History Of The United States From The Compromise Of 1850 (volume 8)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJames Ford Rhodes

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The President appointed a Commission of able jurists and scholars who were assisted by scholarly experts and who addressed themselves to their work in a scientific manner. Meanwhile negotiations went on in Washington and were helped by a legal suggestion of great value from Secretary Olney which disposed of an obstacle to Great Britain agreeing to arbitrate the whole territory in dispute. This was embodied in the first rule of "Heads of proposed treaty between Venezuela and Great Britain for settlement of Venezuelan boundary question as agreed upon between Great Britain and the United States," on November 12, 1896. The agreement provided for an arbitral tribunal and laid down three rules by which they should be governed, the first of which was, "Adverse holding or prescription during a period of fifty years shall make a good title. The arbitrators may deem exclusive political control of a district, as well as actual settlement thereof, sufficient to constitute adverse holding or to make title by prescription." 1 This agreement led to a treaty between Great Britain and Venezuela, signed at Washington on February 2, 1897, which was identical in substance with the "Heads of proposed Treaty" except that the arbitrators were named. For Venezuela, these were Chief Justice Fuller and Justice Brewer of the United States Supreme Court, and for Great Britain, Baron Herschell and Sir Richard Collins. Herschell died and Chief Justice Russell was substituted. These four selected Frederic de Martens2 as the fifth 1 Foreign Relations, 1896. 254; Correspondence between Salisbury and Olney, ibid., 249-253; Morley in Nineteenth Century, August, 1896,322-327. 2 Martens was a Russian jurist, an authority and writer on International Law. He acted a number of times as arbitrator in i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The President appointed a Commission of able jurists and scholars who were assisted by scholarly experts and who addressed themselves...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217934315

ISBN - 13:9780217934312

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