Our Naval War with France

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - United States - 323 pages
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Page 294 - February, 1778, the treaty of amity and commerce of the same date, and the convention of the 14th of November, 1788, nor upon the indemnities mutually due or claimed, the parties will negotiate further on these subjects at a convenient time...
Page 294 - ... shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand the said deserters in writing^ proving by an exhibition of the registers of the...
Page 290 - It shall be lawful for the ships of war and privateers belonging to the said parties respectively to carry whithersoever they please the ships and goods taken from their enemies...
Page 5 - ... it is the right of every nation to prohibit acts of sovereignty from being exercised by any other within its limits ; and the duty of a neutral nation to prohibit such as would injure one of the warring powers...
Page 38 - I will never send another minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and independent nation.
Page 40 - United States. Thinking in this manner, and feeling how incumbent it is upon every person, of every description, to contribute at all times to his country's welfare, and especially in a moment like the present, when every thing we hold dear and sacred is so seriously threatened, I have finally determined to accept the commission of Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States...
Page 291 - ... also from one place belonging to an enemy to another place belonging to an enemy, whether they be under the jurisdiction of one power or under several.
Page 292 - If the ships of the said subjects, people, or inhabitants, of either of the parties, shall be met with, either sailing along the coasts or on the high seas, by any ship of war of the other, or by any privateer, the said ship of war or privateer, for...
Page 2 - The two parties guarantee mutually from the present time and forever against all other powers, to wit: The United States to His Most Christian Majesty, the present possessions of the Crown of France in America, as well as those which it may acquire by the future treaty of peace...
Page 301 - Whether the ships thus denationalized by the arbitrary measures of the English government, enter into our ports, or those of our allies, or whether they fall into the hands of our ships of war, or of our privateers, they are declared to be good and lawful prizes. — Art. III. The British islands are declared to be in a state of blockade, both by land and sea.

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