The Works of William H. Seward, Volume 1

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Page 235 - recesses of Hudson's Bay and Davis's Straits, while we are looking for them beneath the Arctic circle, we hear that they have pierced into the opposite region of Polar cold—that they are at the Antipodes, and engaged under the frozen serpent of the South. Falkland Island, which seemed too remote and
Page 373 - American States as they may deem advisable, for the purpose of more effectually carrying out the great design of this convention, namely, that of constructing and maintaining the said canal as a ship communication between the two oceans for the benefit of mankind, on equal terms to all, and of protecting the same.
Page 235 - Look at the manner in which the people of New England have of late carried on the whale fishery. "While we follow them among the tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them penetrating into the deepest recesses of Hudson's Bay and Davis's Straits,
Page 127 - which are executive, to another. " No person, or collection of persons, being of one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in those instances hereinafter expressly directed or permitted.
Page 253 - Sir, the statesman thus impeached for being unreliable in defending the interests of Massachusetts, is he who, in the memorable debate to which I have referred, achieved his triumph with the words: •• I shall enter on no encomium upon Massachusetts. She needs none. There she is. Behold her, and judge
Page 215 - may be inferred without any thing more from the obligation which justice and humanity impose on every nation in cases in which it is free to act to maintain inviolate the relations of peace and amity toward other nations/
Page 153 - Virginia claimed the broad region lying north-west of the Ohio, and relinquished it in 1785, with a declaration that it should "be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become or shall become members of the Confederation or Federal Alliance of the said states, (Virginia inclusive,) according to their usual
Page 71 - the highest attainable degree their happiness. How momentous that trust is, we may learn from the instructions of the founder of modern philosophy : • No man," says Bacon, "can by care-taking, as the Scripture saith, add a cubit to his stature in this little model of a man's body; but, in the great frame of kingdoms and
Page 373 - them, similar to those which they have entered into with each other, to the end that all other states may share in the honor and advantage of having contributed to a work of such general interest and importance as the canal herein contemplated. And the contracting parties likewise agree that each shall enter into treaty stipulations with such of the
Page 253 - of the laws of her own nation." " The practice of impressing seamen from American vessels cannot hereafter be allowed to take place." " In every regularly-documented American merchant vessel, the crew who navigate it will find their protection in the flag which is over them.

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