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with necessaries. Skins, &c. of animals, and some metals are every thing that can be given there in exchange for articles of subfillence, which the inhabitants have not the spirit to make their lards produce, and for the necessaries, for which they find it more convenient to pay with gold then with their industry. The independent Americans will become factors, advantageously placed between European manufacturers, and the inhabitants of regions condemned by nature to the sterile proutićtions of metals. All the powers of Spain cannot prevent this, nor ought even to undertake it. “ This new conficera. tion promising to the French payment, so foolishly defired in gold, ought to encourage them to prepare for a commercial connection with the United States.”

who cares not what waste he commits on the freehold. To Britain these sa&s are of the utmost importance, not only as they point out to what lengths the ambition and implacability of the ruler of France will carry him in his attempts to annihilate their very existence as a ration, but also as they may serve to guide to the future channels through which the South Ainerican treasures may flow—a circumstance well worthy of the attention of the first commercial nation in the world. Whilst the noble ardor of its citizens will protest it against the former, their enterprize and industry ought not to suffer them to wander out of fight of the latter. What Brissot holds out as an encouragement to the French to prepare for a commercial connection with the United States, is infinitely more applicable to the British to extend theirs already so well established; and it is a very curious circumstance, that the whole of his work (though partial in the extreme to the French) confesses throughout the superiority of the British merchant, and is the most valuable publication the latter can peruse on the subject of American affairs. A strict alliance between Britain and the Uni ed States seems to be the natural policy of both. If Britain is prostrated at the feet of France, the United States could not hope to retain Louisiana, nor even their own independence. If Britain can stand her ground, Louisiana will form part of the American Fmpire, or (which is more probable) the natives will unite with the emigrants to Louisiana, and form an independent government for themselves. Britain should, in the latter case, have an eye to her future commerce ; a great change in the fiate of things is eviden ly in preparation, and she ought to prepare hereif

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