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TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE

OF THE PRESIDENT,

December 2, 1872.,

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vol. 5.

PART II.

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WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING (FFICE.

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US Doc 11205

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PAPERS

RELATING TO

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

VOLUME V.-BERLIN ARBITRATION.

CONTAINING THE MEMORIAL OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE CANAL
DE HARO AS ITS BOUNDARY-LINE; CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT
OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY; REPLY OF THE UNITED
STATES THERETO; SECOND AND DEFINITIVE
STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF
HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY; AND

CORRESPONDENCE.

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MEMORIAL ON THE CANAL DE HARO AS THE BOUNDARY-LINE OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS PRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN PLEN-

IPOTENTIARY, GEORGE BANCROFT.

Page.

Memorial

3

The point for arbitration

3

How the discussion will be conducted

Parallels of latitude the customary boundaries of the English colonies in

North America.

The same rule continued in the treaty of peace of 1872

The same rule applied to the boundary of Louisiana

The United States acquire the claims of Spain north of 42°

6

Mr. Huskisson objects to the division of Vancouver Island

6

Lord Aberdeen and Mr. Everett discuss the northwestern boundary

7

The pamphlet of Mr. Sturgis

Mr. Buchanan negotiates with Mr. Pakenham

9

Final proposal of the Earl of Aberdeen

10

Mr. Buchanan and Sir Robert Peel believed they had closed every cause

of dissension..

12

The ministry of Lord John Russell renews dissension

12

Plea for the integrity of Sir Robert Peel's ministry.

13

The words of the treaty

14

The words of the treaty taken together.

14

The channel

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The channel which separates the continent from Vancouver Island

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And thence southerly,

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Through the middle of the said channel and of Fuca's Straits to the Pacific

Ocean

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The straits of Rosario.

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Conclusion....

17

A PPENDIX:

No. 1. Extract from the treaty of Washington of June 15, 1816. Bound-

ary established in 1846.

19.

No. 2. Extract from the treaty of Washington of May 8, 1871. The northern

boundary. Matter and form of arbitration....

19

No. 3. Extract from the patent granted by James I of England, November

3, in the eighteenth year of his reign, to the council of Plymouth

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(English colonial charters bounded English colonies by parallels of lati-

tude.)

Extract from the charter of Massachusetts Bay granted by Charles I of

England March 4, 1628

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Extract from the old patent for Connecticut...

21

Extract from the charter granted by Charles II of England to the lords

proprietors of Carolina, March 24, 1663 ....

22

Extract from the commission of Governor Wright, of Georgia, of the 20th

of January, 1764

22

No. 4. Articles between the United States of America and his Britannic

Majesty, Novenuber 30, 1782. First treaty betweeu the United States

and Great Britain adopts for boundary a due-west course.

22

No. 5. Extract from the treaty between the United States of America and

the French republic, April 30, 1803. The United States acquire Loui-

siana...

No. 6. Additional and explanatory articles, signed the day of —, 1807,

to be added to the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation

between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America,

signed at London the 31st day of December, 1806. The United States

and Great Britain agree on the forty-ninth parallel as a division-line. 23

No. 7. Mr. Madison to Mr. Monroe and Mr. Pinckney, (extract,) July 30,

1807. The United States respect the claims of Spain on the Pacific.. 23

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