Das Staatsarchiv, Bände 18-19

Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.h., 1870

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Seite 95 - 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 commercial adventure which no nation is bound to prohibit, and which only exposes the persons engaged in it to the penalty of confiscation.
Seite 91 - The forbearance of this Government had been so extraordinary and so long continued as to lead some foreign nations to shape their action as if they supposed the early destruction of our National Union was probable. While this, on discovery, gave the Executive some concern, he is now happy to say that the sovereignty and rights of the United States are now everywhere practically respected by foreign powers, and a general sympathy with the country is manifested throughout the world.
Seite 13 - President should receive the conseut of the Senate , that the latter should have the power to retain in office persons placed there , by federal appointment, against the will of the President. The law is inconsistent with a faithful .and efficient administration of the government. What faith can an Executive put in officials forced upon him , and those, too, whom he has suspended for reason? How will such officials be likely to serve an administration which they know does not trust them?
Seite 1 - The payment of this, principal and interest, as well as the return to a specie basis as soon as it can be accomplished without material detriment to the debtor class or to the country at large, must be provided for. To protect the national honor, every dollar of Government indebtedness should be paid in gold, unless otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract.
Seite 7 - But the contest has at no time assumed the conditions which amount to a war in the sense of international law, or which would show the existence of a de facto political organization of the insurgents sufficient to justify a recognition of belligerency.
Seite 74 - Whereas we are happily at Peace with all Sovereigns, Powers, and States: And whereas hostilities have unhappily commenced between the Government of the United States of America and certain states styling themselves the Confederate States of America...
Seite 85 - ... consideration, and which, in view of the maritime prominence of Great Britain and the United States, it would befit them to mature, and propose to the other states of Christendom.
Seite 11 - They accept official positions of trust or honor, which can only be held by citizens of their native land; they journey under passports describing them as such citizens; and it is only when civil discord, after perhaps years of quiet, threatens their persons or their property, or when their native state drafts them into its military service, that the fact of their change of allegiance is made known. They reside permanently away from the United States, they contribute nothing to its revenues, they...
Seite 85 - Governments, they do not now propose or desire to set any time for this settlement. On the contrary, they prefer to leave that question, and also the more important question of the means and method of removing the causes of complaint, of restoring the...
Seite 74 - The President does not deny, on the contrary he maintains, that every sovereign Power decides for itself, on its responsibility, the question whether or not it will at a given time accord the Status of belligerency...

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