History of the United States of America, Under the Constitution Volume 7; 1865-1877. the Reconstruction Period

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...on Foreign Relations, July. as reconstituted with Cameron as chairman, report favorably, but the Senate confirmed, May 24, by the ample margin of 50 to 12.1 Sumner himself, whose mortifying deposition had occurred while the Joint High Commission was in session,2 voted with the majority of that body, despite ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...on Foreign Relations, July. as reconstituted with Cameron as chairman, report favorably, but the Senate confirmed, May 24, by the ample margin of 50 to 12.1 Sumner himself, whose mortifying deposition had occurred while the Joint High Commission was in session,2 voted with the majority of that body, despite misgivings; whether because conciliated and won over by the sedulous efforts which were made by British members of the Commission and personal friends to flatter and soothe his wounded pride, or, as seems more just to him, because, in truth, he thought the treaty worth accepting in its final shape, and viewed his duty as a statesman should.3 Appeal was made to patriotic sentiment, British and American; our Senate confirmed on the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth; ratifications were exchanged in London on Bunker-Hill day, June 17; and President Grant made proclamation on the 4th of July that the treaty had gone into full effect. These coincidences of date were not wholly casual. For the Geneva proceedings which duly followed, Great Britain appointed Chief Justice Alexander Cockburn arbitrator for that government; and the United States correspondingly, Charles Francis Adams. The three neutral arbitrators, named by the King of Italy, the President of the Swiss Confederation and the Emperor of Brazil, respectively, were Count Sclopis, Jacques Staempfli and Viscomte (or Baron) d'ltajuba. Lord Tenterden was the British agent, with Sir Roundell Palmer for counsel. J. C. Bancroft Davis, lately our assistant Secretary of State and close in Fish's confidence, served for the United States, with William M. Evarts, Caleb Cushing and Morrison R. i871, Dec-Waite for counsel. The Tribunal opened its ses1872, June. sona at Geneva, December 15,1871; Sclopis being cho...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150558559
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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