History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great Britain: Declared by Act of Congress, the 18th of June, 1812, and Concluded by Peace, the 15th of February, 1815, Τόμος 1

Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1852

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Σελίδα 72 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Σελίδα 86 - ... founding the advantage of commerce solely upon reciprocal utility, and the just rules of free intercourse; reserving withal to each party the liberty of admitting at its pleasure, other nations to a participation of the same advantages.
Σελίδα 72 - To fine for contempt, imprison for contumacy, enforce the observance of order, etc., are powers which cannot be dispensed with in a court, because they are necessary to the exercise of all others ; and so far our courts no doubt possess powers not immediately derived from statute...
Σελίδα 103 - With a pencil dipped in the most vivid colors, and guided by the hand of a master, a splendid portrait has been drawn exhibiting this vessel and her freighter as forming a single figure, composed of the most discordant materials, of peace and war. So exquisite was the skill of the artist, so dazzling the garb in which the figure was presented, that it required the exercise of that cold investigating faculty which ought always to belong to those who sit on this bench, to discover its only imperfection...
Σελίδα 77 - ... is at peace, and having entered an American port open for her reception, on the terms on which ships of war are generally permitted to enter the ports of a friendly power, must be considered as having come into the American territory under an implied promise, that while necessarily within it, and demeaning herself in a friendly manner, she should be exempt from the jurisdiction of the country.
Σελίδα 98 - When the United States declared their independence, they were bound to receive the law of nations in its modern state of purity and refinement.
Σελίδα 109 - Before the ship or goods can be disposed of by the captor, there must be a regular judicial proceeding, wherein both parties may be heard, and condemnation thereupon as prize, in a court of admiralty, judging by the law of nations and treaties. " The proper and regular court for these condemnations is the court of that state to whom the captor belongs.
Σελίδα 305 - After other arguments, tending to enforce the same advice, the report concluded with recommending that his Majesty should be supplicated to maintain the active and constant execution of the laws, which preserve to Frenchmen the rights of liberty, and security both of person and property, and to the nation the free exercise of its political privileges.
Σελίδα 228 - ... heavily upon any unfortunate family. I feel for their situation ; I respect their distresses ; but as a friend of England, I cannot wish for their restoration to the power which they abused. I cannot forget that the whole history of the last century is little more than an account of the wars and the calamities arising from the restless ambition, the intrigues, and the perfidy of the house of Bourbon.
Σελίδα 19 - ... to her brave defenders, and most fully evinced the courage of Captain Porter, and those under his command. Her colours were not struck until the loss in killed and wounded was so awfully great, her shattered condition so seriously bad, as to render further resistance unavailing.

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