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" Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof,... "
History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance - Page 215
by Joseph Cummins - 2006 - 367 pages
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Implications of the Emerging Law of the Sea to the U.S. Navy

Joseph Lambert Wiggins - 1974 - 140 pages
...this principle may be found in the United States statutes, The Guano Islands Act of 1856 which states: Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and takes peaceful possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion...
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Boundaries of the United States and the Several States: With Miscellaneous ...

Franklin K. Van Zandt - 1976 - 191 pages
...ISLANDS An act of Congress approved August 18, 1856, contains the following provisions: SECTION 5570. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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Mineral Resources of the Deep Seabed: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Mines and Mining - 1976 - 486 pages
...national jurisdiction of any State. In 1856, Congress passed the Guano Islands Act.^2' This Act provides: "Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies...
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The JAG Journal

1965
...Guano Islands Act of 18 August 1856, which continues in force today.68 Section 1 of the Act provides: Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceful possession thereof, and occupies...
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The JAG Journal, Volumes 20-22

1965
...Guano Islands Act of 18 August 1856, which continues in force today.68 Section 1 of the Act provides : Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, M* within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government, and not occupied by the citizens of any...
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The United States in the Pacific: Private Interests and Public Policies ...

Donald Dalton Johnson, Gary Dean Best, Lenore S. Johnson - 1995 - 225 pages
...European sources frustrated these attempts.43 In 1856 Congress passed a statute which read, in part; "Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion of the President, be considered...
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Impact of Contract with America on the Territories: Hearing Before ..., Volume 4

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Native American & Insular Affairs - 1995 - 475 pages
...asserted its claim to the island based on the Guano Act of August 18. 1856. The Guano Act provided that whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same island, rock, or key, it appertains to the United States. The guano industry...
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The Policy of the United States Towards Its Territories with Special ...

José López Baralt - 1999 - 378 pages
...without any compensation, the United States engaging herself to build and keep a lighthouse there. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...government, and takes peaceable possession thereof, and occupies the same, such island, rock or key, may at the discretion of the President, be considered...
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Bismarck, Südwestafrika und die Kongokonferenz: die völkerrechtlichen ...

Jörg Schildknecht - 1999 - 346 pages
...Staaten als zu den Vereinigten Staaten gehörig anzusehen sei: "when any citizen of the United Staates discovers a deposit of guano on any Island, rock or...the lawful jurisdiction of any other Government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other Go462 Creasy, S. 66f. 463 Vergl. Halleck' s, I, S. 175. vernment,...
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The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

Brij V. Lal, Kate Fortune - 2000 - 664 pages
...Pierce the 1856 Guano Act was adopted. The Act empowered US citizens to take 'peaceable possession' of 'any island, rock or key not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other government' for the purpose of obtaining guano. Apparently 'any other government' did not apply to indigenous rule,...
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