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Admiral Hoff affidavits Albert Wyeth American appears appointed arms arrived Article Bayamo belligerent rights canse Captain captured Charles Francis Adams Charles Speakman Cienfuegos citizens civil Colonel colony command communication consul copy Cortes Cuban declaration decree desire dispatch district Dulce duty enemies excellency execution expedition Falmouth Fish force foreign governor Grape Shot Havana herewith high seas honor hostilities inclose instant instructions insurgents insurrection intention island of Cuba issued Jamaica Jiguani Junta letter liberal Madrid Manuel Manzanillo Matanzas ment military minister nation nentrality Nuevitas officers organization party persons Plumb political Porto Rico ports present President prisoners proclamation Puerto Principe received referred regard republic of Cuba revolution Sagua la Grande Santiago de Cuba Secretary sent September Sickles slavery Spaniards Spanish anthorities Spanish government Spanish residents territory tion towns Translation transmit troops undersigned United Valmaseda vessels volunteers York
Page 16 - April, 1818, by which, among other things, it was declared that if any person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begin, or set on foot, or provide, or prepare the means for any military expedition or enterprise to be carried on from thence...
Page 16 - ... dare to make our shores the scene of their guilty and hostile preparations against a friendly power and seek by falsehood and misrepresentation to seduce our own citizens, especially the young and inconsiderate, into their wicked schemes — an ungrateful return for the benefits conferred upon them by this people in permitting them to make our country an asylum from oppression and in flagrant abuse of the hospitality thus extended to them; and Whereas such expeditions can only be regarded as...
Page 16 - Every person who, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begins or sets on foot, or provides or prepares the means for, any military expedition or enterprise, to be carried on from thence against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state or of any colony, district, or people with whom the United States are at peace, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand dollars and imprisoned not more than three years.
Page 20 - Every habitation from which does not float a white flag, as a signal that its occupants desire peace, will be reduced to ashes.
Page 71 - But the contest has at no time assumed the conditions which amount to a war in the sense of international law, or which would show the existence of a de facto political organization of the insurgents sufficient to justify a recognition of belligerency.
Page 12 - Articles contraband of war, when destined for the enemies of Spain, are liable to seizure on the high seas; bnt the right of seizure is limited to such articles only, and no claim for its extension to other merchandise, or to persons not in the civil, military, or naval service of the enemies of Spain, will be acquiesced in by the United States.
Page 52 - States can be expected to allow their vessels to be subjected to only when Spain avows herself to be in a state of war, or shall be manifestly exercising the rights conceded only to belligerents in the time of war. The first article of the decree proposes to close certain ports, embracing a large extent of the Island of Cuba, against the peaceful commerce of foreign countries. Without contesting the right of a government in time of peace to exclude from its ports the trade and commerce of...
Page 54 - I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy and translation of a note received from the Imperial Foreign Office, dated November 29, 1915, which replies to a note which I addressed to the Imperial Foreign Office on October 14, 1915, pursuant to the instructions contained in your telegram No. 2291, of October 12, 1915.