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New England (United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
ave raised your esteem and admiration. And pray, sir, what in the world is equal to it? Pass by the other parts, and look at the manner in which the people of New England have of late carried on the whale fishery. Whilst we follow them among the tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them penetrating into the deepest frozen recesubt on the legality) the sending arms to America. They disarmed the Welsh by statute, as you attempted (but still with more question on the legality) to disarm New England by an instruction. They made an act to drag offenders from Wales to England for trial, as you have done (but with more hardship) with regard to America. By anle, that you should not recollect that the colony bounds are so implicated in one another (you know it by your other experiments in the bill for prohibiting the New England fishery), that you can lay no possible restraints on almost any of them which may not be presently eluded, if you do not confound the innocent with the guilty a
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
by Parliament on the disobedient? Pray consider in what way you can do it. You are perfectly convinced, that, in the way of taxing, you can do nothing but at the ports. Now, suppose it is Virginia that refuses to appear at your auction, while Maryland and North Carolina bid handsomely for their ransom, and are taxed to your quota, how will you put these colonies on a par? Will you tax the tobacco of Virginia? If you do, you give its death-wound to your English revenue at home, and to one ofe whom, upon every principle, you ought to exonerate. He must be grossly ignorant of America, who thinks that, without falling into this confusion of all is rules of equity and policy, you can restrain any single colony, especially Virginia and Maryland, the central and most important of them all. Let it also be considered, that, either in the present confusion you settle a permanent contingent, which will and must be trifling; and then you have no effectual revenue: or you change the quota
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
old impositions, which, however grievous in principle, are trifling as to production. The obedient colonies in this scheme are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburthened. What will you do? Will you lay new and heavier taxes by Parliament on the disobedient? Pray consider in what way you can do it. You are perfectly convinced, that, in the way of taxing, you can do nothing but at the ports. Now, suppose it is Virginia that refuses to appear at your auction, while Maryland and North Carolina bid handsomely for their ransom, and are taxed to your quota, how will you put these colonies on a par? Will you tax the tobacco of Virginia? If you do, you give its death-wound to your English revenue at home, and to one of the greatest articles of your own foreign trade. If you tax the import of that rebellious colony, what do you tax but your own manufactures or the goods of some other obedient and already well-taxed colony? Who has said one word on this labyrinth of detail, which
France (France) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
a, he began the prosecution of Gov. Warren Hastings early in 1786. His labors in behalf of India in that protracted trial were immense, though the conviction of Hastings was not effected. His great work entitled Reflections on the Revolution in France appeared in 1790. As a statesman and thinker and clear writer he had few superiors. His conversational powers were remarkable. and he was one of the suspected authors of the famous Letters of Junius. He died in Beaconsfield, England, July 9, 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
pposing the policy of repressing the trade of Ireland. During the brief administration of the Rockxamples in a similar case before me; those of Ireland, Wales, Chester, and Durham. Ireland, befoishly sit down to the feast of Magna Charta. Ireland was made immediately a partaker. This benefi, I confess, was not at first extended to all Ireland. Mark the consequence. English authority an but the English constitution, that conquered Ireland. From that time Ireland had ever had a generr, by the glorious Revolution. This has made Ireland the great and flourishing kingdom that it is;hat is done, not only in the colonies, but in Ireland, in one uniform, unbroken tenor every sessionrough whose hands the acts pass biennially in Ireland. or annually in the colonies, are in an habiead; but she is not the head and members too. Ireland has ever had from the beginning a separate, band false everywhere else? Is it not true in Ireland? Has it not hitherto been true in the coloni[2 more...]
Carolina City (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
fairs. Slaves as these unfortunate black people are, and dull as all men are from slavery, must they not a little suspect the offer of freedom from that very nation which has sold them to their present masters? from that nation, one of whose causes of quarrel with those masters is their refusal to deal any more in that inhuman traffic? An offer of freedom from England would come rather oddly, shipped to them in an African vessel, which is refused an entry into the ports of Virginia or Carolina, with a cargo of 300 Anglo negroes. It would be curious to see the Guinea captain attempting at the same instant to publish his proclamation of liberty, and to advertise his sale of slaves. But let us suppose all these moral difficulties got over. The ocean remains. You cannot pump this dry; and as long as it continues in its present bed, so long all the causes which weaken authority by distance will continue. Ye gods, annihilate but space and time, and make two lovers happy! was a
America (Netherlands) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
acks payable on China earthenware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clanody, and should tell him: Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more tha years, you shall see as much added to her by America in the course of a single life! If this stat shaken. Until very lately, all authority in America seemed to be nothing but an emanation from yo done (but with more hardship) with regard to America. By another act. where one of the parties waith regard to America? Are not the people of America as much Englishmen as the Welsh? The preamblgislative authority is perfect with regard to America; was it less perfect in Wales, Chester, and Dacks payable on China earthenware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clanto exonerate. He must be grossly ignorant of America, who thinks that, without falling into this cht to auspicate all our public proceedings on America with the old warning of the church, Sursum co[19 more...]
isdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have; the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere. It is a weed that grows in every soil. They may have it from Spain, they may have it from Prussia. But, until you become lost to all feeling of your true interest and your natural dignity, freedom they can have from none but you. This is the commodity of price, of which you have the monopoly. This is the true act of navigation, which binds to you the commerce of the colonies, and through them secures to you the wealth of the world. Deny them this participation of freedom, and you break that sole bond, which originally made. and must still preserve, the unity of the empire. Do not e
olonies and plantations in America: for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs, upon the exportation from this kingdom, of coffee and cocoa-nuts, of the produce of the said colonies or plantations: for discontinuing the drawbacks payable on China earthenware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine running of goods in the said colonies and plantations. That it may be proper to repeal an act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majestycolonies and plantations in America; for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs upon the exportation from this kingdom, of coffee and cocoa-nuts of the produce of the said colonies and plantations; for discontinuing the drawbacks payable on China earthenware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine running of goods in the said colonies and plantations.--And that it may be proper to repeal an act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majes
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry burke-edmund
Excuse me, sir, if, turning from such thoughts, I resume this comparative view once mole. You have seen it on a large scale; look at it on a. small one. I will point out to your attention a particular instance of it in the single province of Pennsylvania. In the year 1704, that province called for £ 11,459 in value of your commodities, native and foreign. This was the whole. What did it demand in 1772? Why, nearly fifty times as much; for in that year the export to Pennsylvania was £ 507,9Pennsylvania was £ 507,909, nearly equal to the export to all the colonies together in the first period. I choose, sir, to enter into these minute and particular details; because generalities, which in all other cases are apt to heighten and raise the subject, have here a tendency to sink it. When we speak of the commerce with our colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is untruthful, and imagination cold and barren. So far, sir, as to the importance of the object in view of its commerce, as concerned in th
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