The Life And Correspondence Of Rufus King; Comprising His Letters, Private And Official, His Public…

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byRufus King

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Plan be devised for the protection of the innocent trade of neutrals by national convoys? And is it certain that England may not be willing to agree to it? The Doctrine that free bottoms make free goods, is in direct opposition to the ancient Law, that war gives the Belligerent a right to seize the goods of his Enemy, wherever he meets with them without the Territory of his friends; but as war does not give to the Belligerent a Right to seize the goods of his friends, is he not required by the principles of Justice to agree in such equitable Regulations, as by distinguishing the goods of a friend from those of an Enemy, shall secure his friend from the injuries to which he otherwise might be exposed, and does not the courtesy and mutual convenience of nations engage them to respect each other's word in matters of equal or superior moment? Some Americans recently arrived from France, and who pretend to know what is passing between our Envoys & the French Government, state that the negotiation a few days ago was on the point of breaking off, but that it has been resumed & may yet attain a satisfactory termination; tho' I am not able from any information I have on the subject to appreciate the credit due tothis Report, the continuance of the Envoys at Paris gives me hopes that they will not return without finishing the business of the Mission. Having heard of the capture of several of our vessels by British Cruizers both in the American and European seas under pretence of a breach of the blockade of Cadiz, I wrote a note to Lord Grenville on the loth of July representing this interruption of our Trade, and observing that while Lord St. Vincent commanded before Cadiz, and the Spanish Fleet was in that Port, our Ships, tho' strictly visited, were...

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Plan be devised for the protection of the innocent trade of neutrals by national convoys? And is it certain that Englan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217122558

ISBN - 13:9780217122559

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