Oriental America; Official and Authentic Records of the Dealings of the United States with the Natives of Luzon and Their Former Rulers

Oriental America; Official and Authentic Records of the Dealings of the United States with the Natives of Luzon and Their Former Rulers

By (author) 

List price: US$20.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and the carrying out of their promises of honor to the said Filipinos, it is very evident that no protest against their action would have been made. On making this protest, I claim, in the name of the Filipino nation, in that of their president and government, the fulfillment of the solemn declaration, made by the illustrious William McKinley president of the republic of the United States of America, that, on going to war, he was not guided by any intention of aggrandizement and extension of national territory, but only in respect to the principles of humanity, the duty of liberating tyrannized peoples, and the desire to proclaim the inalienable rights, with their sovereignty, of the countries released from the yoke of Spain. LOYAL TO AMERICANS. Correspondence London Globs, Hong Kong, Nov. 26, 1898: It will be a great misfortune if, through hasty action or ignorance of the actual state of affairs, the Philippine natives rise against the Americans. Hitherto, although the Americans have often given great provocation, the Philippinos have shown great forbearance and a strong dislike to come to blows. They do not want to fight, and if the Americans only meet them half way all will go well. There is much to be gained by a just, statesmanlike settlement with the natives, while there will undoubtedly be great losses through a continuance of arbitrary treatment. The just aspirations of the people ought to be taken into consideration, and I beiieve they would be if only the proper menace sent out by the president to settle th auestion of the future government jof the islands on the spot, after proper deliberation and careful investigation. Such a commission would discover that the Philippine, leaders have been loyal to the Americans. I am Informed that...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608194
  • 9781236608192