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CLAIMS AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN,
TRANSMITTED TO THE
SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
IN ANSWER TO THE
RESOLUTIONS OF DECEMBER + AND 10, 1867, AND OF MAY 27, 1868.
CLAIMS AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN.
GENERAL APPENDIX No. I.
Proclamations and declarations of powers other than Great Britain, issued subsequently to the
Queen's proclamation of neutrality.
(official,) of 25th June, in regard to priva-
10 Mr. Dayton to June 12 Inclosing copy of “Le Moniteur Universel,"
containing Emperor's formal declaration in
5 Mr. Dryer to Mr. Sept. 7 Inclosing copy of King's proclamation, which
declares neutrality between United States
18 | Mr. Appleton to
June 3 | Inclosing copies of two orders of Russian
government, directing that the flags of confederate men-of-war must not be saluted, but that confederate merchant vessels shall be treated according to rules contained in treaty with America of December, 1832, even if their papers are not regular; and that, should crews of such vessels not acknowledge authority of United States consuls, they must abide by decision of local Russian authorities.
claims neutrality; forbids all arming,
home, and loss of protection of government. 56 Mr. Savage to Sept. 6 Inclosing copies of correspondence with ConMr. Seward.
sul Martin, at Matanzas, in reference to the
GENERAL APPENDIX No. II.
Hasty recognition of rebel belligerency. By George Bemis.
that the American proclamation of block-
the occasion of the recognition of confed-
treated as an act of war.
toricus in his article of March 22, and
not a bygone, but a continuing reality.
Times of March 22, 1865.
belligerency and our right to complain ofit.
Mr. Vernon Har
Mr. George Bemis