English and French Neutrality and the Anglo-French Alliance in Their Relations to the United States & Russia: Including an Account of the Leading Policy of France and of England for the Last Two Hundred Years, the Origin and Aims of the Alliance, the Meaning of the Crimean War, and the Reason of the Hostile Attitude of These Two Powers Towards the United States, and of the Movement on Mexico : with a Statement of the General Resources, the Army and Navy of England and France, Russia and America, Showing the Present Strength and Probable Future of These Four Powers
C. F. Vent & Company, 1864 - 576 Seiten
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Seite 355 - And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth ; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Seite 559 - In the war between those new governments and Spain we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
Seite 558 - In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced, that we resent injuries, or make* preparation for our defense.
Seite 559 - We owe it, therefore, to candor, and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers, to declare, that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.
Seite 75 - Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
Seite 559 - The deep interest which we take in their independence, which we have acknowledged, and in their enjoyment of all the rights incident thereto, especially in the very important one of instituting their own Governments, has been declared, and is known to the world.
Seite 113 - any dispute that might lead to conflict between ' two of the great Powers of Europe ; but when we ' reflect that the quarrel is for exclusive privileges in ' a spot near which the heavenly host proclaimed ' peace on earth and goodwill towards men — when we ' see rival Churches contending for mastery in the ' very place where Christ died for mankind — the ' thought of such a spectacle is melancholy indeed.
Seite 146 - The more the Turkish government adopts the rules of impartial law and equal administration, the less will the Emperor of Russia find it necessary to apply that exceptional protection which his Imperial Majesty has found so burdensome and inconvenient, though no doubt prescribed by duty and sanctioned by treaty.
Seite 560 - Governments to interfere in their concerns, especially in those alluded to, which are vital, without affecting us ; indeed, the motive which might induce such interference in the present state of the war between the parties, if a war it may be called, would appear to be equally applicable to us. It is gratifying to know that some of the powers with whom we enjoy a very friendly intercourse, and to whom these views have been communicated, have appeared to acquiesce in them.
Seite 62 - We exclude them from every situation of trust and emolument ; we confine them to the lowest offices, with scarcely a bare subsistence ; and even these are left in their hands from necessity, because Europeans are utterly incapable of filling them. We treat them as an inferior race of beings.