The Mississippi Valley in British Politics: A Study of the Trade, Land Speculation, and Experiments in Imperialism Culminating in the American Revolution, Volume 1

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Arthur H. Clark Company, 1916 - Great Britain
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Page 81 - Popple (Henry). A Map | of the British empire in | America | with the French and Spanish | Settlements adjacent thereto.
Page 103 - The rulers of Great Britain have, for more than a century past, amused the people with the imagination "that they possessed a great empire on the west side of the Atlantic. This empire, however, has hitherto existed in imagination only. It has hitherto been, not an empire, but the project of an empire; not a gold mine, but the project of a gold mine...
Page 326 - If you mean there should not be a Government by departments, I agree with you ; I think it a very bad system. There should be one man, or a Cabinet, to govern the whole, and direct every measure. Government by departments was not brought in by me. I found it so, and had not vigour and resolution to put an end to it. The King ought to be treated with all sort of respect and attention, but the appearance of power is all that a king of this country can have.
Page 19 - Some,' said Pitt in the House of Commons, ' are for keeping Canada, some Guadeloupe ; who will tell me which I shall be hanged for not keeping...
Page 92 - Geographical, Historical, Political, Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First, Containing An Analysis Of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies In America...
Page 53 - Essays Commercial and Political on the REAL AND RELATIVE INTERESTS OF IMPERIAL AND DEPENDENT STATES, Particularly those of Great Britain and Her Dependencies...
Page 45 - I shall burn all my Greek and Latin books; they are histories of little people. The Romans never conquered the world, till they had conquered three parts of it, and were three hundred years about it ; we subdue the globe in three campaigns ! and a globe, let me tell you, as big again as it was in their days.
Page 302 - Northwards, and that of the Nations near la Baye, Lake Michigan, and St. Josephs, by the Illinois River, is entirely brought to Him.
Page 227 - ... believed, will do their work well, and they remain at their post as long as these expectations are fulfilled, no matter who is at the head of affairs. The salaries of the First Lord of the Treasury and of the Chancellor of the Exchequer are 5,000 a year each; the Junior Lords have 1,000 each, and the Secretaries 2,000. The whole cost of the department amounts to upwards of 55,000 per annum, but the sum varies from year to year, according to circumstances.
Page 125 - For a discussion of the relation between the secretary of state for the Southern Department and the Board of Trade, see page 152.

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