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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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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 pages
...piracy — though it may he accidentally 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 shiIis are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 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...that authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some ricli ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more armed vessels...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin; with Selections from His Miscellaneous Works

John Stanley (printer.) - Statesmen - 1849 - 162 pages
...practice of robbing merchants on the high seas—a remnant of the ancient piracy—though it might be accidentally beneficial to particular persons,...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1851 - 304 pages
...more likely to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high i remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being prof- % Stable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it. In the beginning of a war...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 288 pages
...continue and be lasting. The practice of robbmg merchants on the high aeas — a remnant of the anctent 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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Manual of the Law of Maritime Warfare: Embodying the Decisions of Lord ...

William Hazlitt, Henry Philip Roche - Electronic book - 1854 - 457 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...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 Law Review and Quarterly Journal of British and Foreign ..., Volume 19

International law - 1854
...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...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships, not upon their guard, are surprised and taken....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 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 Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being ..., Volume 2

United States. Dept. of State - United States - 1857
...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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A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Economical Tracts

John Ramsay McCulloch - Economics - 1859 - 569 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...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships are surprised and taken. This encourages the...
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