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RELATING TO

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

VOLUME IV.-GENEVA ARBITRATION.

CONTAINING THE REPORT OF THE AGENT OF THE UNITED STATES;
PROTOCOLS OF THE CONFERENCES; DECISION AND AWARD OF THE
TRIBUNAL; OPINIONS OF THE ARBITRATORS; REPLY OF THE
SECRETARY OF STATE, ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT OF
THE REPORT OF THE AGENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
AND COMMENTING UPON THE OPINION OF THE
ARBITRATOR APPOINTED BY HER BRITANNIC
MAJESTY ; REPORT OF THE COUNSEL

OF THE UNITED STATES ;

AND

OPINIONS OF STATESMEN, MAGAZINES, AND JOURNALS OF GREAT
BRITAIN AND THE CONTINENT ON THE COY-

STRUCTION OF THE TREATY.

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Delivery of the case at Geneva.

Language of the case mild .

Comments of the British press.

Action of the British government.

Contemplated request for withdrawal of the American case.

Opinion of the continental press favorable to the United States

Exchange of the counter case

Industry and zeal of the secretaries

Friendly views of the British agent

The argument by the counsel regarded as masterly

United States argument filed ..

British move for long adjournment.

Consequent negotiations.

Adjudication on the indirect claims

Friendly feelings on both sides..

British argument filed; motions for further argument.

Opinions on the Florida..

Supplemental arguments ordered and made.

Decisions of the tribunal.

Damages.

Award..

Determination to award a sum in gross.

Counsel advise at every stage.

Independence and ability of neutral arbitrators..

Due diligence; what was claimed by United States

Position of Great Britain..

Views of Count Sclopis

Decision of the tribunal..

Unfriendliness of England; views of Count Sclopis.

Views of Viscount d'Itajuba ..

Views of Mr. Adams

His impartiality

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