American Opinions on the "Alabama,": And Other Political Questions

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B. Quaritch, 1870 - Alabama claims - 75 pages

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Page 74 - The high contracting parties engage to consider the result of the proceedings of this commission as a full, perfect, and final settlement of every claim upon either government arising out of any transaction of a date prior to the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention ; and further engage that every such claim, whether or not the same may have been presented to the notice of, made, preferred...
Page 73 - The decision of the commissioners and of the arbitrator or umpire shall be given in writing in each case, and shall be signed by them respectively.
Page 73 - It shall be competent for each government to name one person to attend the commissioners as agent on its behalf, to present and support claims on its behalf, and to answer claims made upon it, and to represent it generally in all matters connected with the investigation and decision thereof.
Page 73 - ... umpire, after having examined the evidence adduced for and against the claim, and after having heard, if required, one person on each side as aforesaid, and consulted with the commissioners, shall decide thereupon finally, and without appeal.
Page 71 - Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable George William Frederick, , Earl of Clarendon, Baron Hyde of Hindon, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs...
Page 33 - I would rather be handed down to posterity as the builder of a dozen AlaIm-inas than as the man who applies himself deliberately to set class against class, and to cry up the institutions of another country which, when they come to be tested, are of no value whatever, and which reduce the very name of liberty to an utter absurdity.
Page 71 - Ireland, being of opinion that a speedy and equitable settlement of all such Claims will contribute much to the maintenance of the friendly feelings which subsist between the two Countries, have resolved to make arrangements for that purpose by means of a Convention...
Page 72 - Arbitrator or Umpire shall, before proceeding to act as such in any case, make and subscribe a solemn declaration in a form similar to that which shall already...
Page 74 - The commissioners shall keep an accurate record and correct minutes or notes of all their proceedings, with the dates thereof, and...
Page 39 - If, through British intervention, the war was doubled in duration, or in any way extended, as cannot be doubted, then is England justly responsible for the additional expenditure to which our country was doomed; and whatever may be the final settlement of these great accounts, such must be the judgment in any chancery which consults the simple equity of the case.

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