Page images
PDF

AMERICAN ENCROACHMENTS

ox,

OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE
OF THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES.

AND

ON THE LATE TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES: 1With Remarks on Mr. Baring's Examination;

AND

A DEFENCE OF THE SHIPPING INTEREST

* FROM THE CHARGE OF HAVING ATTEMPTED
TO IMPOSE ON PARLIAMENT,

AND OF FACTIOUS CONDUCT IN THEIR OPPOSITION
TO THE AMERICAN INTERCOURSE BILL.

[merged small][graphic]

"Disturb net one another with domestick disputes; but remember that we ire English, and our enemies are foreigners. Enemies; which, let what party soever prevail, it is equally the interest of our country to humble and restrain."

Dr. Johnson's Life or Admiral Bttxi.

LONDON:

SOLD BY J. BUTTERWORTH, FLEET-STREET i AND J, MRICHARDSON, CORNHILL.

[graphic]

TO

THE RIGHT HON.

JOHN LORD SHEFFIELD,

isTc. &c. We.

THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS
ON THE IMPORTANCE AND RESOURCES
OF THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES,

AND

ON THE NECESSITY OF ADHERING
TO THE NAVIGATION AND COLONIAL SYSTEM

AND OF

ENFORCING THE OTHER MARITIME REGULATIONS

OF

GREAT BRITAIN,

&c. &c. fife.
ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S
MOST OBEDIENT AND FAITHFUL SERVANT,

THE EDITOR.

Austin Frian, Qyth April, 1808.

[graphic]

CONTENTS-

Page

Introduction ; . :: i

Independence of America acknowledged . ib.

Geographical treaty of 1783 . . . ii

Trade with the United States regulated by orders of council ib.

differences between the two countries as to boundaries, &c. ib.

The town of St. Andrew built on the banks of the river

St. Croix . 4 i. . Hi

Discriminations in favour of the trade of the United State*
inconsistent with the treaties with other nations and in-

'jurious to British interests . i ib.

The river St. Croix ascertained by commissioners under

the treaty of 1794 . . ib.

Unfounded claim of the United States to British islands in

Passamaquoddy Bay .; ir

Cession of these islands by convention in 1803 in lord Sid-

mouth's administration, but which was not ratified . ib.

Usurpation of the subjects of the United States of islands

in Passamaquoddy Bay ; . T

Want of regulation as to the other boundaries . . ib;

Vexatious conduct and exactions of American revenue

officers on Canadian traders . vi

Observations on the late unratified treaty With America vii

On the boundaries of Canada . . i ix

Infractions of the treaty of 1794 by the United States . xi

On the duties imposed at the inland posts . . ib.

Contraband trade carried on at the islands in Passama-

quoddy Bay by the Americans . xt

Injurious effect of it on the trade of the British provinces ib.

On the importance of the gypsum trade . . . xvi

An account of it . ; . * jib.

« PreviousContinue »