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Geneva award [electronic resource] / By E.W. Metcalf.
Metcalf, E. W. (Eliab Wight), 1827-1899
[Washington, D.C. : s.n., 1876?]
1 sheet ( p.) ; 24 x 16 cm.
Civil War, 1861-1865
Claims vs. Great Britain
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American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 13819.
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One of numerous arguments published between 1873 and 1882, by E.W. Metcalf, builder of the ship Delphine, in support of his claim for indemnity for the destruction of the Delphine by the Confederate cruiser Shenandoah in Dec. 1864. The claim, part of what was commonly known as the Alabama claims, was settled by an international tribunal at Geneva decreeing that England should pay a sum of money to the United States, which was paid Sept. 9, 1873.
Metcalf's questions, "Can any legislator maintain that the plaintiff (this nation) has not the right to do right with the verdict, that it must exclude the men who were impoverished by the fault for which it was awarded ... Would not the American people ... repudiate the men or the party that should be responsible for such wrong?," suggest that this was published at Washington in an election year.
Printed area measures 18.6 x 10.6 cm.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 13819).
United States District of Columbia Washington.
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