Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session, Volume 5


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Page 59 - I have, therefore, thought it necessary and proper to issue this proclamation, to warn all citizens of the United States, who shall connect themselves with an enterprise so grossly in violation of our laws and our treaty obligations, that they will thereby subject themselves to the heavy penalties denounced against them by our acts of Congress, and will forfeit their claim to the protection of their country. No such persons must expect the interference of this government, in any form, on their behalf,...
Page 8 - Secretary of the Navy. Nothing, sir, can exceed the deplorable state of things in all Upper California at this time, growing out of the maddening effects of the gold mania. I am sorry to say that even in this squadron some of the officers are a little tainted and have manifested restlessness under moderate restrictions imperiously demanded by the exigencies of the times, as you will perceive by the enclosed paper, addressed to three of the lieutenants.
Page 98 - The undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States, has had the honor to receive the note of Mr.
Page 72 - ... of the United States. The undersigned avails himself of this occasion to renew to Lord Russell the assurances of his highest consideration.
Page 280 - In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name, and caused the seal of the Navy Department of the United States...
Page 61 - piratical," it does so in a general sense ; importing that the aggression is unauthorized by the law of nations, hostile in its character, wanton and criminal in its commission, and utterly without any sanction from any public authority or sovereign power. In short, it means that the act belongs to the class of offences which pirates are in the habit of perpetrating, whether they do it for purposes of plunder,.
Page 19 - The crime of murder, when committed by any officer, seaman, or marine, belonging to any public ship or vessel of the United States, without the territorial jurisdiction of the same, may be punished with death by the sentence of a court martial.
Page 3 - An act for the better government of the navy of the United States," passed the twenty-third day of April, one thousand eight hundred.
Page 1 - Ordered to lie on the table, and be printed. To the Senate of the United States...

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