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accept action Adams addressed adopted already American answer arms assurance August authority belligerent blockade Britain British cause character citizens commerce communication condition Confederate congress consideration considered Constitution consul convention copy course dated Dayton declaration of Paris DEPARTMENT desire despatch directed duty effect enter excellency existing expected expressed extract fact favor federal flag force foreign affairs France French friendly further give honor hope important instant instructions insurgents interests Italy July June LEGATION letter Lord Lord John Russell Majesty Majesty's government maritime matter ment minister necessary negotiation neutral obedient servant occasion opinion Paris parties peace persons ports powers practice present President principles privateers proposed question reason received recognition referred regard relations reply respect respectfully Russell Secretary September Seward ship taken tion treaty undersigned Union United vessels Washington WILLIAM H
Page 189 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war; 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag; 4. 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.
Page 192 - Privateering is and remains abolished; 2. The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war; 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag; 4.
Page 395 - I have the honor to be, with much respect, your obedient servant, BF ANGEL.
Page 18 - It continues to develop that the insurrection is largely, if not exclusively, a war upon the first principle of popular government — the rights of the people.
Page 16 - National authority would render the war unnecessary, and it would at once cease. If, however, resistance continues, the war must also continue, and...
Page 165 - Government, directly or indirectly, commences or carries on any verbal or written correspondence or intercourse with any foreign Government or any officer or agent thereof, with an intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign Government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the Government of the United States...
Page 6 - The patriotism of the people has placed at the disposal of the government the large means demanded by the public exigencies. Much of the national loan has been taken by citizens of the industrial classes, whose confidence in their country's faith and zeal for their country's deliverance from present peril have induced them to contribute to the support of the government the whole of their limited acquisitions.
Page 18 - It is not needed nor fitting here that a general argument should be made in favor of popular institutions, but there is one point with its connections not so hackneyed as most others, to which I ask a brief attention. It is the effort to place capital on an equal footing with, if not above, labor in the structure of government.
Page 18 - It has been said that one bad general is better than two good ones; and the saying is true, if taken to mean no more than that an army is better directed by a single mind, though inferior, than by two superior ones, at variance, and crosspurposes with each other. And the same is true, in all joint operations wherein those engaged, can have none but a common end in view, and can differ only as to the choice of means. In a storm at sea, no one on board can wish the ship to sink; and yet, not unfrequently,...