III. Lord North and Mr Robinson, 1779

  title={III. Lord North and Mr Robinson, 1779},
  author={H. Butterfield},
  journal={Cambridge Historical Journal},
The letters of Lord North have made us familiar with the portrait and the general posture of a Minister who was in the habit of behaving like a prisoner seeking release—a man “tied to the stake”as he once said—a Minister who repeatedly urged that his continuance in office would bring certain disaster upon the nation; who cursed the futility of what he privately called that damned American war; who complained of illness, depression of mind, loss of memory and general unfitness for his post. 
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