Congressional Edition Volume 1555

Congressional Edition Volume 1555

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...evidence, and the Government continued in every case to investigate facts, and to detain vessels against which any proof could be obtained, on the same grounds as before.1 Finally, it is clear that, in the Alabama case. Mr. Adams's representations were not deferred till he had obtained "technical" evidence, since they were made a month before he was able to produce any evidence at all; and the Government did not refuse inquiry till after evidence was furnished, since they directed and prosecuted inquiry more than three weeks before any was furnished. 50. It is possible that the "charges" and "evidence" submitted by Mr. Adams as to "repeated violations of British territory," to which the Government of the United States refers, may have reference to certain complaints as to the existence of Confederate Agents, the negotiation of pecuniary loans, and the purchase of supplies and munitions of war for the Confederate States in this country, and as to the trade in articles contraband of war and the fitting out of ships to run the blockade, which were, undoubtedly, from time to time, made by Jlr. Adams. If such complaints were in any cases not investigated, it was because they manifestly related to acts not contrary to the law of Great Britain, and which Her Majesty's Government was under no obligation by Treaty or international law to prevent. 57. It has been clearly shown that, as regards the period which elapsed before the 21st of July, no pretense exists for imputing negligence to the British Government. Eight days after that date the vessel sailed, unarmed, and incapable of offense or defense. Within the interval written depositions to prove, that she was intended for the Confederate Government were more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643631
  • 9781236643636