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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 40 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 128 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 124 14 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 80 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 46 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 38 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 26 0 Browse Search
Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General . 24 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 21 11 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 20 0 Browse Search
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e to be raised in America. The House of Commons listened with complacency to a plan which, at the expense of the colonies, would give twenty new places of colonels, that might be filled by members of their own body. On the Report to the House, Pitt wished only that more troops had been retained in service; and as if to provoke France to distrust, he called the peace hollow and insecure, a mere armed truce for ten years. Walpole's Memoirs of the Reign of George the Third, i. 247. Rigby to; and, happily for America, an excise on cider and perry, by its nature affecting only the few counties where the apple was much cultivated, divided the country members, inflamed opposition, and burdened the estates of some in the House of Lords. Pitt opposed the tax as intolerable. The defence of it fell upon Grenville, who treated the ideas of his brother-in-law on national expenses with severity. He admitted that the impost was odious. But where, he demanded, can you lay another tax? Tel
hat he might select ministers from among them all, and he came to the throne resolved to begin to govern as soon as he should begin to reign. Bolingbroke's Patriot King, 77. Yet the established constitution was more immovable than his designs. Pitt did not retire from the ministry till the country was growing weary of his German war, and a majority in the British cabinet opposed his counsels. Newcastle, so long the representative of a cabal of the oligarchy, which had once been more repecte both whig and tory were very bitter against Shelburne; some of the Rockingham whigs most of all, particularly C. J. Fox and Edmund Burke. of 1763, as became a humane and liberal man; in other respects he was an admirer of CHAP. VI.} 1763. May. Pitt. While his report was waited for, Grenville, through Charles Jenkinson, C. Jenkinson to Sir Jeffery Amherst, 11 May, 1763. Treasury Letter Book, XXII. 392. began his system of saving, by an order to the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in A
ats Captain Ecuyer, Commanding Officer at Fort Pitt, to Colonel Bouquet, at Philadelphia. Fort Fort Pitt, 29 May, 1763. had already been launched upon the Ohio, to bear the English in triumph to the ligence from the west, sent their message to Fort Pitt, recounting the attacks on the English postscuyer to Bouquet, 29 May, 1753. Letter from Fort Pitt, of 2 June, in Weyman's New-York Gazette, 20Erie, was the point of communication between Pittsburg and Niagara and Detroit. It was in itself oction. Captain Ecuyer to Colonel Bouquet, Fort Pitt, 26 June, 1763. Ensign Price to Bouquet, 26 tern foot of the Alleghanies, the outpost of Fort Pitt. They passed the mountains, and spread deat63. June. peared on the clear ground before Fort Pitt, and attacked it on every side, killing one le. Once more the Delawares gathered around Fort Pitt, accompanied by the Shawnees. The chiefs, iy Run, and in four days more they arrived at Pittsburg. From that hour the Ohio valley remained se[7 more...]
as commissioned to propose a coalition between Pitt and Temple Calcraft to Lord Temple, 10 Augusence from the king's counsels and presence, and Pitt's concurrence in a coalition of parties and theot to be printed in the Bedford Correspondence. Pitt was willing to treat, Grenville's Diary, in xy. The place of secretary now seemed to await Pitt's acceptance. Your majesty has three options, to Neville, in Bedford Cor. III. 238, 241. For Pitt's account to Wood, see Wood's Letter, in the Ch one. Then openness was pushed to an extreme. Pitt's summons to court was an unsealed note, as lite them down, which Pitt declined to do. Some of Pitt's suggestions were so offensive to the king, ths griefs, pleading his adhesion to the king, on Pitt's leaving the cabinet in 1761; the barbarous usrs. The king proposed Halifax for the Treasury: Pitt was willing he should have the Paymaster's placf the Bedford party and of Grenville, was, said Pitt, a treaty of connivance; Lord Melcombe said, It[1 more...]
. 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 the monument to Pitt's name at the head of the Ohio, chap. IX.} 1763. Oct. and have brought all the settlers to this side the mountains. The country to the westward of our frontiers,roods, that a thrifty hunter could, in one season, bring home peltry worth sixteen hundred dollars. Ibid, 25, 26. So the Mississippi valley was entered at Pittsburg, on the New River, and on the Holston and Clinch. It was only Florida, the new conquest, accepted in exchange for Havana, that civilized men left as a desert. ere were two divisions relating to Wilkes, and on both the ministers had a majority of nearly three to one. In the debate on the king's speech and the address, Pitt spoke with great ability; Barrington to Mitchell, quoted in Chat. Corr. II. 262. Grenville, in answer- chap. IX.} 1763. Nov. ing him, went through all the bus
manity abound in affections! Whom the Indians spared they loved! They had not taken the little ones and the captives into their wigwams without receiving them into their hearts, and adopting them into their tribes and families. To part with them now was anguish to the red men; they shed torrents of tears; they entreated of the white men to show kindness to those whom they restored. From day to day they visited them in the camp; they gave them corn and skins. As the English returned to Pittsburg, they followed to hunt for them, and bring them provisions. A young Mingo would not be torn from a young woman of Virginia, whom he had taken as his wife. Some of the children who had been carried away young had learned to love their savage friends, and wept at leaving them. Some of the captives would not come of themselves, and were not brought away but in bonds. Who can fathom the mysteries of woman's love? Some, who were not permitted to remain, clung to their dusky lovers at part
were every where intent on extending the boundaries of the English empire. A plan was formed to connect Mobile and Illinois. Gov. Johnstone to Sec. of State, Mobile, 12 Dec. 1764; 7 Jan. 1765; 9 Feb. 1765. Officers from West Florida reached Fort Chartres. Lieut. Ross to Major Farmar, Fort Chartres, 21 Feb. 1765. preparatory to taking possession of the country, which was still delayed by the discontent of the Indians. With the same object, Croghan and a party descended the Ohio from Pittsburg. The governor of North Carolina believed that, by pushing trade up the Missouri, a way to the great Western ocean would be discovered, and an open trade to it be established. Dobbs to Halifax, 26 Feb. 1765. So wide was the territory—so vast the interests for which the British Parliament was legislating! On the day after the debate on American affairs, Grenville, Lord North, and Jenkinson, with others, were ordered to bring in a Stamp-bill for America, which on the thirteenth was int
tle, both of whom were zealous for the proposed change. The Earl of Albemarle, therefore, communicated, in his name, with Pitt, who terminated a conversation of four hours without an engagement, yet without a negative. Edmund Burke, as he watched the negotiation, complained of Pitt's hesitancy, and derided his fustian. Temple and Grafton were summoned to town. Of Grafton, Cumberland asked, if a ministry could be formed out of the minority, without Pitt; and received for answer, that nothing so formed could be stable. The wings of popularity were on Pitt's shoulders. Lord Temple, who had not one personal quality 15. that fitted him to become a minister, but derived all his importance from his rank and wealth, some popu- chap. XIed affection for his brother, he refused to royalty the small alms which it begged; and without the concurrence of Temple, Pitt could not overcome his own well-founded scruples. The ministry now set no bounds to their arro- 20 gance; and resolved
y on a Prussian alliance, an explanation of general warrants, and a repeal of the cider tax; but Pitt declared himself against the measures that had chap XV.} 1765 June. been adopted to restrain theind foreboded the fatal consequences. The discussion was renewed on the following Saturday, when Pitt, having obtained satisfaction as to measures and as to men, entered most thoroughly and most hearnville and Bedford, or for reasons that have remained unrevealed, Temple refused to take office. Pitt was alike surprised, wounded, and embarrassed. Lord Temple was his brother-in-law; had, in the t1765. June. The long discussion that ensued deeply affected both; but Temple inflexibly resisted Pitt's judgment, declaration, and most earnest remonstrance; he would not consent to supplant the brot any former period of history. Deserted in this wise by the connection in whom he had trusted, Pitt immediately sought an interview with the king, who accepted his excuses, and parted from him very
, desirous of changing his ministry, had sent for William Pitt; and the crowd that kindled the bonfire in King-street on the birthday of the Prince of Wales, rent the air with God bless our true British king! Heaven preserve the Prince of Wales! Pitt and liberty for ever! And high and low, rich and poor, joined in the chorus, Pitt and liberty! The daybreak of Wednesday, the fourteenth of chap. XVI.} 1765. Aug. August, saw the effigy of Oliver tricked out with emblems of Bute and GrenvillePitt and liberty! The daybreak of Wednesday, the fourteenth of chap. XVI.} 1765. Aug. August, saw the effigy of Oliver tricked out with emblems of Bute and Grenville, swinging on the bough of a stately elm, the pride of the neighborhood, known as the Great Tree, standing near what was then the entrance to the town. The pageant had been secretly prepared by Boston mechanics, Gordon, i. 175. J. Adams, II. 178. true born Sons of liberty, Benjamin Edes, the printer, Thomas Crafts, the painter; John Smith and Stephen Cleverly, the braziers; and the younger Avery; Thomas Chase, a fiery hater of kings; Affidavit of R. Silvester. Henry Bass, and Henry Welles
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