The Literary Digest Volume 9

The Literary Digest Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of any movement. for independence, for, at home, as in-the colonies, there was 'taxation without representation.'... "He Vergennes chuckled at the sight of England 'tearing herself to pieces.' Then, in August, r775, he dispatched a secret envoy, bearing the very appropriate name of Bonvouloir, to hold out a promise of French aid, and he advised Louis XVI. to give clandestine assistance. Here are his Reflections in I775: ' "'By responding to the request of the colonies, and assuming the assistance given by us to be effective, the following advantages appear likely to result: (1) The power of England will be diminished, and our own correspondingly increased. (2) Her trade will suffer an irreparable loss, whereas ours will be the gainer. (3) It is very probable that in the course of events we may recover a portion of the possessions in America which the English have taken from us, such as the Newfoundland fishery, ' " Histoire de la Participation de la France a l'Etablissement des Etats Unis." Par Henri Doniol. Paris: A. Picard. the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Cape Breton, etc. We do not speak of Canada. ' "Turgot, who, like the other ministers, had, in April, 1776, to give his opinion on this proposal, enunciated broad views on the uselessness of colonies in general, on the certainty in all cases of ultimate independence, and on the advantages of free trade; but we need quote, for our present purpose, only this short passage: '"The most desirable event in the interest of the two crowns France and Spain would be that England should overcome the resistance of her colonies and force them to submit to her yoke; because if they were subjugated merely by the ruin of their resources, England...show more

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  • Paperback | 1106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,928g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865367
  • 9781236865366