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American government American vessels answer appears Armstrong assurances authority Berlin and Milan Berlin decree blockade Britain British government British orders capt captain captured cargo certificates of origin Chesapeake circumstances communication condemned condition Congress consul convoy copy court dated declaration decrees of Berlin despatch disavowal disposition ditto duke of Cadore edicts emperour enclosed enemy England Erskine excellency explanation favour force foreign Foster French consuls French decrees French government frigate honour instant instructions intercourse Jackson JAMES MADISON JAMES MONROE July law of nations letter Little Belt London lord Wellesley lordship majesty majesty's government ment Milan decrees minister plenipotentiary Monroe neutral commerce neutral rights non-intercourse November official orders in council papers Paris Pinkney President prince regent principles proceeding proclamation publick received repeal reply respect revocation revoked royal highness Russell Secretary ship Signed Spain taken tion trade transmit United violation West Florida
Page 49 - And it was added that if that despatch had been communicated at the time of the arrangement, or if it had been known that the propositions contained in it, were the only ones on which he was authorized to make an arrangement, the arrangement would not have been made.
Page 264 - Claiborne, governor of the Orleans territory, of which the said territory is to be taken as part, will accordingly proceed to execute the same; and to exercise over the said territory the authorities and functions legally appertaining to his office.
Page 18 - ... objectionable and offensive part of it, the option given to neutrals to trade with the enemies of Great Britain through British ports on payment of a transit duty. This was originally devised and intended as a mitigation of what is certainly more correct but more rigid in principle, the total and unqualified interdiction of all trade with the enemy.
Page 264 - Whereas a crisis has at length arrived subversive of the order of things under the Spanish authorities, whereby a failure of the United States to take the said territory into its possession may lead to events ultimately contravening the views of both parties...
Page 76 - ... their attention here, without loss of time, to the manner of any proceeding that might be in their contemplation. It seemed that the resolutions of the House of Representatives, if enacted into a law, might render it proper, if not indispensable, that the affair of the Chesapeake should be settled at the same time with the business of the orders and embargo, and this I understood to be Mr. Canning's opinion and wish. It followed that the whole matter ought to be settled at Washington, and, as...
Page 328 - Government, was denied to have taken place, it was an indispensable condition of the repeal of the British Orders that commerce should be restored to a footing that would admit the productions and manufactures of Great Britain, when owned by neutrals, into markets shut against them by her enemy ; the United States being given to understand that, in the mean time, a continuance of their non-importation act would lead to measures of retaliation.
Page 328 - In calling you together sooner than a separation from your homes would otherwise have been required I yielded to considerations drawn from the posture of our foreign affairs, and in fixing the present for the time of your meeting regard was had to the probability of further developments of the policy of the belligerent powers toward this country which might the more unite the national councils in the measures to be pursued. At the close of the...
Page 332 - An enlarged philanthropy and an enlightened forecast concur in imposing on the national councils an obligation to take a deep interest in their destinies, to cherish reciprocal sentiments of good will, to regard the progress of events, and not to be unprepared for whatever order of things may be ultimately established.
Page 203 - His majesty has commanded me to express his concern that the official communication, between his majesty's minister in America and the government of the United States, should have been interrupted before it was possible for his majesty, by any interposition of his authority, to manifest his invariable disposition to maintain the relations of amity with the United States. I am commanded by his majesty to inform you, that I have received from Mr. Jackson the most positive assurances, that it was not...