The United States Consular System: A Manual for Consuls, and Also for Merchants, Shipowners and Masters in Their Consular Transactions, Comprising the Instructions in Regard to Consular Emoluments, Duties, Privileges and Liabilities
Taylor and Maury, 1856 - Diplomatic and consular service, American - 79 pages
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Page 220 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities, of citizens of the United States ; and, in the mean time, they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which they profess.
Page 267 - An act concerning discriminating duties of tonnage and impost' and to equalize the duties on Prussian vessels and their cargoes," it is provided that upon satisfactory evidence being given to the President of the United States by the government of any foreign nation that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are imposed or levied in the ports of...
Page 327 - States, the person so offending shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or...
Page 165 - I, the undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States of America, hereby request all whom it may concern to permit Gilbert Hardy, a citizen of the United States, safely and freely to pass, and, in case of need, to give him all lawful aid and protection.
Page 154 - When private individuals of one nation spread themselves through another as business or caprice may direct, mingling indiscriminately with the inhabitants of that other, or when merchant vessels enter for the purposes of trade, it would be obviously inconvenient and dangerous to society, and would subject the laws to continual infraction, and the government to degradation, if such individuals or merchants did not owe temporary and local allegiance, and were not amenable to the jurisdiction of the...
Page 295 - It shall be the duty of the consuls, vice-consuls (commercial agents and vice-commercial agents) from time to time to provide for the seamen of the United States who may be found destitute within their districts, respectively, sufficient subsistence and passages to some port in the United States, in the most reasonable manner, at the expense of the United States, subject to such instructions as the Secretary of State shall give.
Page 201 - All questions in regard to rights, whether of property or person, arising between citizens of The United States in China, shall be subject to the jurisdiction and regulated by the authorities of their own Government; and all controversies occurring in China between citizens of The United States and the subjects of any other Government shall be regulated by the Treaties existing between The United States and such Governmeats, respectively, without interference on the part of China.
Page 250 - Schedule. Grain, flour, and bread-stuffs of all kinds. Animals of all kinds. Fresh, smoked, and salted meats. Cotton-wool, seeds, and vegetables. Undried fruits; dried fruits. Fish of all kinds. Products of fish and of all other creatures living in the water.
Page 188 - China who may be guilty of any criminal act towards citizens of the United States, shall be arrested and punished by the Chinese authorities according to the laws of China: and citizens of the United States, who may commit any crime in China, shall be subject to be tried and punished only by the Consul, or other public functionary of the United States, thereto authorized according to the laws of the United States.
Page 186 - If any of the citizens of the United States, or any persons under their protection, shall have any disputes with each other, the consul shall decide between the parties ; and whenever the consul shall require any aid or assistance from our government, to enforce his decisions, it shall be immediately granted to him.