Writings of John Quincy, Adams

Writings of John Quincy, Adams

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...to this war for all the lawful purposes of commerce, the government of the United States, both in its legislative and executive branches, have used every exertion in their power, warranted by the laws of nations and by our own constitution, to admonish and restrain the citizens of these states from taking any part in this contest, incompatible with the obligations of neutrality. If in these endeavors they have not been entirely successful, the governments of Europe have not been more so, and among the occupants of Amelia Island for the piratical purposes complained of in your notes, natives or subjects of France have been included no less than citizens of those states. It is known to you, Sir, that the leader of the party which first occupied Amelia Island in the course of the last summer, was a British subject. From the time when that event was first made known to this government, it was perceived that its immediate consequences would be very injurious to the laws, commerce and revenue of this country; and measures of prevention adapted to the circumstances were immediately taken, the effect of which was partially to give the protection necessary to the commerce of nations at peace with the United States, endangered by that establishment as well as our own. Those measures, however, not proving effectual while a port in the immediate vicinity of the United States, but not within the reach of their jurisdiction, continued to be held by the persons who had wrested the island from the possession of Spain, this government, after having seen the total inability of Spain, either to defend the place from the assault of the insignificant force by which it was taken, or to recover it from them, found it necessary to take the possession of it into its own...
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236682351
  • 9781236682352