English and French Neutrality and the Anglo-French Alliance in Their Relations to the United States & Russia: Including an Account of the Leading Policy of France and of England for the Last Two Hundred Years, the Origin and Aims of the Alliance, the Meaning of the Crimean War, and the Reason of the Hostile Attitude of These Two Powers Towards the United States, and of the Movement on Mexico : with a Statement of the General Resources, the Army and Navy of England and France, Russia and America, Showing the Present Strength and Probable Future of These Four Powers

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C. F. Vent & Company, 1864 - 576 pages
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Page 541 - In the war between those new governments and Spain we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
Page 540 - With the movements in this hemisphere we are of necessity more immediately connected, and by causes which must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers. The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America.
Page 540 - In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part nor does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparations for our defense.
Page 541 - We owe it, therefore, to candor, and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers, to declare, that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.
Page 63 - Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
Page 101 - deeply regret any dispute that might lead to con"flict between two of the great Powers of Europe; "but when we reflect that the quarrel is for exclusive "privileges in a spot near which the heavenly host "proclaimed peace on earth and goodwill towards "men when we see rival Churches contending for "mastery in the very place where Christ died for "mankind the thought of such a spectacle is "melancholy indeed.
Page 50 - We exclude them from every situation of trust and emolument ; we confine them to the lowest offices, with scarcely a bare subsistence ; and even these are left in their hands from necessity, because Europeans are utterly incapable of filling them. We treat them as an inferior race of beings.
Page 106 - Jerusalem with triumph ; and on Wednesday, the 22nd of the same month, the Latin patriarch, with joy and with a great ceremony, replaced the glittering star in the sanctuary of Bethlehem, and at the same time the key of the great door of the church, together with the keys of the sacred manger, was handed over to the Latins,1...
Page 64 - ... from -external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest guided by our justice shall counsel.
Page 50 - They seem to last where nothing else lasts. Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down; revolution succeeds revolution; but the village community remains 'the same This union of the village communities, each one forming a separate little state in itself, has, I conceive, contributed more than any other cause to the preservation of the people of India, through all the revolutions and changes which they have suffered, and is in a high degree conducive to their happiness, and to the enjoyment of a great portion...

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