The Life of William McKinley, Volume 2

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Page 31 - Teller, was adopted on the same day without division: — "Fourth. That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people.
Page 323 - my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee, E'en though it be a cross — " Fainter and fainter came the words until the whisper .could scarcely be heard. Then a moment of silence. "That has been my inextinguishable prayer," he murmured, almost inaudibly.
Page 24 - the humanitarian and disinterested character of the communication now made on behalf of the powers named, and for its part is confident that equal appreciation will be shown for its own earnest and unselfish endeavors to fulfill a duty to humanity ' by ending a situation the indefinite prolongation of which has become insufferable.
Page 38 - War has commenced between the United States and Spain. Proceed at once to the Philippine Islands. Commence operations at once, particularly against Spanish fleet. You must capture vessels or destroy. Use utmost endeavors. LONG. On the same day Dewey had sailed from Hongkong in accordance with the requirements of British neutrality. He received the message on the 26th, and on the
Page 217 - opinion of the majority of the court made the important distinction, that "Porto Rico is a territory appurtenant and belonging to the United States, but not a part of the United States within the revenue clause of the Constitution.
Page 229 - accountability. We regard the condition at Peking as one of virtual anarchy whereby power and responsibility are practically devolved upon the local provincial authorities. So long as they are not in overt collusion with rebellion and use their power
Page 241 - on the part of the powers to an amicable settlement of all the questions arising out of the recent troubles, and the friendly good offices of this Government will, with the assent of the other powers, be cheerfully placed at Your Majesty's disposal for that purpose." Secretary Cortelyou to Colonel Montgomery 11.20 AM, July 23,
Page 30 - message to Congress of April eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, upon which the action of Congress was invited: Therefore, — '\Resolved, by the Senate and House of
Page 71 - the West Indies. ARTICLE 5. The United States and Spain will each appoint not more than five commissioners to treat of peace, and the commissioners so appointed shall meet at Paris not later than October I, 1898, and proceed to the negotiation and conclusion of a treaty of peace, which treaty shall be subject to ratification according to the respective constitutional forms of the two countries. ARTICLE
Page 197 - and every possible provision made, to carry out these objects through the channels of civil administration, although necessarily under military control. The people of Cuba, without regard to previous affiliations, should be invited and urged to cooperate in these objects by the exercise of moderation, conciliation, and

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