Benjamin Harrison: State of the Union Written Message - December 9, 1891

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  • Law & Government/Government
Benjamin Harrison
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
The reports of the heads of the several Executive Departments required by law to be submitted to me, which are herewith transmitted, and the reports of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney-General, made directly to Congress, furnish a comprehensive view of the administrative work of the last fiscal year relating to internal affair.

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    0.02

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  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
It would be of great advantage if these reports could have an alternative perusal by every member of Congress and by all who take an interest in public affairs. Such a perusal could not fail to excite a higher appreciation of the vast labor and conscientious effort which are given to the conduct of our civil administration.

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    12.0
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    17.7
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    11.8
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
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    1.61

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    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
The reports will, I believe, show that every question has been approached, considered, and decided from the standpoint of public duty upon considerations affecting the public interests alone. Again I invite to every branch of the service the attention and scrutiny of Congress. The work of the State Department during the last year has been characterized by an unusual number of important negotiations and by diplomatic results of a notable and highly beneficial character.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.3
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    5.0

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    3
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    74
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    136
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    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

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    0.71
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    4.00
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    0.09
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    -0.01

    Entities

  • the last year
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the State Department
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
Among these are the reciprocal trade arrangements which have been concluded, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the tariff law, with the Republic of Brazil, with Spain for its West India possessions, and with Santo Domingo. Like negotiations with other countries have been much advanced, and it is hoped that before the close of the year further definitive trade arrangements of great value will be concluded.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.2
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    5.0

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    352
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    2
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    71
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    120
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    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

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  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    6.00
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    0.08
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    0.03

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • the year
    [Date]
  • section 3 of the tariff law
    [Law]
  • West India
    [Location]
  • Santo Domingo
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
In view of the reports which had been received as to the diminution of the seal herds in the Bering Sea, I deemed it wise to propose to Her Majesty's Government in February last that an agreement for a closed season should be made pending the negotiations for arbitration, which then seemed to be approaching a favorable conclusion.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    271
  • Sentences
    1
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    58
  • Syllables
    95
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    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

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  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Entities

  • February
    [Date]
  • the Bering Sea
    [Location]
Benjamin Harrison
After much correspondence and delays, for which this Government was not responsible, an agreement was reached and signed on the 15th of June, by which Great Britain undertook from that date and until May 1, 1892, to prohibit the killing by her subjects of seals in the Bering Sea, and the Government of the United States during the same period to enforce its existing prohibition against pelagic sealing and to limit the catch by the fur-seal company upon the islands to 7,500 skins.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
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    5.0

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    381
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    1
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    85
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    85
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    1.46

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  • Law & Government/Government

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  • 7,500
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Great Britain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • May 1, 1892
    [Date]
  • the 15th of June
    [Date]
  • the Bering Sea
    [Location]
Benjamin Harrison
If this agreement could have been reached earlier in response to the strenuous endeavors of this Government, it would have been more effective; but coming even as late as it did it unquestionably resulted in greatly diminishing the destruction of the seals by the Canadian sealers. In my last annual message I stated that the basis of arbitration proposed by Her Majesty's Government for the adjustment of the long-pending controversy as to the seal fisheries was not acceptable.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.0
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    5.0

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    396
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    138
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    79
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    1.73

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  • VADER
    -0.66
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
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    -0.02

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  • Law & Government/Government

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  • Canadian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
I am glad now to be able to announce that terms satisfactory to this Government have been agreed upon and that an agreement as to the arbitrators is all that is necessary to the completion of the convention. In view of the advanced position which this Government has taken upon the subject of international arbitration, this renewed expression of our adherence to this method for the settlement of disputes such as have arisen in the Bering Sea will, I doubt not, meet with the concurrence of Congress.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    6.0
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    5.0

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    0.09

    Entities

  • the Bering Sea
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
Provision should be made for a joint demarcation of the frontier line between Canada and the United States wherever required by the increasing border settlements, and especially for the exact location of the water boundary in the straits and rivers. I should have been glad to announce some favorable disposition of the boundary dispute between Great Britain and Venezuela touching the western frontier of British Guiana, but the friendly efforts of the United States in that direction have thus far been unavailing.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.6
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    5.0

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    0.03

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  • Canada
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    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Venezuela
    [Country, City, State]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
This Government will continue to express its concern at any appearance of foreign encroachment on territories long under the administrative control of American States. The determination of a disputed boundary is easily attainable by amicable arbitration where the rights of the respective parties rest, as here, on historic facts readily ascertainable.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.8
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    5.0

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    5.0

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  • VADER
    0.80
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    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
The law of the last Congress providing a system of inspection for our meats intended for export, and clothing the President with power to exclude foreign products from our market in case the country sending them should perpetuate unjust discriminations against any product of the United States, placed this Government in a position to effectively urge the removal of such discriminations against our meats.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
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    1
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    64
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    112
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    1.72

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  • VADER
    0.13
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    0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
It is gratifying to be able to state that Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, and France, in the order named, have opened their ports to inspected American pork products. The removal of these restrictions in every instance was asked for and given solely upon the ground that we have now provided a meat inspection that should be accepted as adequate to the complete removal of the dangers, real or fancied, which had been previously urged.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.4
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    5.0

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    1.64

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  • VADER
    0.48
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    0.08

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  • Austria
    [Country, City, State]
  • Denmark
    [Country, City, State]
  • France
    [Country, City, State]
  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
The State Department, our ministers abroad, and the Secretary of Agriculture have cooperated with unflagging and intelligent zeal for the accomplishment of this great result. The outlines of an agreement have been reached with Germany looking to equitable trade concessions in consideration of the continued free importation of her sugars, but the time has not yet arrived when this correspondence can be submitted to Congress.

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    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    358
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    2
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    65
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Germany
    [Country, City, State]
  • Agriculture
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • The State Department
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
The recent political disturbances in the Republic of Brazil have excited regret and solicitude. The information we possessed was too meager to enable us to form a satisfactory judgment of the causes leading to the temporary assumption of supreme power by President Fonseca; but this Government did not fail to express to him its anxious solicitude for the peace of Brazil and for the maintenance of the free political institutions which had recently been established there, nor to offer our advice that great moderation should be observed in the clash of parties and the contest for leadership.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
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    5.0

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  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Republic of Brazil
    [Country, City, State]
  • Fonseca
    [Person]
Benjamin Harrison
These counsels were received in the most friendly spirit, and the latest information is that constitutional government has been reestablished without bloodshed. The lynching at New Orleans in March last of eleven men of Italian nativity by a mob of citizens was a most deplorable and discreditable incident.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    257
  • Sentences
    2
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    48
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    89
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    48
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.67
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • eleven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • New Orleans
    [Country, City, State]
  • March
    [Date]
  • Italian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
It did not, however, have its origin in any general animosity to the Italian people, nor in any disrespect to the Government of Italy, with which our relations were of the most friendly character. The fury of the mob was directed against these men as the supposed participants or accessories in the murder of a city officer.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    262
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    2
  • Words
    57
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    99
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    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.76
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Italian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • the Government of Italy
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
I do not allude to this as mitigating in any degree this offense against law and humanity, but only as affecting the international questions which grew out of it. It was at once represented by the Italian minister that several of those whose lives had been taken by the mob were Italian subjects, and a demand was made for the punishment of the participants and for an indemnity to the families of those who were killed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.93
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Italian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
It is to be regretted that the manner in which these claims were presented was not such as to promote a calm discussion of the questions involved; but this may well be attributed to the excitement and indignation which the crime naturally evoked. The views of this Government as to its obligations to foreigners domiciled here were fully stated in the correspondence, as well as its purpose to make an investigation of the affair with a view to determine whether there were present any circumstances that could under such rules of duty as we had indicated create an obligation upon the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    494
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    172
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
The temporary absence of a minister plenipotentiary of Italy at this capital has retarded the further correspondence, but it is not doubted that a friendly conclusion is attainable. Some suggestions growing out of this unhappy incident are worthy the attention of Congress. It would, I believe, be entirely competent for Congress to make offenses against the treaty rights of foreigners domiciled in the United States cognizable in the Federal courts.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    376
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.87

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
  • People & Society/Social Sciences/Political Science

    Entities

  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the treaty rights of foreigners domiciled
    [Law]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
This has not, however, been done, and the Federal officers and courts have no power in such cases to intervene, either for the protection of a foreign citizen or for the punishment of his slayers. It seems to me to follow, in this state of the law, that the officers of the State charged with police and judicial powers in such cases must in the consideration of international questions growing out of such incidents be regarded in such sense as Federal agents as to make this Government answerable for their acts in cases where it would be answerable if the United States had used its constitutional power to define and punish crime against treaty rights.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    534
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    115
  • Syllables
    182
  • Words Per Sentence
    115
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.86
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • State
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
The civil war in Chile, which began in January last, was continued, but fortunately with infrequent and not important armed collisions, until August 28, when the Congressional forces landed near Valparaiso and after a bloody engagement captured that city. President Balmaceda at once recognized that his cause was lost, and a Provisional Government was speedily established by the victorious party.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.9

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.09
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Valparaiso
    [Country, City, State]
  • August 28
    [Date]
  • January last
    [Date]
  • Congressional
    [Organization]
  • the victorious party
    [Organization]
  • Balmaceda
    [Person]
  • a Provisional Government
    [Title]
Benjamin Harrison
Our minister was promptly directed to recognize and put himself in communication with this Government so soon as it should have established its de facto character, which was done. During the pendency of this civil contest frequent indirect appeals were made to this Government to extend belligerent rights to the insurgents and to give audience to their representatives.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.18
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Benjamin Harrison
This was declined, and that policy was pursued throughout which this Government when wrenched by civil war so strenuously insisted upon on the part of European nations. The Itata, an armed vessel commanded by a naval officer of the insurgent fleet, manned by its sailors and with soldiers on board, was seized under process of the United States court at San Diego, Cal., for a violation of our neutrality laws.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    332
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.65
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • Cal.
    [Country, City, State]
  • San Diego
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • European
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Itata
    [Person]
Benjamin Harrison
While in the custody of an officer of the court the vessel was forcibly wrested from his control and put to sea. It would have been inconsistent with the dignity and self-respect of this Government not to have insisted that the Itala should be returned to San Diego to abide the judgment of the court. This was so clear to the junta of the Congressional party, established at Iquique, that before the arrival of the Itata at that port the secretary of foreign relations of the Provisional Government addressed to Rear-Admiral Brown, commanding the United States naval forces, a communication, from which the following is an extract: The Provisional Government has learned by the cablegrams of the Associated Press that the transport Itata, detained in San Diego by order of the United States for taking on board munitions of war, and in possession of the marshal, left the port, carrying on board this official, who was landed at a point near the coast, and then continued her voyage.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    800
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    170
  • Syllables
    264
  • Words Per Sentence
    170
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Iquique
    [Country, City, State]
  • San Diego
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Rear-Admiral Brown
    [Event]
  • the Associated Press
    [Organization]
  • the Congressional party
    [Organization]
  • the Provisional Government
    [Organization]
  • Itala
    [Person]
  • Itata
    [Person]
Benjamin Harrison
If this news be correct this Government would deplore the conduct of the Itata, and as an evidence that it is not disposed to support or agree to the infraction of the laws of the United States the undersigned takes advantage of the personal relations you have been good enough to maintain with him since your arrival in this port to declare to you that as soon as she is within reach of our orders his Government will put the Itata, with the arms and munitions she took on board in Sail Diego, at the disposition of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    432
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    100
  • Syllables
    142
  • Words Per Sentence
    100
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Sail Diego
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Itata
    [Person]
Benjamin Harrison
A trial in the district court of the United States for the southern district of California has recently resulted in a decision holding, among other things, that inasmuch as the Congressional party had not been recognized as a belligerent the acts done in its interest could not be a violation of our neutrality laws.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Congressional party
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
From this judgment the United States has appealed, not that the condemnation of the vessel is a matter of importance, but that we may know what the present state of our law is; for if this construction of the statute is correct there is obvious necessity for revision and amendment. During the progress of the war in Chile this Government tendered its good offices to bring about a peaceful adjustment, and it was at one time hoped that a good result might be reached;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    379
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
But in this we were disappointed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    2.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    1.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    27
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    6
  • Syllables
    10
  • Words Per Sentence
    6
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.63
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.14
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.14
Benjamin Harrison
The instructions to our naval officers and to our minister at Santiago from the first to the last of this struggle enjoined upon them the most impartial treatment and absolute noninterference. I am satisfied that these instructions were observed and that our representatives were always watchful to use their influence impartially in the interest of humanity, and on more than one occasion did so effectively.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    342
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.74

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • more than one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Santiago
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
We could not forget, however, that this Government was in diplomatic relations with the then established Government of Chile, as it is now in such relations with the successor of that Government. I am quite sure that President Montt, who has, under circumstances of promise for the peace of Chile, been installed as President of that Republic, will not desire that in the unfortunate event of any revolt against his authority the policy of this Government should be other than that which we have recently observed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    420
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.72
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Montt
    [Country, City, State]
  • Government of Chile
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
No official complaint of the conduct of our minister or of our naval officers during the struggle has been presented to this Government, and it is a matter of regret that so many of our own people should have given ear to unofficial charges and complaints that manifestly had their origin in rival interests and in a wish to pervert the relations of the United States with Chile.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
The collapse of the Government of Balmaceda brought about a condition which is unfortunately too familiar in the history of the Central and South American States. With the overthrow of the Balmaceda Government he and many of his councilors and officers became at once fugitives for their lives and appealed to the commanding officers of the foreign naval vessels in the harbor of Valparaiso and to the resident foreign ministers at Santiago for asylum.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.8

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.68
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Santiago
    [Country, City, State]
  • Valparaiso
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Balmaceda Government
    [Organization]
  • the Central and South American States
    [Organization]
  • the Government of Balmaceda
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
This asylum was freely given, according to my information, by the naval vessels of several foreign powers and by several of the legations at Santiago. The American minister as well as his colleagues, acting upon the impulse of humanity, extended asylum to political refugees whose lives were in peril. I have not been willing to direct the surrender of such of these persons as are still in the American legation without suitable conditions.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    362
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.32
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Entities

  • Santiago
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
It is believed that the Government of Chile is not in a position, in view of the precedents with which it has been connected, to broadly deny the right of asylum, and the correspondence has not thus far presented any such denial. The treatment of our minister for a time was such as to call for a decided protest, and it was very gratifying to observe that unfriendly measures, which were undoubtedly the result of the prevailing excitement, were at once rescinded or suitably relaxed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    393
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    85
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    85
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Benjamin Harrison
On the 16th of October an event occurred in Valparaiso so serious and tragic in its circumstances and results as to very justly excite the indignation of our people and to call for prompt and decided action on the part of this Government. A considerable number of the sailors of the United States steamship Baltimore, then in the harbor at Valparaiso, being upon shore leave and unarmed, were assaulted by armed men nearly simultaneously in different localities in the city.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    388
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    137
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.64
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Baltimore
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Valparaiso
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 16th of October
    [Date]
Benjamin Harrison
One petty officer was killed outright and seven or eight seamen were seriously wounded, one of whom has since died. So savage and brutal was the assault that several of our sailors received more than two and one as many as eighteen stab wounds. An investigation of the affair was promptly made by a board of officers of the Baltimore, and their report shows that these assaults were unprovoked, that our men were conducting themselves in a peaceable and orderly manner, and that some of the police of the city took part in the assault and used their weapons with fatal effect, while a few others, with some well-disposed citizens, endeavored to protect our men.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    536
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    116
  • Syllables
    177
  • Words Per Sentence
    116
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.99
  • AFINN
    -18.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • as many as eighteen
    [Cardinal Number]
  • eight
    [Cardinal Number]
  • more than two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • seven
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Baltimore
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
Thirty-six of our sailors were arrested, and some of them while being taken to prison were cruelly beaten and maltreated. The fact that they were all discharged, no criminal charge being lodged against any one of them, shows very clearly that they were innocent of any breach of the peace. So far as I have yet been able to learn no other explanation of this bloody work has been suggested than that it had its origin in hostility to those men as sailors of the United States, wearing the uniform of their Government, and not in any individual act or personal animosity.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    460
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.89
  • AFINN
    -15.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Thirty-six
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
The attention of the Chilean Government was at once called to this affair, and a statement of the facts obtained by the investigation we had conducted was submitted, accompanied by a request to be advised of any other or qualifying facts in the possession of the Chilean Government that might tend to relieve this affair of the appearance of an insult to this Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the Chilean Government
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
The Chilean Government was also advised that if such qualifying facts did not exist this Government would confidently expect full and prompt reparation. It is to be regretted that the reply of the secretary for foreign affairs of the Provisional Government was couched in an offensive tone. To this no response has been made.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    13.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    269
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    90
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.61
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • The Chilean Government
    [Organization]
  • the Provisional Government
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
This Government is now awaiting the result of an investigation which has been conducted by the criminal court at Valparaiso. It is reported unofficially that the investigation is about completed, and it is expected that the result will soon be communicated to this Government, together with some adequate and satisfactory response to the note by which the attention of Chile was called to this incident.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    335
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Chile
    [Country, City, State]
  • Valparaiso
    [Country, City, State]
Benjamin Harrison
If these just expectations should be disappointed or further needless delay intervene, I will by a special message bring this matter again to the attention of Congress for such action as may be necessary. The entire correspondence with the Government of Chile will at an early day be submitted to Congress.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • an early day
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Government of Chile
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
I renew the recommendation of my special message dated January 16, 1890, for the adoption of the necessary legislation to enable this Government to apply in the case of Sweden and Norway the same rule in respect to the levying of tonnage dues as was claimed and secured to the shipping of the United States in 1828 under Article VIII of the treaty of 1827. The adjournment of the Senate without action on the pending acts for the suppression of the slave traffic in Africa and for the reform of the revenue tariff of the Independent State of the Kongo left this Government unable to exchange those acts on the date fixed, July 2, 1891. A modus vivendi has been concluded by which the power of the Kongo State to levy duties on imports is left unimpaired, and by agreement of all the signatories to the general slave-trade act the time for the exchange of ratifications on the part of the United States has been extended to February 2, 1892. The late outbreak against foreigners in various parts of the Chinese Empire has been a cause of deep concern in view of the numerous establishments of our citizens in the interior of that country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    899
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    205
  • Syllables
    311
  • Words Per Sentence
    205
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Norway
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sweden
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Chinese Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Kongo State
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1827
    [Date]
  • 1828
    [Date]
  • February 2, 1892
    [Date]
  • January 16, 1890
    [Date]
  • July 2, 1891
    [Date]
  • Africa
    [Location]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • the Independent State of the Kongo
    [Organization]
  • vivendi
    [Organization]
Benjamin Harrison
This Government can do no less than insist upon a continuance of the protective and punitory measures which the Chinese Government has heretofore applied. No effort will be omitted to protect our citizens peaceably sojourning in China, but recent unofficial information indicates that what was at first regarded as an outbreak of mob violence against foreigners has assumed the larger form of an insurrection against public order.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    361
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.72
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Benjamin Harrison
The Chinese Government has declined to receive Mr. Blair as the minister of the United States on the ground that as a participant while a Senator in the enactment of the existing legislation against the introduction of Chinese laborers he has become unfriendly and objectionable to China. I have felt constrained to point out to the Chinese Government the untenableness of this position, which seems to rest as much on the unacceptability of our legislation as on that of the person chosen, and which if admitted would practically debar the selection of any representative so long as the existing laws remain in force.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    511
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    103
  • Syllables
    175
  • Words Per Sentence
    103
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • The Chinese Government
    [Organization]
  • Blair
    [Person]
Benjamin Harrison
You will be called upon to consider the expediency of making special provision by law for the temporary admission of some Chinese artisans and laborers in connection with the exhibit of Chinese industries at the approaching Columbian Exposition. I regard it as desirable that the Chinese exhibit be facilitated in every proper way.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.96

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.61
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Entities

  • Chinese
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Columbian
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
A question has arisen with the Government of Spain touching the rights of American citizens in the Caroline Islands. Our citizens there long prior to the confirmation of Spain's claim to the islands had secured by settlement and purchase certain rights to the recognition and maintenance of which the faith of Spain was pledged.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    272
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • People & Society
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Caroline Islands
    [Country, City, State]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Benjamin Harrison
I have had reason within the past year very strongly to protest against the failure to carry out this pledge on the part of His Majesty's ministers, which has resulted in great injustice and injury to the American residents. The Government and people of Spain propose to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by holding an exposition at Madrid, which will open on the 12th of September and continue until the 31st of December, 1892. A cordial invitation has been extended to the United States to take part in this commemoration, and as Spain was one of the first nations to express the intention to participate in the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, it would be very appropriate for this Government to give this invitation its friendly promotion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    637
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    132
  • Syllables
    220
  • Words Per Sentence
    132
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.63
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Chicago
    [Country, City, State]
  • Madrid
    [Country, City, State]
  • Spain
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 12th of September
    [Date]
  • the 31st of December, 1892
    [Date]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • the World's Columbian Exposition
    [Event]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Benjamin Harrison
Surveys for the connecting links of the projected intercontinental railway are in progress, not only in Mexico, but at various points along the course mapped out. Three surveying parties are now in the field under the direction of the commission. Nearly 1,000 miles of the proposed road have been surveyed, including the most difficult part, that through Ecuador and the southern part of Colombia.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.19
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Travel
  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Rail Transport

    Entities

  • Three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Colombia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Ecuador
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nearly 1,000 miles
    [Quantity]
Benjamin Harrison
The reports of the engineers are very satisfactory, and show that no insurmountable obstacles have been met with. On November 12, 1884, a treaty was concluded with Mexico reaffirming the boundary between the two countries as described in the treaties of February 2, 1848, and December 30, 1853. March 1, 1889, a further treaty was negotiated to facilitate the carrying out of the principles of the treaty of 1884 and to avoid the difficulties occasioned by reason of the changes and alterations that take place from natural causes in the Rio Grande and Colorado rivers in the portions thereof constituting the boundary line between the two Republics.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    507
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    107
  • Syllables
    175
  • Words Per Sentence
    107
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.22
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Colorado
    [Country, City, State]
  • Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1884
    [Date]
  • December 30, 1853
    [Date]
  • February 2, 1848
    [Date]
  • March 1, 1889
    [Date]
  • November 12, 1884
    [Date]
  • Rio Grande
    [Person]