Memoirs of John Quincy Adams: Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848, Volume 3

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Charles Francis Adams
J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1874 - Presidents
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Page 567 - This preservation photocopy was made and hand bound at BookLab, Inc., in compliance with copyright law. The paper is Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, which exceeds ANSI Standard Z39.48-1984.
Page 260 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not : for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Page 101 - He was playing brag with the British Plenipotentiaries; they had been playing brag with us throughout the whole negotiation; he thought it was time for us to begin to play brag with them. He asked me if I knew how to play brag. I had forgotten how. He said the art of it was to beat your adversary by holding your hand, with a solemn and confident phiz, and outbragging him. He appealed to Mr. Bayard if it was not. "Ay...
Page 266 - ... said that they would give due attention to the letter that I should send him, but that Great Britain had explicitly manifested her intention concerning it ; that this subject, as I doubtless knew, had excited a great deal of feeling in this country, perhaps much more than its importance deserved; but their own fishermen considered it as an excessive hardship to be supplanted by American fishermen, even upon the very shores of the British dominions.
Page 257 - Our object," he says in a letter to the Secretary of State, " is the restoration of all the property, including slaves, which, by the usages of war among civilized nations, ought not to have been taken." "All private property on shore was of that description. It was entitled by the laws of war to exemption from capture.
Page 248 - ... more than was appropriated for them, and he is embarrassed now about getting back to America. I have engaged Messrs. Baring to advance the money for the instruments, and he is to go for his own expenses upon his own credit. He has procured an excellent set of instruments.
Page 78 - There are several particulars in my present mode of life in which there is too much relaxation of self-discipline. I have this month frequented too much the theatre and other public amusements; indulged too much conviviality, and taken too little exercise. The consequence is that I am growing corpulent, and that industry becomes irksome to me. May I be cautious not to fall into any habit of indolence or dissipation ! " Clay's temperament, no doubt, enabled him to bear such pleasures with more fortitude...
Page 266 - I asked him if he could, without inconvenience, state the substance of the answer that had been sent. He said, certainly: it had been that as, on the one hand, Great Britain could not permit the vessels of the United States to fish within the creeks and close upon the shores of the British territories, so, on the other hand, it was by no means her intention to interrupt them in fishing anywhere in the open sea, or without the territorial jurisdiction, a marine league from the shore; and, therefore,...
Page 178 - He said that a revolution had been rendered unavoidable by the misconduct of the Bourbons ; that with the exception of a handful of emigrants, who had been twenty years carrying on a war against their country, the dissatisfaction had been universal. If the Emperor had not returned there would have been in less than six months an insurrection of the people, the operation of which would have been dreadful ; that by the Emperor's return it had been effected without a drop of blood shed. His government...
Page 257 - All private property on shore was of that description ; it was entitled by the laws of War to exemption from capture — Slaves were private property. Lord Liverpool said, that he thought they could not be considered precisely under the general denomination of private property ; a table or a chair, for instance, might be taken and restored without changing its condition, but a living and human being was entitled to other considerations. I replied, that the Treaty had marked no such distinction; the...

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