Documents Relating to the Controversy Over Neutral Rights Between the United States and France, 1797-1800
The Endowment, 1917 - France - 91 pages
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Page 79 - ARTICLE I. There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of America and the Mexican republic, and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns and people, without exception of places or persons.
Page 83 - ... she shall again attempt to enter, but she shall be permitted to go to any other port or place she shall think proper.
Page 86 - And it is expressly agreed, that the neutral party shall in no case be required to go on board the examining vessel, for the purpose of exhibiting her papers, or for any other purpose whatever.
Page 85 - ART. 12. The merchant ships of either of the parties which shall be making into a port belonging to the enemy of the other ally, and concerning whose voyage, and the species of goods on board her, there shall be just grounds of suspicion, shall be obliged to exhibit, as well upon the high seas, as in the ports and havens, not only her passports, but likewise certificates, expressly showing that her goods are not of the number of those which have been, prohibited as contraband.
Page 80 - Property captured, and not yet definitively condemned, or which may be captured before the exchange of ratifications (contraband goods destined to an enemy's port excepted) shall be mutually restored.
Page 2 - It accords with our principles to acknowledge any government to be rightful which is formed by the will of the nation, substantially declared.
Page 80 - November, 1788, nor upon the indemnities mutually due or claimed, the parties will negotiate further on these subjects at a convenient time ; and until they may have agreed upon these points, the said treaties and convention shall have no operation, and the relations of the two countries shall be regulated as follows.
Page 40 - ... and, above all, for a rational spirit of civil and religious liberty, and a calm but steady determination to support our sovereignty, as well as our moral and religious principles, against all open and secret attacks.
Page 40 - In short, commerce has made this country what it is, and it cannot be destroyed or neglected without involving the people in poverty and distress. Great numbers are directly and solely supported by navigation ; the faith of society is pledged for the preservation of the rights of commercial and seafaring, no less than of the other citizens. Under this view of our affairs, I should hold myself guilty of...