The writings of Thomas Jefferson (Google eBook)

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1895
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (FE); Paul Leicester Ford, Editor; Copyright, 1895, G.P. Putnam's Sons; 10 Volume collection; Vol. VI: 1792 - 1794

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Page 359 - Vessels of either of the parties not armed, or armed previous to their coming into the ports of the United States, which shall not have infringed any of the foregoing rules, may lawfully engage or enlist therein their own subjects or citizens, not being inhabitants of the United States, except privateers of the power at war with France, and except those vessels which have made prize, &c.
Page 358 - States of vessels of war in the immediate service of the government of any of the belligerent parties, which if done to other vessels, would be of a doubtful nature, as being applicable either to commerce or war, are deemed lawful...
Page 359 - Equipments of every kind in the ports of the United States of privateers of the Powers at war with France are deemed unlawful. 7. Equipments of vessels in the ports of the United States which are of a nature solely adapted to war, are deemed unlawful...
Page 408 - We are bound by our Treaties with Three of the Belligerent Nations, by all the means in our Power to protect and defend their Vessels and Effects in our Ports, or waters, or on the Seas near our Shores and to recover and restore the same to the right owners when taken from them. If all the means in our Power are used, and fail in their Effect, we are not bound, by our Treaties with those Nations to make Compensation.
Page 358 - Equipments in the ports of the United States by any of the parties at war with France, of vessels fitted for merchandise and war, whether with or without commissions, which are doubtful in their nature as being applicable either to commerce or war, are deemed lawful, except those which shall have made prize, &c.
Page 5 - The confidence of the whole Union is centred in you. Your being at the helm will be more than an answer to every argument, which can be used to alarm and lead the people in any quarter into violence or secession. North and south will hang together, if they have you to hang on...
Page 366 - That, besides taking efficacious measures to prevent the future fitting out of privateers in the ports of the United States, they will not give asylum therein to any, which shall have been at any time so fitted out, and will cause restitution of all such prizes as shall be hereafter brought within their ports by any of the said privateers.
Page 109 - I will not suffer my retirement to be clouded by the slanders of a man whose history, from the moment at which history can stoop to notice him, is a tissue of machinations against the liberty of the country which has not only received and given him bread, but heaped its honors on his head.
Page 16 - It is agreed that the Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states, to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights and properties, which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects...
Page 193 - Representatives, for the time being, be, and they are hereby authorized to grant the use of the books in the library of Congress, to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War...

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