The Convention of Washington Contrived for the Destruction, Not the Reconciliation of Great Britain and the United States

Diplomatic Review, 1871 - 8 páginas

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Página 9 - A neutral Government is bound — First, to use due diligence to prevent the fitting out, arming, or equipping, within its jurisdiction, of any vessel which it has reasonable ground to believe is intended to cruise or to carry on war against a Power with which it is at peace ; and also to use like diligence to ! prevent the departure from its jurisdiction of any vessel intended to cruise or carry on war as above, such vessel having been specially adapted, in whole or in part, withm such jurisdiction,...
Página 10 - Majesty shall be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits, to the Pacific Ocean...
Página 10 - The Government of her Britannic Majesty engages to urge upon the Government of the Dominion of Canada to secure to the citizens of the United States the use of the Welland, St. Lawrence, and other canals in the Dominion on terms of equality with the- inhabitants of the Dominion...
Página 10 - Germany, who, having regard to the above-mentioned article of the said treaty, shall decide thereupon, finally and without appeal, which of those claims is most in accordance with the true interpretation of the treaty of June 15, 1846.
Página 11 - QUEEN the Address signed by you and others on the subject of the Convention of Washington. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, . AJO LnuHiLi,.
Página 9 - ... 2. Not to permit or suffer either belligerent to make use of its ports or waters as the base of naval operations against the other, or for the purpose of the renewal or augmentation of military supplies, or arms, or recruitment of men. "3. To exercise due diligence in its waters as to all persons within its jurisdiction, to prevent any violation of the foregoing obligations and duties.
Página 11 - Petitioners will ever pray. Signed by order and on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Committees of Cheshire and Lancashire, assembled in Conference at Manchester, June 4, 1871.
Página 10 - ... of April the British Commissioners proposed that the navigation of Lake Michigan should be given in exchange for the navigation of the River St. Lawrence ; and that Her Majesty's Government should agree to urge upon the Dominion of Canada to give to the citizens of the United States the use of the Canadian Canals on terms of equality with British subjects ; and that the Government of the United States should agree to urge upon the several States to give to British subjects the use of the several...
Página 9 - States to be dealt with by foreigners of many different-nations, and thus exposes both countries to the systematic machinations of diplomacy. Tour Majesty's Petitioners deprecate the ratification of this Convention — Because, firstly, it does not positively admit that England has committed a wrong against the United States, but leaves this to arbitration. If the Arbitrators give judgment against the United States the people of that country will be embittered by such a manifest wrong, and consequently...
Página 10 - Because, seventhly, the Convention confers upon the citizens of the United States the liberty of fishing on the coasts of British Colonies, so as to confound the two nations, and gradually to make the Colonies feel that they are being dismissed from the British Empire, whereas it appears to Tour Majesty's Petitioners that, unless the Colonists themselves desire the contrary, the Fisheries of the two nations should be kept apart, like those of England and France, where the proximity of the opposing...

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