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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
predations on our commerce, Adams in his letter, April 7, 1805, calls it the first step taken, and in his letter of May 20, 1865, an extraordinary step. compromising the British government in the concession of ocean belligerency on which all depet as one cause; Seward to Adams, Oct. 20, 1862; Oct. 5 and Nov. 17, 1863; Jan. 6, 1864. Adams to Russell, April 7, May 20, 1865. Mr. Adams contended in this list cited letter against the right of the Confederates to be recognized as belligerents and a national wrong and injury. Seward to Adams, May 22, 1867, and Jan. 13, 1868. Adams contended in his letter of May 20, 1865, that the nation that recognizes a power as a belligerent before it had built a vessel, and became itself the sole sousolicited redress for the national and private injuries. In his important communications to Earl Russell, April 7 and May 20, 1865, he based a valid claim for reparation and indemnification against Great Britain on the expulsion of our commercial ma