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THE SECOND EDITION of this volume was published in 1871. Since that date various matters have arisen, connected with the practice and history of International Law, which have been considered in the present volume.
Whilst, however, this edition was passing through the press, the following events, which otherwise would have been noticed in the body of the work, have happened.
The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, A.D. 1850 (referred to in vol. i. pp. 52, 309), between Great Britain and the United States, respecting the future communication by ship-canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by way of San Juan de Nicaragua, has undergone discussion.
The correspondence between the American Secretary of State (Mr. Blaine) and the English Secretary for Foreign Affairs (Earl Granville), in which suggestions were made by the former for the abrogation or modification of the treaty in question, will be found in the papers respecting the “projected Panama “ canal,” presented to Parliament by command of her Majesty, 1882. Earl Granville, in his despatch to Mr. West, the British Minister at Washington,