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errand, with four able generals, now lies no better than besieged within the ruins of Charles-Town and Boston, unable to procure the necessaries of life, obliged to import their bread from Europe, and fuel from Canada, pining away with disease, and affording daily martyrs to cruelty and arbitrary power, while every day adds to the improbability of their ever obtaining those unhappy ends. A strange situation for a British army Restraining the trade of the colonies, will effectually annihilate all their trade with Great-Britain. The numbers that crossed the Atlantic, or re-exported American commodities from Great-Britain ; the manufacturers that wrought for America, or worked up their raw materials; will now be at full leisure to know and feel whether the American trade be an object of any importance, and how
much the nation is obliged to a mi
quainted with the word of command.