Message of the President of the United States and Accompanying Documents,etc, Volume 1, Part 9 (Google eBook)

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1900
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Page 170 - the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly Powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire," He was successful in obtaining the assent of the other Powers to the policy thus announced.
Page 170 - American officials, missionaries, and other Americans who are in danger; secondly, in affording all possible protection everywhere in China to American life and property; thirdly, in guarding and protecting all legitimate American interests; and fourthly, in aiding to prevent a spread of the disorders to the other provinces of the Empire and a recurrence of such disasters.
Page xvi - American army during the long and hard fighting of the thirteenth instant and the subsequent capture of Tien-tsin city, and of my own appreciation of the high honor accorded to me by having them under my command. The American troops formed part of the front line of the British attack and so had more than their share of the fighting that took place. The ready and willing spirit of the officers and men will always make their command easy and pleasant, and when one adds to that the steady gallantry...
Page 170 - It is, of course, too early to forecast the means of attaining this last result; but the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire.
Page xxiii - For one month we have been besieged in British legation under continued shot and shell from Chinese troops. Quick relief only can prevent general massacre.
Page lii - SIR, I have the honor to submit a brief report of the expedition to Alvarado, with which I was charged by orders from the commander-in-chief.
Page 44 - GENERAL, I have the honor to submit the following report as to the operations of my brigade in front of the enemy at Bull Run, on Sunday, July 21. On the night of July 20...
Page xv - Sumner" sailed from San Francisco July 17 with Second Battalion of Fifteenth Infantry and recruits to capacity of vessel. Reenforcements will follow to make your force in the immediate future up to 5,000 and very soon to 10,000. Full supplies, including heavy clothing, are on the way. After unloading at Taku the supplies carried by "Grant" for your forces, send "Grant
Page 139 - Grant, and the officers and men whom she carries, to Taku, and will take command of the land forces of the United States in China. You will confer with the admiral in command of the naval forces of the United States on the coast of China; and it is expected that the two forces will, to the fullest possible extent, cooperate and assist each other. The forces under your command are to be used for the protection of the life and property of American citizens and American interests in China wherever the...
Page 142 - Confer freely with admiral in command of fleet. Complete understanding and co-operation between the two services is enjoined by the President, and message to that effect has been sent admiral in command naval force. Reports now indicate that American minister with all the legation have been destroyed in Pekin.

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