History Of The United States (volume 10); From The Discovery Of The American Continent by George Bancroft

History Of The United States (volume 10); From The Discovery Of The American Continent

byGeorge Bancroft

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Excerpt: ... Chap. be made without the restoration of Gibraltar. Fired VIII. ^^_' by the prospect which now opened before him, the 1779. king of Spam pictured to himself1 the armies of France breaking in upon the English at their firesides; and Florida Blanca said to Montmorin: "The news of the rupture must become known to the world by a landing in England. With union, secrecy, and firmness, we shall be able to put our enemies under our feet; but no decisive blow can be struck at the English except in England itself."2 All this time the Spanish minister avoided fixing the epoch for joint active measures. Towards the Mnrch' end of March, Vergennes wrote impatiently: "How can he ask us to bind ourselves to everything that flatters the ambition of Spain, whilst he may make the secret reserve never to take part in the war, but in so far as the dangers are remote and the advantages certain? in one word, to reap without having sown? The difficulty can be excused only by attributing it to that spirit of a pettifogger which formed the essence of his first profession, and which we have encountered only too often. I cry out less at his repugnance to guarantee American independence. Nothing is gratuitous on the part of Spain; we know from herself that she wants suitable concessions from the Americans; to this we assuredly make no opposition." 3 Discussing in detail with Montmorin the article relating to the Americans, Florida Blanca said: "The king, my master, will never acknowledge their independence, until the English themselves shall be forced Chap. to recognise it by the peace. He fears the example --v--which he should otherwise give to his own posses- 1779. sions." "As well acknowledge their independence as accord them assistance," began Montmorin; but the minister cut him short, saying: "Nothing will...

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Title:History Of The United States (volume 10); From The Discovery Of The American ContinentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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