Thursday, March 30, 2006

Freeman's Journal, March 20-23, 1784

House of Commons
Saturday, March 20.

You cannot but rememnber the wretched situation of Great Britain, in 1757, when she has Francve alone to contend with, so sunk were the power, the resources, and even the spirit of the nation, that instead of making any vigorous effortagainst this single enemy, she thought it necessary to bring over twelve thousand German troops to save her from invasion. Such was the situation of Great Britain when lord Chatham took the helm ; and such was the effect of the abilities and spirit of this one man, that in three years time the French were driven from thecontinent of America, and deprived of the finest of their West Indian islands :


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