Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on New Panama Canal Company, the Maritime Company, and the Nicaragua Canal Company, (Grace-Eyre-Craigan Syndicate.): Held January 17, 18, 19, 20, and 25, 1899

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Page 4 - The government of New Granada guarantees to the government of the United States that the right of way or transit across the .Isthmus of Panama, upon any modes of communication that now exist or that may be hereafter constructed, shall be open and free to the government and citizens of the United States...
Page 4 - States guarantee, positively and efficaciously, to New Granada, by the present stipulation, the perfect neutrality of the before-mentioned Isthmus, with the view that the free transit from the one to the other sea may not be interrupted or embarrassed in any future time while this treaty exists : and in consequence, the United States also guarantee, in the same manner, the rights of sovereignty and property which New Granada has and possesses over the said territory.
Page 4 - Articles of this treaty, the United States guarantee positively and efficaciously to New Granada by the present stipulation, the perfect neutrality of the before-mentioned Isthmus, with the view that the free transit from the one to the other sea may not be interrupted or embarrassed in any future time while this treaty exists...
Page 4 - States ; that no other tolls or charges shall be levied or collected upon the citizens of the United States, or their said merchandise thus passing over any road or canal that may be made by the government of New Granada, or by the authority of the same, than is, under like circumstances, levied upon and collected from the Granadian citizens...
Page 5 - ART. 6. The United States of Colombia reserves to themselves the right to pass their vessels, troops, ammunitions of war at all times and without paying any dues whatever. The passage of the canal is strictly closed to war vessels of nations at war, and which may not have acquired, by public treaty with the Colombian Government, the right to pass by the canal at all times.
Page 5 - ... to pass without permission from Congress, and of the vessels of nations which, being at war with the United States of Colombia, may not have obtained the right, to pass through the canal at all times by public treaties wherein is guaranteed...
Page 5 - ... interrupted by such event, and the merchant vessels and individuals of all nations of the world may enter into said ports and travel on the canal without being molested or detained. In general, any vessel may pass freely without any discrimination, exclusion, or preference of nationalities or persons, on...
Page 114 - What the United States demand is that in all cases where their citizens have entered into contracts with the proper Nicaraguan authorities, and questions have arisen or shall arise respecting the fidelity of their execution, no declaration of forfeiture either past or to come, shall possess any binding force unless pronounced in conformity with the provisions of the contract, if there are...
Page 114 - Without some security of this kind this Government will consider itself warranted, whenever a proper case arises, in interposing such means as it may think justifiable in behalf of its citizens who may have been or who may be injured by such unjust assumption of power.
Page 91 - ... be appointed by the Government of the Republic, which shall protect as far as it may the said commission . There is granted to the concessionary company a term, not exceeding one year, in: which to commence the final surveys for the canal, and one year and one half additional for completing them ; to organize the executing company, and commence the work of construction.

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