The National Review Volume 3

The National Review Volume 3

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...into the words of ihat compact under the stimulus of a more than Monroe policy. With regard to the Mosquito protectorate, no bona, fide question could arise at all, except from a desire for a dispute. For whatever be the exact force of the words of the treaty, our statesmen reiterate, and have practically proved by the cession of Greytown, their desire to " be relieved" of their protectorate altogether, directly they are satisfied that the Mosquito Indians will be allowed to remain unmolested in some defined tract of country. And that they retained the right to make this stipulation was practically implied by every American statesman who took part in these discussions up to the date of President Pierce's government. They have given, too, another proof of good faith in this: twice since the date of the treaty has a naval force been brought to bear on Greytown, --once by an English ship, once by an American: by the English to enforce obedience on the part of the American Transit Company to the municipal magistracy of Greytown; by the American, to defend the same powerful company from the authority of the municipal magistracy of Greytown; but while the English commander was promptly reprimanded by our government and his act disowned, the American commander was supported and his act approved by the Pierce government, which had just come into power. The Americans, therefore, have less right to doubt that the English government really desires to " be relieved" of the responsibility for the Mosquitos it still holds than the-English would have to doubt the sincerity of the American profession of neutrality. As to the other great point in dispute--our continued possession of Ruatan and the Bay Islands, as they are called, and our...
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622723
  • 9781236622723