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It would be pleasing to the King to receive as his guest a representative of the President of the United States to attend the ceremony. I am therefore instructed to inquire of you whether it would be convenient and agreeable to the President to be represented on the occasion, and if so I should be glad to learn in due course whom he would propose to designate for the purpose, in order that arrangements may be made for his reception. I have, etc.,
N. MITCHELL INNES. File No. 841.001629/10.
The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State. No. 20.]
Washington, February 2, 1911. Sir: With reference to Mr. Innes's note of November 28 last informing you of the date of the King's coronation, and inviting a representative of the President of the United States to attend the ceremony, I have the honor, under instruction from His Majesty's principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, to inform you that the King has decided that the State visits are to commence on Monday the 19th of June next and terminate on Wednesday, the 28th of that month. I am, etc.,
JAMES BRYCE. File No. 841.001629/12.
The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State. No. 28.]
Washington, February 17, 1911. Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the King has approved of a naval review being held at Spithead on Saturday the 24th of June on the occasion of His Majesty's coronation, and of one man-ofwar from every maritime power being invited to attend.
I have the honor, under instructions from His Majesty's principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, to communicate this invitation to the United States Government, through you, with the request that, in the event of their accepting it, they will be good enough to communicate the name of the ship which will be sent.
His Majesty's Government regret that on account of space it is not possible to invite more than one ship of each power to take part in the review. I have, etc.,
JAMES BRYCE. File No. 841.001G29/15.
The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador. No. 1111.]
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, .
Washington, March 18, 1911. EXCELLENCY: Referring to your No. 28 of the 17th ultimo, extending an invitation from your Government to the Government of the United States to have a man-of-war present at the naval review to be held at Spithead on Saturday the 24th of June on the occasion of the coronation of His Britannic Majesty, George V, I take pleasure in informing you of the receipt of a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, dated March 9, 1911, in which he states that the U. S. S. Delaware has been designated to represent this Government on that occasion.
I have, etc.,
File No. 841.001G29/4.
The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador. No. 1145.]
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, May 5, 1911. EXCELLENCY: Upon its receipt I had the honor to lay before the President Mr. Innes's note of November 28 last in which he was so good as to make known to me that it would be pleasing to His Majesty the King to receive as his guest on the occasion of His Majesty's coronation, the 22d of June next, a representative of the President of the United States to attend the ceremony.
The President, highly honored and gratified by this courteous consideration of His Majesty, has charged me to inform you in reply to the inquiry of Mr. Innes's note that it will be most agreeable to him to meet the pleasure of His Majesty and that to this end he has selected Mr. John Hays Hammond, one of our distinguished citizens, as ambassador on special missions to represent the Government of the United States at the ceremony attending the coronation.
Maj. Gen. Adolphus W. Greely, United States Army, retired, and Rear Admiral Charles E. Vreeland, United States Navy, representatives of the War and Navy Departments, respectively, will accompany Mr. Hammond to assist him in this mission, and Mr. William Earl Dodge, of New York, will attend Mr. Hammond as secretary of the special embassy. I have, etc.,
P. C. Knox.
File No. 841.001629/42.
Washington, June 1, 1911. DEAR MR. SECRETARY: I have received the following telegram from the foreign office with regard to the arrangements as regards exchange of visits and salutes by commanders of foreign warships at Portsmouth on the occasion of the coronation of His Majesty King George V.
Admiralty propose following arrangements at Portsmouth as regards ex. change of visits and salutes :
All foreign flags and representatives of captains to meet at Admiralty House, Portsmouth, residence of commander in chief at 11 a. m., Tuesday, June 20. Commander in chief will make mutual presentations of all those who would otherwise make and return visits on each other. This meeting to be regarded
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as fulfilling all formal requirements as to exchange of visits. Salutes to be limited to, firstly, salutes to the national flag on arrival to be returned by shore battery ; secondly, salutes to flag of commander in chief which will be returned by H. M. S. Lord Nelson. All salutes to other flag officers present (British and foreign) and all personal salutes (such as military and consular officers paying visits) to be waived.
I should be very grateful if you would communicate the substance of this letter to the competent Department of your Government in order that His Majesty's Government may be informed at the earliest opportunity whether these arrangements will suit the convenience of your Government and receive their concurrence. I am, etc.,
File No. 841.001629/44.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, June 6, 1911. MY DEAR MR. AMBASSADOR: I have your letter of the 1st instant giving the text of a telegram received by you from the British foreign office proposing certain arrangements for the exchange of visits and salutes by the commanders of the foreign war vessels at Portsmouth upon the occasion of the coronation of His Majesty, King George V, and in reply beg to say that I am informed by the Secretary of the Navy that the arrangements suggested are entirely satisfactory to his Department. I am, etc.,
P. C. Knox.
File No. 841.001G29/49A..
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, June 22, 1911. On this auspicious occasion I take sincere pleasure in extending to Your Majesty cordial felicitations in the name of the people of the United States and in my own, and in expressing the cherished hope that under your guiding influence the British dominions may flourish and prosper. I assure Your Majesty of my best wishes for your personal welfare and that of Your Majesty's family and for the continuance of the friendly relations existing between Great Britain and the United States.
W. H. TAFT.
File No. 841.001G29/53.
LONDON, June 22, 1911. I heartily thank you and the people of the United States for the very kind congratulations which you offer me on this great and
solemn day, and for the good wishes which you express for the prosperity of the British dominions and for the welfare of myself and my family. I heartily reciprocate your wishes that the friendly relations between the United States and my country may ever continue.
GEORGE, R. I. File No. 841.001629/66.
The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State. No. 168.]
Seal Harbor, Me., August 28, 1911. Sir: I have the honor, under instructions from His Majesty's principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, to transmit to you herewith a letter addressed by His Majesty the King to the President of the United States of America in answer to letters from the President delivered to His Majesty by the Hon. John Hays Hammond on the occasion of his coronation.
I venture to request you to be so good as to cause the letter to be delivered to its high destination. A copy of His Majesty's letter is also inclosed. I have, etc.,
George, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, &c. To the President of the United States of America, sendeth greeting:
Our Good Friend: We have received from the hands of the Hon. John Hays Hammond, the letter which you addressed to us on the 12th day of May last, and in which you convey 'to us your cordial congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of our coronation and that of our beloved consort.
We request you to accept our warmest thanks for this token of friendship and regard, which we have received with the greatest pleasure, and we desire also to thank you for the presence at our court of the distinguished representative who has been specially accredited to us in honor of this occasion.
We cordially reciprocate the sentiments of friendship and good will which you are pleased to express on our behalf, while we assure you of our hearty wishes for your personal welfare and prosperity and that of the great Republic over which you preside.
And so we commend you to the protection of the Almighty.
Given at our court at Dublin Castle, the 10th day of July, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, in the second year of our reign. · Your good friend,
(Signed) GEORGE R. 1. (Countersigned) E. GREY.
File No. 841.001G29/66.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, September 7, 1911. EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 28th ultimo, inclosing a letter addressed by His Majesty the King to the President acknowledging letters from the President
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which were delivered to His Majesty by the Hon. John Hays Hammond on the occasion of His Majesty's coronation.
I have the honor to advise you in reply that the department will take pleasure in transmitting the letter to its high destination. I have, etc.,
PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF FUR SEALS—TREATY BE
TWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN AND CON-
. TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN.
Signed at Washington February 7, 1911; ratification advised by the
Senate February 15, 1911; ratified by the President March 6, 1911; ratified by Great Britain April 20, 1911; ratifications exchanged at Washington July 7, 1911; proclaimed December 14, 1911.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Seas britajnand Lous: andelen on i
Whereas a treaty between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland providing for the preservation and protection of fur seals, was concluded and signed by their respective plenipotentiaries at Washington on the seventh day of February, one thousand nine hundred and eleven, the original of which treaty is word for word as follows:
The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, being desirous of adopting effective measures for the preservation and protection of the fur seals, have resolved to conclude a treaty for that purpose and to that end have named as their plenipotentiaries:
The President of the United States of America, Philander C. Knox, Secretary of State of the United States; and
His Britannic Majesty, the Right Hon. James Bryce, O. M., his ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Washington;
Who, having communicated to each other their respective full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following articles:
The high contracting parties mutually and reciprocally agree that their citizens and subjects, respectively, and all persons subject to their laws and treaties, and their vessels shall be prohibited while this article remains in force from engaging in pelagic sealing in that part of the Behring Sea and north Pacific Ocean north of the thirtyfifth degree of north latitude and east of the one hundred and eightieth meridian, and that every such person or vessel offending