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Page 213 - ... the civil and criminal courts of the State of New York. If this indictment were pending in one of the courts of the United States, I am directed to say that the President, upon the receipt of Mr. Fox's last communication, would have immediately directed a nolle prosequi to be entered. Whether in this case the Governor of New York have that power, or, if he have, whether he would feel it his duty to exercise it, are points upon which we are not informed. It is understood that McLeod is holden...
Page 210 - Government to show a necessity of self-defence, instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment for deliberation.
Page 207 - It is quite notorious, that, for the greater part of the last two centuries, subjects of the British crown have been permitted to engage in foreign wars, both national and civil, and in the latter in every stage of their progress ; and yet it has not been imagined that England has at any time allowed her subjects to turn pirates.
Page 204 - It is hoped that the government of her majesty will perceive the importance of no longer leaving the government of the United States uninformed of its views and intentions upon a subject which has naturally produced much exasperation, and which has led to such grave consequences.
Page 211 - The President instructs the undersigned to say, in conclusion, that he confidently trusts that this and all other questions of difference between the two governments will be treated by both in the full exercise of such a spirit of candor, justice, and mutual respect as shall give assurance of the long continuance of peace between the two countries.
Page 200 - That the transaction, on account of which Mr. McLeod has been arrested and is to be put upon his trial, was a transaction of a public character, planned and executed by persons duly empowered by her Majesty's Colonial Authorities to take any steps and to do any acts which might be necessary for the defence of her Majesty's territories, and for the protection of Her Majesty's subjects...
Page 205 - ... McLeod, by the ordinary process of habeas corpus, to bring his case for hearing before that tribunal. The undersigned hardly needs to assure Mr. Fox, that a tribunal so eminently distinguished for ability and learning as the Supreme Court of the State of New York may be safely relied upon for the just and impartial administration of the law in this as well as in other cases...
Page 212 - That an individual forming part of a public force, and acting under the authority of his Government, is not to be held answerable, as a private trespasser or malefactor, is a principle of public law, sanctioned by the usages of all civilized nations, and which the Government of the United States has no inclination to dispute.
Page 320 - ... shivered into millions of minute particles, and, being thrown back into the air, fell in showers of sand on all the surrounding country. The coast was extended into the sea for a quarter of a mile, and a pretty sand beach and a new cape were formed. Three hills of scoria and sand were also formed in the sea, the lowest about two hundred and the highest about three hundred feet.