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" I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your proposal of easing the prisoners for a few days of their fetters. Much as my humanity may be touched by their sufferings, I should think it inexpedient to afford them any alleviation while they persist... "
The Works of Edmund Burke - Page 286
by Edmund Burke - 1839
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The Port Folio

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1814
...possible, as the longer the affair is suspended the more disagreeable consequences will follow from it. I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your excellency's request respectingcolonel Luke Marlmry, he being a prisoner of war in the not them department....
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 6

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1813
...letter the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22d May, 1782, in the following words: — "I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your...humanity may be touched by their sufferings, I should tiiiuk it inexpedient to afford them any alleviation, while they persist in a breach of their contract...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 12

Edmund Burke - France - 1813
...following words :— *' I- am sorry it is not in my power to comply J' ;,wkh your proposal of easmg the prisoners for a •" few days of their fetters....humanity '" may be touched by their sufferings, I should & think it inexpedient to afford them any alle4' viation while they persist in a breach of their -'...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 12

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1819
...letter the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22d May 1782, in the following words: — " I am sorry it is not in my power to comply " with...I should " think it inexpedient to afford them any alle" viation while they persist in a breach of their " contract with me ; and indeed no indulgence...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 6

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1826
...the said officer did receive a dirrct refusal, dated 22d May 1782, in the following words : — " 1 am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your...while they persist in a breach of their contract with ine ; and indeed no indulgence can be shown them without the authority of the nabob, who, instead of...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke: With a Biographical and ..., Volume 2

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1834
...letter the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22d May 1782, in the following words : — " e transactions, I resign the common and legal security of those, who commit c prison" ers for a few days of their fetters. Much as my " humanity may be touched by their sufferings,...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...exchange I have prescribed to myself, which is that of liberating those first, who were first taken. I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your request for arms. Notwithstanding the many arrivals, there is scarcely a sufficiency to supply the...
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The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1837
...letter the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22d May 1782, in the following words : — " I am sorry it is not in my power to " comply with...their " contract with me ; and indeed no indulgence " can be shewn them without the authority of the " nabob, who, instead of consenting to moderate "...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...exchange I have prescribed to myself, which is that of liberating those first, who were first taken. I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your request for arms. Notwithstanding the many arrivals, there is scarcely a sufficiency to supply the...
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Prison scenes; and narrative of escape from France, during the late war

Seacome Ellison - Prisons - 1838 - 298 pages
...Dacres and B (both midshipmen), said, " I shall provide for you, gentlemen ; but as for the others, I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with their request." K and I begged of him to consider how wretched would be our state, if we were again...
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