War and Peace: The Evils of the First and a Plan for Preserving the Last

War and Peace: The Evils of the First and a Plan for Preserving the Last

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War and Peace: The Evils of the First and a Plan for Preserving the Last

War and Peace: The Evils of the First and a Plan for Preserving the Last

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In 1842 there was published in the city of New York, a little book of approximately a hundred pages, entitled War and Peace: the Evils of the First, and a Plan for Preserving the Last. In lieu of preface or introduction the author contented himself with Dr. Franklin's oft quoted dictum and outstanding challenge to men of good will, which he printed on the title page: "We make daily great Improvements in Natural, there is one I wish to see in Moral Philosophy; the Discovery of a Plan, that would induce & oblige Nations to settle their Disputes without first Cutting one another's Throats."

John Jay recommended "a plan" to the Congress in 1785, when holding the position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under the government of the Confederation; five years later, John Jay, as Acting Secretary of State under the Constitution, until Jefferson's return from France to assume the Secretaryship of State, recommended the same plan to the first President of the United States, who sent to the Senate of the First Congress under the Constitution Jay's report to the Congress of the Confederation. On November 19, 1794, John Jay, as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary on Special Mission to Great Britain . . .

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