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OF

GREAT BRITAIN

AS LAID BEFORE THE

TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION,

CONVENED AT GENEVA

UNDER

THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF
GREAT BRITAIN, CONCLUDED AT WASH-

INGTON, MAY 8. 1871.

TOGETHER

WITH VOLUMES V, VI, AND VII OF APPENDIX TO

THE BRITISH CASE.

PRINTED BY ORDER OF CONGRESS.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1872,

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The figures in brackets in the text indicate the pages of the edition which was laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva; the indicates the word with which each page commences.

The references to pages in the foot-notes refer to the pages in the edition laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, which may be found in this edition by referring to the figures in brackets in the text.

In the table of contents the column of figures under the head of “Geneva edition” refers to the edition which was laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, and the column under the head of “Second edition” refers to this edition.

MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

RELATIVE TO

The British Counter Case, and vols. V, VT, and VII, of Appendix to the

British Case.

APRIL 29, 1872.- Read and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
JUNE 3, 1872.- Ordered that 3,000 extra copies be printed; 1,000 copies of
which shall be for the use of the Senate and 2,000 copies for the use of the House of
Representatives.

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To the House of Representatires of the United States :

In answer to a resolution of the House of Representatives of yesterday, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, and the copies of the British counter case, and volumes of appendix to the British case, which accompanied it.

U. S. GRANT. WASHINGTON, April 26, 1872.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, April 26, 1872. The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives of yesterday, requesting the President to transmit to that House, as early as may be consistent with the public interests, a copy of the counter case presented by the British government in relation to the Alabama claims under the treaty of Washington, has the honor to lay before the President a printed copy of that document

, and of volumes V, VI, and VII, of appendix to the British case, which volumes of appendix were presented to the tribunal of arbi

It is proper that I should state that these papers were not received at this Department until the day following that on which the British case and accompanying papers were sent to the House of Representa

tration with their counter case.

tives.

Respectfully submitted.

The PRESIDENT.

HAMILTON FISH.

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