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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
Volume 8, part 3: Grover Cleveland, First Term

written by "Richardson, James D. (James Daniel), 1843-1914"
...umiliated by the unfair and over-reaching disposition of other nations. If we invite our people to rely upon arrangements made for their benefit abroad, we should see to it that they are not deceived; and if we are generous and liberal to a neighboring country, our people should reap the advantage of it by a return of liberality and generosity. These are subjects which partisanship should not disturb or confuse. Let us survey the ground calmly and moderately; and having put aside other means of settlement, if we enter upon the policy of retaliation let us pursue it firmly, with a determination only to subserve the interests of our people and maintain the high standard and the becoming pride of American citizenship. GROVER CLEVELAND.    EXECUTIVE MANSION, August 27, 1888. To the House of Representatives: In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 27th instant (the Senate concurring), I return herewith House bill No. 10060, entitled "An act prescribing the times for sales and for notice of sales of property in the District of Columbia for overdue taxes." GROVER CLEVELAND.    EXECUTIVE MANSION, September 7, 1888. To the Senate of the United States: In reply to the resolution of the Senate in the words following— IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, September 5, 1888. Resolved, That the President is requested, if not incompatible with the public interests, to inform the Senate whether the recent treaty with China and the amendments adopted by the Senate have been ratified by the Emperor of China— I have to communicate the annexed copies of dispatches from our minister to China, giving the only official information at hand in relation to the matter to which reference is had. GROVER CLEVELAND.    EXECUTIVE MANSION, September 12, 1888. To the Senate: Responding to the inquiries contai...

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