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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
        [An American statesman; born at Charleston, S.C., 1746; minister to France, 1796, but refused recognition; returned later with Marshall and Gerry; died 1825.]
Millions for defence, not a cent for tribute!
          The treaty made by John Jay with England threatening to involve the United States in a war with France, the Directory refused to receive the American minister, but threw out hints that money paid by the United States might have a favorable effect; to which Pinckney made a reply which became a watchword.

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