Documents Relating to the Controversy Over Neutral Rights Between the United States and France, 1797-1800

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Page 81 - ARTICLE I. There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of America and the Mexican republic, and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns and people, without exception of places or persons.
Page 63 - States, and for introducing among them the habits and arts of civilization, the president of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized...
Page 85 - ... she shall again attempt to enter, but she shall be permitted to go to any other port or place she shall think proper.
Page 17 - President discloses sentiments more alarming than the refusal of a Minister; because more dangerous * to our independence and union ; and at the same time studiously marked with indignities towards the Government of the United States.
Page 88 - And it is expressly agreed, that the neutral party shall in no case be required to go on board the examining vessel, for the purpose of exhibiting her papers, or for any other purpose whatever.
Page 82 - Property captured, and not yet definitively condemned, or which may be captured before the exchange of ratifications (contraband goods destined to an enemy's port excepted) shall be mutually restored.
Page 4 - It accords with our principles to acknowledge any government to be rightful, which is formed by the will of the nation substantially declared^ The late government was of this kind, and was accordingly acknowledged by all the branches of ours.
Page 82 - November, 1788, nor upon the indemnities mutually due or claimed, the parties will negotiate further on these subjects at a convenient time ; and until they may have agreed upon these points, the said treaties and convention shall have no operation, and the relations of the two countries shall be regulated as follows.
Page 42 - ... and, above all, for a rational spirit of civil and religious liberty, and a calm but steady determination to support our sovereignty, as well as our moral and religious principles, against all open and secret attacks.
Page 42 - In short, commerce has made this country what it is, and it cannot be destroyed or neglected without involving the people in poverty and distress. Great numbers are directly and solely supported by navigation ; the faith of society is pledged for the preservation of the rights of commercial and seafaring, no less than of the other citizens. Under this view of our affairs, I should hold myself guilty of...