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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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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...what 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...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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Benjamin Franklin's Vision of American Community: A Study in Rhetorical ...

Lester C. Olson - 2004 - 323 Seiten
...left him vulnerable to being considered too French. Yet, in 1780, Franklin was in a position to add, "I cannot but imagine that he mistakes the Sentiments of a few for a general Opinion." Franklin then alluded to a recent letter in which the Congress had expressed its gratitude for the...
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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

Stacy Schiff - 2005 - 489 Seiten
...representatives of great powers, who assuredly will not yield either to the tone or to the logic of Mr. Adams." stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country, by endeavoring to please this court." That statement stood too as an effective means of heading off the...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2006 - 303 Seiten
...May last [specifically expressing "the grateful Sense Congress entertain" of the king's assistance], I cannot but imagine that he mistakes the Sentiments...endeavouring 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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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 100, no. 4)

...Ground, and. that this Court is to be treated with Decency and Delicacy." 8 He added a classic comment : "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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