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The Treaty of Washington: Letters from Hon. William Beach Lawrence, Ll. D
William Beach Lawrence
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1778 with France abroad to seek Adams adjudication Alabama claims appointed arbitration arms base of hostile belligerent rights blockade Britain British government British proclamation Canada canals capture circumstances citizens claims arising clause commissioners condemnation confederate belligerency Congress contraband convention course cruise or carry declaration of Paris diligence to prevent dispatch effect eminent England erates ernment fisheries Franco-Prussian war French Hammond High Commission intended to cruise international law Jefferson jurisdiction King of Italy Lake Michigan law of nations lish Lord Stanley Lord Tenterden ment Minister navigate the River neutral country neutral port neutrality acts Newfoundland obligation OCHRE POINT parties ports or waters precedent premature recognition present priva privateers Prize Courts proposition Queen's proclamation rebel belligerency reclamations recognition of belligerent recognized reference restitution River St sale of munitions Senate Seward ship statute subjects tion treaty of 1794 United vessels from British W. B. LAWRENCE Washington Wheaton
Page 19 - First, to use due diligence to prevent the fitting out, arming, or equipping, within its jurisdiction, of any vessel which it has reasonable ground to believe is intended to cruise or to carry on war against a Power with which it is at peace...
Page 24 - The navigation of the river St. Lawrence, ascending and descending, from the forty-fifth parallel of north latitude, where it ceases to form the boundary between the two countries, from, to, and into the sea, shall forever remain free and open for the purposes of commerce to the citizens of the United States, subject to any laws and regulations of Great Britain, or of the Dominion of Canada, not inconsistent with such privilege of free navigation.
Page 25 - The purchase of arms and military accoutrements by an agent of the french Government, in this Country, with an intent to export them to France, is the subject of another of the memorials. Of this fact we are equally uninformed, as of the former. Our citizens have been always free to make, vend, and export arms. It is the constant occupation and livelihood of some of them. To suppress their callings, the only means perhaps of their subsistence...
Page 15 - Alabama claims. And whereas Her Britannic Majesty has authorized her High Commissioners and Plenipotentiaries to express in a friendly spirit the regret felt by Her Majesty's Government for the escape, under whatever circumstances, of the Alabama and other vessels from British ports, and for the depredations committed by those vessels.
Page 16 - The United States, in that case, would expect to refer the whole controversy just as it is found in the correspondence which has taken place between the two governments, with such further evidence and arguments as either party may desire, without imposing restrictions, conditions, or limitations upon the umpire, and without waiving any principle or argument on either side.