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THE CASE

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

LAID BEFORE THE

TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION,

CONVENED AT GENEVA,

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
OF GREAT BRITAIN, CONCLUDED AT

WASHINGTON, MAY 8, 1871.

Meeting of the Joint High Commission at Washington
Protocol of the conferences as to the Alabama claims..
The Treaty of Washington.

What the United States will attempt to establish
Evidence and documents, and how referred to......

Geneva

Present

edition. edition.

A party in the South opposed to secession.

Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln..................

The British government informed of his purposes..

Lord John Russell promises to await Mr. Adams's arrival before acting.
The surrender of Fort Sumter....

The insurgents to issue letters of marque...

Proclamation giving notice of blockade.

Objects of that proclamation........

The joint action of France invited by Great Britain....

When the President's proclamation was received in Great Britain..
Opinion of law officers taken on an imperfect copy...

Her Majesty's government decide on the first of May to recognize a
state of war ............

Lord John Russell and the insurgent commissioners discuss the recog-
nition of southern independence....

Communication with the French government....

Answers of the French government....

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Contrast between conduct of Great Britain toward the United States
in the Trent affair, and toward violators of British neutrality in the
insurgent interest

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Its judicial construction.....

International law is a part of the common law of England...
Duties recognized by the Queen's proclamation of neutrality
Definition of neutrality

Duties recognized by instructions to British officials during the insur-

rection ...

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