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Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
h of April, 1748, a committee of this House came to the following resolution: Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that it is just and reasonable that the several provinces and colonies of Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island be reimbursed the expenses that they have been at in taking and securing to the Crown of Great Britain the Island of Cape Breton and its dependencies. These expenses were immense for such colonies. They were above £ 200,0n you were punishing, induced me, who mean not to chastise, but to reconcile, to be satisfied with the punishment already partially inflicted. Ideas of prudence and accommodation to circumstances prevent you from taking away the charters of Connecticut and Rhode Island, as you have taken away that of Massachusetts colony, though the crown has far less power in the two former provinces than it enjoys in the latter; and though the abuses have been full as great, and as flagrant, in the exempte
Cambria (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
in a similar case before me; those of Ireland, Wales, Chester, and Durham. Ireland, before the Eenefits from it to the state there were none. Wales was only known to England by incursion and inv by statute the sending all sorts of arms into Wales, as you prohibit by proclamation (with somethition. They made an act to drag offenders from Wales to England for trial, as you have done (but wieen acts of penal regulation on the subject of Wales. Here we rub our hands. A fine body of prethe two former. Chester, civilized as well as Wales, has demonstrated that freedom, and not serviter in the colonies. Is America in rebellion? Wales was hardly ever free from it. Have you attemptmerica by penal statutes? You made fifteen to Wales. But your legislative authority is perfect wie easily pass over the Atlantic, than pervade Wales, which lies in your neighborhood; or than Chese empire; which was preserved entire, although Wales, and Chester, and Durham were added to it. Tru[4 more...]
Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
hin the harbour, of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America. That it may be proper tossion of riots and tumults, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England. That it is proper to repear regulating the government of the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England. That it is proper to expla that mode, by lately declaring a rebellion in Massachusetts Bay, as they had formerly addressed to have traitoble that the several provinces and colonies of Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island thin the harbour of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America.--And that it may be proper ssion of riots and tumults, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England.--And that it may be proper tor regulating the government of the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England.--And, also, that it may be prave weight with me in restoring the charter of Massachusetts Bay. Besides, sir, the act which changes the char
Durham (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
ense; and carefully to abstain from all expressions of our own. What the law has said, I say. In all things else I am silent. I have no organ but for her words. This, if it be not ingenious, I am sure is safe. There are, indeed, words expressive of grievance in this second resolution, which those who are resolved always to be in the right will deny to contain matter of fact, as applied to the present case; although Parliament thought them true, with regard to the counties of Chester and Durham. They will deny that the Americans were ever touched and grieved with the taxes. If they consider nothing in taxes but their weight as pecuniary impositions, there might be some pretence for this denial. But men may be sorely touched and deeply grieved in their privileges, as well as in their purses. Men may lose little in property by the act which takes away all their freedom. When a man is robbed of a trifle on the highway, it is not the twopence lost that constitutes the capital outr
Algiers (Algeria) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
and says, So far shalt thou go, and no farther. Who are you, that should fret and rage, and bite the chains of nature? Nothing worse happens to you than does to all nations who have extensive empire: and it happens in all the forms into which empire can be thrown. In large bodies, the circulation of power must be less vigorous at the extremities. Nature has said it. The Turk cannot govern Egypt, and Arabia, and Curdistan, as he governs Thrace; nor has he the same dominion in Crimea and Algiers which he has at Brusa and Smyrna. Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster. The Sultan gets such obedience as he can. He governs with a loose rein that he may govern at all; and the whole of the force and vigour of his authority in his centre is derived from a prudent relaxation in all his borders. Spain, in her provinces, is, perhaps, not so well obeyed as you are in yours. She complies too; she submits; she watches times. This is the immutable condition, the eternal law, of
consider these three denominations to be, what in effect they are, one trade. The trade to the colonies, taken on the export side, at the beginning of this century — that is, in the year 1704--stood thus: Exports to North America and the West Indies£483,265 To Africa86,665    £569,930   In the year 1772, which I take as a middle year between the highest and lowest of those lately laid on your table, the account was as follows: To North America and the West Indies£4,791,734 To West Indies£4,791,734 To Africa866,398 To which if you add the export trade from Scotland, which had in 1704 no existence364,000    £6,022,132   From five hundred and odd thousand, it has grown to six millions. It has increased no less than twelvefold. This is the state of the colony trade, as compared with itself at these two periods, within this century — and this is matter for meditation. But this is not all. Examine my second account. See how the export trade to the colonies alone in 1772 stood
Holland (Netherlands) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
al ambition, is but a stage and resting-place in the progress of their victorious industry. Nor is the equinoctial heat more discouraging to them than the accumulated winter of both the poles. We know that whilst some of them draw the line and strike the harpoon on the coast of Africa, others run the longitude, and pursue their gigantic game along the coast of Brazil. No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. When I contemplate these things, when I know that the colonies in general owe little or nothing to any care of ours, and that they are not squeezed into this happy form by the constrai
Chester County (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
their own sense; and carefully to abstain from all expressions of our own. What the law has said, I say. In all things else I am silent. I have no organ but for her words. This, if it be not ingenious, I am sure is safe. There are, indeed, words expressive of grievance in this second resolution, which those who are resolved always to be in the right will deny to contain matter of fact, as applied to the present case; although Parliament thought them true, with regard to the counties of Chester and Durham. They will deny that the Americans were ever touched and grieved with the taxes. If they consider nothing in taxes but their weight as pecuniary impositions, there might be some pretence for this denial. But men may be sorely touched and deeply grieved in their privileges, as well as in their purses. Men may lose little in property by the act which takes away all their freedom. When a man is robbed of a trifle on the highway, it is not the twopence lost that constitutes the
Brazil (Brazil) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
ged under the frozen serpent of the south. Falkland Island, which seemed too remote and romantic an object for the grasp of national ambition, is but a stage and resting-place in the progress of their victorious industry. Nor is the equinoctial heat more discouraging to them than the accumulated winter of both the poles. We know that whilst some of them draw the line and strike the harpoon on the coast of Africa, others run the longitude, and pursue their gigantic game along the coast of Brazil. No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. When I contemplate these things, when I know that the
ughs have been, that have had their knights and burgesses within your said court of Parliament. and yet have had neither knight nor burgess there for the said county palatine; the said inhabitants, for lack thereof, have been oftentimes touched and grieved with acts and statutes made within the said court, as well derogatory unto the most ancient jurisdictions, liberties. and privileges of your said county palatine. as prejudicial unto the commonwealth, quietness. rest. and peace of your Grace's most bounden subjects inhabiting within the same. What did Parliament with this audacious address? Reject it as a libel? Treat it as an affront to government? Spurn it as a derogation from the rights of legislation? Did they toss it over the table? Did they burn it by the hands of the common hangman? They took the petition of grievance, all rugged as it was, without softening or temperament, unpurged of the original bitterness and indignation of complaint: they made it the very pr
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