ts, that, in the plantations, are usually granted from year to year.
But neither the blunt decision of Bedford, nor the arrogant self-reliance of Halifax, nor the restless activity of Charles Townshend, could, of a sudden, sway the system of England in a new direction, or overcome the usages and policy of more than a half century.
But new developments were easily given to the commercial and restrictive system.
That the colonies might be filled with slaves, who should neither trouble Great Britain with fears of encouraging political independence, nor compete in their industry with British workshops, nor leave their employers the entire security that might prepare a revolt, liberty to trade
23 Geo. II.
c. XXXI. § 1.—saddest concession of freedom—to and from
chap. III.} 1750. any part of Africa, between Sallee, in South Barbary, and the Cape of Good Hope, was, in 1750, extended to all the subjects of the king of England.
But for the labor of free men new shackles were devised