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HENRY WHEATON, LL.D.
RESIDENT MINISTER FROM THE UNITED STATES IN AMERICA TO THE
COURT OF BERLIN;
Member of the American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia; of the Royal Asiatic Society
IN TWO VOLUMES.
B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET.
THE object of the Author in the following attempt to collect the rules and principles which govern, or are supposed to govern, the conduct of States in their mutual intercourse in peace and in war, and which have therefore received the name of International Law, has been to compile an elementary work for the use of persons engaged in diplomatic and other forms of public life, rather than for mere technical lawyers, although he ventures to hope that it may not be found wholly useless even to the latter. The great body of the rules and principles which compose this Law is commonly deduced from examples of what has occurred, or been decided in the practice