An Address to the British Public: On the Case of Brigadier-General Picton, Late Governor and Captain-general of the Island of Trinidad; with Observations on the Conduct of William Fullarton ... and the Right Honourable John Sullivan

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D. Jaques and sold by J. Budd, 1806 - 282 pages
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Page 260 - When I am animated by this wish, I look with pleasure on my book, however defective, and deliver it to the world with the spirit of a man that has endeavoured well.
Page 282 - November, 1702, in the first year of our reign. "1. With these our instructions you will receive our commission...
Page 65 - THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY TO LORD SELKIRK.™ This Indenture made the twelfth day of June in the fiftyfirst year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, and in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
Page 261 - In this work, when it shall be found that much is omitted, let it not be forgotten that much likewise is performed ; and though no book was ever spared out of tenderness to the author, and the world is little solicitous to know whence proceeded the faults of that which it condemns, yet it may gratify curiosity to inform it, that the English Dictionary...
Page 282 - ... such further powers, instructions and authorities, as shall at any time hereafter be granted or appointed you, under our signet and sign manual, or by our order in our privy council...
Page 12 - Colonel Picton, if I knew any officer who, in my opinion, could discharge the duties annexed to this situation better than you, to him would I have given it. There are no thanks due to me for it.
Page 96 - Recopilación, o por cédulas, provisiones u ordenanzas dadas y no revocadas para las Indias, y las que por nuestra orden se despacharen, se guarden las leyes de nuestro reino de Castilla conforme a la de Toro...
Page 213 - But the perverseness of a mean and narrow intellect are like the excrescences that grow upon a body naturally cold and dark : no fire to waste them, and no ray to enlighten, they assimilate and coalesce with those qualities so congenial to their nature, and acquire an incorrigible permanency in the Union with kindred frost and kindred opacity.
Page 212 - ... delivered with the fretful smile of irritated self-sufficiency and disconcerted arrogance; or even, if he could be dragged by his fears to a consideration of the question, by what miracle could the pigmy capacity of a stunted pedant be enlarged...
Page 22 - ... commandants of Rio, Caribe, and Carussano, which is another strong proof that our mission was not to plunder or bring off cattle, either for ourselves or your estates; and I am persuaded that Colonel Mosheim, Major Laureal, and Captain Champain will feel equally indignant with ourselves at so gross a misrepresentation of the motives which guided us on those expeditions. And be assured, my good sir, it affords me great satisfaction to have it in my power to enable you thus publicly to contradict...

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