Nicaragua: Past, Present and Future: A Description of Its Inhabitants, Customs, Mines, Minerals, Early History, Modern Filibusterism, Proposed Inter-oceanic Canal and Manifest Destiny

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J.E. Potter &Company, 1859 - Nicaragua - 372 pages
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Page 282 - America; nor will either make use of any protection which either affords or may afford, or any alliance which either has or may have, to or with any State or People for the purpose of erecting or maintaining any such fortifications, or of occupying, fortifying, or colonizing Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito Coast or any part of Central America, or of assuming or exercising dominion over the same...
Page 239 - Title, and to the restoring of such prizes in the cases in which restoration shall be adjudged; and also for the purpose of preventing the carrying on of any such expedition or enterprise from the territories or jurisdiction of the United States against the territories or dominions of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people with whom the United States are at peace.
Page 282 - Britain hereby declare, that neither the one nor the other will ever obtain or maintain for itself any exclusive control over the said ship canal; agreeing that neither will ever erect or maintain any fortifications commanding the same or in the vicinity thereof, or occupy, or fortify, or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito coast, or any part of Central America...
Page 253 - The 14th article of the convention, therefore, provides that " his Catholic majesty, prompted solely by motives of humanity, promises to the king of England that he will not exercise any act of severity against the Mosquitos inhabiting in part the countries which are to be evacuated by virtue of the present convention, on account of the...
Page 276 - State, subject to no other or higher duties, charges, or taxes than shall be imposed upon those of the United States; provided always, that such nations shall first enter into such Treaty stipulations and guarantees respecting said canal as may...
Page 276 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise, and in the arrangements by which they may terminate, the occasion has been deemed proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European power.
Page 285 - Nicaragua possesses in and over the line of said canal, and for the same reason guaranties, positively and efficaciously, the entire neutrality of the same. so long as it shall remain under the control of citizens of the United States, and so long as the United States shall enjoy the privileges secured to them in the preceding section of this article. "3d. But if, by any contingency, the above-named 'American Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Company...
Page 293 - It is a highway in which they themselves have little interest when compared with the vast interests of the rest of the world. Whilst their rights of sovereignty ought to be respected, it is the duty of other nations to require that this important passage shall not be interrupted by the civil wars and revolutionary outbreaks which have so frequently occurred in that region.
Page 304 - States of this continent, or, in other words, the introduction of a scheme or policy which would carry with it a right to interfere in their concerns, is a measure to which the United States have long since avowed their opposition, and which, should the attempt be made, they will resist by all the means in their power.
Page 305 - Europe, concerning the balance of power, and other subjects of controversy, arising out of the condition of its States, and which often find their solution or their postponement in war. It is of paramount importance to the States of this Hemisphere that they should have no entangling union with the Powers of the old world, a connection which would almost necessarily make them parties to wars, having no interest for them, and which would often involve them in hostilities with the other American States...

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