American Diplomacy, Its Spirit and Achievements

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Harper & brothers, 1905 - United States - 285 pages
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Page 81 - day that France takes possession of New Orleans, fixes the sentence which is to restrain her forever within her low-water mark. It seals the union of two nations, who, in conjunction, can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment, we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation.
Page 35 - lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money, of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted. " ' As a matter of fact, it afterward became very difficult for the British to collect these debts before American juries; and for that reason the British held on to the forts
Page 95 - in casting behind them metaphysical subtleties, and risking themselves like faithful servants, must ratify and pay for it, and throw themselves on their country for doing for them unauthorized, what we know they would have done for themselves had they been in a situation to do it.
Page 178 - that empty themselves into the St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic, to the head of Hall's Stream; "thence, down the middle of said stream, till the line thus run intersects the old line of boundary surveyed and marked by Valentine and Collins, previously to the year 1774, as the 45th degree of north latitude;
Page 67 - Malloy, Treaties, I.: 496. the above convention, with the addition importing that the convention shall be in force for the space of eight years, and with the retrenchment of the second article: Provided, That by this retrenchment the two States renounce the respective pretensions, which are the object of the said article.
Page 65 - upheld the same conclusion in numerous cases. 2 In the summer of 1798 Talleyrand assured William Vans Murray, the American minister at The Hague, that any envoy the United States might send to France " would be undoubtedly received with the respect due to the representative of a free, independent, and a powerful nation.
Page 269 - superfluous in me to point out to your lordship that this is war. No matter what may be the theory adopted of neutrality in a struggle, when this process is carried on in the manner indicated, from a territory and with the aid of the subjects of a third party, that third party to all intents and purposes ceases to be a
Page 332 - Spanish allegiance; otherwise they would be held to have renounced it and to have adopted the nationality of the territory. The rights of Spanish subjects would be the same as those of other foreigners. The civil rights and political status of the natives should be determined by
Page 265 - 56th degree of north latitude; from this last mentioned point, the line of demarcation shall follow the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast as far as the point of intersection of the I4ist degree of west longitude;
Page 36 - and to exhort and warn the citizens of the United States carefully to avoid all aits and proceedings whatfoever, which may in any manner tend to contravene fuch difpofition. And I do hereby alfo make known that whofoever of the citizens of the United States (hall render himfelf liable to

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