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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 Life and Times of Thomas Smith, 1745-1809: A Pennsylvania Member of the ...

Burton Alva Konkle - Electronic books - 1903 - 303 pages
...the boundary question the previous autumn: 1 "I am just favored with yours," writes Mr. Smith, "and I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your request ; but I have neither of the papers or calculations you mention. I have just asked my brother...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 504 pages
...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 Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 504 pages
...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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Michigan Historical Collections, Volume 10

Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan State Historical Society - Michigan - 1888
...1 782. SIR, I have received your Letter of yesterday, requesting Permission to go to Britain which I am sorry it is not in my Power to comply with, having from necessity, determined that a full Enquiry shall be made this Winter into the Expenses incurred...
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