A Collection of Politic Tracts by the Author of the Dissertation Upon Parties

A Collection of Politic Tracts by the Author of the Dissertation Upon Parties

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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. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...quote. Perhaps, he judged them unnecessary. P he did so, he was much mistaken; for by the 5th Article of the Treaty of 1721, between Great-Britain and Spain, it is declared, that all the Pretensions of both Sides, touching Affairs not exposed in the present Treaty, and which Pretersions are not comprehended in the second Article os it, shall be treated of in the suture Congress;. which was at that Time the Congress at Cambray. Now let it be observed, that the Affair of Gibraltar is not one of the Affairs exposed in this Treaty. Let it be observed alio, that the Pretension of the Spaniards to Gibraltar is not one of the Pretensions comprehended in the second Article of it; and then let any Man de-ny, if he can, that, in the Intention of Spainu these Words were were relative to the Pretension, which (he acquired by the private Engagement, taken in the Letter so often quoted. If the Letter 'gave her a Right, as she insists, it gave her a Pretension certainly to claim that Right, and this Pretension is carefully preserved by the Treaty of 172T. I do not-lay among other Pretensions; for I think I may venture to say that all other Pretensions are specified in the Treaty; even that relating to the free Exercise of the Roman Catholick Religion in Minorca; and therefore these Words seem to have been finglv applied to. the Pretensions of Spain on Gibraltar, Will not the Spaniards now insist, upon these Foundations, that they enjoyed, in 1721, a Right to demand the Restitution cf Gibraltar, by Virtue of Conventions then made; and that the second Article of the Preliminaries preserves entire, to all the contracting Parties, whatever Rights, as well as PosJejfions, they had by Virtue of any Treaty or Conventions, antecedent to the Year 1725; and that...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236555740
  • 9781236555748