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Hubertsburg as its own victory. I. F. Fries: Geschichte der Philosophie, II. 495. In every question of public law, Frederic, though full of respect for the rights of possession, continuing to noble birth its prescriptive posts and almost leaving his people divided into castes, made the welfare chap. I.} 1763. of the kingdom paramount to privilege. He challenged justice under the law for the humblest against the highest. He among Protestants set the bright pattern of the equality of Catholics in worship and in civil condition. To heal the conflict of franchises in the several provinces of his realm, he planned a general code, of which the faults are chiefly due to the narrowness of the lawyers of his day. His ear was open to the sorrows of the poor and the complaint of the crushed; and as in time of war he shared peril and want with the common soldier, in peace the peasant that knocked at his palace gate was welcome to a hearing. I love the lineage of heroes, he would say, bu
ut the relations by which that country and our own reciprocally affected each other's destiny: Ireland assisting to people America, and America to redeem Ireland. The inhabitants of Ireland were four parts Boulter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, i. 210: There are, probably, in this kingdom five Papists to at least one Protestant. Durand to Clloiseul, 30 July, 1767. Angleterre T. 474, la proportion est au moins de quatre contre un. So Arthur Young: 500,000 Protestants, two million Catholics. Tour in Ireland, II. 33. in five, certainly more than two parts in three, Burke says, more than two to one. Roman Catholics. Religion established three separate nationalities; the Anglican Churchmen, constituting nearly a tenth of the population; the Presbyterians, chiefly Scotch-Irish; and the Catholic population, which was a mixture of the old Celtic race, the untraceable remains of the few Danish settlers, and the Normans and first colonies of the English. In settling the gover
he authority of the British king. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. But arbitrary taxation was the only relic of French usages which was retained. All the laws, customs, and forms of judicature Gov. Carlton to Sec. of State, 24 Dec. 1767. of a populous and long-established colony were in one hour Murray to Shelburne, 80 Aug. 1766. Carlton to Shelburne, 20 Jan. 1768. overturned by the ordinance of the seventeenth of September; and English laws, even the penal statutes against Catholics, all unknown to the Canadians, and unpublished, were introduced in their stead. The improper choice and the number of the civil officers sent over from England, increased the disquietude of the colony. The ignorant, the greedy, and the factious, were appointed to offices which required integrity, knowledge, and abilities. Murray to Shelburne, 80 Aug. 1766. Mansfield to Grenville, 24 Dec. 1764. The judge pitched upon to conciliate the minds of seventy thousand foreigners to the laws