American and British Claims Arbitration

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 - Great Britain

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Page 158 - It may not be unworthy of remark, that it is very unusual, even in cases of conquest, for the conqueror to do more than to displace the sovereign and assume dominion over the country. The modern usage of nations, which has become law...
Page 349 - The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate...
Page 167 - But any doctrine so invoked must be one really accepted as binding between nations, and the international law sought to be applied must, like anything else, be proved by satisfactory evidence, which must...
Page 167 - where the King of England conquers a country it is a different consideration, for there the conqueror by saving the lives of the people conquered gains a right and property in such people, in consequence of which he may impose upon them what laws he pleases.
Page 245 - It is the province of the statesman, and not the lawyer, to discuss, and of the Legislature to determine, what is the best for the public good, and to provide for it by proper enactments.
Page 155 - Souls, in this same term ; and for our said lord the king gives the court here to understand and be informed that Sir F.
Page 166 - It is left by the constitution to the King's authority to grant or refuse a capitulation : if he refuses, and puts the inhabitants to the sword or exterminates them, all the lands belong to him. If he receives the inhabitants under his protection and grants them their property, he has a power to fix such terms and conditions as he thinks proper.
Page 348 - Read; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. To the Senate and House of Representatives: I transmit...
Page 181 - The burgher forces in the field will forthwith lay down their arms, handing over all guns, rifles, and munitions of war in their possession or under their control, and desist from any further resistance to the authority of his Majesty King Edward VII., whom they recognize as their lawful Sovereign.
Page 167 - The mere opinions of jurists, however eminent or learned, that it ought to be so recognized, are not in themselves sufficient. They must have received the express sanction of international agreement, or gradually have grown to be part of international law by their frequent practical recognition in dealings between various nations.

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