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The National Interest and the Trent Case

...The British government has rightly conjectured, what it is now my duty to state, that…
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The American Doctrine of Nonintervention

This government is profoundly and agreeably impressed with the consideration which the Emperor has manifested…
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The Right of a Nation to Defend Its Existence

. . . Reviewing the whole course of the existing administration, I may safely claim…
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Letter to William L. Dayton, Ambassador to France

SIR: Your confidential despatch of September 7, No. 342, has been received and carefully considered....…
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Letter to William L. Dayton, Ambassador to France

SIR: Every instruction which this government has given to its representatives abroad, since the recent…