Alabama Claims

Alabama Claims

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to be a war vessel; she has well constructed magazines; she has a number of canisters of a peculiar and expensive construction for containing powder; she has platforms already screwed to her decks for the reception of swivel guns. Indeed, the fact that she is a war vessel is not denied by Messrs. Laird, but they say she is for the Spanish Government. stated on the 3rd of April last, when General Burgoyne visited their yard, and was shown over it and ' the various vessels being built there by Messrs. John Laird, junior, and Henry H. Laird, as was fully i reported in the papers at the time. "Seeing the statement, and having been already informed from so many respectable sources that she was for the so-called Confederate Government, I at once Wrote to the Minister in London to ascertain from the Spanish Embassy whether the statement was true. The reply was a positive assurance that she was not for the Spanish G'overnment. I am therefore authorized in saying that what was stated on that occasion, as well as statements since made that she is for the Spanish Government, are untrue. "l am satisfied beyond a doubt that she is for a. Confederate war-vessel. " If you desire any personal explanation or information, I shall be happy to attend you whenever you may request it." Of the statements contained in the foregoing letter the greater part could not have been made available in an English Court. For the reasons I have already mentioned the loose statements made to Mr. Dudley by persons unnamed; the unauthorized statements of Caddy and Beaufort, on their way through Liverpool; the loose conversations and equally unauthorized statements of the oflicers on board the Annie Childs, reported by the youth Robinson, who had...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869117
  • 9781236869111