The Diplomatic and Official Papers of Daniel Webster, While Secretary of State

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Harper & Brothers, 1848 - United States - 392 pages

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Page 247 - ... from the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz : that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix river to the highlands ; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut river ; thence, down along the middle of that river, to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude...
Page 248 - Whereas doubts have arisen what river was truly intended under the name of the river St. Croix, mentioned in the said treaty of peace, and forming a part of the boundary therein described...
Page 378 - I have received the letter which you did me the honor to address to me, under date of the...
Page 247 - East by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix, from its mouth in the bay of Fundy to its source, and from its source directly north to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence...
Page 345 - All ships and merchandise, of what nature soever, which shall be rescued out of the hands of any pirates or robbers on the high seas, shall be brought into some port of either State, and shall be delivered to the custody of the officers of that port, in order to be taken care of, and restored entire to the true proprietor, as soon as due and sufficient proof shall be made concerning the property thereof.
Page 383 - Portugal, was deemed a violation of our treaty with that power, which provides, that "no higher or other duties shall be imposed on the importation into the United States of America of any article the growth, produce, or manufacture of the kingdom and possessions of Portugal, than such as are or shall be payable on the like article being the growth, produce, or manufacture of any other foreign country.
Page 91 - A vessel on the high seas, beyond the distance of a marine league from the shore, is regarded as part of the territory of the nation to which she belongs, and subjected, exclusively to the jurisdiction of that nation.
Page 121 - It will be for that Government to show a necessity of self-defence, instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation.
Page 373 - Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana...
Page 228 - A TREATY TO SETTLE AND DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE POSSESSIONS OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, IN NORTH AMERICA: FOR THE FINAL SUPPRESSION OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE: AND FOR THE GIVING UP OF CRIMINALS FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, IN CERTAIN CASES.

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