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Page 11 - the United States, in Congress assembled, shall have the sole and exclusive right and power of determining on peace and war, .... of sending and receiving ambassadors, entering into treaties and alliances; provided, that no treaty of commerce shall be made whereby the legislative power of the respective States shall be restrained from imposing
Page 12 - such imposts and duties on foreigners as their own people are subjected to, or from prohibiting the exportation or importation of any species of goods or commodities whatsoever.
Page 58 - of the United States, but that I am very glad the choice has fallen upon you to be their minister. I wish you, sir, to believe, and that it may be understood in America, that I have done nothing in the late contest but what I thought myself indispensably
Page 208 - claimed, the parties will negotiate further on these subjects at a convenient time, and until they may have agreed upon these points, the said treaties and convention shall have no operation, and the relation of the two countries shall be regulated as follows.
Page 179 - and believing that neither the honor nor the interest of the United States absolutely forbid the repetition of advances for securing these desirable objects with France, I shall institute a fresh attempt at negotiation, and shall not fail to promote and accelerate an accommodation, on terms compatible with the rights, duties, interests, and honor of the nation;
Page 199 - provided, in reference to the commissioners, that — " They shall decide the claims in question according to the original merits of the several cases, and to justice, equity, and the law of nations, and in all cases of complaint existing- prior to the 7th of July, 1798,
Page 208 - The ministers plenipotentiary of the two parties, not being able to agree at present respecting the treaty of alliance of February 6, 1778, and the treaty of amity and commerce of the same date, and the convention of
Page 151 - complaisance. You will let it be seen, that, in case of war with any nation on earth, we shall consider France as our first and natural ally. You may dwell upon the sense which we entertain of past services, and for the more recent interposition, on our behalf, with the Dey of Algiers.