You will doubtless be surprised to hear that I have arranged with the Receiver for the purchase of the estates by private treaty.
This private treaty is known in history as "The Engagement."
There remains the alternative of acquiring miniatures by private treaty, often a somewhat delicate matter.
This indeed was a new sort of crusade, a crusade by private treaty.
The usual custom is to sell horses at auction, although they may be purchased at private treaty.
He maintained that it was obscure and ambiguous, and discordant with the private treaty made with Sweden.
Wartenberg, abandoning the national cause, concluded a private treaty with the King, that at first remained secret.