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“To suffer a wide extended Country to be over run with Land Jobbers, Speculators, and Monopolisers or even with scatter’d settlers, is, in my opinion, inconsistent with that wisdom & policy which our true interest dictates, or that an enlightened People ought to adopt, and, besides,”

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[“in preference to attempting to drive them by force of Arms out of their Country; which, as we have already experienced is like] driving the Wild beasts of the Forest, which will return as soon as the pursuit is at an end and fall perhaps upon those that are left there, when the gradual extension of our settlements will in certainty cause the Savage, as the Wolf to arise; both being Beasts of prey, though they differ in shape.”

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