Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session, Volume 5

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Page 487 - Blockades, in order to be binding must be effective—that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy." Now, if these words are to be understood in their strictly literal signification, to establish a lawful blockade would
Page 577 - or shall knowingly aid, assist, or be concerned in the equipping, 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 state, &c., as a transport or
Page 38 - of State of the United States, has the honor to communicate to Lord Lyons the accompanying printed copies of the President's proclamation of the 19th instant, declaring a blockade of the ports of the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
Page 173 - in the contest between the said contending parties ; We therefore have thought fit, by and with the advice of our privy council, to issue this our royal proclamation. And we do hereby strictly charge and command all our loving subjects to observe a
Page 75 - Washington, February 14, 1854. The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the note which the charge d'affaires of his Majesty the King of Denmark addressed to this department on the 28th ultimo, bringing to' the knowledge of this government the general rules which it
Page 91 - and stores, which may have been procured for the building and equipment thereof, shall be forfeited; one-half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the use of the United States. SKC. 4. And be it further enacted, That if
Page 91 - beyond the limits or jurisdiction of the United States with intent to be enlisted or entered in the service of any foreign prince, state, colony, district, or people, as a soldier, or as a marine or seaman, on hoard of any
Page 110 - prize for being engaged in a traffic prohibited by the law of nations. But there is nothing in our laws, or in the law of nations, that forbids our citizens from sending armed vessels, as well as munitions of war, to foreign ports for sale. It is a
Page 108 - hereby, respectively authorized and required to detain any vessel manifestly built for warlike purposes, and about to depart the United States, of which the cargo shall principally consist of arms and munitions of war, when the number of men shipped on board, or other circumstances, shall render it probable that such vessel is intended to be
Page 90 - That if any citizen of the United States shall, within the territory or jurisdiction thereof, accept and exercise a commission to serve a foreign prince, state, colony, district, or people, in war, by land or by sea, against any prince, state, colony, district, or people, with whom the United States are at peace, the person

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