CLAIMS AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN.
Proclamations and declarations of powers other than Great Britain, issued subsequently to the
Queen's proclamation of neutrality.
20 Mr. Santord to July 2 Inclosing copy of notice in “ Moniteur,"
(official,) of 25th June, in regard to priva-
toers, &c. Belgian adheres to principles
of Paris declaration of 1856 ; will not allow
privateers to enter her ports, except in
distress; and refuses to recognize commis-
sions or letters of marque. Belgium sub-
jects engaging in privateering are liable
to be treated as pirates abroad, and to be
prosecuted at home with utmost rigor of
10 Mr. Dayton to June 12 Inclosing copy of “Le Moniteur Universel,"
containing Emperor's formal declaration in
respect to privateers, &c. Prohibits vessels
of war and privateers of either belligerent
from remaining in French ports more than
twenty-four hours, except in distress; also
prohibits sale of captured goods in said
ports; forbids French subjects to aid or
engage in privateering or equipment of
vessels of war for either party, or to enlist
in their military or naval service, and
commands them to abstain from all 'viola-
tions of neutrality at home or abroad. In-
fringement of these prohibitions subjects
the offender to prosecution and the loss of
protection of his government.
5 Mr. Dryer to Mr. Sept. 7 Inclosing copy of King's proclamation, which
declares neutrality between United States
and “certain States thereof, styling them-
selves Confederate States of America." All
captures made within King's jurisdiction
are unlawful. All subjects, or persons re-
siding within the realm, are prohibited
from aiding or engaging in privateering,
on pain of losing protection of the govern-