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TREATY-MAKING POWER

OF THE

UNITED STATES

BY
CHARLES HENRY BUTLER

OF THE NEW YORK BAR

VOL. I.
PART I. THE UNITED STATES IS A NATION.
PART II. HisTORICAL REVIEW OF THE TREATY-MAKING POWER OF THE

UNITED STATES.

THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING CO.
21 MURRAY STREET, NEW YORK

1902

Copyright, 1902,
BY THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING CO.

Rec. May 12, 1902,

These volumes are dedicated

with affection and respect
to the memory of my grandfather
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER
whom the Historian Bancroft described

as "ever the upright statesman."
He was born at Kinderhook Landing (Stuyvesant)

New York, December 14, 1795, and

died at Paris, France, November 8, 1858. He was appointed in 1824 a Commissioner to Revise the

Statute Laws of the State of New York. He was Attorney-General of the United States from 1833

to 1838 during the administrations of ANDREW Jackson and MARTIN VAN BUREN, and for a part of

that period he was also Secretary of War. · On more than one occasion, while he was Attorney.

General, he sustained THE TREATY-MAKING POWER OF THE UNITED STATES

before the

SUPREME COURT
while John MARSHALL was the CHIEF JUSTICE
and JOSEPH STORY an AssociATE JUSTICE

of that august tribunal.
There were giants in the earth in those days."

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