Documents from the Department of State, Intended to Accompany the President's Message to Congress, of Seventh December Last. .

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Correspondence between John Quincy Adams, John Forsyth, Joaquin de Anduaga and others, 1821-1824, regarding the Spanish colonies of Florida, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

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Էջ 246 - To all claims of Citizens of the United States upon the Spanish Government, statements of which, soliciting the interposition of the Government of the United States have been presented to the Department of State, or to the Minister of the United States in Spain, since the date of the Convention of 1 802, and until the signature of this Treaty.
Էջ 247 - The said Commissioners shall be authorized to hear and examine on oath every question relative to the said claims, and to receive all suitable authentic testimony concerning the same. And the Spanish Government shall furnish all such documents and elucidations as may be in their possession, for the adjustment of the said claims, according to the principles of Justice, the Laws of Nations, and the stipulations of the Treaty between the two Parties of 27th October 1795; the said Documents to be specified,...
Էջ 312 - The undersigned, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America, has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of...
Էջ 248 - Washington, and within the space of three years, from the time of their first meeting, shall receive, examine and decide upon the amount and validity of all the claims included within the descriptions above mentioned.
Էջ 181 - ... within six months after the exchange of the Ratifications of this Treaty, or sooner if possible, by the Officers of His Catholic Majesty, to the Commissioners or Officers of the United States, duly appointed to receive them; and the United States shall furnish the transports and escort necessary to convey the Spanish Officers and Troops and their baggage to the Havana.
Էջ 205 - States, far from consulting the dictates of a policy questionable in its morality, yielded to an obligation of duty, of the highest order, by recognizing as independent states, nations, which, after deliberately asserting their right to that character, have maintained and established it against all the resistance which had been, or could be, brought to oppose it.
Էջ 183 - States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nations, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished.
Էջ 247 - ... to make satisfaction for the same, to an amount not exceeding three and one quarter millions of dollars.
Էջ 204 - In every question relating to the independence of a nation, two principles are involved, one of right, and the other of fact; the former exclusively depending upon the determination of the nation itself; and the latter resulting from the successful execution of that determination. This right has been recently exercised, as well by the Spanish nation in Europe, as by several of those countries in the American hemisphere, which had for two or three centuries been connected as colonies with Spain.
Էջ 247 - The United States, exonerating Spain from all demands in future, on account of the claims of their citizens to which the renunciations herein contained extend, and considering them entirely cancelled, undertake to make satisfaction for the same, to an amount not exceeding live millions of dollars. To ascertain the full amount and validity of...

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