Secret Statutes of the United States: A Memorandum by David Hunter Miller, Special Assistant in the Department of State

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Florida - 44 pages

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Page 11 - I recommend to the consideration of Congress the seasonableness of a declaration that the United States could not see, without serious inquietude, any part of a neighboring territory in which they have in different respects so deep and so just a concern pass from the hands of Spain into those of any other foreign power.
Page 5 - I recommend to their consideration also the expediency of authorizing the Executive to take temporary possession of any part or parts of the said Territory, in pursuance of arrangements which may be desired by the Spanish authorities, and for making provision for the government of the same during such possession.
Page 25 - Power ; and by the same resolution and act he may employ any part of the Army and Navy of the United States which he may deem necessary...
Page 17 - States on January 15, 1811, twelve years before the Monroe declaration was drafted, relieve him of that doubt: Taking into view the peculiar situation of Spain and of her American provinces; and considering the influence which the destiny of the territory adjoining the southern border of the United States may have upon their security, tranquillity and commerce...
Page 17 - Resolved — That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the House...
Page 7 - ... shall be referred to the same committee) by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be.
Page 5 - An Act to enable the President of the United States, under certain contingencies, to take possession of the country lying east of the river Perdido, and south of the state of Georgia and the Mississippi territory, and for other purposes.
Page 12 - States be, and he is hereby authorised to take possession of, and occupy, all or any part of the Territory lying East of the River Perdido, and South of the State of Georgia and the Mississippi Territory...
Page 7 - An act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States...
Page 16 - Onis to the captain general of Caraccas. The tendency of misrepresentations and suggestions which it may be inferred from this specimen enter into more important correspondences of the writer to promote in foreign councils at a critical period views adverse to the peace and to the best interests of our country renders the contents of the letter of sufficient moment to be made known to the legislature, JAMES MADISON.

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