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53D CONGRESS, , HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HISTORY AND DIGEST
J.H.G. Lat Library
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATIONS TO
HAS BEEN A PARTY,
APPENDICES CONTAINING THE TREATIES RELATING TO SUCH
MENT OF INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS.
JOHN BASSETT MOORE,
Notes on the Conflict of Laws, etc.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
'OLIATIONS: COMMISSION UNDER ARTI.
In his message to Congress of December 5,
d, the descriptions of citizens supposed to have sunereu muy utified that, on furnishing them to the Executive, due measures would be taken to obtain redress of the past, and more effectual provisions against the future. Should such documents be furnished, proper representations will be made thereon, with a just reliance on a redress proportioned to the exigency of the case."
In a report to the President of March 2, 1794, Edmund Ran. colph, then Secretary of State, referring to this passage, said that when he came into the Department of State he found a Targe volume of complaints, which the notification to persons w send in their proofs had called forth, in relation to attacks on the commerce of the United States by the British, French, opanish, and Dutch. Against the Spaniards, said Randolph,
we outrages of privateers are urged.” The cases of complaint against the British were 32; against the French, 26; samst the Spanish, 10; against the Dutch, 1.2 France dered war against Spain March 16, 1793. Spain issued a punter declaration March 23, in which it was stated that the 0 countries had really been at war since February 26, on
Am. State Papers, For. Rel. I. 141, 142.
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