War Ships for the Southern Confederacy: Report of Public Meeting in the Free-trade Hall, Manchester; with Letter from Professor Goldwin Smith to the "Daily News."

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Union and Emancipation Society, 1863 - Great Britain - 36 pages

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Page 29 - ... furnishing, fitting out, or arming of any ship or vessel with intent or in order that such ship or vessel shall be employed in the service of any foreign Prince, State, or potentate, or of any foreign colony, province, or part of any province or people...
Page 20 - ... such person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, upon any information or indictment, be punished by fine and imprisonment, or either of them, at the discretion of the Court in which such offender shall be convicted...
Page 32 - ... department seized an incomplete publication amounting to 40,000 sheets. This gave for a weekly paper 2,000,000 sheets per annum, being equal to oneeighteenth of the whole stamped press; and this was only a single instance. It is true that every sheet bears the printer's name, but it is often a false one. The law officers of the crown have given their opinion, that the existing law is wholly ineffectual to put down the evil. I believe that any attempt to cure the evil by increasing the severity...
Page 32 - Majesty was that time at war. Your petitioners beg to remind your honourable house of the precedent established by the two principal members of the Queen's present ministry, in the case of the ship United Kingdom, which had been built to aid Don Carlos in the civil war of Spain.
Page 19 - That if any person, within any part of the United Kingdom, or in any part of His Majesty's dominions beyond the seas, shall, without the leave and...
Page 20 - ... if they required one when they got outside. 4. The said Captain Butcher then engaged me as an able seaman on board the said vessel, at the wages of 4 10s.
Page 30 - ... merchants of the United States, will uphold the Government in the full maintenance of the neutrality laws of the country; and we acknowledge and adopt, and always have regarded the acts of the United States for preserving its neutrality, as binding in honor and conscience, as well as in law; and that we denounce those who violate them as disturbers of the peace of the world, to be held in universal abhorrence.
Page 3 - HALL, MANCHESTER, To PROTEST against the Building and Fitting-Out of PIRATICAL SHIPS, in support of the SOUTHERN SLAVEHOLDERS
Page 20 - Butcher then engaged me as an able seaman on board the said vessel, at the wages of 4 10s. per month, and it was arranged that I should join the ship in Messrs. Laird & Co.'s yard on the following Monday. To enable me to get on board Captain Butcher gave me a password, the number
Page 28 - ... of the Government had every facility afforded them for inspecting the ship, during the progress of building. When the officers came to the builders, they were shown the ship, and day after day, the customs officers were on board, as they were when she finally left, and they declared that there was nothing wrong. They only left her when the tug left, and they were obliged to declare, that she left Liverpool a perfectly legitimate transaction.

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