An Address of Members of the House of Representatives, of the Congress of the United States, to Their Constituents, on the Subject of the War with Great Britain

Printed at the Office of the United States' Gazette, 1812 - 24 páginas

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Página 4 - May 1, 1810, provided that in case either Great Britain or France shall, before the third day of March next, so revoke or modify her edicts, as that they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States...
Página 8 - Whether the ships thus denationalized by the arbitrary measures of the English government, enter into our ports, or those of our allies, or whether they fall into the hands of our ships of war, or of our privateers, they are declared to be good and lawful prizes. — Art. III. The British islands are declared to be in a state of blockade, both by land and sea.
Página 15 - ... made by the secretary of the treasury, and the committee of ways and means, and to the body of resolutions passed in March last, in the House of Representatives.
Página 14 - Majesty is pleased, by and with the advice of his privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that all the ports and places as far north as the river Ems, inclusively, under the government styling itself the Kingdom of Holland, and all ports and places under the Government of France, together with the colonies, plantations, and settlements in the possession of those Governments, respectively, and all ports and places in the northern parts of Italy, to be reckoned from the ports of Orbitello...
Página 8 - All the difficulties which have given rise to your reclamations, sir, would be removed with ease, if the government of the United States, after complaining in vain of the injustice and violations of England, took with the whole continent the part of guaranteeing itself therefrom. England has introduced into the maritime war an entire disregard for the rights of nations.
Página 13 - ... though sailing directly from the United States to a French port, were held in a state of sequestration, on the principle that the trade was prohibited, and that the importation of those articles was not only unlawful but criminal ; that even the vessels which carried the unquestionable productions of the United States were exposed to great and expensive delays, to tedious investigations in unusual forms, and to exorbitant duties; in short, that the ordinary...
Página 5 - ... The British orders in council are the remaining source of discontent, and avowed cause of war. These have heretofore been considered by our government in connexion •with the French decrees. Certainly the British orders in council and French decrees, form a system subversive of neutral rights and constitute just grounds of complaint; yet, viewed relatively to the condition of those powers towards each other, and of the United States towards both, the undersigned cannot persuade themselves that...
Página 16 - When we visit the peaceable, and to us innocent colonies of Great Britain with the horrors of war, can we be assured that our own coast will not be visited with like horrors...

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