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" We cannot allow the colonies to check, or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 3
1901
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...Dartmouth, who had lately been secretary of state for the colonies, wrote to a colonial agent, "We cannot allow the colonies to check, or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation." In 1772 the House of Burgesses of Virginia sent a petition to the King, requesting that governors should...
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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870

Hugh Thomas - History - 1999 - 908 pages
...president of the Board of Trade in London, the earl of Dartmouth, who said, "We cannot allow the colonists to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." 26* After several declarations by the assemblies of individual colonies, the Continental Congress in...
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Essays on Race and Empire

Nancy Cunard - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 305 pages
...Lord Dartmouth,2 president of the Board of Trade, Bristol and Liverpool, slave-ports, declared they could not "allow the colonies to check or discourage...any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." A conflicting sentiment in that very year, from Kingston, Jamaica's capital, voiced by several slave-holders,...
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Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar

Peter Macinnis - Cooking - 2002 - 190 pages
...imposing a duty, but this was refused in 1774, and when they protested were told from England: 'We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation.' This attitude to the colonies lasted: indeed, it was the main factor in alienating the thirteen American...
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The Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire, Volume 1

L. C. A. Knowles, Charles Matthew Knowles - Canada - 2005 - 576 pages
...sufficiently to veto an Act passed in Jamaica in 1775 which proposed to put an extra tax on slaves, as " it could not allow the colonies to check or discourage...in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation ". Egerton, British Colonial Policy, p. 273. are, indeed, almost wholly new. Wheat, wool, mutton, beef,...
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Sketches and Studies in South Africa

William John Knox Little - South Africa - 1899 - 328 pages
...Board of Trade disallowed a Jamaica Act by which additional duty was placed on imported slaves. They could not " allow the colonies to check or discourage...any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation."* The tide of opinion opposed to this odious traffic rose higher and higher, but unhappily with it there...
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Southern History of the War: The Last Year of the War

Edward Alfred Pollard - Reconstruction - 1866 - 363 pages
...remonstrance from the agent of the colonies on the subject of the slave trade, replied : " We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." In the constitution of the United States, the slavery question had been singularly accommodated. Two...
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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - 1841
...and the policy of England, by addressing to a colonial agent these memorable words : — " We cannot allow the colonies to check, or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation." The assiento treaty, originally extorted from Spain by force of arms, remained a source of jealousy...
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