there were to be castles, fortified, casemated,
and armed with cannon, placed near enough to preserve a connection.
The contemptuous neglect of his project1
inclined him to think lightly of Grenville
's ability, and to hate him,2
nor did he forgive Hillsborough
for his opposition.
In forming the new territory into provinces, the fear of danger from large states led to the division of Florida
; for it was held to be good policy to enhance the difficulties of union among the colonies by increasing the number of independent governments.3
The boundary of Massachusetts
, both on the east and on the north, was clearly defined; extending on the east to the St. Croix
, and on the north leaving to the province of Quebec
the narrow strip only, from which the water flows into the St. Lawrence
, or the province of Quebec
, as it was called, the narrower boundaries, on which Shelburne had insisted, were adopted.
All that lay to the west of Lake Nepising, and all the country beyond the Alleghanies
, were, by a solemn proclamation, shut against the emigrant, from the fear that remote colonies would claim the independence which their position would favor.
had conquered the west and dared not make use of it. She went to war for the Ohio valley
, and having got possession of it, set it apart to be kept as a desert.
A puny policy would have pulled down