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Approved by the Department of History, Politics
and Economics, June 1911.
DEC 9 1919
The work for this thesis was undertaken at the suggestion of Professor Edward Elliott, Dean of the College of Princeton University, to whom I wish to express my appreciation and gratitude for his assistance, and helpful criticism. I am also indebted to Professor Robert McNutt McElroy and Professor Alexander Thomas Ormond for the assistance and direction they have given me in this undertaking. I desire also to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Andrew F. West, Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University, for the help and advice he has given me during the period of this investigation.
NEUTRALITY AS INFLUENCED BY THE UNITED
HISTORY OF NEUTRALITY DOWN TO 1776 A.D.
Opinion of Text-writers.
Holland, France, Spain, Russia, Prussia and Great
Contraband of War.
Right of Visit and Search.
I. Introductory Remarks.
American War of Independence.
treaty of 1778 (premature recognition of inde-
treaty of Amiens.
French attitude changed.
Rule of the War of 1756.
League of Armed Neutrality.
III. American Practice of Neutrality.
Treaties in general.
to international complications and to the Procla
mation of Neutrality.
Genet affair and the Proclamation.
(2) Positive duty of a neutral government.
Free ship, free goods, and enemy ship, enemy goods.
Contraband of war.
HISTORY OF NEUTRALITY FROM 1793 TO 1818.
(1) French Decrees.
(5) The War of 1812.
(1) The Jay Treaty.
(3) Spanish-American Movements.
(1) Legislative Enactments.
(1) Contraband in General.
(2) Doctrine of Continuous Voyage. B. Blockade.