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. 8:
...d consent to take rank after Ward, whom he despised, he exacted a promise of indemnity on renouncing his half pay; and at the very moment of his accepting employment from a body, which was looking to France for sympathy, he assured his king of his readiness to serve against the natural hereditary enemies of England with the utmost alacrity and zeal.
Ever brooding over the risk he ran, he often regrett...
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