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listened to of the possibility of failure.
But Pitt's sagacity had foreseen and prepared for all. A fleet at his bidding was on its way to relieve the city; and to his wife, the sister of Lord Temple and George Grenville, he was able to write in June,—Join, my love, with me, in most humble and grateful thanks to the Almighty.
The siege of Quebec was raised on the seventeenth of May, with every happy circumstance.
The enemy left their camp standing, abandoned forty pieces of cannon.
Swanton aims of the
chap. XVI.} 1760. House of Commons, not only by raising the money, but by investing themselves with the sole application of it, and usurping by this means the most valuable prerogative of the executive power.
The Board, therefore, in June, assured the cabinet ministers, that experience had shown how vain it was to negotiate away his Majesty's authority, since every new concession became a foundation for some new demand, and that of some new dispute; and they recommended that the co