Speech of Robert Goodloe Harper, Esq., at the Celebration of the Recent Triumphs of the Cause of Mankind, in Germany: Delivered at Annapolis, January 20, 1814, at the Request of the Committee of Arrangements, and Published by Their Order

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Russell, Cutler & Company, 1814 - Europe - 81 pages
 

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Page 59 - France and their dependencies, and for other purposes," that '!in case either France or Great Britain shall so revoke or modify her edicts as that they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States...
Page 75 - British cabinet also must be sensible that, with respect to the important question of impressment, on which the war so essentially turns, a search for or seizure of British persons or property on board neutral vessels on the high seas is not a belligerent right derived from the law of nations, and it is obvious that no visit or search or use of force for any purpose on board the vessels of one independent power on the high seas can in war or peace be sanctioned by the laws or authority of another...
Page 59 - France should, before the third day of March, 1811, so revoke or modify her edicts as that they should cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States, which fact the President should declare by proclamation, and if the other nation should not within three.
Page 42 - No vessel coming directly from England, or from the English colonies, or having been there since the publication of the present decree, shall be received in any port.
Page 74 - The British cabinet also must be sensible that, with respect to the important question of impressment on which the war so essentially turns, a search for or seizure of British persons or property on board neutral vessels, on the high seas, is not a belligerent right derived from the law of nations ; and it is obvious that no visit or search, or use of force for any purpose, on board...
Page 66 - Under this explanation, if nothing more had been required from Great Britain, for the purpose of securing the continuance of the repeal of the French decrees, than the repeal of our orders in council, I should not have hesitated to declare the perfect readiness of this government to fulfil that condition. On these terms, the British government has always been sincerely disposed to repeal the orders in council. It appears, however, not only by the letter of the French minister, but by your explanation...
Page 66 - It appears, however, not oi;ly by the letter of the French minister, but by your explanation, that the repeal of the orders in council will not satisfy either the French or American government.
Page 65 - August, 1810. It is impossible to discriminate between the two acts, or to separate them from each other, so as to justify, on sound and consistent, principles, the repeal of the orders in council on the ground of one act, and the refusal to repeal them on that of the other.
Page 66 - ... of State has full confidence that, if this question could be submitted to the judgment of an impartial judicial tribunal, such would be its decision. He has equal confidence that such will be the judgment pronounced on it by the enlightened and impartial world. If, however, these two acts could be separated from each other, so as that the latter might be made the basis of the repeal of the Orders in Council, distinct from the former, it follows that, bearing date on the 28th of April, 1811, the...
Page 61 - French republic consents to accept, ratify, and confirm the above convention, with the addition importing that the convention shall be in force for the space of eight years, and with the retrenchment of the second article : provided that by this retrenchment the two States renounce the respective pretensions which are the object of the said article.

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