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3903. INDIANS, American Nations and.—[continued].

We consider it as established
by the usage of different nations into a


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kind of Jus gentium for America, that a white
nation settling down and declaring that such
and such are their limits, makes an invasion of
those limits by any other white nation an act of
war, but gives no right of soil against the native
The Anas. Washington ed. ix, 429. Ford ed., i, 197.