Hamilton Fish (1918) Amos Elwood Corning

ISBN: 9780548876909

Published: February 1st 2008

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Hamilton Fish (1918)  by  Amos Elwood Corning

Hamilton Fish (1918) by Amos Elwood Corning
February 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9780548876909 | 3.69 Mb

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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE TREATYMoreThis 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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON AT THE very inception of the Grant administration f- Secretary Fish was confronted with a foreign problem, the origin of which dated back to the early days of the Civil War, when Great Britain recognized, by the Queens proclamation of May 13, 1861, the belligerency of the Confederate States.

While international law justified such a course, there were circumstances that gave to the move the appearance of haste. The ultimate source of disagreement between the two nations, however, lay not so 1 much in the fact that such a proclamation was issued, as in- the failure of Great Britain to observe consistently the rules of neutrality which, by virtue of the proclamation, she was under obligation to respect.

From this cause there arose the serious differences growing out of the depredations on American commerce by the Alabama and other Confederate cruisers fitted out in British jurisdiction. In these days of close comradeship and manifest destiny between the United States and Great Britain, it is indeed hard to realize that during, and for some time following, our Civil War, the relations between these two great English-speaking nations were severely strained.

But such is the fact. A recital here, however, is necessary only as it affects the circumstances leading up to, and culminating in, the series of negotiations with the Government of Great Britain, the fruit of which was the Treaty of Washington, and the Geneva Arbitration. The facts were indeed undeniable. From almost the beginning of the war, the Confederate Government utilized the waters of the Mersey, to borrow the words of the American case at Geneva, as her dockyard and arsenal. In English shipyards vessels were built, which later escaped from...



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