The Alabama Arbitration

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The Alabama arbitration

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781103004119
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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"They greatly regret to be compelled to admit the fact that the vessel known first as the gun-boat, ' No. 290,' and now as the Alabama, is roving over the seas capturing, burning, sinking, and destroying American vessels without lawful authority from any source recognized by international law, and in open defiance of all judicial tribunals established by the common consent of civilized nations as a restraint upon such a piratical mode of warfare. . "That this vessel was built with the intent to make war against the United States by British subjects, in a British port, and that she was prepared there to be armed and equipped with a specified armament adapted : to her construction for the very purpose she is now pursuing does not appear to them to admit of dispute. " That this armament and equipment, adapted to this ship and no other, were simultaneously prepared by British subjects in a British port, with the intent to complete her preparation for her career, seems equally clear. Furthermore, it is sufficiently established that when this vessel was ready, and her armament and equipment were equally ready, she was clandestinely sent, by the connivance of her British holders, and the armament and equipment were at the same time clandestinely sent, through the connivance of the same or other British subjects who prepared them to a common point outside of British waters, and there the armament and equipment of this vessel as a war-ship were completed. " This war-ship, thus deriving all its powers to do mischief from British sources, manned by a crew of British subjects enlisted in and proceeding from a British port, then went forth on her work to burn and destroy the property of thepeople of the United States, in fraud of the laws of Great Britain and in violation of the p...
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