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WHEATON'S

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

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INTERNATIONAL LAW.

BY

HENRY WHEATON, LL.D.,

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.

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

CATHERINE WHEATON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by

CATHERINE WHEATON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by

Martha B. WHEATON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

As the text of this work may be supposed to have now become, by the death of Mr. Wheaton, unalterable, it has been thought judicious to adopt a new mode of division, for the greater convenience of reference. The text is accordingly divided into short sections, the numbering of which is continued through the book; so that hereafter, the sections being permanent and the text unaltered, the book may be cited by the sections, without regard to editions or to

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It was Mr. Wheaton's practice, in new editions, to revise his text, and not to put new matter into notes. It will be found, therefore, that his notes are short, and contain rarely any thing more than references to the authors discussed in

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This edition contains nothing but the text of Mr. Wheaton, according to his last revision, his notes, and the original matter contributed by the editor. Mr. Wheaton’s notes are indicated by letters. The original contributions of the editor are all in the form of notes, which are indicated by numbers, enclosed in brackets, and signed with the letter D.

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