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1868 Excerpt: ...of Assembly in the manner before mentioned. Mr
Smith has given a pretty full account, how much Mr Burnet studied
the true interest of the province more than any before him or any
since. N o instance can be given of oppression in any shape. No man
was more free from Avarice. He was generous to a degree so far that
if he erred it was not in takeing sufficient care of his private
interest. He expended yearly considerable sums in private charitie,
which he managed so that none knew of them more than what could not
be avoided and thereby in some degree doubled the charitie to many
who received it. That which excited. the malice of a faction was
merely the effect of his great merit. The stopping the trade which
a few merchants had with Canada carried on to the prejudice of
Great Britain and of all the American colonies and his giveing
relief in Chancery against the frauds of artful and rich men.
Neither the ministry nor the people of Great Britain at that time
saw the consequences of the Indian trade and of the ascendency over
the Indians which was thereby to be gained tho had they considered
that matter with the same attention which Mr Burnet did it is
probable the present war might have been prevented N o discovery of
any kind can be prop erly valued by those who do not understand it
and for that reason new discoveries are never at first valued as
they are at some distance of time afterwards, because few take the
trouble necessary to understand them till they have obtained a
reputation by being espoused by men of known and distinguished
knowledge. There is something in the English Constitution which
renders their ministry short sighted They are so much employed in I
expedients for the present time that they are unwilling to think of
things at a distance. 'l The...
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