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IN AMERICAN DIPLOMACY

regarded for the safety of our first friend. For although it is not down on paper, no honest American can doubt that the old compact holds reciprocally to-day, and that we are bound to "maintain effectually the liberty, sovereignty, and independence" of France, and conclude no separate truce or peace with the Teuton.