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The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Privateering — its history, law, and Usage. (search)
nder heavy penalties; and others have covenanted that, in their municipal law, this act shall be treated as piracy. In the treaties entered into between the United States and France, Holland, Sweden, Prussia, Great Britain, Spain, and some of the South American States, it is declared "that no subject or citizen of either nation shall accept a commission or letter of marque to assist any enemy in hostilities against the other, under pain of being treated as a pirate." A law was passed in 1794 by Congress, and revised and re-enacted in 1818, which declares it to be a misdemeanor for any person within the jurisdiction of the United States to augment the force of any armed vessel belonging to one foreign power at war with another and at peace with the United States. This example was followed in the succeeding year (1819) by Great Britain, whereby the Foreign Enlistment act, 59 Geo. III., c. 69, provides against such enlistment under the penalty of the forfeiture of the ship or v
ted between Messrs. Clay and Calhoun, was adopted by the Federal Congress and the Legislature of South Carolina. "One historical fact, from its peculiar hearing at this moment, ought not to be lost sight of. On two separate occasions since the foundation of the Union, before the moment just mentioned, the right of secession was asserted, and, in both instances, by those very Northern States that are now the most ferocious adversaries of the South. In the first years of the republic, in 1794, during the administration of Washington, an excise duty, laid by Congress upon distilled liquors, occasioned an insurrection in the Western part of Pennsylvania. Delegates from different counties met at Pittsburg, and from that point offered to Congress the alternative of abolishing the tax, or seeing those they represented secede and unite themselves to Canada. In 1814, at the most critical period of the war with England, seven States, constituting what is called New England, met in Conve
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
go. Kleber — Educated in a Bavarian military school, General in 1794, assassinated in Egypt. Latour d'auvergne — Alternately soldier Moncey, Marechal de France — Soldier 1773, Lieutenant 1778, General 1794; Marshal 1804. Morean, a lawyer — Major 1792, General 1794, exi1794, exited conspirator 1804, killed 1813. Mortier, Marechal de France — Captain 1791, General 1793, Marshal 1804. Mouton-Duvernet — Soldier 1787, Captain 1794, Major 1806, General 1811. Murat — Born 1768, sub-Lieutenant 1791, Major 1796, General 1797, Marshal 1804, shot 1816.uccessively through the various grades, until he was made Captain in 1794, Major in 1795, General on the field of battle 1796, Marshal 1804, s in Corsica, Lieutenant, then Captain, Major, Colonel; General about 1794, went through all the campaigns until 1815, Ambassador to Turkey in Soult — Born 1769, soldier 1785, officer 1790, Major 1789, General 1794, Marshal 1804. Suchet — Born at Lyons 1772, soldier
in 1797. She did not abandon it, it seems, "until she had composed her intestine feuds and brought all Europe to her feet." False again. She abandoned it in 1794. The war of La Vendee, the grand intestine feud of the time, was not pacified until two years after, viz: in 1796. The Insurrection of the Sections took place in these were "intestine feuds" of some magnitude, and they all took place after the maximum was dead and buried. Nor had France "brought all Europe to her feet" in 1794, when the maximum was disposed of. The treaty of Amlens, which settled the wars of Europe for a short period, was signed seven years afterwards. In the intermediate time the most gigantic contest Europe had ever witnessed was raging on sea and land. The latter and most glorious portion of the campaign of 1794, that of 1795, the marvellous exploits of Bonaparte in Italy, the career of Jourdan and Moreau on the Rhine, and Pichegru in Holland, the treaty of Campo Formlo, the invasion of Egyp
ssia a preponderance in Europe, which must ultimately prove fatal to England's cherished hobby of the balance of power, and although eloquent members of both Houses remonstrated with all the energy of justly excited alarm, England contented herself with calmly looking on and hugging her darling phantom of neutrality more closely to her bosom. She was busy, Just then, in devising means to reduce her American colonies to slavery, and had no leisure to think of any less interesting subject. In 1794, when the second partition took place, she was so busy in warring upon the French Republic, to reduce the people of France to their ancient bondage, that she did not even make a "representation." The most that was ever done in England was done by the poet Campbell, who said some very pretty things in his "Pleasures of " about " Whiskered Pandours and fierce shrieking," and Kosclusko falling, &c., wondering that Providence did not raise a Red Sea round about Warsaw and drown Suvaroff and his
empt to suspend it at this time would cost the Queen her crown. Gov. Brown has probably confounded the writ of habeas corpus with the veto which the law places in the hands of the sovereign, and which, it is said, has not been exercised since the revolution. The Fayetteville Observer has been at parlor to ascertain the number of times the habeas corpus has been suspended since that period, and the result is anything but complimentary to Gov. Brown's historical proficiency. Between 1689 and 1794, it had been suspended nine times. It was suspended throughout the British Isles in that year. In 1798 it was suspended in Ireland during the rebellion, and again in 1803, during the insurrection headed by Robert Emmett. During the remainder of George 3d's reign it was several times suspended in England, and again during the reign of George 4th in 1822. Gov. Brown surely recollects the commotions in Ireland, about fifteen years ago, and the suspension of the writ during the time of their c
Death of Meyerbeer, the Composer. --Late European papers announce the death of M Meyerbeer, the author of "Robert le Diable," "Lee Huguenots," "Le Prophete," and other operas known throughout the whole world of music. This illustrious master was born at Berlin in 1794; he showed early talents for music, and was a fellow pupil of Weber under the Abbe Vogler at Darmstadt at the age of 15. In his style he has carried the power of sound, per to its highest allowable pitch, and has thus paved the way for the modern German school of music. While at times he terrifies his audience with the amazing breadth and volume of sound in which he exults, he can also charm them to tears by the delicate manipulation of his subject and the exquisite pathos of his melody. He lived and died in the Jewish persuasion, like Halevy, his brother and competitor, whom he has followed so closely to the grave.
ed, and their rank and file so reduced as to leave but few names on the roll. When the Blues returned from their campaign in Western Virginia they were entertained with a banquet by the honorary members, when an eloquent address was made by Col. G. W. Munford, in which he invoked them, whatever vicissitudes might befall to sustain their ancient reputation by their conduct on the bloody field, and well have they remembered the injunction. The organization of the company dates back as far as 1794, and many of our best and most prominent citizens have marched under its flag. Richmond Grays. The following are the casualties in company G, 12th Virginia regiment, in the fight on Saturday: Killed — Joseph B. Sacrey, (printer, of Richmond, a native of Fredericksburg,) Jed. Gibson. Wounded--Privates Burkes and William Ford, severely. The Grays were the first company which left Richmond at the commencement of the war. They went to Portsmouth at the time of the burning of Gosport na
n overnight of his in ignoring all reference to the treaty of 1796 between the United States and Great Britain, which was still in full force as between the latter and the Confederate States. The Judge thereupon suspended the operation of the decision until he would hear further argument upon that point, and fixed Saturday last for the argument to be presented. Mr. Lyons accordingly addressed the court on Saturday on this point. He said that in the twenty-first article of the treaty of 1794 it was agreed that the subjects and citizens of the two nations should not do any act of hostility or violence against each other, nor accept commissions in the army of any country at war with either, nor enlist, or attempt to enlist, the citizens or subjects of the other party.--The twenty-sixth article provided that if, at any time, a war should take place between the two contracting parties, that merchants and others of the two nations residing in the dominions of the other should have the
The late Mr. Corwin. This gentleman, who died in Washington on Monday, was in his sixty-ninth year. He was born in Kentucky (whither his father had moved from New Jersey) in 1794. The family soon afterwards moved to Ohio. Mr. Corwin had filled the most responsible public stations in Ohio, including that of Governor. He had been a member of each of the Houses of Congress, and filled the office of Secretary of the Treasury under Mr. Fillmore. Mr. Lincoln appointed him Minister to Mexico, where he remained until Maximilian arrived, when he came home on leave of absence. Since then he has been engaged in his profession of lawyer. It was alleged that he also undertook the business of "pardon broker." Mr. Corwin was a man of more than ordinary ability amongst the representative men of the country. He excelled in humor and playful satire. He employed this talent very successfully in answer to Mr. Crary, of Michigan, who, during the Harrison Presidential campaign, who, during the
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