Vattel certainly speaks of Penn's treaty as if he understood him to have purchased the sovereign rights as well as the fee simple.
And yet Vattel was one of the most celebrated cooks of his day.
With Bowditch and Vattel, a man might sail round the globe, and little fear of a bad landfall, or a mistake in principles.
It is founded entirely upon the second and third of Vattel's general principles, to the total exclusion of the first.
This change may be illustrated by comparing the work of Grotius with that of Vattel.
Vattel is again as good an exponent as we can have of what international law teaches on this subject.
It has been read from Vattel by several senators; and is conclusive in our favor.
Vattel is himself not certain whether this case is a fact or fiction.
I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel.
Though he made this declaration, yet it was but candid to acknowledge that this was stated by Vattel to be the law of nations.