Case of General Tochman

Case of General Tochman : House of the Representatives, December 10, 1863, Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Ordered to Be Printed (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Case of General Tochman: House of the Representatives, December 10, 1863, Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Ordered to Be Printed Very respectfully, your obedient servant, I L. P. Walker, Secretary of War. Besides this evidence refuting the statement that I had to raise my troops abroad, I respectfully submit, that the enlistment of troops abroad is so unfavorably looked upon by the international'law, that no man of honor would undertake it, nor would the President be war ranted in accepting such sort of services. Vattel, in his Law of Nations, book iii, chap. Ii, sec. 15, says The man who undertakes to enlist soldiers in a foreign country, without the sove reign's permission, violates one of the most sacred rights of the prince and the nation. This crime is designated by the name of kidnapping or man-stealing, and is punished with the utmost severity in every well-regulated State. Foreign recruiters are hanged without mercy and with great is net presumed that their sovereign has ordered them to commit a brime and, supposing even that they had received such an order, they ought not to have obeyed it - their sovereign having no right to command what is contrary to the law of nature. But, if it appears that they acted by order, such a proceeding, in a foreign sovereign, is justly considered as an injury, and as a suflicimt cause for declaring war against him, unless he makes suitable reparation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243024452
  • 9780243024452