Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1863 - United States

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Page 281 - ... discretion of the court in which such offender shall be convicted ; and every such ship or vessel, with the tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with all the materials, arms, ammunition, and stores which may belong to or be on board of any such ship or vessel, shall be forfeited...
Page 463 - SIR: I have received the letter which you did me the honor to address to me on the 24th of this month.
Page 281 - States shall then be at peace with such belligerent. ) 8. Fitting out and arming, or attempting to fit out and arm, or procuring to be fitted out and armed, or knowingly being concerned in the furnishing, fitting out, or arming of any ship...
Page 281 - Colony, Province, or Part of any Province or Country, or against the Inhabitants of any Foreign Colony, Province, or Part of any Province or Country, with whom His Majesty shall not then be at War ; or shall, within the United Kingdom, or any of His Majesty's Dominions, or in any Settlement, Colony, Territory, Island, or Place belonging or subject to His Majesty, issue or deliver any Commission for any Ship or Vessel, to the Intent that such Ship or Vessel shall be employed as aforesaid...
Page 377 - Palmerston, in the debate which took place in the House of Commons on the 23d of that month. Your lordship will recollect that I took immediate measures to procure an effectual disavowal of that authority by the French consul, and to furnish the evidence to you. Supposing that Her Majesty's government were perfectly...
Page 169 - In pursuance of this policy, the laws of the United States do not forbid their, citizens to sell to either of the belligerent Powers articles contraband of war, or to take munitions of war or soldiers on board their private ships for transportation; and although, in so doing, the individual citizen exposes his property or person to some of the hazards of war, his acts do not involve any breach of national neutrality, nor of themselves implicate the Government.
Page 419 - I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to your lordship the assurance of my high consideration. WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
Page 39 - Having, for particular reasons, forbore to use all the means in our power for the restitution of the three vessels mentioned in my letter of August 7, the President thought it incumbent on the United States to make compensation for them ; and though nothing was said in that letter of other vessels taken under like circumstances, and brought in after the 5th of June, and before the date of that letter, yet, when the same forbearance had taken place, it was and is his opinion that compensation would...
Page 541 - I have the honor to be, with high consideration Sir, your most obedient, humble Servant, (signed) ABERDEEN.
Page 367 - It would be superfluous in me to point out to your lordship that this is war!

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