At the Court of His Catholic Majesty

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Miller Collier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III The Presentation of Letters Credential TO the diplomat the most important of all ceremonies is the audience accorded to him by the King to present his letters credential; for not until they have been delivered into the hands of the King himself and have been accepted by him, and the accredited diplomat thus recognized by His Majesty as Ambassador or Minister Plenipotentiary, as the case may be, is he vested with all the powers, rights, and immunities of a foreign diplomatic representative. Not until then has he any standing or recognition at the court; not until then has he any connection with the Diplomatic Corps, with whose members his relations thereafter will be like those of a family. Strictly, until received by the King, he should not call upon or be called upon by any of the representatives of other foreign countries, who in the future are to be his "dear colleagues," even though he may be obliged to wait for days or even weeks after his arrival before he can have an opportunity to present his credentials. True, even in this period of waiting he has certain privileges and rights, but they are somewhat vague and uncertain and ill-defined, secured to him more by courtesy and comity than by strict international law. When the President of the United States appoints one as Minister Plenipotentiary or Ambassador to a foreign country, and that appointment is confirmed by the Senate, he issues to him a commission of office, a formal and formidable document under the great seal of the United States, signed by the President in his own hand and countersigned by the Secretary of State. This document declares that "special trust and confidence in the integrity, prudence, and ability" of the appointee being had by the President, he has by and with the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III The Presentation of Letters Credential TO the diplomat the most important of all ceremonies is the audience accorded...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217333869

ISBN - 13:9780217333863

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