Hansard's Parliamentary Debates. Third Series; Commencing with the Accession of William IV

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates. Third Series; Commencing with the Accession of William IV

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...bags of dourra, and water skins. We also destroyed tho well with gun cotton... The Arabs fought bravely, but without that desperate courago which six weeks ago cost us so dear. Tho capture of their herds must tend to exhaust their resources, and provent future mischief. We have done the enemy all the harm we could--thus fulfilling tho primary object of warfare." Now, it was undoubtedly the primary object of warfare to do the enemy all the harm, one could. On sea there were no wells to be destroyed, no villages to be looted and burnt; the only thing to be done was to capture tho enemy's goods. Lord Mansfield said--"The goods of an enemy on board the ships of a friend might bo taken, and contraband goods going to an enemy, although the property of a friend, might be taken." And these were the words of Lord Eldon--"A war and a commercial peace is a state of things not yet seen in tho world; there is no such thing as a war for arms and a peace for commerco; and tho right of visiting and searching merchantmen on the high seas, whatever is the cargo, whatever the destination, is the incontestable right of tho lawfully commissioned cruisers of a belligerent State." Lord Nelson, in 1801, said--"The proposition that free ships should make free goods was one so monstrous in itself, so contrary to the law of nations, so injurious to the maritime interests of the country, that if it had been insisted on we ought not to have concluded peace with those Powers while a single man, a single shilling, or even a single drop of blood remained in the country." Napoleon said--"The greatest blow that could be given to England would be to make her give up the right of search." Mr. Pitt, in 1806, said--"Shall wo...show more

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  • Paperback | 804 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,406g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600509
  • 9781236600509