The Correspondence of King George the Third with Lord North from 1768 to 1783 Volume 1

The Correspondence of King George the Third with Lord North from 1768 to 1783 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...part of which there seemed to be " no business to attend to, and matters of the greatest national and " constitutional importance were brought on when the season for " all business seemed to bo over." Opposition was weak and spiritless, and in general Ministers carried their motions and plans with great ease. Among the reasons for this ease one was that the " bulk of the Whig party had from the commencement of the Ame" rican troubles given a general support to the coercive policy of " the Government." (Massey, ii. p. 149.) Letter 154. Queen's House, Jan. 1st, 1773. 3 ruin. pt. 11 p.m. Lord North, --Having heard, by the Dutch mail of this day, that the great house at Amsterdam of Clifford and Company is declared bankrupt, that fourteen other houses have met with the same fate, I am desirous to know what effect it has had on merchants in this country. I have been told three houses stopped payment this day. Is not Sir George Colebrooke in a very precarious situation? The Earl of Shelburno writes to Lord Chatham, on the 17th January, 1773: --"Dr. Price writes to mo from London that 'the " times seem at present to bo growing more and more dark and " alarming. In consequence of the bankruptcies at Amsterdam ' we have had already nino or ten failures, and many more are " expected. It is also expected that wo shall soon hear of the " failure of several houses at Hamburgh, nor is it possible to know " how far the mischief may spread, or in what it will end.'" (' Chatham Correspond., ' vol. iv. p. 239; comp. ib., p. 242.) " This day, March 31, the banking-house of Messrs. Sir George " Colebrooke, Lessingham, and Binns stopped payment." (' Annual Register, ' xvi. 87.) more

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