The Lopez Expeditions to Cuba 1848-1851 ...

Princeton University Press, 1915 - 138 頁

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第 57 頁 - Every person, who, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begins or sets on foot, or provides, or prepares the means for, any military expedition or enterprise, to be -carried on from thence...
第 29 頁 - Cuba, almost in sight of our shores, from a multitude of considerations has become an object of transcendent importance to the commercial and political interests of our Union.
第 29 頁 - ... an importance in the sum of our national interests with which that of no other foreign territory can be compared, and little inferior to that which binds the different members of this Union together.
第 119 頁 - It keeps watch at the doorway of our intercourse with California by the Isthmus route. If an island like Cuba belonging to the Spanish Crown, guarded the entrance of the Thames and the Seine, and the United States should propose a Convention like this to France and England, those Powers would assuredly feel that the disability assumed by ourselves was far less serious than that which we asked them to assume.
第 11 頁 - And in all cases of seizure, detention or arrest, for debts contracted or offences committed by any citizen or subject of the one party, within the Jurisdiction of the other, the same shall be made and prosecuted by order and authority of law only, and according to the regular course of proceedings usual in such cases.
第 82 頁 - American vessels on the high seas in time of peace, bearing the American flag, remain under the jurisdiction of the country to which they belong; and therefore any visitation, molestation, or detention of such vessel by force, or by the exhibition of force, on the part of a foreign power, is in derogation of the sovereignty of the United States.
第 31 頁 - ... negotiation, remonstrance, or some intermediate measure, or by a resort to arms; all this must be determined and decided on the merits of the question itself. This is the only wise course.
第 30 頁 - ... the probable course of events for the short period of half a century it is scarcely possible to resist the conviction that the annexation of Cuba to our federal Republic will be indispensable to the continuance and integrity of the Union itself. It is obvious, however, that for this event we are not yet prepared. Numerous and formidable objections to the extension of our territorial dominions beyond sea, present themselves to the first contemplation of the subject.
第 29 頁 - Havana, fronting a long line of our shores destitute of the same advantage; the nature of its productions and of its wants, furnishing the supplies and needing the returns of a commerce immensely profitable and mutually...
第 30 頁 - ... there are laws of political as well as. of physical gravitation ; and if an apple, severed by the tempest from its native tree, can not choose but fall to the ground, Cuba, forcibly disjoined from its own unnatural connection with Spain, and incapable of self-support, can gravitate only towards the North American Union, which, by the same law of nature, can not cast her off from its bosom...