Congressional Edition Volume 3853

Congressional Edition Volume 3853

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...from him whatever. He did not fail, however, to point out to your lordship that no stipulations in respect to the Bay Islands similar to those contained in the convention then pending between Great Britain and Honduras would be regarded by the American Government as a satisfactory compliance with the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, and your lordship, in return, allowed that the articles establishing the administrative independence of the islands might have been larger than was necessary, "but made no doubt Her Majesty's Government would entertain any reasonable suggestions which might be offered them in that sense, and Sir William Ouseley would probably have power to enter upon it (the discussion) in a liberal spirit." According to your lordship's account of the interview, of which I have freely availed myself in this narrative, you thanked the President for his assurances and expressed your hope that your lordship (Lord Clarendon) would be enabled to make a full communication of Sir William Ouseley's instructions to the American Cabinet, and even to direct that minister to visit Washington on his way to Central America if His Excellence' (the President) thought such a step desirable. In a second interview with the President, on the 24th of October, your lordship reiterated your "belief that the instructions of Sir William Ouseley would, in fact, enable him to sanction the execution of the treaty by direct arrangements with the Central American Republics, in conformity with the general tenor of the interpretation placed upon them by the United States," and then proceeded to suggest how important it was, therefore, "to know what is the sense attached to the Clayton-Bulwer treaty by the Government of the United States." These...show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529278
  • 9781236529275