The Chinese Repository, Volume 8

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Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams
proprietors, 1840
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Page 462 - ... it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty to the extent of the restriction and an investment of that sovereignty to the same extent in that power which could impose such restriction. All exceptions, therefore, to the full and complete power of a nation within its own territories must be traced up to the consent of the nation itself. They can flow from no other legitimate source.
Page 185 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Page 462 - The jurisdiction of the nation within its own territory is necessarily exclusive and absolute. It is susceptible of no limitation not imposed by itself. Any restriction upon it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty to the extent of the restriction, and an investment of that sovereignty to the same extent in that power which could impose such restriction.
Page 186 - You, as foreman of this grand jury, shall diligently inquire and true presentment make, of all such matters and things as shall be given you in charge ; the counsel of the people of this state, your fellows...
Page 457 - In case of any dispute arising, from the violation of any of the articles of this treaty, no appeal shall be made to arms ; nor shall war be declared on any pretext whatever...
Page 372 - These are the equitable conditions, at the price of which the King of the Sandwich Islands shall conserve friendship with France. I am induced to hope, that, understanding better how necessary it is for the prosperity of his people, and the preservation of his power, he will remain in peace with the whole world, and hasten to subscribe to them, and thus imitate the laudable example which the Queen of Tahiti has given, in permitting the free toleration of the Catholic religion in...
Page 186 - You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our Sovereign Lord the King and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence. So help you God.
Page 186 - ... but you shall present all things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding. So help you God !
Page 219 - ... to create a court of justice, with criminal and admiralty jurisdiction, for the trial of offences committed by his majesty's subjects within the said dominions, and the ports and havens thereof, and on the high seas within one hundred miles of the coast of China...
Page 511 - The engrossing taste of all ranks and degrees in China for opium, a drug whose importation has of late years exceeded the aggregate value of every other English import combined, deserves some particular notice, especially in connection with the revenues of British India, of which it forms an important item.

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