Letters, Mar. 9, 1931

U. S. Apologies


Among the letters in the Feb. 23 issue of your magazine is an interesting inquiry: "Did this country ever apologize to any nation before in the course of its history?" There have been numerous occasions when our government has been magnanimous enough to express regret over international unpleasantness. Reference to any secondary school textbook would provide many such instances but I would like to mention that Daniel Webster apologized to Spain for the defacing of a portrait of Queen Isabella in New Orleans and that Seward, upon the advice...

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