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42D CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 3d Session.

Ex. Doc. 1, {1

Part 1.

PAPERS

RELATING TO

THE FOREIGN RELATIONS

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE

OF THE PRESIDENT,

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PAPERS

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 ;

A.XD

OPINIONS OF STATESMEN, MAGAZINES, AND JOURNALS OF GREAT BRITAIN

AND THE CONTINENT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TREATY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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I. Report of J. C. Bancroft Davis, agent of the United States..

Award and protocols transmitted

Action of Joint High Commission on the indirect claims.

Protocol of May 4, 1871, and statement of claims..

In harmony with all previous action....

No exception taken by British commissioners

Definition of “Alabama claims" in the protocol binding on the agent.

Preparation of case..

Private claims classed as indirect

Employment of Mr. Beaman.

His tidelity...

Arrangement of the evidence

Preparation of case; principles adopted

The tribunal a judicial body

Case to be stated frankly

Unfriendly course of Great Britain and British ministers a want of due

diligence....

What acts of subordinates a government not responsible for

Maintenance of insurgent bureaus on British soil a want of due diligence...

British denial of liability

Submission of this part of the case to publicists.

President Woolsey

Mr. William Beach Lawrence.

Mr. E. R. Hoar

General Cushing

The Cabinet

Last chapter not submitted for advice..
No claim made for a particular sum for indirect damages; tribunal asked

to estimate

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 argnment 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..

L'ofriendliness of England; views of Count Sclopis.

Views of Viscount d’Itajuba...

Views of Mr. Adams ...

His impartiality....

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