Centro-America. Nach den gegenwärtigen Zuständen des Landes und Volkes, in Beziehung auf die Verbindung der beiden Oceane, und im Interesse der deutschen Auswanderung bearbeitet, etc

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1851 - 256 pages

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Page 216 - convention to accomplish a particular object, but also to establish a general principle, they hereby agree to extend their protection by treaty stipulation to any other practicable communications, whether by canal or railway, across the Isthmus which connects North and South America, and especially to the Interoceanic communications, should
Page 212 - for the aforesaid purpose; and the said Plenipotentiaries having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in the proper form, have agreed to the following articles: — Art. 1. The Government of the United States and Great Britain hereby declare that neither the one nor the other will ever obtain or maintain for itself any exclusive control over
Page 213 - waters applicable thereto, in order to induce such states or Governments to facilitate the construction of the said canal by every means in their power. And furthermore, the United States and Great Britain agree to use their good offices whatever or however it. may be expedient so to do, in order to procure
Page 214 - making unfair discriminations in favour of either of the commerce of- the contracting parties over the commerce of the other, or by imposing oppressive exactions or unreasonable tolls upon passengers, vessels, goods, wares, merchandizes, or other articles, then it shall be open to either Government to seek redress in such manner as they may deem advisable. Neither
Page 216 - parlies constructing or owning the same shall impose no other charges or conditions of traffic thereupon than the aforesaid Governments shall approve of as just and equitable ; and that the said canals or railways being open to the citizens and subjects of the United
Page 211 - the River San Juan de Nicaragua, and either or both of the Lakes of Nicaragua or Managua, to any part or place on the Pacific Ocean; — the President of the United States has conferred full powers on John M. Clayton, Secretary of
Page 215 - convention; and, if any persons or company should already have with any state through which the proposed canal may pass, a contract for the construction of such a canal as that specified in this convention, to the stipulations of which contract neither of the
Page 214 - and if both Governments or either Government should deem that the persons undertaking or managing the same adopt or establish such regulations concerning the traffic thereupon as are contrary to the spirit and intention of this convention, either
Page 212 - or Great Britain take advantage of any intimacy, or use any alliance, connexion, or influence that either may possess with any state or Government through whose territory the said canal may pass, for
Page 213 - object, shall be protected from the commencement of the said canal to its completion by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain from unjust detention, confiscation, seizure, or any violence whatsoever. Art. 4. The

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