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Lord Ashburton

British peer, a.k.a. Alexander Baring, British envoy in Washington, negotiator of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) which settled border disputes and other issues between Britain and the U.S.


I wish the British Government would give you Canada at once. It is fit for nothing but to breed quarrels.

The power of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

1780 - from a Motion made in the British House of Commons