The Speech of James Stephen, Esq., in the Debate in the House of Commons, March 6, 1809, on Mr. Whitbread's Motion Relative to the Late Overtures of the American Government: With Supplementary Remarks on the Recent Order in Council

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J. Butterworth, and J. Hatchard, 1809 - Electronic book - 126 pages

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Page 115 - And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and the Judges of the Courts of Vice- Admiralty, are to take the necessary measures herein, as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 114 - His Majesty is therefore pleased, by and with the advice of his privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that all the ports and places of France and her allies, or of any other country at war with His Majesty, and all other ports...
Page 113 - Ports or Places in Europe, from which, although not at War with His Majesty, the British Flag is excluded, and all Ports or Places in the Colonies belonging to His Majesty's Enemies, shall...
Page 114 - ... Europe, from which, although not at war with his Majesty, the British flag is excluded, and all ports or places in the colonies belonging to his Majesty's enemies, shall, from henceforth, be subject to the same restrictions, in point of trade and navigation, with the exceptions hereinafter mentioned, as if the same were actually blockaded by his Majesty's naval forces, in the most strict and rigorous manner.
Page 80 - ... President of the United States, under certain conditions, to suspend the operation of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, and the several supplementary acts thereto,' by suspending the embargo law and its supplements as regards Great Britain.
Page 71 - British packet, inclosed a copy of the act of embargo, and explained the policy of the measure. Among the considerations which enforced it, was the probability of such decrees as were issued by the British government on the llth of November; the language of the British gazettes, with other indications, having left little doubt that such were meditated.
Page 89 - Nov. 1807, ought to be rescinded as they apply to the United States, and this is the rather to be looked for, from the present administration, as it has so strenuously contended that the decrees of both dates were founded on the same principles and directed to the same object. Should the British Government take this course you may authorize an expectation that the President will, within a reasonable time, give effect to the authority vested in him on the subject of the Embargo laws. Should the orders...
Page 115 - ... on board, shall be condemned as prize to the captors. And His Majesty is further pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that this Order shall have effect from the day of the date thereof, with respect to any ship together with its cargo which may be captured subsequent to such day, on any voyage which is and shall be rendered legal by this Order, although such voyage at the time of the commencement of the same was unlawful, and prohibited under the said former Orders; and such ships upon...
Page 55 - ... they differed widely among themselves on other subjects, there seems to have been a perfect unanimity in respect of measures necessary to the defence of their commerceandmaritimepower. Here then is a clear precedent for those who seek such sanction. But, independently of all precedent, can it be seriously thought that we are bound in point of principle to submit to be ruined as a commercial people, and by a hostile system expressly directed to that end, while we have the means of resistance in...
Page 114 - 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 and Pesaro, inclusively...

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