History Of The United States Of America, From The Discovery Of The Continent [to 1789] (volume 2)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGeorge Bancroft

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. THE DAWN OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. BUTE'S ADM1NISTBATION. 1762-1763. The queen, still in her honeymoon, expressed her joy tat the resignation of Pitt. George Grenville, by consenting to take the conduct of the public business in the house of commons, estranged himself still more from his brother-in-law; but William Pitt was still a great power above the cabinet and in the state. He had infused his own spirit into the army and navy of England. The strings which he had struck still vibrated; his light, like that of an "annihilated star," still guided his country to deeds of danger and glory; and, in the first days of January 1762, the king, tardily adopting his counsels, declared war against Spain. The Roman Catholic powers, France, Spain, Austria, and the German empire, the mighty authorities of the middle age, blessed by the consecrating prayers of the see of Rome, were united in arms; yet the policy of the Vatican could not control the war. The federation of the weaker maritime states presented itself to the world as the protector of equality on the seas. In profound ignorance of the state of politics on the continent, George III., a week later, directed Sir Joseph Torke, the British minister at the Hague, to tempt the empress of Austria to return to its old alliance with England by the hope of some ulterior acquisitions in Italy. The experienced diplomatist promptly hinted to his employers that the offer of the restoration of Silesia would be more effective. A clandestine proposition from England to Austria was a treachery to Frederic; it became infinitely more so, when success in the negotiation would have pledged England's influence to compel Frederic to the retrocession of Silesia. "Her imperial majesty and her minister," said Kaunitz, "canno...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. THE DAWN OF THE NEW REPUBLIC. BUTE'S ADM1NISTBATION. 1762-1763. The queen, still in her honeymoon, expressed her ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494366

ISBN - 13:9780217494366

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