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gested.-- First objection, relating to aggrandizement,

considered.- Admission that a Christian could not

have consistently joined in most colonial conquests.-

The effects of conquest no vindication of its princi-

ple.Have such colonial conquests benefited the

parent States ?-Other kinds of commerce and colo-

nization might have been substituted

94--108

LETTER VII.

The second objection, (relating to the preservation of

our colonies,) and a branch of the third, (i. e. the

naval means of defence supposed to depend on this,)

considered.--Specific service may defend the colonies ;

and is not to be scrupled, if they are well governed.-

No essential dependence of trade on colonies.-Power

of augmenting fisheries

108--125

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