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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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A Treatise on International Law and a Short Explanation of the Jurisdiction ...

Daniel Gardner - Law - 1844 - 315 pages
...The practice of robbing- merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it maybe accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is...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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Letters from France: The Private Diplomatic Correspondence of Benjamin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 223 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 surprized and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 303 pages
...lasting. The Practice of Robbing Merchants on the high Seas, a Remnant of the Ancient 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 surprized and taken. This encourages the first Adventurers to fit out more...
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The Beauties of Franklin: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Benjamin Franklin - 1834 - 186 pages
...to continue and be lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — 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 North American Review, Volume 7

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1818
...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 surprized and taken. This encourages the first adventurers to fit out more...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: containing several political and ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - United States - 1839
...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 Benjamin Franklin: Including the Private as Well as ..., Volume 10

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1904
...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 Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 19

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1831
...practice of robbing merchants on the high seas---a remnant of the ancient piracy--- though it maybe accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is...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 Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Volume 6

United States. Department of State - United States - 1889
...lasting. The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, thongh it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons,...profitable to all engaged in it or to the nation that anthorizes it. In the beginning of a war, some rich ships, not upon their gnard, arc surprised and...
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