The true art of government consists in not governing too much.

Jonathan Shipley (1714-1788) Clergyman in the Church in Wales
“A Sermon Preached Before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts,” St. Mary-Le-Bow, London (19 Feb 1773)

Shipley believed that a lighter hand in the American colonies would make them want to remain with Britain, to the benefit of all parties.
Added on 29-May-20 | Last updated 29-May-20
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