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MESSAGE

OF THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

COMMUNICATING,

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.

NOTE.

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.

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63

Geneva Second
edition, edition.

Page Page.

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Geneva Second
edition edition.

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III. THE DUTIES WHICH GREAT BRITAIN, AS A NEUTRAL, SHOULD HAVE

OBSERVED TOWARD THE UNITED STATES—Continued.

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Admissions of British cabinet ministers......
British ports the base of insurgent operations; a partial hospitality

shown to the insurgents; a branch of their government established
in Liverpool; their government vessels officially aided in evading
the blockade, and in furnishing them with arms, munitions, and

means for carrying on the struggle....

The firm of Fraser, Trenholm & Co.

Character of the blockaded coast

Geographical situation of Nassau and Bermuda.

What was done at Nassau

The United States denied permission to deposit coal at Nassau.

Complaints to Earl Russell and his reply ...

Instructions as to hospitalities to the belligerents.

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