The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 48

Edmund Burke
Longmans, Green, 1808
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Page 636 - Treaty signed this day. It shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the same time. In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto their seals.
Page 661 - The rights of a neutral to carry on commercial intercourse with every part of the dominions of a belligerent permitted by the laws of the country (with the exception of blockaded ports and contraband of war) was believed to have been decided between Great Britain and the United States by the sentence of...
Page 398 - Secondly, the British fleet under my command could never have returned the second time to Egypt, had not Lady Hamilton's influence with the Queen of Naples caused letters to be wrote to the Governor of Syracuse, that he was to encourage the fleet being supplied with everything, should they put into any port in Sicily. We put into Syracuse, and received every supply ; went to Egypt, and destroyed the French fleet.
Page 697 - Stuart, and of the letter which your excellency did me the honour to write to me on the...
Page 386 - I beg leave to oiler you my most sincere thanks for the honour you have done me in drinking my health, and for the very flattering manner in which that honour has been conferred.
Page 636 - The present separate article shall have the same force and value as if it were inserted, word for word, in the treaty signed this day, and shall be ratified at the same time. In faith whereof we, the undersigned, by virtue of our respective full powers, have signed the present separate article, and affixed thereto the seals of our arms.
Page 355 - And the trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of England; though once when the dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI, had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called in derision the duke of Exeter's daughter, and still remains in the tower of London; (0) where it was occasionally used as an engine of state, not of law, more than once ,in the reign of Queen...
Page 658 - Yet the same practices are renewed in the present war and are already of great amount. On the Mobile, our commerce passing through that river continues to be obstructed by arbitrary duties and vexatious searches. Propositions for adjusting amicably the boundaries of Louisiana have not been acceded to. While, however, the right is unsettled, we have avoided changing the state of things by taking new posts or strengthening ourselves in the disputed territories, in the hope that the other power would...
Page 627 - Majesty, for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in. Great Britain...
Page 846 - I have eat and drank, and conversed, and sat up all night, with Fox in England ; but it never has happened, perhaps it never can happen again, that I should enjoy him as I did that day, alone, from ten in the morning till ten at night.

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