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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 Life and Miscellaneous Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 86 pages
...seas — a remnant of the aneient piraey — though it may be aeeidentally benefieial to partieular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rieh ships are surprised and taken. This eneourages the...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1840
...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...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 - Political science - 1840 - 320 pages
...likelyto continue and be lusting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnantof 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 works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...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 Southern literary messenger, Volume 7

1841
...likely to continue, and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchant* on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial...engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. la the beginning of a war, some rich ships, not on their guard, are surprized and taken. This encourages...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, and Anecdotes ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians of North America - 1842 - 180 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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Levende dansk lyrik: fra folkevisen til drachmann

Poul P. M. Pedersen - Danish poetry - 1844 - 580 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...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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A Treatise on International Law: And a Short Explanation of the Jurisdiction ...

Daniel Gardner - Constitutional law - 1844 - 315 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...engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it." They add a strong condemnation of privateering. (See Diplomatic Correspondence vol. 2d, p. 237—8.)...
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History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America: From the Earliest Times ...

Henry Wheaton - Electronic books - 1845 - 797 pages
...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...far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or lo the nation that authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships, not upon their guard,...
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The Works of ... Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 304 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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