The Indirect Claims: A Chapter in the Argument for the United States Submitted to the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, June 15th, 1872. Reprinted with a Note

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Dubuisson and Company, 1872 - Alabama claims - 124 pages

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Page 30 - In case the tribunal find that Great Britain has failed to fulfil any duty or duties, as aforesaid, it may, if it think proper, proceed to award a sum in gross...
Page 77 - Government accounting officers ; that, in the hope of an amicable settlement, no estimate was made of the indirect losses, without prejudice, however, to the right to indemnification on their account in the event of no such settlement being made.
Page 21 - Whereas differences have arisen between the Government of the United States and the Government of her Britannic Majesty, and still exist, growing out of the acts committed by the several vessels which have given rise to the claims generically known as the
Page 47 - The American commissioners replied that they were instructed to say that the Government of the United States did not regard these claims as coming within the class of subjects indicated in that letter as subjects for the consideration of the Joint High Commission, and that they were without any authority from their Government to consider them. They therefore declined to do so.
Page 76 - South; but there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the South have made an army; they are making, it appears, a navy; and they have made,— what is more than either,— they have made a nation.
Page 25 - Commission should agree upon a sum which should be paid by Great Britain to the United States, in satisfaction of all the claims and the interest thereon.
Page 50 - British flag, iu the enhanced payments of insurance, in the prolongation of the war, and in the addition of a large sum to the cost of the war and the suppression of the rebellion...
Page 15 - ... which he thinks due by Great Britain to individual citizens of the United States for the destruction of their property by rebel cruisers fitted out in the ports of Great Britain.
Page 23 - Alabama, and other cruisers, which had been fitted out, or armed, or equipped, or which had received augmentation of force in Great Britain, or in her colonies, and of the operations of those vessels, showed extensive direct losses in the capture and destruction of a large number of vessels, with their cargoes, and in the heavy national expenditures in the pursuit of the...
Page 4 - ... injuries thus received are of so grave " a nature as in reason and justice to constitute a valid claim " for reparation and indemnification.

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