The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being the Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. Dumas, and Others, Concerning the Foreign Relations of the United States During the Whole Revolution; Together with the Letters in Reply from the Secret Committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Also, the Entire Correspondence of the French Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress, Band 6
J.C. Rives, 1857
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Seite 500 - 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 124 - SIR, I have received the letter, which your Excellency did me the honor of addressing to me by the hand of Mr.
Seite 165 - Secretary to the United States of America for the Department of Foreign Affairs...
Seite 240 - his Britannic Majesty shall, with all convenient speed, and without causing any destruction, or carrying away any negroes or other property of the American inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garrisons, and fleets from the United States, and from every port, place, and harbor within the same,
Seite 651 - SIR, I had the honor to receive your Excellency's letter of the 4th of this month soon after my arrival at this place.
Seite 44 - October, which accompanied it. I have no doubt that they will be most agreeable to his majesty, and that he will learn with...
Seite 118 - The articles of a general treaty do not appear so favorable to France in point of territorial acquisitions as they do to the other Powers ; but the magnanimous and disinterested scale of action which that great nation has exhibited to the world during this war, and at the conclusion of peace will insure to the King and nation that reputation which will be of more consequence to them than every other consideration.
Seite 289 - I should be informed of these things ; and I take the plain, open, candid method of acquiring information. To palliate or conceal any evils or disorders in our situation can answer no good purpose : they must be known before they can be cured. We must also know what resources can be brought forth, that we may proportion our efforts to our means, and our demands to both. It is necessary that we should be in condition to prosecute the war with ease before we can expect to lay down our arms with security,...
Seite 131 - Luzerne, whose attention on this, as on all other occasions, merits the acknowledgments of Congress. These lively representations of our august and most beloved friends will be placed in our council chamber ; and can never fail of exciting in the mind of every American, an admiration of the distinguished virtues and accomplishments of the royal originals. We beseech the Supreme Ruler of the Universe constantly to keep your majesty and your royal consort in his holy protection, and to render the blessings...