A Digest of the International Law of the United States: Taken from Documents Issued by Presidents and Secretaries of State, and from Decisions of Federal Courts and Opinions of Attorneys-general, Volume 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1887 - International law
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Page 562 - in regard to foreign relations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.' President Jefferson, in his inaugural address in 1801, warned the country against
Page 552 - her forever within her low-water mark. It seals the union of two nations who, in conjunction, can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation. We must turn all our attention to «a maritime force, for which our
Page 272 - the judgment of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security. " The late events iu Spain and Portugal show that Europe is still unsettled. Of this important fact no stronger proof can be adduced than that the allied powers should have thought it proper,
Page 68 - no case extend to a prisoner in jail, unless where he is in custody under or by color of the authority of the United States, or is committed for trial before some court thereof; or is in custody for an act done or omitted in pursuance of
Page 28 - 2 Cranch, 170. An act of Congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations if any other possible construction remains, nor should it be construed to violate neutral rights or to affect neutral commerce further than is warranted by the law of nations, as understood in this country. Murray r. Charming Betsy, 2 Cranch,
Page 272 - regard to these continents, circumstances are eminently and conspicuously different. It is impossible that the allied powers should extend their political system to any portion of either continent without endangering our peace and happiness ; nor
Page 273 - subdue them. It is still the true policy of the United States to leave the parties to themselves, in the hope that other powers will pursue the same course." " I did not leave Mr. de Chateaubriand (French minister for foreign affairs) without adverting to the
Page 752 - think it advisable not to specify,' and have provided that 'every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum or sums therein expressed to have been expended.' " The law making these provisions is in full force. It is binding upon all the Departments of the Government, and especially upon the Exec
Page 487 - together with their body and household servants, » » » shall be allowed to go and come of their own free will and accord, and shall be accorded all the rights, privileges, immunities, and exemptions which are accorded to the citizens and subjects of the most favored nation.'