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42D CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Ex. Doc. 1, 3d Session. S

Part 1.

PAPERS

RELATING TO

THE FOREIGN RELATIONS

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE

OF THE PRESIDENT,

DECEMBER 2, 1872.

PART II.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

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 ;

AND

OPINIONS OF STATESMEN, MAGAZINES, AND JOURNALS OF GREAT BRITAIN

AND THE CONTINENT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TREATY.

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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 fidelity.............................................................

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............................................

Wbat 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 pot subunitted 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..

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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...

Unfriendliness of England; views of Count Sclopis...

Views of Viscount d’Itajuba .......

Views of Mr. Adams ...................................

His impartiality ....................

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