hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
tructions should be given against officious interference with American vessels driven by accident or violence into British ports on the southern borders of the United States, and that there should not be any further inquisition into the state of persons and things on board than might be indispensable to enforce the observance of the municipal law of the colony and the proper regulation of its harbors and waters. Webster's Works, Vol. VI. p. 316. Mr. Jacob Harvey, in a letter to Sumner, Sept. 16, 1842, gives an explanation of this clause of Lord Ashburton's letter: Situated as he was, he was obliged to say something. There was more difficulty in arranging that matter than any other part of the negotiations. Many personal interviews took place before any thing was written. Calhoun met Lord Ashburton very often, and conversed freely on the peculiar views of the South. He finally came out warmly for the treaty, and no doubt influenced some Democratic votes. I shall have the whole corr