Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1894 - United States

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Page 324 - Ireland, or in the Channel Islands, or in any of her Majesty's colonies or foreign possessions or dependencies, or of any waters subject to the territorial jurisdiction of the British Crown as a station or place of resort for any warlike purpose, or for the purpose of obtaining any facilities of warlike
Page 359 - 1862. SIR : I am directed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated llth instant, and to acquaint you that his Excellency requests me to explain to you that the only reason for the particular questions put to you by the health officer is the necessity of complying with the instructions of Earl
Page 99 - to an act entitled an act to protect the commerce of the United States and to punish the crime of piracy," the President is authorized to instruct the commanders of "armed vessels sailing under the authority of any letters of marque and reprisal granted by the Congress of
Page 182 - Wilkes to arrest and capture a neutral vessel engaged in carrying contraband of war for the use and benefit of the insurgents. The question before us is, whether this proceeding was authorized by and conducted according to the law of nations. It involves the following enquiries: 1. Were the persons named and their supposed
Page 162 - conceived himself to be so authorized, he greatly misunderstood the instructions which he had received. For the Government of the United States must be fully aware that the British Government could not allow such an affront to the national honor to pass without full reparation, and
Page 323 - after the expiration of at least twenty-four hours from the time when the last preceding vessel of the other belligerent (whether the same shall be a ship of war, or privateer, or merchant ship) which shall have left the
Page 749 - recommend with pleasure to your notice. The firemen and coal-passers have, with but few exceptions, discharged their duties very efficiently. I have the honor to be, sir, most respectfully, your obedient servant. RB PEGRAM, Lieutenant, Commanding. Hon. SR
Page 416 - whatever is contraband or important as evidence concerning the character of a captured vessel will be remitted to the prize court, or to the Secretary of State at Washington, or such sealed bag or parcels may be at once forwarded to this Department, to the end that the proper authorities of the foreign government may receive the
Page 174 - SIR: I am commanded by my lords commissioners of the admiralty to transmit herewith for the information of Earl Russell a copy of the protest made by the master of the royal mail steamer Trent before her Majesty's consul at íSt. Thomas on the 14th ultimo, against the proceedings of the captain of the US ship of war
Page 571 - who violate the provisions of such statute; And whereas her most gracious Majesty the. Queen, by her royal proclamation of the l.'ith of May, 1861, reciting that hostilities had unhappily commenced between the Government of the United States of America and certain States styling themselves the Confederate States of America, did .declare her royal determination to maintain strict and impartial neutrality in the con test

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