Harpers' Encyclopaedia of United States from 458 A. D. to 1905, Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing, with Special Contributions Covering Every Phase of American History and Development of Eminent Authorities, with a Preface Volume 8

Harpers' Encyclopaedia of United States from 458 A. D. to 1905, Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing, with Special Contributions Covering Every Phase of American History and Development of Eminent Authorities, with a Preface Volume 8

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...yours, Pierre Soule. Hon. William L. Marcy, Secretary of State. Aix La Chapelle, Oct. I8, 1857. Sik, --The undersigned, in compliance with the wish expressed by the President in the several confidential despatches you have addressed to us respectively to that effect, have met in conference, first at Ostend, in Belgium, on the 9th, 10th, and 11th insts., and then at Aix la Chapelle, in Prussia, on the days next following, up to the date hereof. There has been a full and unreserved interchange of views and sentiments between us, which, we are most happy to inform you, has resulted in a cordial coincidence of opinion on the grave and important subject submitted to our consideration. We have arrived at the conclusion and are thoroughly convinced that an immediate and earnest effort ought to be made by the government of the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain at any price for which it can be obtained not exceeding the sum of $100,000,000. The proposal should, in our opinion, be made in such a manner as to be presented through the necessary diplomatic forms to the Supreme Constituent Cortes about to assemble. On this momentous question, in which the people both of Spain and the United States are so deeply interested, all our proceedings ought to be open, frank, and public. They should be of such a character as to challenge the approbation of the world. We firmly believe that, in the progress of human events, the time has arrived when the vital interests of Spain are as seriously involved in the sale, as those of the United States in the purchase, of the island, and that the transaction would prove equally honorable to both nations. Under these circumstances we cannot anticipate a failure, unless possibly through the malign influence of..show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569687
  • 9781236569684