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Havana (Cuba) (search for this): chapter 9
ne season, bring home peltry worth sixteen hundred dollars. Ibid, 25, 26. So the Mississippi valley was entered at Pittsburg, on the New River, and on the Holston and Clinch. It was only Florida, the new conquest, accepted in exchange for Havana, that civilized men left as a desert. When, in July, possession of it was taken, the whole number of its inhabitants, of every age and sex, men, wives, children, and servants, was three thousand, and of these the men were almost all in the pay oobertson's Report of up to the year 1796. Knoxville, the State of E. and W. Florida, 115. The possession of it had cost Spain nearly two hundred and thirty thousand dollars annually; and now Spain, as a compen- chap. IX.} 1763. Oct. sation for Havana, made over to England the territory which occasioned this fruitless expense. Most of the people, receiving from the Spanish treasury indemnity for their losses, migrated to Cuba, taking with them the bones of their saints and the ashes of their
Patrick Henry (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
erruption of agricultural pursuits, and again in 1758, Rev. James Maury, in 1763: The act of 1758. Wirt's Life of Patrick Henry, 39. a year of the utmost distress, the legislature indulged the people in the alternative of paying their public dues which the complainants had sustained. Compare Lieutenant-Governor Fauquier to Board of Trade, 30 June, 1760. Patrick Henry was one of those engaged to plead against the parsons, whose cause was become a contest between the prerogative and tanover Courthouse, ignorant of the science of law, and slowly learning its forms. On the first day of December, as Patrick Henry entered the court, before which he had never spoken, chap. IX.} 1763. Dec. he saw on the bench more than twenty cled authority, they urged the punishment of the young Virginian, and a list was furnished of witnesses against him. But Patrick Henry knew not fear; nor did his success conquer his aversion to the old black letter of the law books. Though he removed
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
the New Hampshire Grants, on each side of the Green Mountains, or in the exquisitely beautiful valley of Wyoming, where on the banks of the Susquehanna, the wide and rich meadows, shut in by walls of wooded mountains, attracted emigrants from Connecticut, though their claim of right under the charter of their native colony was in conflict with the territorial jurisdiction of the proprietaries of Pennsylvania. The mild climate of the south drew the herdsmen till further into the interior. In eclined giving any other advice on the subject, excepting that which he had always given, to lay the project aside. R. Jackson to Jared Ingersoll, 22 March, 1766. Lord Hillsborough, Hillsborough's own statement, made to W. S. Johnson, of Connecticut. too, then first Lord of the Board of Trade, as yet retained enough of the spirit of an Irishman to disapprove a direct taxation of a dependency of the British empire by a British Act of Parliament. He gave his advice against the stamp-tax, a
Fauquier (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ed themselves on the New River, near the Ohio, in the forbidden valley of the Mississippi; and not even the terrors of border chap IX.} 1763. Oct. wars with the savages could stop the enthusiasm of running backwards to hunt for fresh lands, Fauquier to the Lords of Trade. in men who loved no enjoyment like that of perfect persona] freedom in the companionship of nature. From Carolina the hunters John Heywood's Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee, from its earliest settasaws and Choctaws; and in a convention held on the tenth of November, at Augusta, at which the governors of Virginia and the colonies south of it were present, the peace with the Indians Treaty with the upper and lower Creeks, 10 Nov. 1763. Fauquier to Egremont, 20 November, 1763. McCall's History of Georgia, i. 301. of the south and southwest was ratified. The head man and chiefs of both the upper and lower Creek nations, whose warriors were thirty-six hundred in number, agreed to exten
New Castle, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
that province, of which the commerce, in ten years, increased almost five fold. For these vast regions Grenville believed he was framing a perfect system of government. If he was ignorant as to America, in England he understood his position, and proudly and confidently prepared to meet that assembly, in which English ambition contends for power. His opponents were divided, Charles Yorke, the attorney-general, had resigned, but so reluctantly, that in doing it he burst out into tears. Newcastle and his friends designed him as their candidate for the high station of Lord Chancellor, which was the great object of his ambition. But Pitt would never hear of it. My resistance of my Lord Mansfield's influence, said he, is not made in animosity to the man, but in opposition to his principles. Since through Charles Yorke the ways of thinking of Lord Mansfield would equally prevail in Westminster Hall, he cared not to hear the name of Yorke sound the highest among the long robe, and he
North America (search for this): chapter 9
the new law to employ the navy to enforce the Navigation Acts. To this end Admiral Colville, Admiral Colville to Lieutenant Governor of New-York. Bernard North America, 11 October, 1763. the naval Commander-in-chief on the coasts of North America, from the river St. Lawrence to Cape Florida and the Bahama Islands, became the North America, from the river St. Lawrence to Cape Florida and the Bahama Islands, became the head of a new corps of revenue officers. Each captain of his squadron had customhouse commissions and a set of instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for his guidance; and other instructions were given them by the Admiral to enter the harbors or lie off the coasts of America; to qualify themselves by taking theshend, a native of New-Hampshire, educated at Boston, the same who nearly nine years before had in 1755 foreshadowed the stamp-tax, Huske's Present State of North America, &c., 1755. Of this work there were two English editions in that year, and one in Boston, 82, 83. and had publicly pledged himself to propose I shall humbly
Halifax (Canada) (search for this): chapter 9
nding on the east to the St. Croix, and on the north leaving to the province of Quebec the narrow strip only, from which the water flows into the St. Lawrence. Halifax to the Lords of Trade, 27 September. 1768. Representation of the Lords of Trade to the King, 5 October, 1763. For Canada, or the province of Quebec, as it waed mainly to the improvement of the finances, and the alleviation of the burdens chap IX.} 1764. Jan. which pressed upon the country gentlemen of England. When Halifax urged the payment of the salaries of the crown officers in the colonies, directly from England, in accordance with the system which he had been maturing since 1748, Grenville would not consent to it; and though Halifax, at a formal interview with him, at which Hillsborough and Jenkinson were present, became extremely heated and eager, Grenville's Diary for Friday, 6 January, 1764, in Grenville Papers, i. 48. Grenville remained inflexible. Nor would he listen to the suggestion, that th
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 9
s that the greatest wealth and maritime power of Great Britain depend on the use of its colonies, and who will commerce and part of it from the manufactures of Great Britain, against the fundamental principles of colonizatedecessors had done: he read the Statute Book of Great Britain; and the integrity of his mind revolted at this e nearly twice over all the commercial marine of Great Britain at the moment of Grenville's schemes. Between io all that was imported into the whole island of Great Britain in 1763. Nor does a narrow restrictive policy s69. as the exigencies of the state required that Great Britain should disappoint American establishments of manncil, 7 March. Order in Council, 9 March, 1764. Great Britain had sought to com- chap. IX.} 1764. April. pet hundred and fifty thousand pounds. The taxes of Great Britain exceeded, by three millions of pounds, what theyting themselves, and in aid of the great expense Great Britain put herself to on their account. No tax appears
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
g Chronicle of July 22, 1769, and in Boston Gazette of 9 Oct., 1796, 757. 2. 1. Compare what Lieut.-Governor Sharpe, of Maryland, and Temple, the Surveyor-General of the Customs say of Bernard's integrity in revenue affairs. had invalidated; and thie Speaker of the louse of Representatives of the province of Massachusetts Bay. London, 11 Feb. 1764. The Secretary of Maryland had for years watched the ripening of the chap. IX.} 1764. Mar. measure, and could not conceal his joy at its adoption.he interview of the agents with Grenville. the delay granted was only for form's sake, Cecilius Calvert, Secretary of Maryland, to the Lieutenant-Governor of Maryland, Feb. 29 to April 8, 1764: The resolution on stamp duties left out, to apprise tMaryland, Feb. 29 to April 8, 1764: The resolution on stamp duties left out, to apprise the colonies, if any they have, they make objections, only given, I am told, pro forma tantum, before it is fixed next year, which the agents are to expect, unless very good reasons are produced to the House per contra. and with the hope of winning fr
Vincennes (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
sent in all directions by the French, reached the nations on the Ohio and Lake Erie. The Indians were assured Neyon de Villiere à toutes les nations de la Belle Riviere, et du lac, et notamment à ceux de Detroit, à Pondiac, chef des Couata souas au Detroit. that their old allies would depart; the garrison in the Peorias was withdrawn; the fort Massiac was dismantled; its cannon sent to St. Genevieve, the oldest settlement of Europeans in Missouri. The missionary, Forget, retired. At Vincennes Letter of M. de St. Ange, of 24 Octobre, in Lettre de M. de Neyon à M. de Kerlerec, ler, Xbre. 1763. the message to all the nations on the Ohio was explained to the Piankishaws, who accepted the belts and the calumets. The courier who took the belt to the north, offered peace to all the tribes wherever he passed; De Neyon a Kerlereo, 1 Dec. 1763. and to Detroit, where he arrived on the last day of October, he bore a letter of the nature of a proclamation, informing the inhabitant
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