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. Clay’s resolution read: “That the people of these States would not see, without
serious inquietude, any forcible interposition by the Allied Powers of Europe in
behalf of Spain, to reduce to their former subjection those parts of the continent
of America which have proclaimed and established for themselves, respectively,
independent Governments, and which have been solemnly recognized by the United
States” (same, p. 1004, 1114–1115).