This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ... issued the order of the lBt of June, authorizing acts of aggression against Mexico. This is prohibited by the articles cited. It is a maxim ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ... issued the order of the lBt of June, authorizing acts of aggression against Mexico. This is prohibited by the articles cited. It is a maxim accepted by publicists that a state cannot send its troops into a foreign territory without the consent of the sovereign of that territory. The independence and sovereignty of nations would be at the mercy of the most powerful or the most audacious, if this maxim should even be questioned. And supported on bases even more solid, it is recognized that these troops or their officers cannot, even having permission to enter a territory, exercise any act of jurisdiction in foreign territory; that they cannot punish criminals nor recover stolen property without the intervention of the national authorities. These maxims, which are held as uudeniable precepts of international law, are in open conflict with the order of the 1st of June. These brief but decisiveconsiderationsare the basis on which is founded the judgment which the Mexican government has passed upon the order, reputing it offensive to Mexico, contrary to the treaties, to international law, and tbe practices of civilized nations. In thus acting, the government of Mexico has confined itself to defending itself against an unjust aggression, with the support of the evidence in its behalf. And its order of the lath of June was not the result of violence or haste. It was fully discussed in cabinet meeting, with the calmness and meditation demanded by the gravity of the question. The issuing of that order on the part of the executive was the fulfillment of its duty, which cannot and should not be sacrificed upon any occasion. Mr. Foster thinks the local item published in theDiario Oficial of the21st instant is of the same origin and character as the order of the 18lh. T...Read Less
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