Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Mercier” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...r own country.
What, then, does France claim of us that we do not accord to her?
Nothing. What do we refuse to France by declining to receive the communication sent to us through the hands of Mr. Mercier ?
Nothing but the privilege of telling us that we are at war when we maintain we are at peace, and that she is neutral when we prefer to recognize her as a friend.
Of course, it is understood ...
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