William Cobbett (essay date 1798)
SOURCE: Cobbett, William. “The Detection of Bache; or French Diplomatic Skill Developed. Very necessary to be kept in all Families in Town and Country.” Early American Imprints, first series, no. 33524, 1955-83.
[In following essay, originally published in 1798, Cobbett criticizes Bache for what he argues were deceptive actions surrounding Bache's publication of a letter from Talleyrand, the foreign affairs minister of France.]
On Saturday, the 16th inst. Bache (the grandson of Old Franklin) published a Letter from Talleyrand, the French minister for Foreign affairs, to the American Envoys at Paris. This letter was evidently calculated, not for the perusal of the...
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