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CASE

PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE

GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY

TO THE

TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION,

CONSTITUTED

UNDER ARTICLE I OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON ON THE 8TH MAY, 1871, BETWEEN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY

AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

GENERAL CONTENTS.

163-165

The case now presented to the arbitrators on the part of the government of Her
Britannic Majesty comprehends a statement of the facts which that government
regards as material to a just adjudication on the claims of the United States, and of
some general propositions on which it intends to rely, believing them to be in accord-
ance with the principles of international law and the practice of nations.
THE CONTENTS OF THE CASE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Geneva Second

edition. edition.

I A statement of the matter referred to the arbitrators, as it is understood by

Her Britannic Majesty's government, Part I, pages..;

1-3 7-9

II. An introductory statement of the events which attended and followed the

commencement of the civil war in America, and of the course pursued by

Great Britain and the other maritime powers in relation to the war, and

particularly as to the reception of belligerent vessels of war into their

ports and waters, Part II, pages ..

11-34

III. A further introductory statement on international rights and duties ; on the

powers which were possessed by her Britannic Majesty's government of

preventing unlawful equipments; and setting forth the manner and circum-

atances in and under which these powers were exercised during the war,

Part III, pages..

IV. Considerations proper to be kept in view by the arbitrators in entering on the

cases of the vessels specifically mentioned in the four following parts, V,

VI, VII, and VIII, Part IV, pages..

51-52

V. Statement of facts relative to the Florida, Part V, pages.

53-80 74-107

VI. Statement of facts relative to the Alabama, Part Vi, pagos

81-119

VII. Statement of facts relative to the Georgia, Part VII, pages.

120-135 154-172

VIII. Statement of facts relative to the Shenandoah, Part VIII, pages..

174-205

IX. Recapitulation of the material facts stated in the preceding parts, Part IX,

pages ...

X. Remarks in conclusion, Part X, pages....

166-168

THE APPENDIX TO THE CASE CONSISTS OF FOUR VOLUMES, THE CONTENTS OF WHICH

ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Vol. I. Correspondence relating to the Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Shenandoah.

(See rol. I, pages 217 to 1002, of this edition.)
Vol. II. Correspondence relating to the Sumter, Nashville, Georgiana, Phantom,

Southerner, Alexandra, and other vessels respecting which representations
were made by the Government of the United States to that of Her Bri-

tannic Majesty during the civil war. (See vol. II of this edition.)
Vol. III. Papers relating to the commencement of the civil war; proclamations and

regulations issued by the governments of Great Britain and other coun-
tries during that war; the neutrality laws of the United States and of
Great Britain ; judgments delivered by the British Court of Exchequer
and by the Supreme Court of the United States ; correspondence between
the Government of the United States and the governments of Spain and
Portugal relative to the fitting out of privateers in the ports of the first-
named country; and the report of the royal commission appointed to
inquire into the character, working, and effect of the British laws for the

enforcement of neutrality. (See rol. III, pages 1 to 395, of this edition.)
Pol. IV. General correspondence on the Alabama claims,” presented to Parliament.

(See rol. III, pages 397 to 965, of this edition.)

207-209

211-213

613-614, 643, 657, 681,695, 707-70-, 773–775, 827.

Vol. III, pages 3-5, 165-166, 237–233, 279, 399, 403,461,525, 547, 5569, 769, 827, 937,

909,935.

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