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n charge, have been of the greatest benefit in preparing this volume. Important aid has been derived from the exceedingly copious and as yet unedited cabinet correspondence of Frederic the Second of Prussia with his foreign ministers in England, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Russia. In choosing from this vast mass of materials, I received the most friendly assistance from the superintendent, Mr. Dunker, and from Mr. Friedlander. Extracts from these letters, which are all written in thespecting Gibraltar, and the urgency of his king for peace, explain and justify the proceedings of the American commissioners in signing preliminaries of peace in advance. It will appear how much Frederic the Second aided America by encouraging France to enter into the war for her independence. The interest of this exposition is heightened rather than impaired by the fact that his motives sprung from his love to his own people. It also becomes certain that the Empress Catharine promulgated h
erican independence. 1778. The alliance of France with the United States Chap. I.} 1778. broughxasperating remembrance of griefs and wrongs. France was the eldest daughter of the Roman church, wuncil his feeble voice against the alliance of France with the insurgents. He regarded a victory ovrope or beyond the Atlantic, if the welfare of France seemed to require it; he had, however, in his in, which he continued to believe would follow France into the war with England; and in his eyes ther. It was the age of personal government in France. Its navy, its army, its credit, its administ world a revolutionary Protestant republic. France was rich in resources; but its finances had noer which he held it his right to exercise. To France, the years which followed are the most glorioum. With their concurrence, and the support of France and Portugal, he finally extorted the assent oeir independence, as Joseph the Second visited France to draw closer his relations with that power, [9 more...]
he people who dwelt between the Alps and Chap. II.} the northern seas, between France and the Slaves, founded no colonies in America; but, in part, gave to the risin. Kingdoms collectively greater than his own, and independent of him,—Hungary, France, Spain, Portugal, England,—could never acknowledge his supremacy over a church highest overseer of the church of the reformation. In the reformed churches of France, which struggled into being in permanent conflict with prelates and kings, theif other races and tongues that the battle of Jesuit reaction was fought. While France was rent in pieces by bloody and relentless feuds, Germany enjoyed a half centu. So when the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in October, 1685, drove out of France a half million of the best of the French nation, the noble company of exiles foics and war. Goethe's Werke, XXII. 321. When to all this was added reform in France, he and the youth of Germany promised themselves and all their fellow-men a bea
r on the continent, naturally leaned. Against France, whose dissolute king made himself the champiothe last months of 1776, began to draw near to France, which was one of the guarantees of the peace c., 1776. On the advent of the rupture between France and England, he announced that England should nstructed his minister more definitely: Should France begin war, she may be sure that I will do ever ministry at Versailles of this; and add that France will not find me in her way, nor Chap. III.} wards England, he proceeded to gain the aid of France as well as of Russia against the annexation of independence of the colonies will be worth to France all which the war will cost. Frederic to Gomonitions, through his minister at Paris, that France had now an opportunity which must be regarded lectorate of Hanover, exposed to be invaded by France the moment that she shall leave it bare of tro hesitate to recognise your independence, when France, which is more directly interested in the even[19 more...]
nsylvania. May—June, 1778. The rescript of France, which announced to the Chap. IV.} 1778. May strength in behalf of unjust authority; while France became the foster-mother of republicanism. In one respect France was more suited than Britain to lead the peoples of Europe in the road to freedoituted the Chap. IV.} 1778. May. strength of France, of the most enlightened parts of Germany, andat the friendship so happily commenced between France and the United States might be perpetuated. Trenchmen became their friends, and the king of France was proclaimed the protector of the rights of Long Chap. IV.} 1778. May 8. live the king of France! and again: Long live the friendly European perica had expressed. And they insinuated that France was the common enemy. These offers, which wto their ally. They knew that their wars with France had been but a consequence of their connectiontaken part in the war that wrested Canada from France, had, as a traveller, with rare intrepidity pe
egret prevailed that these also had not been forgiven. Before the co-operation of the arms of France the Americans had substantially achieved their existence as a nation. The treaties of alliance channel. Since New York could not be reached, d'estaing, ignorant of — the secret policy of France and Spain, Chap. V.} 1778. indulged the dream of capturing the British towns in Newfoundland anve guns. The country was palpitating with joy at the al- Chap. V.} 1778. Aug. 6. liance with France. Congress on Sunday the sixth of August, with studied ceremony, gave its audience of reception ly wished well to the United States. Notwithstanding the failure of the first expedition from France, every measure adopted by the British government or its army to reduce the United States servedf war should so distress the people and desolate the country, as to make them of little avail to France. Congress published the paper in the gazettes to convince the people of the insidious designs o
campaign more; but she was bent on restraining France from an alliance with them, till she should heurity of her transatlantic dominions, and from France all other advantages that she could derive fron his childhood been a playmate of the king of France, whose friendship he retained, so that his pos, which embodied the separate determination of France to support the United States, Florida Blanca qpinion of the king. Since April of last year, France has gone counter to our advice. The king of Spril, 1778. He persisted in the reproach, that France had engaged in a war which had neither an obj78. for its close. Baffled in her policy by France, Spain next thought to use Great Britain as hetish armed vessels preyed upon the commerce of France. To ascertain the strength of the fleet at Brher condemned nor justified the steps taken by France; but that, as they had been entered upon withoilling to restore; and he answered, that while France supported the colonies in rebellion no negotia[5 more...]
rom Philadelphia, and, in the event of the junction of America with France, to evacuate New York and Rhode Island; George III. to Lord Norof treaties of commerce and alliance, the American commissioners in France and Spain were instructed to borrow two million pounds sterling, tos yet venture to ask power to levy taxes. On obtaining the king of France for their ally, they authorized drafts on their commissioners in Pan proportion to their numbers, were more opulent than the people of France; but they had no means of organizing their resources. The Oct. prn for the emancipation of Canada, in co-operation with an army from France. One American detachment from Pittsburgh was to capture Detroit; aer Montreal; a fifth, to guard the approaches from Quebec: while to France was assigned the office of reducing Quebec and Halifax. Lafayette d extreme distress for want of food; but, through importations from France, they were better clad than ever before. Officers in great number
ith Great Britain except under the auspices of France and Spain, and must submit to any terms which ctober enumerated as the only conditions which France would require: Vergennes to Montmorin, 17 Os demands in comparison with the moderation of France were so extravagant, that he was ashamed himseVIII.} 1778. But Florida Blanca reasoned, that France would be more strongly bound by articles of heunconscious of being at war. Public opinion in France had veered about, and everybody clamored for pinet, steadily repelled that mediation, unless France would cease to support the insurgent colonies.g of England with the concurrence of Spain and France. Florida Blanca to De Almodovar, 20 Jan., 1 court of France, 26 Feb., 1779. the armies of France breaking in upon the English at their firesidef April the treaty was signed. By its terms France bound herself to undertake the invasion of Grever and the Alleghanies. This convention of France with Spain modified the treaty between France [11 more...]
sition, unless it has for its basis peace with France as well as with America. On the report of an ition could never gain a hearing in congress. France, renouncing for herself all pretensions to hero the principles of the American alliance with France, and of the system of union between France andnd should belong equally to the United States, France, and Great Britain; and that the navigation ofhose of Newfoundland between Great Britain and France, on the principle that each should have a monoand, avoiding a collision with the monopoly of France, he proposed that the right of fishing on the the same day, congress solicited supplies from France to the value of nearly three millions of dollaand acrimonious debate ensued. The friends of France resisted the resolutions with energy and bitteand they asked for that right the guarantee of France in the form of an explanatory article of existd seem to be a wish to break the connection of France with Spain; but I think I can say that, if the[10 more...]
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