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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 Writings of Benjamin Franklin: 1783-1788

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1906 - 703 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...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 Second Hague Conference: Memorandum on Controverted Questions of ...

Thomas Barclay - International law - 1906 - 159 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...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it." He also suggested the following article for the treaty then under discussion : —...
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The Industrial History of the U.S.

Katharine Coman - United States - 1907 - 461 pages
...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 do the same. But the enemy at the same time...
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The American Journal of International Law, Volume 1, Part 2

James Brown Scott, George Grafton Wilson - Electronic journals - 1907
...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...engaged in it or to the nation that authorizes it. The author also cites the article proposed by Franklin 7 on this subject for the treaty then under...
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Problems of International Practice and Diplomacy: With Special Reference to ...

Sir Thomas Barclay - Arbitration (International law) - 1907 - 383 pages
...merchants on the high sea-, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial l'i particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it." He also suggested the following article for the treaty then under discussion : —...
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Problems of International Practice and Diplomacy: With Special Reference to ...

Sir Thomas Barclay - Arbitration (International law) - 1907 - 383 pages
...high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial to [articular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it." He also suggested the following article for the treaty then under discussion : —...
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Neutrality as Influenced by the United States

Syngman Rhee - Maritime war - 1912 - 114 pages
...Great Britain came to realize the truth of Franklin's prophetic warning made as early as 1783 that "the practice of robbing merchants on the high seas,...accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from profitable to all engaged in it . . ." The British ship builders and individual merchants, however,...
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Collapse and Reconstruction: European Conditions and American Principles

Sir Thomas Barclay - Reconstruction (1914- ) - 1919 - 315 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...profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorises it." He suggested the following article for the treaty then under discussion : "That if...
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The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign ..., Volume 2

Mary A. Giunta, J. Dane Hartgrove, Mary-Jane M. Dowd - History - 1996 - 1081 pages
...lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the antient piracy, tho' it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons,...authorizes it. In the beginning of a war some rich ships, not upon their guard, are surprised &. taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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Essays of Benjamin Franklin: Moral, Social and Scientific

University Press of the Pacific - Philosophy - 2001 - 188 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...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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