Life of Arthur Lee, LL. D.: Joint Commissioner of the United States to the Court of France, and Sole Commissioner to the Courts of Spain and Prussia, During the Revolutionary War. With His Political and Literary Correspondence and His Papers on Diplomatic and Political Subjects, and the Affairs of the United States During the Same Period, Volume 2
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Page 177 - where he is appointed governor. He has already been addressed with all the expressions of court sincerity, and perhaps he may hereafter receive the reward of a baronet for his fidelity and courage. ' When vice prevails and impious men bear sway, the post of honour is the private station.
Page 395 - his natural desire, He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire ; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 395 - Some happier island in the watery waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold ; No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To be content
Page 320 - this subject among the deputies now here ; though I understand there are several candidates, which I am surprised at, as the office will be of so short duration, and merely honorary, or possibly introductory to something more substantial. I am, with great esteem and regard, dear sir, your most obedient servant, G.
Page 237 - insist upon their yielding up this right, they may think us very extravagant in our demands, and hence there will be great danger of bringing on a rupture fatal to both countries ; whereas, if these high points about the supreme authority of parliament, were to fall asleep, and administration would desist from the exercise of this right, and the present system of
Page 186 - with them, introducing levity, luxury, and indolence, and assuring them that if they are quiet the ministry will alter their measures. This is the general appearance of things here, while the people are anxiously waiting for some happy event from your side the water. For my own part
Page 127 - There is but one way of redressing this and remedying the public evil; that is the plan I before sent you, of appointing the Dr. honoris causa, to Vienna, Mr. Deane to Holland, Mr. Jennings to Madrid, and leaving me here. In that
Page 12 - the police, the English envoy, who happened to be on a visit in the hotel when the alarm was given, immediately went home, and in a few minutes the papers were all returned, apparently unopened. The envoy went to the king next day to excuse himself, but was not admitted. It appeared upon examination, that his
Page 27 - At our next meeting he desired me to request that a small quantity of tobacco or some other production might be sent to the Cape, to give it the air of a mercantile transaction, repeating over and over again, that it was for a cover only, and not for payment, as the remittance was gratuitous. Of all this I informed Dr.