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The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities; On the ...
Travers Twiss, Sir
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Page 345 - It is agreed that the United States and Her Britannic Majesty shall, upon mutual requisitions by them, or their ministers, officers or authorities, respectively made, deliver up to justice all persons who, being charged with the crime of murder, or assault with intent to commit murder, or piracy, or arson, or robbery, or forgery, or the utterance of forged paper, committed within the jurisdiction of either, shall seek an asylum, or shall be found within the territories of the other...
Page 325 - Déclarent solennellement que le présent acte n'a pour objet que de manifester à la face de l'univers leur détermination inébranlable de ne prendre pour règle de leur conduite, soit dans l'administration de leurs États respectifs, soit dans leurs relations politiques avec tout autre gouvernement, que les préceptes de cette religion sainte , préceptes de justice...
Page 179 - While the different nations of Europe respected the right of the natives, as occupants, they asserted the ultimate dominion to be in themselves; and claimed and exercised, as a consequence of this ultimate dominion, a power to grant the soil, while yet in possession of the natives. These grants have been understood by all, to convey a title to the grantees, subject only to the Indian right of occupancy.
Page 352 - But we are not inclined to admit the doctrine urged at the bar, that treaties become extinguished, ipso facto, by war between the two governments, unless they should be revived by an express or implied renewal on the return of peace. Whatever may be the latitude of doctrine laid down by elementary writers on the law of nations, dealing in general terms in relation to this subject, we are satisfied, that the doctrine contended for is not universally true.
Page 177 - On the discovery of this immense continent, the great nations of Europe were eager to appropriate to themselves so much of it as they could respectively acquire. Its vast extent offered an ample field to the ambition and enterprise of all ; and the character and religion of its inhabitants afforded an apology for considering them as a people over whom the superior genius of Europe might claim an ascendancy.
Page 181 - Although we do not mean to engage in the defence of those principles which Europeans have applied to Indian title, they may, we think, find some excuse, if not justification, in the character and habits of the people whose rights have been wrested from them.
Page 174 - Consider what the consequence would be if " lands of this description were not considered as appendant " to the main land, and as comprised within the bounds of " territory. If they do not belong to the United States of " America, any other Power might occupy them ; they might " be embanked and fortified. What a thorn would this be in
Page 325 - États respectifs, soit dans leurs relations politiques avec tout autre gouvernement, que les préceptes de cette religion sainte, préceptes de justice, de charité et de paix, qui, loin d'être uniquement applicables à la vie privée, doivent, au contraire influer directement sur les résolutions des princes et guider toutes leurs démarches comme étant le seul moyen de consolider les institutions humaines, et de remédier à leurs imperfections.
Page 345 - ... of criminality may be heard and considered ; and if, on such hearing, the evidence be deemed sufficient to sustain the charge, it shall be the duty of the examining Judge or Magistrate to certify the same to the proper executive authority, that a warrant may issue for the surrender of such fugitive. The expense of such apprehension and delivery shall be borne and defrayed by the Party who makes the requisition and receives the fugitive.