The Policy and Interest of Great Britain, with Respect to Malta, Summarily Considered

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J. Hatchard, 1805 - Great Britain - 156 pages
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Page 77 - It is important that your Excellency should impress the Russian Government with the conviction of the services rendered by the inhabitants of Malta to his Majesty and to the common cause, at the time when the French were in possession of the Island. " That, for nearly two years, they maintained a state of constant and active hostility against the French ; that several thousands of them perished in this state of hostility ; and that these efforts were made at a time when they could receive assistance...
Page 87 - Sometimes even, a prince hasstatesgiven sovereignties in fee, and sovereigns have voluntarily rendered themselves feudatories to others. When the homage leaves independency and sovereign authority in the administration of the state, and only means certain duties to the lord of the fee, or even a mere honorary acknowledgment, it does not prevent the state or the feudatory prince being strictly sovereign.
Page 88 - Faone. I said to them/ The First Consul loves your country much, he speaks of it often ; he interests himself in your happiness ; he did not forget you, and recommended you to the Porte. He has made peace with Europe, and this country will feel the interest which he takes, and the recollection which he has preserved of the poor Cheiks of Egypt.
Page 88 - ... gain, since sooner or later Egypt would belong to France, either by the falling to pieces of the Turkish Empire, or by some arrangement with the Porte.
Page 26 - Fourteenth, 45 recommending to that Monarch the Conquest of Egypt, as conducive to the establishing a Supreme Authority over the Governments of Europe, London 1803.
Page 18 - Malta ; yet, notwithstanding this right, so clear and so unquestionable, the alternative presented by the French Government to his Majesty, in language the most peremptory and menacing, was, the evacuation of Malta, or the renewal of war...
Page 97 - The knisnts of the order of St. John to be indemnified by his majesty for any losses of property which they may sustain in consequence of such an arrangement.
Page 101 - If it is against the sovereign alone that he has just cause of complaint, reason plainly evinces that he acquires no other rights by his conquest than such as belonged to the sovereign whom he has dispossessed : and, on the submission of the people, he is bound to govern them, according to the laws of the state.
Page 8 - As the promife of reftoring Gibraltar was mentioned in fome of the fpeeches, Sir Robert Walpole faid, ' That, fuch a promife not having been made, while he had the honour to be in the adminiftration, he could fay nothing to it : That, if fuch a promife was ever made, he...
Page 101 - ... security for the future is satisfied. Vattel says : " The conqueror who takes a town or province from his enemy cannot justly acquire over it any other rights than such as belonged to the sovereign against whom he has taken up arms ; but if the entire State be conquered, if the nation be subdued, * * * if the conqueror thinks proper to retain the sovereignty of the conquered State and has a right to retain it, * * * reason plainly evinces that he acquires no other rights by his conquest than...

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