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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 88 0 Browse Search
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public good and the affairs of state. Little dependence, said he, can be had on voluntary union. In an act of parliament for a general fund, wrote Shirley, I have great reason to think the people will readily acquiesce. In England, the government was more and more inclined to enforce the permanent authority of Great Britain. No Assembly had with more energy assumed to itself all the powers that spring from the management of the provincial treasury than that of South Carolina; and Richard Lyttleton, brother of Sir George Lyttelton, who, in November, 1755, entered the cabinet as chancellor of the exchequer, was sent to recover the authority which had been impaired by the unmanly facilities of former rulers. Pennsylvania had, in January, 1755, professed the loyalty of that province, and explained the danger to their chartered liberties from proprietary instructions; but, after a hearing before the Board of Trade, the address of the colonial legislature to their sovereign, like tha
Their numbers amount to near seven thousand persons. thousand of these banished people were driven on board ships, and scattered among the English colonies, from New Hampshire to Georgia;——one thousand and twenty to South Carolina alone. Governor Lyttleton to Sec. H. Fox, 16 June, 1796. They were cast ashore without resources; hating the poor-house as a shelter for their offspring, and abhorring the thought of selling themselves as laborers. Households, too, were separated; the colonial newfor their own temple and land, escaped to sea in boats, and went coasting from harbor to harbor; but when they had reached New England, just as they would have set sail for their native fields, they were stopped by orders from Nova Scotia. Gov. Lyttleton of S. C. to Fox, 16 June, 1756. Gov. Lawrence, Circular, 1 July, 1756. See also Representations of the Board of Trade against Reynolds, Governor of Georgia. Those who dwelt on the St. John's were torn once more from their new homes. Gov.
ed in possessing a train of artillery, consisting of twelve great guns which had been brought to the English camp, Gov. Lyttleton of South Carolins to the Lords of Trade, 31 Dec. 1756. from such a distance as the seaport, and over such prodigious mountains. The Cherokees were much divided in sentiment. Use all means you think proper, wrote Lyttleton, to induce our Indians to take up the hatchet. Promise a reward to every man who shall bring in the scalp of a Frenchman or of one of the French Indians. Demere to Gov. Lyttleton, Dec. 1756. Lyttleton to Lords of Trade, 25 December, 1756. In December, the Six Nations sent a hundred and eighty delegates to meet the Nepissings, the Algonquins, the Potawatamies, and the Ottawas, at aLyttleton to Lords of Trade, 25 December, 1756. In December, the Six Nations sent a hundred and eighty delegates to meet the Nepissings, the Algonquins, the Potawatamies, and the Ottawas, at a congress at Montreal. All promised at least neutrality; the young braves wished even to join the French; and they trod the English medals under foot. The imbecility which marked the conduct of British affairs in America, showed itself still mor
er believe that the French colonies through the neutral islands derived provisions from the continent? By his own authority he proclaimed an embargo in every American port. Did South Carolina, by its Assembly, institute an artillery company? Lyttleton interposed his veto, for there should be no company formed but by the regal commission. By another act, the same Assembly made provision for quartering soldiers, introducing into the law the declaratory clause, that no soldier should ever be billeted among them. This, also, Lyttleton negatived; and but for the conciliatory good temper of Bouquet, who commanded at Charleston, the province would have been inflamed by the peremptory order which came from Loudoun to grant billets under the act of parliament. Thus did the government of the English aristocracy paralyze the immense energies of the British empire. In the North, Russia had been evoked from the steppes of Asia to be the arbiter of Germany. In the Mediterranean Sea, Mino
hat harmony was restored. Not so reasoned Lyttleton, who could not hear the voice of humanity as peace. Old Hop and Little Carpenter to Gov. Lyttleton, 27 June, 1759. We live at present in greaconduct under which they had come down. And Lyttleton spoke, concealing his purpose under words mobut now had little influence with the tribe, Lyttleton, on the eighteenth day of December, 1759, preorgia, to the Lords of Trade, 15 Feb. 1760. Lyttleton, in fact, had only with profligate falsehoode wells of the garrison. Ensign Miln to Gov. Lyttleton, 24 February, 1760. Adair, 250. LyttletoLyttleton to Lords of Trade, 8 March, 1760. At the news of the massacre, the villages of which there wa dogs with their carcasses, wrote Francis to Lyttleton; and display their scalps, neatly ornamentedalarmed at the unwarrantable interference of Lyttleton with the usages of colonial liberty, first oion. See Lord Lyttelton to his brother, Gov. Lyttleton, 30 January, 1758, in Phillimore, II. 601;[24 more...]
t on the king's prerogative. Lord Halifax, said Seeker of that nobleman, about the time of his forfeiting an advantageous marriage by a licentious connection with an chap. XVI.} 1760. opera girl, Lord Halifax is earnest for bishops in America, and he hoped for success in that great point, when it should please God to bless them with a peace. The opinions of Ellis, the governor of Georgia, who had represented the want of a small military force to keep the Assembly from encroachments; of Lyttleton, who, from South Carolina, had sent word that the root of all the difficulties of the king's servants lay in having no standing revenue, were kept in mind. It has been hinted to me, said the secretary of Maryland, that, at the peace, acts of parliament will be moved for amendment of government and a standing force in America, and that the colonies, for whose protection the force will be established, must bear at least the greatest share of charge. This, wrote Calvert, in January, 1760,