The Alliance Volume 1

The Alliance Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...powers to the Commissioners for a cessation of hostilities, treaty, peace, and perpetual union with America. The order for bringing the bill passed, nemine contradicente. I hope in God that it is not come too late. In my opinion, I do attribute in a great degree the present change of measure in Lord North to the effect of your wise and temperate counsels and of your friendly, I must add your magnanimous, affection to this country, which were conveyed to him on a late occasion. He was possessed of a very high opinion and respect for your person and character, and so I found him upon the opening of our conferences. Eut when I expressed to him the reality of your character, and that you had stood in the gap to prevent the rupture to the very last point of defence, and that the only hopes of peace rested upon your prudent and temperate management, the manner of his communication with me was totally altered to a full and friendly confidence. He allowed me to read to him my letter to you of the 25th of Deer., which Mr. Thornton brought over to you. He gave me full assurances that I should not be interrupted in any correspondence with you. He told me that I could not serve my country more essentially than by cultivating every intercourse that might forward peace. He expressed his full approbation of my going to Paris to have a conference with you. In short, in everything he expressed the sincerest dispositions towards Peace, and by his conduct yesterday he has avowed them to the public. If it be still in your power to blank the fatal act of final separation, I am confident that peace is now practicable. If this be still in your power, I know no sentiment of the heart that can rival the reward due to yours. That good old man may compose his heart to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671198
  • 9781236671196