Compilation of Reports of Committee; 1789-1901 Volume 3

Compilation of Reports of Committee; 1789-1901 Volume 3

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... award of the arbitrators. Mr. Lake now complained to the Department of State that he had been wronged by the consul, Mr. Mangum. Mr. J. C. B. Davis, Assistant Secretary of State, replies "that consuls are not exempt from prosecution because of their official position, but may be proceeded against like other persons when within reach of judicial powers." Mr. Fish addresses Mr. Mangum that Hon. B. F. Butler has submitted papers, on behalf of George W. Lake, alleging that the consul had injured his constituent. Mr. Fish, in his reply to Mr. Butler, says that certain papers requested in the case are not a part of the records of the Department, and adds that if they were, they could have no bearing on the ease, for the tenth section of the act of June 22, 1860, makes the judgment of consuls, with the aid of assessors, in civil suits final. Being estopped by law from an appeal from the decision of the consular court, Mr. Lake sued Mr. Mangum before the ministerial court, Hon. Charles E. De Long, United States minister, etc., for damages, to wit: (1) for loss caused to said Lake by the abuse of his powers on the part of the consul, $1,500; (2) for false imprisonment (Mr. Dent, United States marshal, being made a party defendant to this suit), 5,000; (3) libel alleged to be contained in an official dispatch from Mr. Mangum to the Hon. J. C. Bancroft Davis, of the Department of State. In these several suits Mangum demurred to the jurisdiction of the court. Mr. De Long was in doubt as to his proper course; for he had heard a case which he describes as similar to these, and the Department had neither approved nor disapproved of his course. Besides, the new consular regulations received in Japan in the meantime say distinctly: "The...show more

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  • 1236526430
  • 9781236526434