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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 46 0 Browse Search
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The American Revolution. Epoch first. The Overthrow of the European colonial system. 1748-1763. The Overthrow of the European colonial system. Chapter 1: America claims legislative independence of England. Pelham's administration. 1748. in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- chap I.} 1748. dred and forty-eight, Montesquieu, wisest in his age of the reflecting statesmen of France, apprized the cultivated world, that a free, prosperous and great people was forming inpleasure;—Bedford, though sometimes fond of place, was too proud to covet it always. Newcastle had no passion but business, which he conducted in a fretful hurry, and never finished;—the graver Bedford, though fond of theatricals and jollity, Pelham to Newcastle in Coxe's Pelham Administration, II. 365. was yet capable of persevering in a system chap. I.} 1748. Newcastle was of so fickle a head, and so treacherous a heart, that Walpole called his name Perfidy; Lord John Russell's Introd
of the British dominions, wrote Halifax and his colleagues, who were inflamed with the hope of recovering it by having a large tract settled; and the favor of Henry Pelham, with the renewed instance of the Board of Trade, Representation of the Board of Trade to the king. Coxe's Pelham Administration, II. 277, 278. Franklin'slonists of English descent. Bedford to the Duke of Cumberland, 28 Oct., 1748. The execution of this design, which the Duke of chap. II.} 1749. Cumberland, Pelham, and Henry Fox assisted in maturing, devolved on Halifax. Invitations went through Europe to invite Protestants from the continent to emigrate to the British colt the allies of England; owing allegiance, and chap. II.} 1749. not entitled to subsidies. The requisite appropriation was made by the equity of parliament; yet Pelham himself, the prime minister, declared that the grant was a boon. Massachusetts had already, in January, 1749 by the urgency of Hutchinson, voted, that its public
not quite successful with the more reasonable Pelham, chap. III.} 1749. became the eulogist and pr fret yourself so much upon every occasion. Pelham to Newcastle, in Coxe, i. 460. But the Duke gral me and nose me every where; Newcastle to Pelham, May 9-20. Coxe, II. 336. and he resolved to Illustrative Correspondence. Newcastle to Pelham. The French saw with extreme anxiety the settlrdinate position, he already heartily hated Pelham to Newcastle in Coxe's Pelham Ad. II. 378. hisy's boyishness and inattention to business; Pelham to Newcastle, 25 July—5 August, 1750. Coxe IIdwicke are the only ministers. Newcastle to Pelham, 12-23 August, 1750, and Coxe's Pelham Ad. II.e colonies. Halifax, wrote chap. III.} 1750. Pelham, who favored his advancement, amongst the young ones, has the most efficient talents. Pelham to Newcastle, 24 Aug.—4 Sept., 1750. He would be mcotia without previous concert with France. Pelham to Newcastle in Coxe II. 344. In August a seco[3 more...]<
y the ablest statesmen, and cared more for Hanover than for America. His ministers were intent only on keeping in power. To be well together with Lady Yarmouth, Pelham wrote, is the best ground to stand on. Pelham to Newcastle, 12-24 October, 1752, in Coxe's Pelham, Ad. II. 463. If the good-will of the king's mistress, continPelham to Newcastle, 12-24 October, 1752, in Coxe's Pelham, Ad. II. 463. If the good-will of the king's mistress, continued England's primeminister to its principal secretary of state, if that shakes, we have no resource. The whig aristocracy had held exclusive possession of the government for nearly forty years; its authority was now culminating; and it had nothing better to offer the British people, than an administration which openly spoke of sal stamp act for America. Political Register, i. 248. The paper, here referred to, mixes error with much that is confirmed from more trustworthy sources. With Pelham's concurrence, the Board of Trade Walpole's Memoirs of George II. Letter of Wm. Bollan, of Charles, the New York Agent of the Proprietary of Pennsylvania. on
Chapter 5: Franklin plans union for the American people.— Pelham's administration continued. 1753-1754. New York offered no resistance to the progress chap. V.} 1753. of the French in America. From Virginia the Ohio Company, in 1753, opened a road by Will's Creek, into the Western valley; and Gist established a plantation near the Youghiogeny, just beyond Laurel Hill. Eleven families settled in his vicinity; a town and fort were marked out on Shurtee's Creek; but the British government did nothing to win the valley of the Ohio, leaving the feeble company exposed to the wavering jealousy of the red men, and without protection against the impending encroachments of France. The young men of the Six Nations had been hunting, in April, near the rapids of the St. Lawrence. Suddenly they beheld a large body of French and Indians, equipped for war, marching towards Ontario; and their two fleetest runners hurried through the forest as messengers to the grand council at Ononda
merica, where the people was rapidly chap VII.} 1754 becoming sovereign. It was the moment when the aristocracy of England, availing itself of the formulas of the Revolution of 1688, controlled the election of the House of Commons, and possessed the government. To gain a seat in parliament, the Great Commoner himself Mr. Pitt to the duke of Newcastle, in Chatham Correspondence, i. 85, 86. was forced to solicit the nomination and patronage of the duke of Newcastle. On the death of Henry Pelham, in March, 1754, Newcastle, to the astonishment of all men, declaring he had been second minister long enough, placed himself at the head of the treasury; Orford's Memoires of the last Ten Years of the Reign of George Second, i. 331. and desired Henry Fox, then secretary at war, to take the seals and conduct chap. VII.} 1754. the House of Commons. The political adventurer, who had vigor of mind and excelled in quick and concise replication, asked to be made acquainted with the dispo