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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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The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Gary Lawson, Guy Seidman - 2008 - 288 pages
...The result was the Guano Act of 1856, which remains on the statute books.42 The statute states that "[w]henever 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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Facing the Pacific: Polynesia and the U.S. Imperial Imagination

Jeffrey A. Geiger - 2007 - 312 pages
...Washington's leaders reinforced the legality of claiming territory in the name of commercial gains: 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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Navigation Laws of the United States

United States - 1903
...defined by the laws of the United States. PART XLIL— GUANO ISLANDS. 403. Guano Islands. R. s., 6570. 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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United States Congressional Serial Set

1908
...States.^ (RS, ss. 18 5339, 5346, 5363, 5570. 4 Sept., 1890, 26 Stat. L., 424; 19 1 Supp., 799.) SEC. 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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Congressional Serial Set

1900
...constitutional and valid. The provisions of that law directly involved were as follows : SEC. 5570. Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers...key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any other govern- . ment, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and takes peaceable possession...
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British and Foreign State Papers

Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - 1865
...when any citizen or citizens of The United States may have discovered, or shall hereafter discover, a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key not...the lawful jurisdiction of any other Government, and • Neither the above-mentioned muskets nor the mortars referred to in No. 5 have yet been issued from...
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Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, How to Solve the World's Food Crises

Andrew Heintzman, Evan Solomon - 2006 - 317 pages
...Island Act, enabling any US citizen to seize guano deposits in the name of the United States of America: Whenever any citizen of the United States discovers a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key . . . the same, such island, rock, or key may, at the discretion of the President, be considered as...
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Congressional Serial Set

1868
...when any citizen or citizens of the United States may have discovered, or shall hereafter discover, a deposit of guano on any island, rock, or key, not within the lawful jurisdiction of any government, and not occupied by the citizens of any other government, and shall take peaceable possession...
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