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“ Yes , Sir ; but that has been owing to the people being less thinned at one period than another , whether by emigrations , war , or pestilence , not by their being more or less prolifick . Births at all times bear the same proportion ...
Open rapine becomes less frequent , and violence gives way to cunning . Those who before invaded pastures and stormed houses , now begin to enrich themselves by unequal contracts and fraudulent intromissions .
WEBSTER's informations were much less exact and much less determinate than I expected : they are , indeed , much less positive than , if he can trust his own book ? which he laid before me , he is able to give .
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