Congressional Edition Volume 4054

Congressional Edition Volume 4054

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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: ...we are supposed to enjoy under such circumstances would be quite as available for the increase of our commercial privileges by retaliatory laws after this treaty is ratified as they are at present. Our good faith is no more pledged in this treaty than it is in the treaty of 1818. This treaty does not bind us to advance no claim hereafter to increased commercial privileges in favor of our fishermen. The spirit in which it is framed is one of conformity, in our treaty relations, to the progressive interests and necessities of the country, so that a further increase of commercial privileges would naturally result from the policy of both countries, as is shown by the fact of the negotiation of this treaty, when such increase should appear to be, as it will be, mutually advantageous. m. AN IMPORTANT PRECEDENT FOR THIS TREATY IN THE ARRANGEMENT OFFERED BY MR. SEWARD IN 1806 TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. There is a very important precedent for the plan of this treaty and for some of its leading features in the protocol proposed in 1806 by Mr. Seward, then Secretary of State, through Mr. Adams, our minister to Great Britain. The letter of Mr. Seward and the protocol are as follows: Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams. No. 1737. Department Of State, Washington, April 10,1866. Sir: I send yon a copy of a very suggestive letter from Mr. Richard D. Cutts, who, perhaps you are aware, was employed as surveyor for marking, on the part of the United States, the fishery limits under the reciprocity treaty. Mr. Cutts's long familiarity with that subject practically and theoretically entitles his suggestions to respect. It is desirable to avoid any collision or misunderstanding with great Britain on the subject growing out of the termination of the reciprocity treaty. With this...
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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236547950
  • 9781236547958