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ith its worst venom pursued the fifteen hundred, chap. VIII.} 1755. who remained south of the Ristigouche. Lieut. Gov. Belcher to Lords of Trade, 14 April, 1761. Once those who dwelt in Pennsylvania presented a humble petition to the Earl of Loudoun, then the British commander-in-chief in America; and the cold-hearted peer, offended that the prayer was made in French, seized their five principal men, who in their own land had been persons of dignity and substance, and shipped them to England, with the request, that they might be kept from ever again becoming troublesome by being consigned to service as common sailors on board ships of war. Loudoun to Secretary of State, 25 April, 1757. No doubt existed of the king's approbation. Lords of Trade to Gov. Lawrence, 25 March, 1756. The Lords of Trade, more merciless than the savages and than the wilderness in winter, wished very much that every one of the Acadians should be driven out; and when it seemed that the work was done,
as viceroy; but he declined the post before the arrangements were completed. The plan was now to be partially carried into effect. On the instance of Cumberland and Fox, Shirley was superseded and ordered to return to England, and the Earl of Loudoun, a friend of Halifax, passionately zealous for the subordination and inferiority of the colonies, was appointed commander-in-chief of the army throughout the British continental provinces in America. His dignity was enhanced by his appointment ax as the most daring violation of the royal prerogative. Each northern province also was forbidden to negotiate with the Indians; and their renations were intrusted solely to Sir William Johnson, chap. IX.} 1756. with no subordination but to Loudoun. Yet all could not prevail. In a few years, said one, who, after a long settlement in New England, had just returned home, the colonies of America will be independent of Britain; and at least one voice was raised to advise the sending out of
Abercrombie, who was to be next in command to the Earl of Loudoun, with Webb and two battalions, sailed from Plymouth for New York. Loudoun waited for his transports, that were to carry tents, ammunition, artillery, and intrenching tools, and at la the forty Ger man officers who were to raise recruits for Loudoun's royal American regiment of four thousand. At the same t Letter of Alexander Colden. New York, 19 June, 1756. And Loudoun's arrival was to produce a great change of affairs. On at Albany, when, on the twenty-ninth of July, the Earl of Loudoun arrived. There too the viceroy loitered with the rest, do the Indians in attempting to escape through the woods. Loudoun to J. Osborne, 13 Sept., 1756, finds no evidence of a mass the passage to the Onondaga, fled in terror to Albany. Loudoun approved placing obstacles between his army and the enemy;erica. After wasting a few more weeks in busy inactivity, Loudoun, whose forces could have penetrated to the heart of Canada
anuary, agreed to raise four thousand men. Loudoun to the Congress of Governors, at Boston, 29 Jlittle in men, if they are wanted. Earl of Loudoun to Secretary W. Pitt, 25 April, 1757. While the royal officers, with Loudoun at their head, were soliciting the arbitrary interposition of parliand on the twentieth day of June, the Earl of Loudoun, having first incensed all America by a useler, 16 June, 1757. N. Y. Paris Doc., XIII. 21. Loudoun reached Halifax on the last day of June, and mbled. At that time, Newcastle was reading Loudoun's letters with great attention and satisfactiuses of centuries, but a living principle. Loudoun found himself in Halifax at the head of an adiers landed again at Halifax, and the Earl of Loudoun, leaving his garden to weeds, and his place o the Indians had carried away. Montcalm to Loudoun, 14 August, 1757. Journal de l'expedition, &nce; New York itself may fall; Montcalm to Loudoun, 14 August, 1757. Journal de l'expedition, &[2 more...]
perplexed in action and without sagacity in council, of unsound judgment yet questioning every judgment but his own, restless and opinionated, made the apology of Loudoun. Nothing is done, nothing attempted, said Pitt with vehement asperity. We have lost all the waters; we have not a boat on the lakes. Every door is open to France. Loudoun was recalled, and added one more to the military of- chap. XIII.} 1757. ficers, who advised the magisterial exercise of British authority, and voted in parliament to sustain it by fire and sword. In 1746 the Duke of Bedford, then at the head of the admiralty, after considering the conduct and principles of the Norconderoga, to see if the banner of England was already waving over Fort Duquesne. For the conquest of the Ohio valley he relied mainly on the central provinces. Loudoun had reported the contumacy of Maryland, where the Assembly had insisted on an equitable assessment, as a most violent attack on his Majesty's prerogative. I am p
. Officers of the customs gave as their excuse for habitually permitting evasions of the laws of trade, that it was their only mode of getting rich; for they were quartered chap. XV.} 1759. upon by their English patrons for more than the amount of all their honest perquisites. See their own statement to Hutchinson, in the Hutchinson Correspondence. Townshend returned home, to advocate governing America by concentrating power in England; and like Braddock, Sharpe, Shirley, Abercrombie, Loudoun, Gage, and so many more of his profession, to look upon taxation of the colonies by the metropolis as the exercise of a necessary duty. In Georgia, Ellis, the able governor, who had great influence in the public offices, was studying how the colonies could be administered by the central authority. In South Carolina Lyttleton persuaded himself that he had restored the royal sway. Yet the fruits of his administration were distrust and discontent. The arbitrary manner in which he had sus