The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, Band 9
Childs & Peterson, 1840
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Seite 142 - Neither of the two parties shall conclude either truce or peace with Great Britain without the formal consent of the other first obtained; and they mutually engage not to lay down their arms until the independence of the United States shall have been formally or tacitly assured by the treaty or treaties that shall terminate the war.
Seite 531 - I hope it will be lasting, and that Mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable Creatures, have Reason and Sense enough to settle their Differences without cutting Throats; for, in my opinion, there never was a good War, or a bad Peace.
Seite 456 - For this purpose, you are to make the most candid and confidential communications upon all subjects to the Ministers of our generous ally, the King of France ; to undertake nothing in the negotiations for peace or truce, without their knowledge and concurrence ; and ultimately to govern yourselves by their advice and opinion...
Seite 466 - ... molested in their persons, nor shall their houses or goods be burnt, or otherwise destroyed, nor their fields wasted by the armed force of the enemy...
Seite 266 - I have received the letter, which you did me the honor to write to me the 4th instant, as also those which accompanied it.
Seite 83 - I have never known a peace made, even the most advantageous, that was not censured as inadequate, and the makers condemned as injudicious or corrupt. "Blessed are the peace-makers" is, I suppose, to be understood in the other world, for in this they are frequently cursed.
Seite 115 - I shall not enter into an examination of the successive variations and augmentations of your demands on me for funds to meet your payments.
Seite 448 - America, without even informing yourself on the state of the negotiation on our part. You are wise and discreet, Sir ; you perfectly understand what is due to propriety ; you have all your life performed your duties. I pray you to consider how you propose to fulfil those, which are due to the King ? I am not desirous of enlarging these reflections ; I commit them to your own integrity.
Seite 326 - Congress shall be known, to whom is reserved the confirmation or disapprobation of this discharge, in case they have made or shall intend to make a different disposition. "Given at Passy, this 9th day of June, 1782. B. FRANKLIN, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Court of France.