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to collect its energies for official action. If British statesmen are blamed for not suffering her colonies to go free without a war, it must yet be confessed that the war grew by a kind of necessity out of the hundred years contest with the crown for the bulwark of English freedom. But now Fox would have England instantly declare their independence; Donne, II. 154, 17 March, 1778. Pownall, who had once defended the Stamp Act, urged their recognition; Almon's Debates, IX. 60. and Conway broke through his reserve, and said in Chap. V.} 1778. parliament: It has been proved to demonstration that there is no other method of having peace with them but acknowledging them to be, what they really are, and what they are determined to remain, independent states. The house of commons seemed secretly to agree with him. Almon's Debates, IX. 69. Tories began to vote against the ministry. Correspondence of C. J. Fox, i. 168. The secretary of war, Lord Barrington, said to the king:
elf as to the hopelessness of the contest. Accordingly on the twenty-second of February, Feb. 22. 1782, a motion against continuing the American war was made by Conway; was supported by Fox, William Pitt, Barre, Wilberforce, Mahon, Burke, and Cavendish; and was negatived by a majority of but one. Five days later, his resolution lead to a speedy peace between the two branches of the English nation. The address to the king having been answered in equivocal terms, on the fourth of March Conway March 4. brought forward a second address, to declare that the house would consider as enemies to the king and country all those who would further attempt the pres of Fox. Shelburne took with him into the cabinet Camden; and, as a balance to Thurlow, the great lawyer Dunning, raising him to the peerage as Lord Ashburton. Conway and Grafton might be esteemed as neutral, having both been members alike of the Rockingham and the Chatham administrations. Men of the next generation asked why
d, who had ever condemned the violation of the principles of English liberty in the administration of British colonies in America. Pitt, at three and twenty years old, became chancellor of the exchequer; the Chap. XXVIII.} 1782. July 9. seals of the foreign office were intrusted to Lord Grantham. In the house of commons, Fox made on the ninth of July his self-defence, which, in its vagueness and hesitation, betrayed his consciousness that he had no ground to stand upon. In the debate, Conway said with truth that eagerness for exclusive power was the motive of Fox, between whom and Shelburne the difference of policy for America was very immaterial; that the latter, so far from renewing the old, exploded politics, had been able to convince his royal master that a declaration of its independence was, from the situation of the country and the necessity of the case, the wisest and most expedient measure that government could adopt. Burke called heaven and earth to witness the sincer