THE NAVY AND FILIBUSTERING IN THE FIFTIES
By Louis N. Feipel
The unsettled political condition of some of the Spanish-American countries has always been regarded by the United States Government with solicitude and regret on their own account, while it has been the source of continual embarrassment in our public and private relations with them. In the midst of the violent revolutions and the wars by which they have been almost continually agitated, their public authorities have been unable to afford due protection to foreigners and to foreign interests within their territories, or even to defend their own soil against individual aggressors, foreign or domestic. The resultant inconveniences and losses, therefore, have devolved in no inconsiderable degree upon the foreign states associated with them in close relations of geographical vicinity or of commercial intercourse.