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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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American Political History, 1763-1876, Part 2

Alexander Johnston - United States - 1905
...in the official declaration of the Earl of Dartmouth in 1775, that "the Colonies must not be allowed to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." revenue only, and the Virginia act of 1752 notices in its preamble that the duty had been found "no...
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The History of Nations, Volume 24

Henry Cabot Lodge - World history - 1906
...British Colonial Secretary said, in answer to a remonstrance from the agent of the colonies : " We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." 2 1849 not surprised, therefore, to find as one of the counts of Jefferson's indictment of the British...
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Our West Indian Neighbors: The Islands of the Caribbean Sea, " America's ...

Frederick Albion Ober - West Indies - 1907 - 433 pages
...says the historian, and the Earl of Dartmouth (president of the board of trade) declared : " We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." That same year, also, 1775, the Assembly of Jamaica petitioned his Majesty in favor of the Americans,...
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English History from the Norman Conquet to the Great Reform Bill

Roy Macgregor Grier, Francis Aidan Hibbert - Great Britain - 1908 - 420 pages
...Secretary of State and one of the leaders of religious thought in England, declared that " We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." But in the Northern Colonies of America there was a rising spirit of dis(Fieiden 340.) like to it,...
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The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 17

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1911
...the Earl of Dartmouth, in answer to a remonstrance from the agent of the colonies, said: "We cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation.* ,And so popular was this traffic that slaves were openly sold in the public squares of London. Thus were...
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Lectures on the Growth and Development of the United States ..., Volume 8

Edwin Wiley, Irving Everett Rines, Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1916
...the Revolution had begun) the Earl of Dartmouth informed an agent of the colonies that ' ' we cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation. ' ' Thus the institution of slavery was forced upon the colonies against their will, and their repeated...
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A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia

Oren F. Morton - Rockbridge Co., Va - 1920 - 574 pages
...the mercantile classes of England. On the eve of the Revolution, Lord Dartmouth said England "cannot allow the colonies to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." This forcing of slaves upon Virginia was one of the grievances named by Jefferson in his original draft...
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The United States of America ...

David Saville Muzzey - United States - 1922
...the crown of England vetoed these laws. "We cannot allow the colonies," said Lord Dartmouth in 1774, "to check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation." On the eve of the American Revolution there were more than half a million slaves in the colonies ;...
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History of Trinidad from 1781-1839 and 1891-1896, Volume 1

Lionel Mordaunt Fraser - Trinidad and Tobago - 1971
...and may be briefly summed up in the following words of the President, Lord Dartmouth : " We cannot allow the Colonies to check or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation." Many other instances could be cited to shew what had been the feeling and policy of the English people,...
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Without Consent Or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery

Robert William Fogel - History - 1994 - 539 pages
...prevented from doing so by the British government on the ground that the colonies could not be allowed to "check or discourage in any degree a traffic so beneficial to the nation."34 As late as 1804 some members of the West Indian lobby in Parliament let it be known that...
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