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Page 1160 - America is obstinate ; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Page 1339 - Nothing in the history of mankind is like their progress. For my part, I never cast an eye on their flourishing commerce, and their cultivated and commodious life, but they seem to me rather ancient nations grown to perfection through a long series of fortunate events, and a train of successful industry, accumulating wealth in many centuries, than the colonies of...
Page 1340 - ... by privileged companies — public and private property often pillaged, and personal liberty daily violated — when year after year the handful of inhabitants settled in this Province were dragged from their homes and families,, to shed their blood, and carry murder and havoc from the shores of the great lakes, the Mississippi, and the Ohio, to those of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Hudson's Bay. Such was the situation of our fathers: — behold the change!
Page 1339 - Their monopolist happened to be one of the richest men in the world. By his immense capital (primarily employed, not for their benefit, but his own) they were enabled to proceed with their fisheries, their agriculture, their...
Page 1047 - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
Page 1184 - ... their allegiance to the Crown ; to declare to her Majesty our satisfaction that their designs have been opposed no less by her Majesty's loyal subjects in North America than by her Majesty's forces ; and to assure her Majesty, that while this House is ever ready to afford relief to real grievances, we are fully determined to support the efforts of her Majesty for the suppression of revolt and the restoration of tranquillity.
Page 1221 - I feel, however, that I can only accomplish it by the cordial and energetic support — a support which I am sure I shall obtain — of my Noble Friends the Members of her Majesty's Cabinet, by the co-operation of the Imperial Parliament, and, permit me to say, by the irenerpus forbearance of the Noble Lords opposite, to whom I have always been politically opposed.
Page 1339 - ... rather ancient nations grown to perfection through a long series of fortunate events and a train of successful industry, accumulating wealth in many centuries, than the colonies of yesterday, than a set of miserable outcasts a few years ago, not so much sent as thrown out, on the bleak and barren shore of a desolate wilderness, three thousand miles from all civilized intercourse.
Page 1250 - Committee strongly recommend, that a more independent character should be given to these bodies; that the majority of their Members should not consist of persons holding offices at the pleasure of the Crown; and that any other measures that may tend to connect more intimately this branch of the constitution with the interest of the Colonies would be attended with the greatest advantage.
Page 1221 - that I can accomplish the task assigned me only by the cordial, energetic support — a support which I am sure I shall obtain — of my noble friends the members of Her Majesty's government — by the co-operation of the imperial parliament; and, permit me to say, by the generous forbearance of the noble lords opposite, to whom I have always been politically opposed.