George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of the American Revolution - Vol. 1

George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of the American Revolution - Vol. 1

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George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of the American Revolution - Vol. 1

George the Third and Charles Fox: The Concluding Part of the American Revolution - Vol. 1

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"THE Early History of Charles James Fox" was published thirty-one years ago, in October 1880. In the following December I accepted office as Secretary of the Admiralty, and perforce abandoned literature for an indefinite period to come. At the beginning of the next Session, in the lobby of the House of Commons, Mr. Justin M'Carthy did me the honour to express a wish that there existed a Statutory power for obtaining an Order of Court to compel me "to finish Fox"; and I am very glad to think that my old friend is alive to read this book. Its two volumes, -- of which the first is here, and the second is already more than half written, -- will carry Fox up to the moment which, so far as personal success was concerned, proved to be the culminating point of his whole career. They will likewise continue, and conclude, the History of the American Revolution, -- my tranquil and pleasant occupation during the later years of a life much of which was passed in stormier waters.

A general map of the revolted colonies at the outbreak of the American rebellion is herewith given for the convenience of readers.

WALLINGTON: November 1911.

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