Court of Claims. French Spoliation Cases: Opinions of the Court with Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in the Cases of the Schooner Industry, Hawkes, Master; Schooner Delight, Curtis, Master; Schooner Little Pegg, Auld, Master; Ship Theresa, Brown, Master. Reported to Congress December 6, 1886

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Página 18 - According to these bases, you were right to assert that whatever plenipotentiary the Government of the United States might send to France to put an end to the existing differences between the two countries would be undoubtedly received with the respect due to the representative of a free, independent, and powerful nation.
Página 23 - ... found hovering on the coasts of the United States, for the purpose of committing depredations on the vessels belonging to citizens thereof ; — and also to retake any ship or vessel, of any citizen or citizens of the United States which may have been captured by any such armed vessel.
Página 16 - President discloses sentiments more alarming than the refusal of a minister, because more dangerous to our independence and union, and at the same time studiously marked with indignities towards the government of the United States. It evinces a disposition to separate the people of the United States...
Página 8 - ... forever against all other powers, to wit, the United States to his most Christian Majesty the present possessions of the Crown of France in America as well as those which it may acquire by the future Treaty of peace; and his most Christian Majesty guarantees on his part to the United States their liberty, sovereignty and independence absolute and unlimited...
Página 8 - the essential and direct end of the present defensive alliance is to maintain effectually the liberty, sovereignty, and independence, absolute and unlimited, of the United States...
Página 22 - But hostilities may subsist between two nations, more confined in its nature and extent ; being limited as to places, persons and things ; and this is more properly termed imperfect war; because not solemn, and because those who are authorized to commit hostilities act under special authority, and can go no further than to the extent of their commission.
Página 8 - I If war should break out between France and Great Britain during the continuance of the present war between the United States and England, His Majesty and the said United States shall make it a common cause and aid each other mutually with their good offices, their counsels and their forces, according to the exigence of conjunctures, as becomes good and faithful allies.
Página 3 - Congress gave to the court jurisdiction over " claims to indemnity upon the French Government arising out of illegal captures, detentions, seizures, condemnations, and confiscations prior to the ratification of the convention between the United States and the French Republic concluded on the 3oth day of September, 1800.
Página 34 - To all claims on account of prizes made by French privateers, and condemned by French consuls, within the territory and jurisdiction of Spain.
Página 10 - I wish, sir, that the Federal government should observe, as far as in their power, the public engagements contracted by both nations; and that, by this generous and prudent conduct, they will give at least to the world the example of a true neutrality, which does not consist in the cowardly abandonment of their friends in the moment when danger menaces them, but in adhering strictly, if they can do no better, to the obligations they have contracted with them.

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