The Present Condition of Mexico: Message from the President of the United States, in Answer to Resolution of the House of 5th December Last, Transmitting Information Upon the Present Condition of Mexico
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1863 - 802 páginas
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Página 75 - It is impossible that the allied powers should extend their political system to any portion of either continent, without endangering our peace and happiness...
Página 76 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise, and in the arrangements by which they may terminate, the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European power.
Página 75 - With the movements in this hemisphere we are of necessity more immediately connected, and by causes which must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers. The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America.
Página 75 - This difference proceeds from that which exists in their respective governments. And to the defence of our own, which has been achieved by the loss of so much blood and treasure, and matured by the wisdom of their most enlightened citizens, and under which we have enjoyed unexampled felicity, this whole nation is devoted.
Página 487 - I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration. "(Signed) Lou TSENG-TSIANG. "Son Excellence Monsieur CLEMENCEAU, "President of Peace Conference.
Página 686 - The High Contracting Parties engage not to seek for themselves, in the employment of the coercive measures contemplated by the present Convention, any acquisition of territory nor any special advantage, and not to exercise in the internal affairs of Mexico any influence of a nature to prejudice the right of the Mexican nation to choose and to constitute freely the form of its Government.
Página 76 - ... Europe with the political system of the allied powers, we should regard as dangerous to our peace and safety any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere. The political systems of the two continents are essentially different. Each has an exclusive right to judge for itself what...
Página 75 - To what extent such interposition may be carried, on the same principle, is a question, in which all independent Powers, whose Governments differ from theirs, are interested ; even those most remote, and surely none more so than the United States. Our policy, in regard to Europe, which was adopted at an early stage of the wars which have so long agitated that quarter of the...
Página 582 - Salas, of the Nicaraguan army. I have the honour to transmit herewith, to be laid before the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, a copy of a...
Página 77 - Americans; and the justice or propriety cannot be recognized of arbitrarily limiting and circumscribing that enterprise and commerce by the act of voluntarily planting a new colony, without the consent of America, under the auspices of foreign Powers belonging to another and a distant continent. Europe would be indignant at any American attempt to plant a colony on any part of her shores; and her justice must perceive, in the rule contended for, only perfect reciprocity.