The Sandwich Islands: Progress of Events Since Their Discovery by Captain Cook. Their Occupation by Lord George Paulet. Their Value and Importance

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Smith, Elder, 1843 - Great Britain - 122 pages
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Page 28 - Archipelago, direct his councils, influence his conduct, and are the true authors of the insults given by him to France. For me, they compose a part of the native population, and must undergo the unhappy consequences of a war which they shall have brought on this country.
Page 84 - In consequence of the difficulties in which we find ourselves involved, and our opinion of the impossibility of complying with the demands in the manner in which they are made by her Britannic Majesty's representative upon us, in reference to the claims of British subjects ; we do hereby cede the group of islands known as the Hawaiian (or Sandwich) Islands unto the Right Honorable Lord George Paulet, Captain of her Britannic Majesty's Ship of War Carysfort...
Page 27 - In fine, they will comprehend that to persecute the Catholic religion, to tarnish it with the name of idolatry, and to expel, under this absurd pretext, the French from this archipelago, was to offer an insult to France and to its sovereign.
Page 90 - American vessels have with it, — such vessels constituting five-sixths of all which annually visit it, — could not but create dissatisfaction on the part of the United States at any attempt by another power, should such attempt be threatened or feared, to take possession of the Islands, colonize them, and subvert the native government.
Page 27 - That the Catholic worship be declared free throughout all the dominions subject to the king of the Sandwich Islands ; that the members of this religious faith shall enjoy in them all the privileges granted to Protestants.
Page 36 - That no law shall be enacted which is at variance with the word of the Lord Jehovah, or at variance with the general spirit of His word.
Page 79 - Ship Carysfort, upon the king of the Sandwich Islands: First. The immediate removal by public advertisement written in the native and English languages, and signed by the governor of this island and FW Thompson, of the attachment placed upon Mr. Charlton's property; the restoration of the land taken by government for its own use, and really appertaining to Mr. Charlton, and reparation for the heavy loss to which Mr. Charlton's representatives have been exposed by the oppressive and unjust proceedings...
Page 79 - SECOND, The immediate acknowledgment of the right of Mr. Simpson to perform the functions delegated to him by Mr. Charlton ; namely, those of Her Britannic Majesty's Acting Consul ; until Her Majesty's pleasure be known upon the reasonableness of your objections to him. The acknowledgment of that right and the reparation for the insult offered to Her Majesty through Her Acting Representative, to be made by a public reception of his Commission and the...
Page 27 - L'Artemise the sum of twenty thousand dollars as a guarantee of his future conduct towards France; which sum the Government will restore to him when it shall consider that the accompanying treaty will be faithfully complied with.*
Page 101 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the Sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the Earth daily with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.

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