Those matters which in negotiations usually require the most secrecy and the most despatch, are those preparatory and auxiliary measures which are not otherwise important in a national view, than as they tend to facilitate the attainment of the objects of the negotiation.
It seldom happens in the negotiation of treaties, of whatever nature, but that perfect SECRECY and immediate DESPATCH are sometimes requisite.
Murat declared that negotiations
for peace were already proceeding, and that he therefore offered this truce to avoid unnecessary bloodshed.
After long negotiations
over the legal details, the money was at last ready to be paid; but the notary, a most obliging person, could not hand over the order, because it must have the signature of the president, and the president, though he had not given over his duties to a deputy, was at the elections.
In all negotiations
of difficulty, a man may not look to sow and reap at once; but must prepare business, and so ripen it by degrees.
At length Aramis, upon whose promises there was least dependence to be placed, wrote Colbert the following letter, on the subject of the negotiations
which he had undertaken at Madrid:
The seller (a French horse-dealer resident in Brussels) had returned to Belgium immediately on completing the negotiations
These notes had all the effect that he who wrote them could expect, in that they induced a great number of the inhabitants to open private negotiations
with the royal army.
She maintained this belligerent attitude for several days, during which time a series of informal negotiations
were pending, and wide alarm spread over the island.
While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war-- seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation
Commerce, finance, negotiation
, and war seem to comprehend all the objects which have charms for minds governed by that passion; and all the powers necessary to those objects ought, in the first instance, to be lodged in the national depository.
Having been unsuccessful in his attempt by open force, he made use of the arts of negotiation
, but with an event not more to his satisfaction.