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The Rescue of Cuba: An Episode in the Growth of Free Government
Andrew Sloan Draper
Vista completa - 1899
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Página 51 - That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said Island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the Island to its people.
Página 50 - Second, that it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the government of the United States does hereby demand, that the government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters.
Página 146 - Whereas, It is in said protocol agreed that upon its conclusion and signature, hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended and notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by each government to the commanders of its military and naval forces...
Página 51 - Third, that the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several States to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect.
Página 132 - In the prosecution of the war against the Kingdom of Spain by the people of the United States in the cause of liberty, justice, and humanity, its military forces have come to occupy the Island of Puerto Rico. They come bearing the banner of freedom inspired by a noble purpose to seek the enemies of our country and yours, and to destroy or capture all who are in armed resistance.
Página 105 - Our execution must have been terrible. "We had the advantage of our position and mowed them down by the hundreds, but they never retreated nor fell back an inch. As one man fell, shot through the heart, another would take his place with grim determination and unflinching devotion to duty in every line of his face. "Their gallantry was heroic.
Página 48 - We want no wars of conquest; we must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed; peace is preferable to war in almost every contingency.