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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...to make the exchange in Nicaragua, the Government of the United States having a minister resi_dent in Central America. ' LEGATI()N or Nrcsaacna, Washington, February 9, 1-"377. D_EPARTllENT or STATE, Washin_qton, February 16, 1877. SIR: I have had the honor to receive your note of the 9th instant, repeating and amplifying remarks upon your counter-dru-ft upon the subject of an interocennic canal which you made during a recent conference with me. In'the interview which I had the honour to hold with you on the 8th instant, I presented the reasons and motives of this government for the several provisions in the draft of a treaty which had been submitted, to which you had excepted, and also the objection to the greater part of the amendments proposed in your counter-draft, while accepting on one or-two points of detail the reasonableness of your exceptions to our draft, and expressing a willingness to modify the position of this government as to those points. ' _ I regret to notice, from the paper now acknowledged, that your views upon the main and upon what are "deemed the vital points of the question absolutely essential to the practical attainment of the result which both nations anxiously desire continue to be so contrary to those entertained on the part of the United States, that I can see no hope for the construction of the canal, or for its being undertaken, without a modification of the views presented by you. This is a result which I deplore for the interests of the United States and of Nicaragua, as well as those of commercial nations in general, and for myself personally. _ The object is obviously so beneficeut in its purpose that, if the work were to be completed upon an advantageous basis, it could not fail to increase...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902238
  • 9781236902238