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" The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. "
Essays on Peace & War: Which First Appeared in the Christian Mirror, Printed ... - Page 160
by William Ladd - 1827 - 279 pages
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1825 - 303 pages
...to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial...are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more armed vessels ; and many others to do the same. But the enemy at the same...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial...from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to that nation that authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is fur from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to that nation that authorizes it. In the beginning...
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The Calumet: New Series of the Harbinger of Peace, Volume 1

Peace - 1831
...piracy — though it may he aceidentally heneficial to particular persons, is far from heing profitahle to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. In the heginning of a war, some rich ships, not upon their guard, are surprized and taken. This encourages...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1831 - 290 pages
...though it may he accidentally heneficial to particular persons, is far from heing profitahle to nil engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it In the hegianing of a war some rich ships are surprised nnd taken. This encourages the first ndventurers to...
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The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America ..., Volume 2

United States. Department of State - United States - 1833
...likely to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...authorizes it. In the beginning of a war, some rich ships, not upon their guard, are surprised and taken ; this encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834 - 290 pages
...practice of robbing merchants on the high sea> —a tcmnunt of the ancient piracy — though it maybu accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is...from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to thu nation that authorizes it. In the beginning of a war come rich ships are surprised and taken. This...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 pages
...pirncy — though it may ha nccidentally heneficial to particular persons, is far from heing profitahle to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. In the hegianing of a war come rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the first ndventurers to...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - Statesmen - 1836
...the encouragements to war is taken away ; and peace therefore more likely to continue and be lasting. being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation...are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more armed vessels, and many others to do the same. But the enemy at the same...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 224 pages
...to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbmg merchants on the high seas, —a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial...in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. In the bettinning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers...
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