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E415

1884

COPYRIGHT, 1884,
By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

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This compilation was undertaken, as the title-page indicates, by Mr. A. P. Sprague. He had proceeded beyond the half of the second Volume, when the work was inter"pted by his sudden death. The loss was a severe One, for he was a 79"g man of much promise, and had distinguished himself by winning the prize offered by M. Marcuarto, of Spain, through the Association for the Reform and Codifi*tion of the Law of Nations, for the best essay upon the codification of Public International Law. His death inter"Pted for a time the completion of the present work. It * his intention to insert a preliminary essay, but the *aterials were not sufficiently collected and arranged to be of use in other hands. The selections for these volumes have been made from ** mass of material, and they sufficiently explain them. * Many of the °ontroversies to which the papers re* have been settled by time and circumstance; but it * thought that the republication might serve a useful Purpose, by Woy of suggestion at least, toward a history of opinion and *truggle, in periods of great importance.

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