Award of the Fishery Commission; Documents and Proceedings of the Halifax Commission, 1877, Under the Treaty of Washington of May 8, 1871 Volume 2

Award of the Fishery Commission; Documents and Proceedings of the Halifax Commission, 1877, Under the Treaty of Washington of May 8, 1871 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...reminded of that line in the old Latin poet, "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes!" But I have up to the present treated this subject from a commercial standpoint only. This is presenting it in its narrowest and most contracted aspect. I claim from this commission a consideration of the privileges conceded by Article 18 of the Treaty of Washington, from a broad and national point of view. The United States, with its enormous population, ever increasing, demands extended resources from whence to draw those supplies of fish-food which she needs. She requires to build up and maintain her position as a great maritime and naval power--the largest and most extended field for the training of her seafaring people. The fisheries have ever been the nurseries for seamen. The extension of the fishing limits of the United States affords an investment for additional capital, and occupation for an energetic and enterprising people. The acquisition she has made under the Treaty of Washington adds to her national greatness. She has expanded beyond her former limits; her ships now float freely and unrestricted over the whole North Atlantic coastal waters. These considerations cannot fail to have weight with you. I ask whether, having now secured the privileges which she thus enjoys, would she yield them up for naught; or would she not rather brave every contingency for their preservation f If you believe such to be the case, it affords some additional basis upon which you may calculate what she should now pay for the sterling advantages she has acquired. I have thus endeavored to state concisely the ground on which Her Majesty's Government sustains the claim preferred on behalf of Newfoundland. The particulars of that claim, amounting to $2,880,000, are set...show more

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  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,229g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493397
  • 9781236493392