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By Jefferson Davis

Excerpt from a brief heritage of the accomplice States of America

The Vindication of the Southern States for his or her Ordi nances of Secession in 1861 consists of concerns particularly: their rightful energy to withdraw from the Union into which they'd entered through voluntary compact and the reasons that justified the workout of that: power.

In treating this query in its twofold point, the criminal and the ethical, it's not meant to vex the weary ear by way of adducing time-worn arguments; yet, believing the case to be one that needs to be adjusted ultimately via old evidence, the candid reader is requested, with no desire or prejudice, to decide at the unquestionable record.

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Mr. MacFarland, personal letter dated February 25, 1966. The State Department earlier had conducted a research paper on "The Negotiation of the United States-Philippine Military Bases Agreement of 1947," Research Project No. 319, dated February 1953. This research project and the State Department files on the negotiations are classified and are not available. Mr. Eugene T. Herbert, Office of Legal Adviser, Department of State, personal letter dated December 10, 1965. The following is therefore highly tentative.

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1 22 ARRANGEMENTS FOR POSTWAR BASES the constitution formulated by the Filipinos to establish the Commonwealth had to contain provisions to the effect that, pending the final and complete withdrawal of the sovereignty of the United States over the Philippine Islands ... the Philippine Islands recognizes the right of the Uni ted States to expropriate property for public uses, [and] to maintain military and other reservations and armed forces in the Philippines ... 4 According to these provisions the power ofthe United States to retain existing bases and to designate additional bases was to be extended into the Commonwealth period.

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