Mr. Reverdy Johnson; The Alabama Negotiations, And Their Just Repudiation By The Senate Of The…

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byGeorge Bemis

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... MR. REVERDY JOHNSON: THE ALABAMA NEGOTIATIONS. The extraordinary avowal of Mr. Reverdy Johnson in vindication of his rejected "Alabama" convention, that the United States "obtained, by the convention in question, all that we have ever asked"--an avowal contained in a dispatch to Mr. Secretary Seward on the 17th of February last, but which has but recently found its way into circulation on this side of the water--is one so calculated to embarrass the country in its further negotiations with England, and to disparage American reputation abroad for fair dealing in diplomacy, that I feel called upon, as an advocate of American rights and American honor, to expose its groundlessness, and to uphold the perfect fairness and propriety of the Senate's repudiating alike Mr. Johnson's words and his works. It is bad enough to have such a compromising assertion as this of the late Minister to England, caught up and echoed by our English opponents and European ill-wishers, generally; but to have it started by our own diplomatic representative, in the first instance, and that out of apparent pique, because the country had not approved of his doings, constitutes an offense against official propriety and national loyalty such as I believe has never before been witnessed on the part of an American Minister. I trust that the expose which I am about to attempt of the justice of Mr. Johnson's extraordinary avowal, will be so conclusive, that the most charitable deduction to be made in his favor, after reading it, will be, that either his mind and memory had failed him, or that his ignorance of the subject which he was treating, may have left room for his honestly believing in the truth of what he was so rashly and unwarrantedly asserting. The letter or dispatch of...

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... MR. REVERDY JOHNSON: THE ALABAMA NEGOTIATIONS. The extraordinary avowal of Mr. Reverdy Johnson in vindication of his r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237894

ISBN - 13:9780217237895

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