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Page 62 - relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect, was approved:
Page 31 - power in any other light than as a manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.' " While the United States no doubt sympathized with the objects of the congress, the debates in the Senate and House of Representatives indicated a desire to avoid
Page 66 - the details of the aforesaid evacuation of Porto Rico and other islands under Spanish sovereignty in 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,
Page 62 - the following joint resolution for the recognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of Spain should relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters,
Page 66 - 6. Upon the conclusion and signing of this protocol hostilities between the two countries shall be suspended, and notice to that effect shall be given as soon as possible by each Government to the commanders of its military and naval forces. In
Page 63 - Congress assembled, FIRST. That war be, and the same is hereby, declared to exist, and that war has existed since the twenty-first day of April, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, including said day, between the United States of America and
Page 66 - ARTICLE I. Spain relinquishes all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba. And as the island is, upon its evacuation by Spain, to be occupied by the United States, the United States will, so long as such occupation shall last, assume and discharge the obligations that may under international law result from the fact of its occupation for the protection of life and property.
Page 43 - to the American Minister at Madrid: " It is scarcely possible to resist the conviction that the annexation of Cuba to our Federal Republic will be indispensable to the continuance and integrity of the Union.