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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, transmitted to congress, with the annual message of the president, December 4, 1876
(1876)

Uruguay and Paraguay,   pp. 605-608 PDF (291.8 KB)


Page 605

 URUGUAY AND PARAGUAY. 605
 The government of His Highness, which takes every care to maintain order
and to guarantee public safety in the country, and to do justice to all its
subjects, without distinction, cannot recognize their right, still less the
right of foreigners, to create scenes which disturb public tranquillity,
and which are entirely without excuse. It is, therefore, firmly resolved
not to tolerate them, and to disperse by force, if need be, disorderly assemblages
which may be formed in future under similar circumstances.
 I desire, therefore, Mr. Consul, to ask your co-operation to aid the government
of His Highness to prevent a recurrence of these scenes, which are so much
to be regretted, by giving the Israelites under your protection to understand
that they have no right to interfere in cases of this nature.
 The Tunisian government alone has the right to try and punish its subjects
for crimes committed by them. As to preventing them, that would be asking
more of it than of any other government.
 Written on the 15th of Rabia Teni, 1293, (9th of May, 1876.)
 The prime minister and minister of foreign affairs,
 KH1~RR1~DINE.
No. 330.
Mr. Fish to Mr. Cubisol.
No. 120.] DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
    Washington, June 13, 1876.
 SIR: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of the 12th ultimo,
with an inclosure relative to the murder at Tunis of an Israelite by a Tunisian.
 The request which is contained in the note upon the subject addressed to
you by the minister of foreign affairs, that you give "Israelites under your
protection to understand that they have no right to interfere in cases of
this nature," is reasonable and justified by the circumstances, and you are
therefore instructed to comply with the request. You will also furnish a
complete list of all persons to whom any promise of protection has been given
by the United States consulate at any time, and of all who now claim to be
under its protection.
I am, &c.,
HAMILTON FISH.
URUGUAY AND PARAGUAY.
No. 331.
Mr. Caidwell to Mr~ Fish.
No. 25.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
Montevideo, October 16, 1875. (Received November 23.)
 SIR: I have the honor to inform you that civil war has been formally inaugurated
in this republic, and two combats have taken place, attended, considering
the forces engaged, with much effusion of blood.
 Ever since the accession of the present party to power, Buenos Ayres, whither
the principal men of the opposition fled, has been the center of conspiracy
against this government. On the return of the leaders who had been banished
to Havana, and who actually landed in the United States, large numbers crossed
over from Buenos Ayres, and, entering the northern department of the republic,
commenced military operations.
 The officer commanding for the government in Salto passed over to


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