Admiral John Paul Jones; The First and Most Fascinating American Naval Hero

Admiral John Paul Jones; The First and Most Fascinating American Naval Hero

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...to which nothing more was wanted to assure to itself a perfect consideration. If it has not been possible, sir, to discuss, definitely with you, neither the principal object nor its accessories, the idea of the eluding the question, or of retarding the decision, had not the least part in it. I have already had the honor to express to you, in our conversations, that your want of plenipotentiary powers from Congress was a natural and invincible obstacle. It would be. likewise, contrary to the established custom to change the seat of negotiation, which has not been broken off, but only suspended, thereby to transfer it from Paris to Copenhagen. "I have only one favor to ask of you sir, that you would be the interpreter of our sentiments in regard to the United States. It would be a source of gratification to me to think that what I have said to you on this subject carries with it that conviction of the truth which it merits. We desire to form with them connections, solid, useful and essential: we wish to establishthem on bases natural and immovable. The momentary clouds, the incertitudes, which the misfortunes of the times brought with them, exist no longer. We should not longer recollect it, but to feel in a more lively manner the happiness of amore fortunate period; and to show ourselves more eager to prove the dispositions most proper to eflfect an union, and to procure reciprocally the advantages which a sincere alliance can afford, and of which the two countries are susceptible. 200 WITH COUNT BERNSTORF These are the sentiments which I can promise you, sir, on our part, and we flatter ourselves to find them likewise in America; nothing, then, can retard the conclu sion of an arrangement, which I am happy to see so far...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929233
  • 9781236929235