Congressional Edition Volume 5218

Congressional Edition Volume 5218

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and of this regular and comfortable means of travel the people of Honolulu and the islands arc now deprived. The importance of knitting to ourselves as closely as possible our insular territory in the Pacific does not need argument. The sentiment in Hawaii in favor of suspending the law which restricts passenger trade between the Territory and the mainland to American vessels is indisputably general and strong. The suspension desired will not be necessary if Congress be willing at the coming session to pass a bill for improved mail communications with South America, Australia, and Asia, as already suggested. MAIL SERVICE TO SOUTH AMERICA. From address of Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of State, before the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress, Kansas City, Mo., November 20,1906. The relations between the United States and South America have been chiefly political rather than commercial or personal. In the early days of the South American struggle for independence the eloquence of Henry Clay awakened in the American people a generous sympathy for the patriots of the South as for brethren struggling in the common cause of liberty. The clear-eyed, judicious diplomacy of Richard Rush, the American minister at the Court of St. James, effected a complete understanding with Great Britain for concurrent action in opposition to the designs of the Holy Alliance, already contemplating the partition of the Southern Continent among the great powers of continental Europe. The famous declaration of Monroe arrayed the organized and rapidly increasing power of the United States as an obstacle to European interference and made it forever plain that the cost of European aggression would be greater than any advantage which could be won even by successful...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932315
  • 9781236932310