Congressional Edition Volume 4047

Congressional Edition Volume 4047

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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: ...been invariably alleged by this Government to be in full satisfaction of all claims then existing. (Ex. Doc. 147, Twenty-second Congress, second session, p. 165.) Our own commissioners, sitting at Washington, reported to the Secretary of State, under date of December 30, 1835, that they had required every person seeking to entitle himself under the conven tiou to show that his "claim remained unimpaired and in full force against France at the date of the convention of 1831." (H. Ex. Doc. 117, Twenty-fourth Congress, first session, p. 4.) But the claims now in question did not come within this category. Clearly, they were not "unimpaired and in full force against Fraftce." All this is apparent on the face; but it was demonstrated by the action of the commissioners. The experiment was made with regard to captures prior to the convention of 1800, and no less than 105 cases were submitted to the board. But they were all rejected. The first rejections, in point of time, were July 11, 1833, in two different cases, when we have the following entry: 11 Caroline, captured February 10, 1798, rejected; the vessel having been captured before the 30th of September, 1800." A similar entry was made on the same day in the case of the Orlando, captured March 1, 1800. In the larger part of the cases that followed the entry was simply "rejected," without any addition. But it is obvious that the principle was decided in those two earliest cases. The indemnities allowed by the commissioners were mainly for captures under the decrees of Berlin, Milan, Rambouillet, and Trianon--that succession of sweeping edicts by which Napoleon at the height of his power enforced his continental system. There were also four awards for captures after...show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596110
  • 9781236596116