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.:
...egard to the colonies was reserved to the Secretary of State, who had the care of what was called the Southern Department, which included the conduct of all relations with the Spanish peninsula and France .
The Board of Trade, framed originally to restore the commerce and encourage the fisheries of the metropolis, was compelled to hear complaints from the executive officers in America, to issue instr...
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