Uncle Sam Abroad

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1900 - Diplomatic and consular service, American - 238 pages

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Page 152 - IV. Diplomatic agents shall take precedence in their respective classes according to the date of the official notification of their arrival. The present regulation shall not cause any innovation with regard to the representative of the Pope.
Page 122 - Diplomatic agents are divided into three classes : That of ambassadors, legates, or nuncios; that of envoys, ministers, or other persons accredited to sovereigns; that of charges d'affaires accredited to ministers for foreign affairs.
Page 130 - Rome. The angel with great joy received his guests, And gave them presents of embroidered vests, And velvet mantles with rich ermine lined, And rings and jewels of the rarest kind. Then he departed with them o'er the sea Into the lovely land of Italy, Whose loveliness was more resplendent made By the mere passing of that cavalcade, With plumes, and cloaks, and housings, and the stir Of jeweled b.ridle and of golden spur.
Page 152 - VII. In acts or treaties between several powers which grant alternate precedence, the order which is to be observed in the signatures shall be decided by lot between the ministers. Art. VIII. It is agreed that ministers resident accredited to them shall form, with respect to their precedence, an intermediate class between ministers of the second class and charges d'affaires.
Page 116 - A person who is entitled to receive a passport if temporarily abroad should apply to the diplomatic representative of the United States in the country where he happens to be; or, in the absence of a diplomatic representative, to the consulgeneral of the United States; or, in the absence of both, to the consul of the United States.
Page 74 - In their letters, even to this Department upon such subjects they will confine themselves to the communication of important or interesting public events, as they occur, in as concise and succinct a form as may be convenient, avoiding all unnecessary reflections or Criticism upon the characters or conduct of Individuals: and they will on no occasion give publicity, thro...
Page 32 - ... assaults from without, seem now as unlikely to try the fabric of the American Constitution as an earthquake to rend the walls of the Capitol. This is why the Americans submit, not merely patiently but hopefully, to the defects of their government. The vessel may not be any better built, or found, or rigged than are those which carry the fortunes of the great nations of Europe. She is certainly not better navigated. But for the present at least — it may not always be so — she sails upon a...
Page 74 - ... but it is, at the same time, no less their duty to report, freely and seasonably, to their own government, all important facts which may come to their knowledge, through...
Page 108 - States on the subject of marriage is that which provides that all marriages celebrated in the presence of a consular officer in a foreign country between persons who would be authorized to marry if residing in the District of Columbia are valid to all intents and purposes as if said marriage had been solemnized in the United States. The phrase " laws of the United States" might therefore be deemed to imply laws of the several States.
Page 55 - The following table of subjects on which candidates for consular offices are to be examined has been published : 1. General education, knowledge of languages, business training and experience. 2. The country in which the consul or commercial agent is to reside, its government, chief magistrate, geographical features, principal cities, chief productions, and its commercial intercourse, and relations with the United States. 3. The exequatur, its nature and use. 4. Functions of a consul or commercial...

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