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English public opinion , imperfectly aware of the merits of the dispute , but tired of
colonial disorder on the one hand and ministerial vacillation on the other , was in
favor of compelling the turbulent colonies to submit . Naturally Massachusetts ...
... and two speeches which he made in favor of the repeal of the Stamp Act and
the passage of the Declaratory Act attracted much attention , and won high
commendation from Pitt and Dr . Johnson . It should be noted that Burke ' s
I look upon it as a sort of providential favor by which we are put once more in
possession of our deliberative capacity , upon a business so very questionable in
its nature , so very uncertain in its 15 issue . By the return of this bill , which
But I confess , possibly for want of 5 this knowledge , my opinion is much more in
favor of prudent management than of force , - considering force not as an odious ,
but a feeble , instrument for preserving a people so numerous , so active , so ...
Lastly , we have no sort of experience in favor of force as an instrument in the rule
of our colonies . Their growth and their utility have been owing to methods alto -
10 gether different . Our ancient indulgence has been said to be pursued to a ...
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa