1866 · New York
Webster was opposed by the great advocate William M. Evarts, who represented the owners of the vessel, which had been impounded by the United States for violating the Neutrality Act. Webster argues cogently that outfitting The Meteor in the U.S., and supplying it with arms for the benefit of Chile in its war with Spain, violated the Neutrality Act because the U.S. was at peace with both nations. This is a detailed argument, involving consideration of relevant international law, early American precedents, and similar issues that arose during the just-concluded Civil War.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin. OCLC records a number of institutional locations. (Inventory #: 21514)