Commentaries Upon International Law Volume 1-2

Commentaries Upon International Law Volume 1-2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...at London on the 19th day of May, 1815, and included in the Treaty of Vienna; and, by that Convention, it was agreed by Great Britain 'to secure to Russia the payment of a portion of her old Dutch debt, in consideration of the general arrangements 'of the Congress of Vienna, to 106 which she had given her adhesion--arrangemcnts which remain 1 in full force.' " 4. That this house is, therefore, of opinion, that Russia having withdrawn that adhesion, and those arrangements being, through her act, no longer in force, the payments from this country, on account of that debt, should be henceforth suspended."(a: ) The Government, however, with the support of the legislature, refused to assent to these resolutions, principally upon these grounds: 1. That the loan had been undertaken by Great Britain partly on account of the exertions made by Russia with the other great powers in liberating Belgium from France, and annexing it to Holland. 2. Partly because Great Britain had undertaken the loan in some measure as a set-oil' against the Dutch possessions of the Cape of Good Hope, Demerara, Essequibo, and Berbice, retained by her after the conclusion of the peace, 1814-15. 3. Because the convention of 1831 contemplated the continuance of the payment by Great Britain, even during a war with Russia. It was admitted, during the discussion, that the evidence of the intention of the contracting parties was to be derived from the contemporary instruments, ( _1/) and from the main object, even against the letter of the Convention. In August, 1854, the attempt of Mr. Hume was renewed by Lord Dudley Stuart. The motion for repudiating the loan was founded upon the averment that Russia had violated a main article of the Treaty...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123675848X
  • 9781236758484