seats of justice, some who, to my knowledge, were glad, by going to a foreign country, to escape being brought to the bar of a court of justice in their own. They protected by

1 Parliamentary History, XV. 38, and Adolphus, i. 71, erroneously attribute this speech to Grenville.

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