An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 314 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 Excerpt: ...the art of making huge pro sessions, and in such a manner, that men are almost necessitated to believe them; and at the same time, intend to perform no more of them than apparently, 'stands with their own advantage j which yet I am confident they will not arrive at upon this occasion; and I hope God will give wisdom to my lords so to ma'nage their farewell in that manner, that the common wealth ot England mail not lose either in honour or (r) Thurloe, interest upon this occasion (/-).' The day fixed the second time (for the first had been expired, and a farther day given at the request of the States) being near at hand, the ambassadors gave notice of their intended departure to the States, expressing their sorrow for the unsuccessfulness of their negotiation, and their hopes that hereafter a treaty might be concluded. Whereupon the States-General in a declaration justified their proceedings j entreated the stay of the ambassadors; and S3 pro sey, Man, Virginia and Barhadoei; considering, prosessed their readiness to contribute their best endeavours to perssect the treaty. This of course produced a recapitulation, in which, after shewing how unfatisfactory the answers to their propositions had been. the ambassadors concluded in the following manner: ' As to their dissatisfaction concerning our coming away, 'we conceived, that we had faid enough therein tP 'their commissioners, whom they had sent twite to 4 us about the fame; as that the parliament had now thrice sent their agents and ministers unto them; and 'that as they were no way bound to send them unto 'them at all, fo was it in their own choice and power 'to limit the time of their abode. Neither were they therein surprized, we having always from the sirst day of the treaty told them, that our tjme was...

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J. William Harris is a professor and chair of the History Department at the University of New Hampshire. His previous books include Society and Culture in the Slave South (editor) and Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society: White Liberty and Black Slavery in Augusta's Hinterlands.

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