Message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, in Answer to the Resolution of the Senate of the 12th Instant, a Report from the Secretary of State, with Accompanying Correspondence, with Regard to the Claim of Indemnity from Spain for the Execution at Santiago de Cuba of Persons who Were on Board the Virginius ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1875 - United States - 118 pages
 

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Page 57 - States shall then be at peace with such belligerent.) " 8. Fitting out and arming, or attempting to fit out and arm, or procuring to be fitted out and armed, or knowingly being concerned in the furnishing, fitting out, or arming of any ship or vessel, with intent that such ship or vessel shall be employed in the service of either of the said belligerents.
Page 67 - Title, and to the restoring of such prizes in the cases in which restoration shall be adjudged; and also for the purpose of preventing the carrying on of any such expedition or enterprise from the territories or jurisdiction of the United States against the territories or dominions of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people with whom the United States are at peace.
Page 25 - States in respect of these claims, they have arrived, individually and collectively, at the conclusion that these claims do not constitute, upon the principles of international law applicable to such cases, good foundation for an award of compensation or computation of damages between nations...
Page 58 - At present, under the law as now generally understood and practised, no nation can exercise a right of visitation and search upon the common and unappropriated parts of the sea, save only on the belligerent claim.
Page 48 - This Government certainly cannot assent to the punishment by Spanish authorities of any citizen of the United States for the exercise of a privilege to which he may bo entitled under public law and treaties. It is consequently hoped that his excellency the captain-general of Cuba will either recall the proclamation referred to, or will give such instructions to the proper officers as will prevent its illegal application to citizens of the United States or their property...
Page 43 - Every judgment rendered by a district court within a State shall be a lien on the property located in such State in the same manner, to the same extent and under the same conditions as a judgment of a court of general jurisdiction in such State, and shall cease to be a lien in the same manner and time.
Page 8 - Polo make it appear to the satisfaction of the United States that the Virginius was not entitled to carry the flag...
Page 48 - Spanish subjects or citizens of other countries, subject only to the requirements of a legal blockade, all merchandise not contraband of war. Articles contraband of war, when destined for the enemies of Spain, are liable' to seizure on the high seas...
Page 58 - I can find no authority that gives the right of interruption to the navigation of states in amity upon the high seas, excepting that which the rights of war give to both belligerents against neutrals.

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