Congressional Edition Volume 2352

Congressional Edition Volume 2352

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...en course.' On the other hand, the British Government issued a corresponding declaration on 28th March, 1854, announcing that it was not the intention of the Queen of the United Kingdom to issue letters of marque for the commissioning of privateers. "No occasion for the interpretation of the first article of the declaration of Paris of 1856 arose in its application to a war, in which both the belligerent parties were signatories of that declaration, before the Franco German war of 1870, when the Prussian Government issued a decree (24th July, 1870) relating to the constitution of a volunteer naval force. Under that decree the King of Prussia invited all German seamen and shipowners to place themselves and their forces and ships suitable thereto at the service of the fatherland. The officers and crews were to be enrolled by the owners of the ships and were to enter into the federal navy for the continuance of the war, and to wear its uniform and badge of rank, to acknowledge its competence and to take an oath to the articles of war. The ships were to sail under the federal flag and to be armed and fitted out for the service allotted to them by the federal royal navy. The ships destroyed in the service of their country were to be paid for to their owners at a price taxed by a naval commission, and a sum was to be paid by the state as a deposit, when the ships were placed at the service of the state, which, at the end of the war, when the ships were restored to their owners, was to be reckoned as hire. The French Government, regarding the institution by Prussia of a volunteer naval force as the revival of privateering under a disguised form, lost no time in calling the attention of the British Government to the Royal Prussian decree, as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656796X
  • 9781236567963