Practical Precis Writing and Indexing

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Page 135 - Committee consist of three members — two of whom must be the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Secretary of State for War...
Page 131 - Majesty, to take in any supplies, except provisions and such other things as may be requisite for the subsistence of her crew, and except so much coal only as may be sufficient to carry such vessel to the nearest port of her own country, or to some nearer destination...
Page 206 - In so abrupt a manner, and couched in language which imputed to Her Majesty's naval commanders that they had shown a disrespect to international law, and placed unnecessary impediments in the way of neutral commerce. There is no foundation for these imputations. I at once requested the lords commissioners of the admiralty and the Secretary of State for India to make inquiries whether the facts were as reported to the German Government. From reports which have reached Her Majesty's Government by telegraph...
Page 202 - Her Majesty's Government are unable therefore to agree that there are grounds for ordering the release of the "Bundesrath" without examination by the Prize Court as to whether she was carrying contraband of war belonging to, or destined for, the South African Republics. But they fully recognize how desirable it is that this examination should be carried through at the earliest possible moment, and that all proper consideration should be shown for the owners and for innocent passengers and merchandise...
Page 121 - Articles and materials for the installation of telegraphs, telephones, or for the construction of railroads; (10) Generally, everything intended for warfare by sea or land, as well as rice, provisions, and horses, beasts of burden, and other animals, which may be used for a warlike purpose, if they are transported on the account of, or are destined for, the enemy.
Page 30 - Manchurian Railway) in the direction of Peking up to the Great Wall, its administration to be governed by the Regulations at present in force." China's liberty of action is infringed by the prohibition to employ foreigners in Articles 5 and 6. || Article 8 is contrary to possible interests of other Powers, and lays the foundation for future treatment of those districts in the same way as Manchuria. || The railway indemnitys is withdrawn from the purview of the Powers by Article 10.
Page 3 - Pre'cis, ie a brief and clear statement of what passed, not 1etter by letter, but in the form of a narrative. DIRECTIONS. (1) The object of the Abstract, Schedule, or Docket is to serve as an Index. It should contain the date of each letter ; the names of...
Page 2 - DIRECTIONS. (1.) The object of the Abstract, Schedule, or Docket, is to serve as an Index. It should contain the date of each letter; the names of the persons by whom and to whom it is written; and, in as few words as possible, the subject of it. The merits of such an Abstract are...
Page 27 - Russia was in the same position with regard to fixing a final date for evacuating Manchuria as the allies found themselves with regard to the evacuation of Peking and the. Province of Pechili. When it came to the final and complete evacuation of Manchuria the Russian Government would be obliged to obtain from the Central Government of China an effective guarantee against the recurrence of the recent attack on her frontier and the destruction of her railway...
Page 213 - The obligation to payment of compensation has been recognized in principle by England, and the British Government have declared their readiness to give every legitimate satisfaction. Thirdly, we drew attention to the necessity for issuing instructions to the British Naval Commanders to molest no German merchantmen in places not in the vicinity of the seat of war, or, at any rate, in places north of Aden. The English Government thereupon issued an instruction, according to which the stopping and searching...

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