Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 1 of George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition.:
...slative independence of England.
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- dred and forty-eight, Montesquieu, wisest in his age of the reflecting statesmen of France , apprized the cultivated world, that a free, prosperous and great people was forming in the forests of America, which England had sent forth her sons to inhabit. The hereditary dynasties of Europe, ...
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