Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...people by their unpleasant experience following the first election, Governor Wood proceeded towards his second general election, this time looking towards a constitutional convention. He first visited the United States to confer with the President, with the Secretary of War, and with the Chief Justice. As a result the following order was published after his return: "Headquarters Division of Cuba, "habana, July 25, 1900. 'The military governor of Cuba directs the publication of the following instructions: "whereas, the Congress of the United States by its joint resolution of April 20, 1898, declared--"That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent; "That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said Island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the Island to its people. "and Whereas, the people of Cuba have established municipal governments, deriving their authority from the suffrages of the people given under just and equal laws, and are now ready, in like manner, to proceed to the establishment of a general government which shall assume and exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, and control over the island: "Therefore it is ordered that a general election be held in the Island of Cuba on the third Saturday of September, in the year 1900, to elect delegates to a convention to meet in the city of Habana, at 12 o'clock noon on the first Monday of November, in the year 1900, to frame and adopt a constitution for the people of Cuba, and, as a part thereof, to provide for and agree with the Government of the United States upon the relations to...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671325
  • 9781236671325