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" Emperor, &c., will submit to be tributary to these robbers, and even encourage them, to what purpose should we make war upon them ? The resolution might be heroic, but would not be wise. The contest would be unequal. They can injure us very sensibly,... "
Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs - Page 35
by Gardner Weld Allen - 1905 - 354 pages
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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States ..., Volume 8

John Adams - Presidents - 1853
...spirit than prudence. As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor, &c., will submit to be tributary to these robbers, and even encourage them, to what...sensibly, but we cannot hurt them in the smallest degree. We have, or shall have, a rich trade at sea exposed to their depredations ; they have none at all upon...
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American Diplomacy and the Furtherance of Commerce

Eugene Schuyler - Diplomacy - 1886 - 469 pages
...of tribute. ' "As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor, etc., will submit to be tributary to these robbers, and even encourage them, to what...sensibly, but we cannot hurt them in the smallest degree. . . . If we could even send a force sufficient to burn a town, their unfeeling governors would only...
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The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of America: From the ...

United States - 1887
...than prudence. As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor, Sic., will submit to be tributary to these robbers, and even encourage them, to what purpose should we make war upoji them ? The resolution might be heroic, but would not be wise. The contest would be unequal. They...
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The American Navy

French Ensor Chadwick - United States - 1915 - 284 pages
...and too embarrassed by debt to use force. He wrote John Jay, Foreign Secretary, December 15, 1784: "As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor,...The resolution might be heroic but would not be wise ... we cannot hurt them in the smallest degree. . . . Unless it were possible, then, to persuade the...
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The American Navy

French Ensor Chadwick - United States - 1915 - 310 pages
...and too embarrassed by debt to use force. He wrote John Jay, Foreign Secretary, December 15, 1784: "As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor,...The resolution might be heroic but would not be wise . . . we cannot hurt them in the smallest degree. . . . Unless it were possible, then, to persuade...
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The American Navy

French Ensor Chadwick - United States - 1915 - 284 pages
...and too embarrassed by debt to use force. He wrote John Jay, Foreign Secretary, December 15, 1784: "As long as France, England, Holland, the Emperor,...The resolution might be heroic but would not be wise . . . we cannot hurt them in the smallest degree. . . . Unless it were possible, then, to persuade...
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