An Inquiry Into the State of the British West Indies, Edició 7

C. and R. Baldwin, 1807 - 160 pàgines

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Pàgina 127 - I had received letters from your lordship two days ago. He immediately said, ' And so you are determined to go to war ?' ' No,' I replied, ' we are too sensible of the advantages of peace.
Pàgina 145 - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT : YOUR Committee...
Pàgina 126 - England with a fleet that made her mistress of the seas, and which he did not think he should be able to equal in less than ten years : two such countries, by a proper understanding, might govern the world, but by their strifes might overturn it. He said, that if he had not felt the enmity of the British government on every occasion since the treaty of Amiens, there would have been nothing that he would not have done to prove his desire to conciliate ; participation in indemnities as well as an influence...
Pàgina 38 - ... without a judgment in ejectment and release of errors, that at a moment's notice he may take out a writ of possession, and enter on the plantation of his unfortunate debtor. Sheriff's...
Pàgina 127 - Thuilleries upon that day, he accosted me evidently under very considerable agitation. He began by asking me if I had any news from England ? I told him that I had received letters from your lordship two days ago. He immediately said, " And so you are determined to go to war?
Pàgina iii - Committee of the House of Commons appointed to inquire into the State of the British Fishery (Dunbar, 1786), 40; M'Neill Report to the Board of Supervision, 1851, App.
Pàgina xvii - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Pàgina 38 - Every British merchant, holding securities on real estates, is filing bills in Chancery to foreclose, although, when he has obtained a decree, he hesitates to enforce it, because he must himself become proprietor of the plantation, of which, from fatal experience, he knows the consequences.
Pàgina 94 - I thought myself authorized, after the concessions he had just made, to refuse them time to consider how much further they might go ? and whether I might not reasonably entertain hopes that, with a little time, the differences which appeared now to separate us might vanish ?— On receiving such a remonstrance, I thought it impossible not to agree to a renewal of the conference ; and after some conversation, Thursday was fixed for the day of our meeting.
Pàgina 127 - ... testified his friendship. Nothing, however, had been able to conquer the hatred of the British government, and, therefore, it was now come to the point, whether we should have peace or war. To preserve peace, the treaty of Amiens must be fulfilled ; the abuse in the public prints, if not totally suppressed, at least kept within bounds, and confined to the English papers; and the protection so openly given to his bitterest enemies (alluding to Georges, and persons of that description,) must be...

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