But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- -be it what it may--I know it is my duty to obey the government.
Certain sacrifices of animals he explains as intended to transfer a conditional curse.
These act as endowments for a specific period, and are conditional on the holder devoting his time to the investigation at first hand of some specified subject.
Others teach " conditional immortality."
Clearly, then, Napoleon's desire for peace was conditional on his being allowed to dictate terms to the rulers and peoples concerned.