An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War Between the United States and Great-Britain

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Isaac and Walter R. Hill, 1813 - United States - 108 pages

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Page 57 - France shall, before the third day of March next, so revoke or modify her edicts as that they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States, which fact the President of the United States shall declare by proclamation : and if the other nation shall not within three months thereafter so revoke or modify her edicts in like manner...
Page 62 - That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is authorized, in case either France or Great Britain shall so revoke or modify her edicts, as that they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States...
Page 64 - ... France. I abstain at this time from recommending to the consideration of Congress definitive measures with respect to that nation, in the expectation that the result of unclosed discussions between our minister plenipotentiary at Paris and the French Government will speedily enable Congress to decide with greater advantage on the course due to the rights, the interests, and the honor of our country.
Page 79 - the opportunity of punishment had occurred ; that a full measure of retaliation had taken place, and that it was not his intention to pursue further a system of warfare so revolting to his own feelings, and so little congenial to the British character, unless the future measures of the enemy should compel him again to resort to it.
Page 72 - States shall instantly recall their letters of marque and reprisal against British ships, together with all orders and instructions for any acts of hostility whatever against the territories of His Majesty or the persons or property of his subjects.
Page 74 - The reluctance with which the United States had resorted to arms, was manifested by the steps taken to arrest the progress of hostilities, and to hasten a restoration of peace. On the 26th of June, 1812, the American charge d'affaires, at London, was instructed to make the proposal of an armistice to the British government, which might lead to an adjustment of all differences, on the single condition, in the event of the orders in council being repealed, that instructions should be issued, suspending...
Page 103 - ... the soldier on this unparalleled expedition, that a great portion of the munitions of war, which had not been consumed, when the navy-yard was ordered to be destroyed upon the approach of the British troops, were left untouched; and an extensive foundery of cannon, adjoining the city of Washington, was left uninjured; when, in the night of the 25th of August, the army suddenly decamped, and returning, with evident marks of precipitation and alarm, to their ships, left the interment of their dead...
Page 52 - ... that all the ports and places of France and her allies, or of any other country at war with His Majesty, and all other ports or places in Europe, from which, although not at war with His Majesty, the British flag is excluded, and all ports or places in the colonies belonging to His Majesty's enemies...
Page 8 - THAT it shall be lawful to stop and detain all vessels loaded wholly or in part with corn, flour, or meal, bound to any port in France, or any port occupied by the armies of France...
Page 106 - ... act of some exasperated individual, has not been ascertained. The silence of the military and civil officers of the Provincial Government of Canada seems to indicate that the transaction was not deemed, when it occurred, a cause either for retaliation or reproach.

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