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Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs free pdf Excerpt from Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs: On the Memorial of Porter C. Bliss and George F. Masterman, in Relation to Their Imprisonment in Paraguay The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was referred "the memorial of Porter C. Bliss and George F. Masterman, in relation to their imprisonment in Paraguay by the President of that republic, and subsequently on the United States gunboat Wasp and the flagship Guerriere, of the South Atlantic squadron, by United States officers," beg leave to report: That, in pursuance of the authority conferred upon them by the resolution of the House, of March 19, 1869, directing them "to inquire into all the circumstances relating to the alleged imprisonment of said Bliss and Masterman, and into the conduct of the late American minister to Paraguay, and of the officers commanding the South Atlantic squadron since the breaking out of the Paraguayan war," they commenced the examination of witnesses, at Washington City, on the 30th day of March, 1869, and continued such examination until all the testimony that could then be conveniently procured had been taken- that finding it necessary to bring before them witnesses then absent from the United States on duty with the South Atlantic squadron, a sub-committee was appointed to take further testimony whenever the attendance of the remaining witnesses could be procured. A recess was then taken until the 21st of October, at which time Messrs. Orth, Wilkinson, Swann, and Willard, members of the sub-committee, met at New York City and resumed the examination of witnesses at that point. Subsequent sessions were held in Washington City, at which place the examination of witnesses was concluded. The testimony thus taken, covering all the points named in the resolution of the House, accompanies this report. The committee will state with reference to this testimony that much of it is of a conflicting character, and reveals a feeling of bitterness and animosity between different officers of the navy, and between the naval and diplomatic officers of the government, connected with the matters under investigation, not creditable to the parties concerned, and subversive of that efficiency in the public service which the government has a right to expect from its officials. In discharging their duty the committee have allowed to the parties implicated, the utmost latitude in eliciting all the facts which might in any manner be relevant to the points at issue have endeavored to reconcile, wherever practicable, all conflicting testimony, and to arrive at their conclusions uninfluenced by the feelings or prejudices of those whose official conduct has been the subject of this investigation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331719844
EAN : 9781331719847
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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