Tripoli: First War with the United States

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Herald Print, 1901 - Africa, North - 355 pages
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Page 148 - May 4. The Siddi Mahomed Daguize and Signior Farfara came to the American house and informed me that the Bashaw had ordered them to ask me if I had taken any resolution in consequence of the conversation which I had with him on the2d instant.
Page 149 - ... that I requested them to inform his excellency that I had not power to offer him a dollar, and that there were no funds in the United States appropriated for maintaining our peace with Tripoli, as we had carried our treaty into effect already ; that he had written to the President of the United States, the Dey of Algiers, and Bey of Tunis ; that he had settled with the agent of the United States, and had received a cash payment in lieu and in full of all demands, and that he was content ; that...
Page 319 - The organization of our national strength is different from that of every other nation on earth. Each citizen carries his own arms, always ready for battle. When threatened with invasion, or actually invaded, detachments from the whole national body are sent by rotation to serve in the field : so that we have no need of standing armies nor depositories of arms.
Page 348 - No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States, and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
Page 252 - Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break In ruin and confusion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Page 192 - In case of any dispute arising from the violation of any of the articles of this treaty, no appeal shall be made to arms, nor shall war be declared on any pretext whatever; but, if the Consul residing at the place where the dispute shall happen, shall not be able to settle the same, the Government of that country shall state their...
Page 147 - From the tenor of the Bashaw's harangue, I perceived that his aim was to intimidate me, to say something that might hereafter be interpreted into a promise of a present, the value of which he would probably dictate himself. I therefore answered him as follows : — "Whatever information your excellency has received relative to the value of the presents or stores which have been given to Tunis, it has been amazingly exaggerated. We have never made any but what were stipulated by treaty, nor...
Page 42 - Highness be thus led astray by evil councillors, who can have no other object in view but your ruin ? Your Highness knows that although a powerful Squadron of Portuguese Ships has been, since last August, under my command, that by every means in my power they have been prevented from cruising against the Ships of your Highness, or from approaching your Coast. It is now my duty to speak out, and not to be misunderstood. That Nelson who has hitherto kept your powerful Enemies from destroying you, can,...
Page 136 - I requested him to inform the Bashaw, that, if he supposed that the cruisers which were sent by our Government to Algiers were given gratuitously, he had been misinformed ; that, during our negotiation last year, I had acquainted him that the frigate was given to that regency in lieu of cash, for the ransom of our citizens, which had been redeemed on credit more than a year before her arrival . . . The Bashaw returned, in answer, that he had concluded peace with the United States for much less than...
Page 42 - Shtan he only flatters that he may the more easily destroy. And it is true that since the year 1789, all Frenchmen are exactly of the same disposition. I had sent your letter to the great King my master ; I had done the same to the grand Signior ; for I never believed that your highness would say a word that was not most strictly true ; a lie is impossible for a true Mussulman to tell ; at least, I had always believed so. What then must have been my astonishment, to have heard from his Britanic Majesty's...

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