Report of the Louisiana Bar Association for Volume 19

Report of the Louisiana Bar Association for Volume 19

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...which she outlines, among other things, her plan of operation against one country and another. "Operations against the United States of North America must be entirely different"--that is, different from that which preceded as to the other countries. Then, recalling that our policy was against standing armies and one of peace and trust, said: ' The United States at this time--1907--is not in a position to oppose our troops with an army of equal rank. The fact that one or two of her provinces"--he means a state, but he does not know the difference in our government and his--"the fact that one or two of her provinces are occupied by the invaders would not alone move the Americans to sue for peace. To accomplish this end, the invaders would have to inflict real, material damage by injuring the whole country, through the successful seizure of many of the Atlantic seaports, in which the trade and the wealth of the entire nation meet. We would be in a position to seize in a short time many of these important and rich cities and interrupt their means of supply, disorganize all government affairs, assume control of all useful buildings, confiscate all war and transport supplies, and lastly, impose heavy indemnities." Here, gentlemen, you will get a glimpse of why your commerce was assailed and your people murdered. Long had been the dream harbored to assail us, and only the excuse was being sought--and thus the false claim of violation of neutrality. It was in vengeance for that you had deprived Prussia of stealing the south of your continent, which had struggled so long for liberty and to which you had given so much of your sacrifice to establish them. You will know now, gentlemen of the Bar, that all'this pretense of...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236827074
  • 9781236827074