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" It is my intention while I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country, by endeavoring to please this court; and I wish I could prevent anything being said by any of our countrymen here that may have a contrary effect... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 474
von Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Band 2

Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow - 1875
...he thinks will best please the people of America. But, when I consider the expressions of Congress in many of their public acts, and particularly in their letter to the Chevalier de la Lu2erne, of the 24th of May last, I cannot but imagine, that he mistakes the sentiments of a few for...
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The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Band 4

United States. Dept. of State - 1889
...and particularly in their letter to the Chevalier de la Luzerne, of the 24th of May last, I can not but imagine that he mistakes the sentiments of a few...I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for oar country by endeavoring to please this court; and I wish I could prevent anything being said by...
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Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Statesman, Philosopher and Practical Citizen ...

Edward Robins - 1898 - 354 Seiten
...us more ample assistance, It is for Congress to judge and regulate their affairs accordingly. . . . It is my intention, while I stay here, to procure...to please this court ; and I wish I could prevent anything being said by any of our countrymen here, that may have a contrary effect, and increase an...
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The True Benjamin Franklin

Sydney George Fisher - 1898 - 369 Seiten
...different conduct seems to me what is not only improper and unbecoming, but what may be hurtful to us. ... It is my intention while I stay here to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please this court ; and I wish I could prevent anything being said by any of our countrymen...
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A Century of American Diplomacy: Being a Brief Review of the Foreign ...

John Watson Foster - 1900 - 497 Seiten
...he thinks will best please the people of America : but when I consider the expressions of Congress in many of their public acts, and particularly in...to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please this court." 1 It is understood that the correspondence occasioned a violent...
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... The American Revolution: 1776-1783

Claude Halstead Van Tyne - 1905 - 369 Seiten
...would not push matters or take a high-handed course. Franklin's whole diplomatic policy was simple. "It is my intention, while I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please the court." Adams, when he came, a year later, wanted the court to know its place,...
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... The American Revolution: 1776-1783

Claude Halstead Van Tyne - 1905 - 369 Seiten
...not push matters or take a high-handed course. / Franklin's whole diplomatic policy was simple. Vy'It is my intention, while I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please the court." Adams, when he came, a year later, wanted the court to know its place,...
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An American History

Eleanor E. Riggs - 1916 - 526 Seiten
...and speech and earnestly working to accomplish the difficult task before him. He wrote from France, " It is my intention, while I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please the court." The result was an open alliance with the Americans and aid in the...
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Mon Cher Papa: Franklin and the Ladies of Paris

Claude-Anne Lopez - 1990 - 404 Seiten
...the monarch. Adams thought him subservient on this point and said so, but Franklin was undeterred: ft is my intention, while I stay here, to procure what...endeavouring to please this court; and I wish I could prevent anything being said by our countrymen here that may have a contrary effect.10 There is no evidence...
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - 1998 - 1012 Seiten
...so totally different that it is impossible for any Minister to please both . . . But . . . I cannot imagine that he mistakes the sentiments of a few for a general opinion . . .IJ"John Adams will write: Dr. franklin's "reluctance" upon this occasion, I believe, was not implicitly...
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