War in Disguise: Or the Frauds of the Neutral Flags (Google eBook)

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C. Whittingham and sold by J. Hatchard and J. Butterworth, 1806 - Neutrality - 252 pages
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Page 36 - England was acting in accordance with the rule of 1798 " not to seize any neutral vessels which should be found carrying on trade directly between the colonies of the enemy and the neutral country to which the vessel belonged, and laden with property of the inhabitants of such neutral country, provided that such neutral vessel should not be supplying, nor should have on the outward voyage supplied, the enemy with any articles of contraband of war, and should not be trading with any blockaded ports.
Page 13 - Very different is the case of a trade which the neutral has never possessed, which he holds by no title of use and habit in times of peace, and which, in fact, can obtain in war by no other title, than by the success of...
Page 244 - Merchandize of the thirteen United States; and his Majesty will also continue to the Subjects of the said States, the free Ports which have been and are open in the french Islands of America. Of all which free Ports, the said Subjects of the United States shall enjoy the Use, agreeable to the Regulations which relate to them.
Page 158 - But there are some champions of neiitral pretensions who without openly contending for these extravagant doctrines maintain stoutly that neutral merchants have a right to trade on their own account with the Powers at war, wherever, and in whatsoever commodities, they please. If contraband goods, and blockaded places be graciously excepted, this is the utmost extent of their abstinence. All other neutral commerce they hold to be unquestionably legal "—see War in Disguise (3rd ed.), 1805.
Page 15 - ... foreign supplies ; if they cannot be supplied and defended they must fall to the belligerent of course — and if the belligerent chooses to apply his means to such an object, what right has a third party, perfectly neutral, to step in and prevent the execution ? No existing interest of his is affected by it ; he can have no right to apply to his own use the beneficial consequences of the mere act of the -belligerent...
Page 60 - ... first branch, to be the place of ultimate destination ; and on the last, to be that of original shipment. The payment of duties, then, was the only remaining badge of the simulated intention for which the merchants had to provide ; and here they found facilities from the port officers and government of the United States, such as obviated every inconvenience. On the arrival of a cargo destined for re-exportation in the course of this indirect commerce, they were allowed to land the goods, and...
Page 224 - ... her establishments in the East were almost as numerous as the islands in the Indian Archipelago ; and at some future period...
Page 20 - The merchants of the United States, were the first, and by far the most enterprising adventurers in the new field that was opened to neutrals in the Antilles, and the ports of the French islands were speedily crowded with their vessels.
Page 97 - ... obscure sea-port towns at which they resided, have suddenly started up as sole owners of great numbers of ships, and sole proprietors of rich cargoes, which it would have alarmed the wealthiest merchants of Europe, to hazard at once on the chance of a market, even in peaceable times. A man who, at...
Page 15 - Upon the interruption of a war, what are the rights of belligerents and neutrals respectively, regarding such places? It is an indubitable right of the belligerent to possess himself of such places, as of any other possession of his enemy. This is his common right; but he has the certain means of carrying such a right into effect, if he has a decided superiority at sea.

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