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... and elaboration , but it will not do to forget that it is also the sanest and most
powerful plea for reasonableness and consideration put forth during the whole
period of the struggle between the American colonies and the mother country .
... to a supplementary volume . The text is that of the second edition , but with
modernized spelling , capitalization , and punctuation . WILLIAM MACDONALD .
BROWN UNIVERSITY . CONTENTS PAGE · INTRODUCTION : 1 . The Colonies
The Colonies and the Mother Country . II . The Early Life of Burke . . . III . The
Speech on Conciliation . . IV . Burke ' s Subsequent Career . . . . . · . . . . · ·
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE · SPEECH ON CONCILIATION WITH AMERICA . . . .
37 NOTES .
INTRODUCTION I . THE COLONIES AND THE MOTHER COUNTRY From the
middle of the seventeenth century it had been the policy of the English
Parliament to regulate the trade of the American colonies with primary reference
to the ...
been more or less systematically evaded by the colonies , particularly by New
England . The most lucrative commerce of New England in the early part of the
eighteenth century was with the French and Dutch sugar - producing colonies in
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