Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 1, 10 March 1844–1 March 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Yesterday we conversed with Messrs , , and , and last evening we spent several hours with the Hon. . They all appear deeply interested in the question, and received us with every demonstration of respect that we could desire. thought the bill would not pass from the fact, that there already exists between and a treaty for the joint occupancy of , and that any act of our government authorizing an armed force to be raised, and destined for that country, would be regarded by as an infraction of that treaty, and a cause of her commencing hostilities against us. But my reply was. These volunteers are not to be considered any part or portion of the army of the , neither acting under the direction or authority of the ; [p. [262]]
Yesterday we conversed with Messrs , , and , and last evening we spent several hours with the Hon. . They all appear deeply interested in the question, and received us with every demonstration of respect that we could desire. thought the bill would not pass from the fact, that there already exists between and a treaty for the joint occupancy of , and that any act of our government authorizing an armed force to be raised, and destined for that country, would be regarded by as an infraction of that treaty, and a cause of her commencing hostilities against us. But my reply was. These volunteers are not to be considered any part or portion of the army of the , neither acting under the direction or authority of the ; [p. [262]]
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