The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Volume 6

The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Volume 6

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... copy. Knowing the high sense the United States of America have of that strict impartiality between all the late belligerent powers which her Imperial majesty has so evidently manifested during the course of the war, and that they would not wish any proposition should be made on their part which she might possibly think in the least degree repugnant to it, I omitted to make the co miinication of my mission to your excelloncy till the conclusion of the preliminary treaty between the courts of Versailles, Madrid, and London had beeu in form communicated to her Imperial majesty. It is to be observed that at the time T made it the mediation had not taken place, the despatches relative to it, if I am not mistaken, having arrived hero three days after. The other matters being waived, I shall conform with the utmost satisfaction to her Imperial majesty's manner of thinking respecting the present mediation aud wait the conclusion of the definitive treaty of peace. I have a most grateful sense of the assurances which her Imperial majesty has beeu pleased to give to me that, in the mean time, not only myself, but such of the citizens of the United States as affairs of commerce or others may bring into her empire, shall eujoy the most favorable reception and the protection of the laws of nations. I pray your excellency to accept my sincere acknowledgments of the polito mauner in which you communicated the answer to my memorial. I have the honor to be, -tc, Francis Dana. St. Peteksbuhgh, June 111, 1H'X You will not suppose from anything contained in the answer to my memorial, that I had misstated any part of the first answer. Whether my reasoning upon the several parts of it is just or not, you are best able to determine. If I have drawn consequences...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526244
  • 9781236526243