History of Laws Prohibiting Correspondence with a Foreign Government and Acceptance of a Commission: Memorandum on the History and Scope of the Laws Prohibiting Correspondence with a Foreign Government and Acceptance of a Commission to Serve a Foreign State in War, Being Sections Five and Nine of the Federal Penal Code

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Stran 10 - Government* directly or indirectly, commences or carries on any verbal or written correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with an intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the Government of the United States...
Stran 11 - Affairs, and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs,1 who shall perform and execute such duties as shall from time to time be enjoined on or entrusted to him by the President of the United States...
Stran 15 - Whereas it appears that a state of war exists between Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Great Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part, and France on the other, and the duty and interest of the United States require, that they should with sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial toward the belligerent powers...
Stran 12 - ... in such manner as the President of the United States shall from time to time order or instruct.
Stran 17 - The answer to the question was postponed until the subsequent sitting of the Supreme Court, when Chief Justice Jay and his associates answered to President Washington that in consideration of the lines of separation drawn by the Constitution between the three departments of government...
Stran 19 - ... the right of raising troops being one of the rights of sovereignty, and consequently appertaining exclusively to the nation itself, no foreign power or person can levy men within its territory without its consent...
Stran 12 - He being the only channel of communication between this country and foreign nations, it is from him alone that foreign nations or their agents are to learn what is or has been the will of the nation...
Stran 3 - They go further, at times, and declare that they will punish any one, subject or not, who shall do certain things, if they can catch him, as in the case of pirates on the high seas. In cases immediately affecting national interests they may go further still and may make, and, if they get the chance, execute similar threats as to acts done within another recognized jurisdiction.
Stran 5 - An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," which does abridge the freedom of the press, is not law, but is altogether void and of no effect.
Stran 11 - States, or to negotiations with public ministers from foreign States or princes, or to memorials or other applications from foreign public ministers or other foreigners, or to such other matters respecting foreign affairs, as the President of the United States shall assign to the said department...

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