LAW OF NATIONS
PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF NATURE APPLIED TO THE CONDUCT AND
NATIONS AND SOVEREIGNS
FROM THE FRENCH OF
MONSIEUR DE VATTEL.
"Nihil est enim illi principi Deo qui omnem hunc mundum regit, quod
quidem in terris fiat, acceptium, quam concilia coestusque hominum jure
sociati, quæ civitates appellantur." Cicero, Som Scip. 
FROM THE NEW EDITION, BY
JOSEPH CHITTY, Esq. Barrister At Law
WITH ADDITIONAL NOTES AND REFERENCES,
By EDWARD D. INGRAHAM, Esq.
T. & J.W. JOHNSON & CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS,
No. 535 CHESTNUT STREET.
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AND OF EMBASSIES
 Should be: Nihil est enim illi principi
deo, qui omnem mundum regit, quod quidem in terris fiat, acceptius quam
concilia coetusque hominum iure sociati, quae civitates appellantur.
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Why is this document VERY important, you might ask? For the following
- The Founding fathers relied upon this document in drafting the U.S.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has
frequently referred to this text as an authority on how nations and states
should relate to each other in its rulings.
- We mention in section 5.2.11 of our Great
IRS Hoax book and elsewhere in Chapter 5 that the states of the Union
are considered "foreign countries" and "foreign states"
with respect to the federal government and are also considered foreign
sovereigns with respect to each other according to the courts. Because this is true, we must
understand how these sovereignties are required to behave and how they must
relate to each other according to the principles of Natural Law.
The U.S. Government publishes two contemporary manuals of its own that cover
most of the subjects in this book. These manuals are: