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COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE

Protected by Imperial Copyright

Great Britain

1911

The Lord Baltimore Press

BALTIMORE, MD., U. S. A.

PREFACE.

In preparing this book as a manual.for officers of the United States Navy, I have not aimed at any undue originality; but rather to present matter that can be considered sound and authoritative. For that reason I have drawn largely from the Digest of International Law by Prof. J. B. Moore, a mine of information as to the accepted and historical policy of our government. The works of Dr. Thos. J. Lawrence and Prof. Oppenheim have been quoted very largely as the best and most recent treatises in English representing the European point of view upon matters of international law.

My study of international law, begun at the United States Naval Academy and continued during mature years at the Naval War College, convinces me that to no service of the government is a knowledge of international law more valuable than to that of the navy. I might also add that, so far as my experience goes, there is no naval service whose members are more familiar with the tenets of the laws of nations than our own.

CHARLES H. STOCKTON,

Rear-Admiral U. S. Navy, Retired. THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY,

WASHINGTON, D. C., NOVEMBER 1, 1910.

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