America's Aid to Germany in 1870-71: An Abstract from the Official Correspondence of E. B. Washburne, U.S. Ambassador to Paris

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Page 19 - The United States acknowledge and protect, in hostile countries occupied by them, religion and morality ; strictly private property ; the persons of the inhabitants, especially those of women ; and the sacredness of domestic relations. Offenses to the contrary shall be rigorously punished.
Page 369 - The delays and interruptions to that right are, I trust, wholly of the past, and may have been, and it is hoped were, the unavoidable accidents of the then pending military strife. In the absence of any recnrrence, we are content with the recognition so fully made by Count Bismarck of the right which we claimed.
Page 457 - I have the honor to send you herewith a copy of a letter addressed to me, under date of the 12th ultimo, by Capt.
Page 19 - This rule does not interfere with the right of the victorious invader to tax the people or their property, to levy forced loans, to billet soldiers, or to appropriate property, especially houses, land, boats or ships, and churches, for temporary and military uses.
Page 147 - Sir, the assurances of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be Your very humble and obedient servant (signed) A DE SALIGNY MAYFIELD TO JEWETT.
Page 171 - Government looks upon a siege of Paris as probable, for it is making the most stupendous preparation in that direction. I have telegraphed you to that effect to-day in cipher, and also, looking to possibilities, I suggested whether you should not ask the Prussian Government to protect American property in Paris, in the event its army reached here. I need not tell you there is a very large amount of property owned by Americans 94 in ' Paris, and I hope it will be respected by both sides as property...
Page 49 - Excellency does not apprise me that any public notice of the qualified restraints foreshadowed in your communication has yet been definitely made public ; and since from that liberal concession in favor of belligerent residents who do not choose to depart, which His Majesty's government has published, and to which Your Excellency has alluded, I deduce an anxious desire on the part of that government to conform as much as possible to the mildest interpretation of the hardships of the laws of war....
Page 313 - These things have happened without the undersigned (the greater part of whom have no other mission for the present at Paris, except to watch over the security and interests of their countrymen) having been enabled by a preliminary notice to warn against the dangers which menaced them, those of their countrymen who had been hitherto prevented by "force majeure...
Page 429 - ... if any, is against the government of that country, in which his own sovereign will not interest himself. Such has been the doctrine and practice of the United States and of the great powers of Europe, and this government, therefore, cannot intervene in behalf of Mr. Fougen, or of any citizen of the United States, under the same circumstances.
Page 41 - Accept the assurances of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be, sir, your very humble and obedient servant.

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