The Treaty Of Washington; Its Negotiation, Execution, And The Discussions Relating Thereto

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byCaleb Cushing

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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. 1873 Excerpt: ...the United States, and to the other Governments of Europe and America. REVIEW OF THE DECISION OF THE TRIBUNAL ON NATIONAL LOSSES. To begin, let us see what was the true thought of the Tribunal regarding the class of claims, as to which the British Government displayed so much superfluous emotion subsequently to the publication of the American Case, and which the Tribunal passed upon, in effect, without previous decision whether they were or were not embraced in the Treaty. I have already called attention to the fact that no consideration of direct or indirect, immediate or consequential, appears in that opinion of the Tribunal. The Arbitrators express a conclusion, not the reasons of the conclusion. We might, it is true, easily infer those reasons from the language in which the conclusion is expressed. That language excludes all such trivial questions as whether "direct" or "indirect," and invokes us to seek for the unexpressed reasons in some higher order of ideas. Meanwhile we have, at length, in the final "Decision," means of ascertaining the whole thought of the Tribunal. The Arbitrators had to pass on a claim of indemnity for the costs of pursuit of Confederate cruisers by the Government:--a claim admitted to be within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, and which the Tribunal rejects on the ground that such costs "are not, in the judgment of the Tribunal, properly distinguishable from the general expenses of the war carried on by the United States." Here, the major premise is assumed as already determined or admitted, namely, that "the general expenses of the war" are not to be made the subject of award. Why not? Because such expenses are in the nature of indirect losses? No such notion is intimated. Bec...

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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. 1873 Excerpt: ...the United States, and to the other Governments of Europe and America. REVIEW OF THE DECISION OF THE TRIBUNAL ON NATIONAL LOSSES...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021775919X

ISBN - 13:9780217759199

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