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[438] and now, at the relenting ‘of the House of Com-
chap. XXIII} 1766. Feb.
mons concerning the Stamp Act,’ ‘I rejoice,’ said Robertson, the illustrious historian, ‘I rejoice, from my love of the human species, that a million of men in America have some chance of running the same great career which other free people have held before them. I do not apprehend revolution or independence sooner than these must and should come.’

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