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From and to whom.
ment is very desirous that the President should
memorandum of conditions and reservations
of the arbitration.
should desire alterations or modifications in
involve any question of principle. 1012 Same to same....
Same subject. Incloses text of the British mem
orandum relating to the arbitration proposals
propositions of Great Britain may be commu
picated to Venezuela.
expressed regret at the President's decision
communicated to Venezuela.
eign affairs relating to the President's decision
not to act as arbitrator.
iously awaiting the reply of the Venezuelan
British Government the reply of President
Castro to the British propositions.
Claims of British subjects for losses in Cuba and
the Philippines. Incloses statement of, with
ered. 1016 | Mr. White to Mr. Hay ........
Effects of American citizens deceased on Brit
ish territory or vessels. Consuls' right to take
Government of Venezuela has been communi
cated to the British Government.
affairs whether the United States Government
ezuela has been answered in the negative. 1020 Same to same...
Same subject. Reports interviews with the min
ister for foreign affairs touching the arbitration
act for Venezuela.
Venezuela's plenipotentiary is agreed to by
cepted. 1021 | Same to same...
Jan. 6 Same subject. Incloses note from the minister
for foreign affairs agreeing to the appointment
of Mr. Bowen as Venezuela's plenipotentiary.
telegram have been complied with.
ered inexpedient until satisfactory assurance is
guarantees will also have to be considered. 1026 Same to same..
.Jan. 14Same subject. Report of interviews with the
minister for foreign affairs on the subject of
ish territory or vessels. Discusses consuls' right
tween the two countries with respect to the
boundary line between the Territory of Alaska
apparently, to an early settlement is the desire
their claims against Venezuela.
Cuba and the Philippines. Gives reasons why
claims to Congress.
with the minister for foreign affairs about Mr.
ing to decide the point.
ish Government to refer to The Hague Tribunal
of the blockading powers is denied by Mr.
dent is prepared to decide the point.
accept the office of arbitrator. 1052 Mr. White to Mr. Hay...... Feb. 10 Same subject. Reports interviews with mem
bers of the Government on the subject of arbi
tration of preferential treatment. 73 · Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- Feb. 13 Alaska boundary convention of January 24 has 1 bert.
received the consent of the United States Sen
ate. | Mr. White to Mr. Hay (tele. Feb. 14 | Difficulty with Venezuela. Orders have been is. gram).
sued to raise the blockade of Venezuelan ports. 1058 Same to same...... ............do... Same subject. Comments upon the friendly at
titude of the foreign office toward him, always
of the blockade. Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- Mar. 5 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Gives names of the bert.
American members of the. 1149 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate.. Mar. 10 Same subject and tenor.....
Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Mar. 13 Same subject. Proposes extension of time for
the presentation of the cases and evidence un-
or a supplementary convention.
sideration. 59 'Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. | Mar. 19 | Same subject. Gives names of the British memLoomis.
bers of the tribunal. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Mar. 23 Same subject. The proposal for an extension of Hay.
time will not be pressed by the British Govern
ment. The British case will be ready May 3. Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- Mar. 24 Same subject. The presentation of the United bert.
States case to the American members and to
in note of March 24, in regard to the delivery
wol Herbert to Mr.
Tabere subject. Theressed by the ready May 3.0
From and to whom.
1903. 1094 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay ..... Apr. 1 | Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Incloses notes giv
ing the names of the American members. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. Apr. 16 Same subject. Formal acceptance of the arrageHay.
ment verbally proposed for the delivery of the
cases as in full compliance with the protocol. 110 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Apr. 17 Same subject. Formal acceptance of above arHerbert.
rangement. Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate ..... Apr. 21 Same subject. Incloses copies of above two
notes. Same to same (telegram)... Apr. 39 | Same subject. By agreement the cases are to be
delivered here and in London on May 1. 117 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael May 1 Same subject. Incloses letter of the United Herbert.
States agent. Mr. John W. Foster, to the British agent, Hon. Clifford Lifton, with 20 copies of
the United States case. 1113 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay .........do ... Same subject. Transmits 8 copies of the British
case, with the correspondence with the British
agent. Protocol of agreement be- May 7 Respecting the reference of the question of the tween Venezuela and
preferential treatment of claims to the tribuGreat Britain, to which
nal at The Hague. Text. the United States and
other powers are parties. Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (tel- May 20 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Reports that he is egram).
urging that the Commission meet on Septem
ber 3, to hear or arrange for oral argument. Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (tel- | May 21 Same subject. The United States will waive for! egram).
malities of the treaty in reference to produc
tion of papers. 1203 Same to same....
May Same subject. Incloses request of the agent of
the United States to the agent of Great Britain for certain documents referred to in the British
Africa. Suggests that consular officers of Great
quaint applicants for permits with the.
documents referred to in the United States case which the British agent desires to examine in
original or photograph. Same to same........ .....do ... Same subject. Same request for additional docu
ments. Same to same....
May 30 Restrictions on the admission of aliens to South
• Africa. Quotes letter from the British consul
general at New York relating to the warning there given to all persons intending to proceed to the former South African republics. Incloses printed notice and press notice which have been sent to other consular officers in the United
States. Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her-, June 3 Same subject. Expresses thanks for prompt acbert.
tion. Same to same.....
June 4 | Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. Agrees to the re
quest of the British agent to examine documents referred to in the United States case, provided that no delay will be caused thereby in the delivery of the counter case. The United States agent proposes to take all origi
nal papers to London. Treaty between the United June 5 Amending the treaty of amity and commerce States and Great Britain,
concluded September 21, 1833, between the acting in the name of the
United States and the Sultan of Muskat, so as Sultan of Zanzibar.
to permit the imposition of light and harbor dues on vessels of the United States entering
the ports of Zanzibar and Pemba. Text. 138 Mr. Hay to Sir Michael Her- June 8 Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. The United States bert.
agent will deliver the counter case of the
United States on July 3.
by the British agent. Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster.... June 11 Same subject. Requ sts certified copies of docu
ments referred to in the United States case. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr. , June 12 | Same subject. The British Government take Hay (telegram).
exception to conditions in Mr. Hay's note of
June 4, and strongly urge an extension of time. Same to same...
... Same subject. Full statement of reasons and
argument why an extension of time should be
agreed to. Mr. Sifton to Mr. Foster.. June 15 Same subject. Incloses memorandum dealing
with the requests made on May 23.
the apparent purpose of the request to examine
livered on July 3.
tension of time is for the preparation of the
counter case alone as alleged in above note.
above note, takes note of corrections, which do
correspondence had with the Attorney-General
livery of the counter case of Great Britain. Sir Michael Herbert to Mr.
Same subject. Sets forth reasons why an ex-
tension of time should be arranged without re
course to the tribunal.
put himself into communication with the
extension of time. Same to same....
June Same subject. Incloses memorandum showing
why an extension of time should not be
ments and a memorandum of documents of
counter case in accordance with agreement. Mr. Raikes to Mr. Hay .........do.. Same subject. Extension of time for the deliv
ery of the counter case. Presents argument
permission to present evidence in rebuttal,
case of the United States. Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes......do ... Same subject. Certified copies of original docu
ments mentioned in the United States case
will be forwarded to-morrow. 123 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate......do ... Same subject. Forwards certified copies of origi
nal documents mentioned in the United States
case for delivery to the British agent. Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis.. July 3 | Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of the
United States counter case and communication
of the United States agent to the British agent. 1151 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay .........do ... Same subject. Forwards British counter case
ery of the counter cases. Discusses two points
lous good faith of the United States.
arrive in Washington July 7 to inspect docu
ments. Same to same .............. July 9 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of note of
ceipt of documents sent with Department's
death of Hon. John Douglass Armour, one of
ment of Mr. Aylesworth, K.C.. to take his place. !
would be a suitable time for the preliminary
meeting of the tribunal, Mr. Foster to Mr. Siston.... Aug. 4 | Saine subject. Sets forth in detail the reasons 539
why the meeting of the tribunal will take
place on September 3 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Choate ....do. Same subject.' Quotes a telegram from the United 511 (telegram).
States agent relating to his declining to concur, in the suggestion of the British agent that the tribunal meet about October 15, and instructs to advise the foreign office that the United States Government expects the tribunal to
meet September 3, as agreed. Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (tel| Aug. 7 Same subject. Announces agreement that the 511 egram).
tribunal shall meet September 3. Mr. Raikes to Mr. Loomis .
Same subject. Request of the British agent for 512
permission to inspect photographs or make certified copies of original Russian documents mentioned in the counter case of the United 1 States, and inquiry whether it will be possible
to examine original depositions in London, Mr. Loomis to Mr. Raikes.. Aug. 14 Same subject. All the documents are now be- 542
ing packed for shipment to London, where!
be at the foreign office at 11 o'clock, Septem
ber 3. Lord Alverstone, Mr. Root;
Same subject. Text of the decision ..... Mr. Lodge, and Mr. Turner 1307 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate.....
Graves of British seamen discovered within the
limits of the United States naval station at
ing commercial relations, etc. Incloses text. 1265 Same to same............. Dec. 18 Graves of British seamen at Guantanamo. The
British Government thankfully accepts the
1902. Convention between the Nov. 19
United States and Greece. Dec. 2
Defining the rights, privileges, and immunities
· GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS.
22 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay...... Feb. 26 Protection of Chinese in Guatemala. Submits
the case of a Chinaman who was arrested for
he can act in affording.
tent of, and approves his action in the case
reported in No. 22. 36 Mr. Combs to Mr. Hay...... Mar. 18 | Political condition in Honduras. Incloses report
of the consular agent at Ama pala on the. Same to same (telegram)... Mar. 23 Refusal of the Guatemalan Government to recog
I nize the United States citizenship of Alberto
Posadas reported and instruction requested. Mr. Loomis to Mr. Combs | Mar. 24 | Same subject. Instructs to protest and ask the (telegram).
release of Posadas,