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MINISTER OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE COURT OF PRUSSIA;
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES IN
THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE;
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AT BERLIN,
ETC. ETC.

WITH THE LAST CORRECTIONS OF THE AUTHOR, ADDITIONAL NOTES, AND
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, CONTAINING A NOTICE OF MR.
WHEATON'S DIPLOMATIC CAREER, AND OF THE
ANTECEDENTS OF HIS LIFE,

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RMVAft* COLLEGE UBKm

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Harvard University
Library of U.S. History

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

Cathabine WlIEATON,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
PRINTED BY H. O. HOCQHTON AND COMPANY.

10. Interference of Austria, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia, in the inter-

nal affairs of the Ottoman Empire, in 1840 . . . 103

11. Interference of -the five great European powers in the Bulgic revolu-

tion of 1830 ..... 105

1!. Independence of the State in respect to its internal government . 106

13. Mediation of other foreign States for the settlement of the internal dis-

sensions of a State. Treaties of mediation and guaranty . 106

14. Independence of every State in respect to the choice of its rulers . 108

15. Exceptions growing out of compact or other just right of intervention 108

16. Quadruple alliance of 1834, between France, Great Britain, Portugal

and Spain . » - ■ . 109

CHAPTER II.

RIGHTS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LEGISLATION.

§ 1. Exclusive power of civil legislation . . . .112

2. Conflict of laws ..... 113

3. Lex loci ra:i site . . . . . .116

4. Droit d'aubaine . . . . . 117

5. Lex domicilii ...... 119

6. Personal status . . . . . 121

7. Lex loci contractus ...... 140

8. Lex fori . . : . .143

9. Foreign sovereign, his ambassador, army, or fleet, within the territory

of another State ..... 143

10. Jurisdiction of the State over its public and private vessels on the high

seas ....... 158

11. Consular jurisdiction ..... 165

12. Independence of the State as to its judicial power . . 168

13. Extent of the judicial power over criminal offences . . 174

14. Extra-territorial operation of a criminal sentence . . 181

15. Piracy under the law of nations . . . .184

16. Extent of the judicial power as to property within the territory . 196

17. Distinction between the rule of decision and the rules of procedure as

affecting cases in rem ..... 196

18. Conclusiveness of foreign sentences in rem . . . 197

19. Extent of the judicial power over foreigners residing within the terri-

tory . . . . . . .200

20. Distinction between the rule of decision and rule of proceeding in cases

of contract ...... 202

21. Conclusiveness of foreign sentences in personal actions . 205

CHAPTER III.

RIGHTS OF EQUALITY.

§ 1. Natural equality of States modified by compact and usage . . 210

2. Royal honors ...... 210

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