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f economy that promised to the world freedom of commerce, a brotherhood of the nations, and mutual benefits from mutual prosperity.
He rejoiced that the great master of English historic style,—who by his natural character and deliberate opinion was at heart a republican,
Hume's Correspondence in Burton's Life of Hume.—loved to promote by his writings that common good of mankind, which the American, inventing a new form of expression, called the interest of humanity; Franklin to Hume, 27 Sept, 1760.
Writings, VIII. 210. and he summoned before the mind of the Scottish philosopher that audience of innumerable millions which a century or two would prepare in America for all who should use English well.
England cheerfully and proudly accepted the counsels which his magnanimity inspired.
Promising herself wealth from colonial trade, she was also occupied by the thought of filling the wilderness, instructing it with the products of her intelligence, and blessing it with free instituti