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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 Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 4

George Washington, Jared Sparks - United States - 1839
...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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An Inquiry Into the Views, Services, Principles, and Influences of ..., Volume 1

Thaddeus Allen - United States - 1847
...MIDDLEBROOK, 2 July, 1777. ' SIR, — I had last night the honor of your letter of the 27th of June. 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 and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 7

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1852
...the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22nd May, 1782, in the following words: — " I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your...afford them any alleviation while they persist in a c 2 breach of their contract with me ; and indeed no indulgence can be shown them without the authority...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke: Reports on administration of ...

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1855
...the said officer did receive a direct refusal, dated 22nd May, 1782, in the following words : — " I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your...their contract with me ; and indeed no indulgence can be shown them without the authority of the Nabob, who, instead of consenting to moderate the rigours...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 4

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1860
...letter the said officer did receive direct refusal, dated 22nd May, 1782, in the following rords : — " I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with 'our proposal of easing the prisoners for a few days of their 'etters. Much as my humanity may be touched...
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Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings, Volume 1

Warren Hastings - Impeachments - 1859
...think it my duty to inform you of this request.''* The answer is from Mr. Middleton: — Mr. Middle"I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your proposal of casing the prisoners for a few days of their fetters, much as my humanity may be touched by their sufferings."...
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1866
...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...their contract with me : and, indeed, no indulgence can be shown them without the authority of the Nabob, who, instead of consenting to moderate the rigors...
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The St. Clair Papers: The Life and Public Services of Arthur St ..., Volume 1

Arthur St. Clair, William Henry Smith - Generals - 1881
...SMITH TO ARTHUR ST. CLAIR. BEDFORD, Sept. 5th, 1775. Dear Sir : — I am just favored with yours, and am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your request ; but I have neither of the papers or caleulations you mention. I have just asked my brother...
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Archives of Maryland, Volume 28

William Hand Browne, Clayton Colman Hall, Bernard Christian Steiner - Archives - 1908
...year 1 746 I immediately laid before p. 406 the Assembly and have sent you their Answer. Lib. c. B. I am sorry It is not in my Power to comply with this Demand without such Application, but This Government has no Fund to answer such Services without...
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1888
...from the time of their captivity, and fall within the right of exchange I have preseribed to myself. I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your request for arms. Notwithstanding the many arrivals we have had, there is scarcely a sufficiency to...
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