An Enquiry Into the Manner in Which the Different Wars in Europe Have Commenced, During the Last Two Centuries, by the Author of the History and Foundation of the Law of Nations in Europe

An Enquiry Into the Manner in Which the Different Wars in Europe Have Commenced, During the Last Two Centuries, by the Author of the History and Foundation of the Law of Nations in Europe

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...to the fubjecl before us, whether France or England was in the right. It is fuflicicnt to lay down as a fa t, which no one has ever denied, that an attempt to fettle thofe difputes by force, was made in the colonies themfelves, for two years at leaft, before the mother countries appeared in arms to fupport them. So early as October, 1753, the government of Virginia received orders from England to repel forte with force. In confequence of this, they ex- plored the territory behind their fettlement, and found that forts had been built on lands granted by England, and garri foned by Ijoq of the regular troops of France, This pro duccd a rcprefentation, through the refpected Wafhington, then a young man, to the French commander, who claimed all he hehl as of national right, and faid he would defend it. 'Wafhington took the command of a provincial regiment, and ran up a fmall fort, called Fort Neceflity, which was attacked and taken by the French, with the lofs of many lives, in June, 1754. It may be fuppofed there were remonftrances, but they made little impreflion, except to produce general profef fions of a peaceable difpofitton. Other violences were equally unregarded, and without coming to any explanation of her views, or defifting from military operations, France, at length, prdered large reinforcements from Europe to America. The fubfequent fpeech from the throne, hinted at the//' Entick i. 96. et infra. This author himfelf is no authority, but ho has nude a fenvemoft compilation of original documents. teflisn of the American pofleflions, and a million was granted for augmenting our forces. Mirepoix, the French ambaflador, upon this made a declaration, that not the leaft infringement of the treaty was intended. The declaration, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236616006
  • 9781236616005