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Definitions of WHEATON, HENRY
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(1785-1848), of Rhode Island, edited the New York National Advocate from 1812 to 1S15, in which the question of neutral rights was ably discussed during the war. From 1816 to 1827 he was reporter for the U. S. Supreme Court. His reports are exceedingly valuable, containing carefully prepared notes and citation of authorities on all difficult points. He was Charge d'Affaires in Denmark from 1827 to 1835, Minister Resident to Prussia from 1835 to 1837, and Minister Plenipotentiary from 1837 to 1846. He wrote "Elements of International Law" which is acknowledged a standard authority, a "History of the Law of Nations," and a "History of the Northmen."
By John Franklin Jameson