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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
In compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 8th instant, the case of
the United States presented to the board of arbitration at Geneva.
FEBRUARY 13, 1872.-Read and ordered to lie on the table and be printed.
To the Senate of the United States :
In answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 8th instant, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, and the copy of the case of the United States presented to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, which accompanied it.
U. S. GRANT. WASHINGTON, February 13, 1872.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, February 13, 1872. The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate, of the 8th instant, requesting the President “to transmit to that body, if not incompatible with the public interest, the case of the United States presented to the board of arbitration at Geneva," has the honor to lay before the President a printed copy of the document called for by the resolution. Respectfully submitted.
HAMILTON FISH. The PRESIDENT.
The figures in brackets in the text indicate the pages of the edition which was laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva; the * indicates the word with which each page commences.
The joint action of France invited by Great Britain.
state of war
nition of southern independence....
Contrast between conduct of Great Britain toward the United States
in the Trent affair, and toward violators of British neutrality in the
OBSERVED TOWARD THE UNITED STATES—Continued.
Duty to make compensation for injuries..
Admissions of British cabinet ministers......
shown to the insurgents; a branch of their government established
means for carrying on the struggle....