Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1866
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Page 292 - In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it.
Page 292 - It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, but that sentiment in the Declaration of Independence...
Page 122 - ... upon such evidence of criminality as, according to the laws of the place where the fugitive or person so charged shall be found, would justify his apprehension and commitment for trial if the crime or offence had there been committed...
Page 292 - A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of WASHINGTON. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divine aid which sustained him, and...
Page 573 - The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the note of Mr.
Page 60 - ... persons touching the truth of such charge, and upon such evidence as, according to the laws of that part of Her Majesty's dominions, would justify the apprehension and committal for trial of the person so accused, if the crime of which he or she shall be so...
Page 117 - SIR: I have received the letter which you did me the honor to address to me on the 24th of this month.
Page 321 - Receive, sir, the assurances of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be your very humble and obedient servant, PRINCE DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE. Mr. WASHBURNE, United States Minister at Paris. 7 This correspondence was carried still further. Having...
Page 235 - I avail myself of this occasion to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
Page 571 - Majesty, the correspondence which passed last year between the Secretary of State and himself upon the subject of a proposal to reduce the naval force of the two countries upon the American...

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