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Seite 493 - Company; as also all the lands and territories lying to the westward of the sources of the rivers which fall into the sea from the west and northwest...
Seite 438 - ... pro, I strike out the five; and thus proceeding I find at length where the balance lies; and if after a day or two of further consideration, nothing new that is of importance occurs on either side, I come to a determination accordingly. And though the weight of reasons cannot be taken with the precision of algebraic quantities, yet when each is thus considered separately and comparatively, and the whole lies before me, I think I can judge better, and am less likely to make a rash step; and in...
Seite 367 - Parliament. I found them disposed to be friends of America, in which I endeavoured to confirm them, with the expectation that our growing weight might in time be thrown into their scale, and, by joining our interests with theirs, a more equitable treatment from this nation might be obtained for them as well as for us.
Seite 158 - Treat your wife always with respect; it will procure respect to you, not only from her, but from all that observe it. Never use a slighting expression to her, even in jest ; for slights in jest, after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest.
Seite 239 - The feelings of the colonies were formerly the feelings of Great Britain. Theirs were formerly the feelings of Mr. Hampden when called upon for the payment of twenty shillings. Would twenty shillings have ruined Mr. Hampden's fortune? No ! but the payment of half twenty shillings, on the principle it was demanded, would have made him a slave.
Seite 87 - ... gaols into their settlements : Scotland too having within these two years obtained the privilege it had not before, of sending its rogues and villains also to the plantations— I say, reflecting on these things, they said one to another, (their newspapers are full of such discourses) " These people are not content with making a monopoly of us (forbidding us to trade with any other country of Europe, and compelling us to buy...
Seite 343 - It seems a laudable wish, that all the nations of the earth were connected by a knowledge of each other, and a mutual exchange of benefits ; but a commercial nation particularly should wish for a general civilization of mankind, since trade is always carried on to much greater extent with people who have the arts and conveniences of life, than it can be with naked savages.
Seite 473 - Spaniards, it does appear to us : that the extension of the furr trade depends entirely upon the Indians being undisturbed in the possession of their hunting grounds ; that all colonizing does in its nature, and must in its consequences operate to the prejudice of that branch of commerce...
Seite 303 - No such appointment shall be entered. When I came into the administration of American affairs, I found them in great disorder. By my firmness they are now something mended ; and, while I have the honor to hold the seals, I shall continue the same conduct, the same firmness. I think my duty to the master I serve, and to the government of this nation, requires it of me. If that conduct is not approved, they may take my office from me when they please. I shall make them a bow, and thank them; I shall...