Title: Messages of the President (34th Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 35.): Message of the President of the United States, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 25th Inst. [Feb], calling for correspondence between the governments of the United States and Great Britiain, relative to the enlistment of soldiers by the agents of the latter government within the territory of the United States; and [...] calling for information relative to any proposition submitted to the United States government by that of Great Britain, to refer the difference between the two governments as to the construction of the treaty of July 4, 1850, to arbitration. [British Recruitment in the United States]
Author: President Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan (Minister to the United Kingdom), William L. Marcy (Secretary of State), et al.
Description: Original brown cloth boards, decoratively stamped in blind; gilt title on front cover. Some loss to head of spine; corners exposed; cloth shows general soiling. Previous owner's name on ffep and title page, otherwise interior is clean. Some leaves are toned. 251 pages. 8.8 x 5.6 inches.
[Front cover erroneously states ''Central America''.]
Documents regarding the recruitment of soldiers for the British legion taking place in the United States, in violation of sovereign rights. The recruiting was to establish a force to fight in the Crimean War [1853-1856] against the Russians. Includes extensive reporting on the Trial of Henry Hertz (United States of America vs. Henry Hertz and Emanuel C. Perkins, Charged with hiring and retaining persons to go beyond the jurisdiction of the United States, with the intent to enlist in the British foreign legion, for the Crimea, September 21, 1855).
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson, Senate Printer
Keywords: United States, foreign relations, Great Britain, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, William L. Marcy, Crimean War, Crimea, British Army, recruitment, 1850s, United States vs. Henry Hertz,
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