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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6,437 1 Browse Search
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 1,858 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 766 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 310 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 302 0 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 300 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 266 0 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 224 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 222 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 214 0 Browse Search
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question was simply one of law — just as was that of a matter of trespass between individuals; the object being to determine which was eight and which was wrong. But it cannot be forgotten that, in times past, on this identical point of law, Great Britain persistently held an opposite ground from that which she now takes. There are yet other points, however, on which had the ship been carried into port for adjudication, controversy must have arisen. The three following points have been p, especially of the French Government, in the recent letter of M. Thousand. Of course this whole discussion proceeds on the assumption that the rebels are to be regarded as belligerents, which is the character already accorded to them by Great Britain. It they are not regarded as belligerents, then the proceeding of Capt. Wilkes is undoubtedly illegal and void. To a political offender, the asylum of a foreign jurisdiction is sacred whether on shore or on sea, and the United States has al
ere is certainly much more in the fact of such an escort than is altogether agreeable to Northern pride. The Southern cause has gained an e in Europe by this transaction which it could scarcely have obtained by any other mode. The inside of Manassas was an affair between ourselves and the enemy, at which individuals abroad might shout our praises, but at which Governments of necessity stood passive and silent. But this progress of our Ambassadors to Europe under the triumphant flag of Great Britain, and in a national vessel of that power detailed for the special service, brings an solar upon our cases to which Governments and crowned heads are parties. All Europe will have been on tiptoe to see these men, in expectation of their arrival. They will be the lions of the day. They will attract a consideration, official and popular, that could never have been hoped for if they had gone quietly over in the West Indian royal steamer. But for the universal concession of our actual i