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RELATING TO

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

VOLUME V.-BERLIN ARBITRATION.

CONTAINING THE MEMORIAL OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE CANAL DE
HARO AS ITS BOUNDARY-LINE; CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER
BRITANNIC MAJESTY; REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES
THERETO; SECOND AND DEFINITIVE STATE-
MENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER
BRITANNIC MAJESTY; AND

CORRESPONDENCE.

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The figures in brackets denote the pages of the editions presented at Berlin, and the references occurring are to those pages.

CONTENTS.

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Memorial

The point for arbitration ....................................

How the discussion will be conducted ............

Parallels of latitude the customary boundaries of the English colonies in

North America ...

The same rule continued in the treaty of peace of 1872 .......

The same rule applied to the boundary of Louisiana ..

The United States acquire the claims of Spain north of 420 ...

Mr. Huskisson objects to the division of Vancouver Island ...

Lord Aberdeen and Mr. Everett discuss the northwestern boundary

The pamphlet of Mr. Sturgis ....

Mr. Buchanan negotiates with Mr. Pakenham ....

Final proposal of the Earl of Aberdeen .......

Mr. Buchanan and Sir Robert Peel believed they had closed every cause

of dissension....

The ministry of Lord John Russell renews dissension ...

Plea for the integrity of Sir Robert Peel's ministry....

The words of the treaty ..

The words of the treaty taken together. .........

The channel.

The channel which separates the continent from Vancouver Island ..

And thence southerly.....

Through the middle of the said channel and of Fuca's Straits to the Pacific

Ocean .......

The straits of Rosario......

Conclusion....

APPENDIX:

No. 1. Extract from the treaty of Washington of June 15, 1846. Bound-

ary established in 1846. .....

No. 2. Extract from the treaty of Washington of May 8,1871. The northern

boundary. Matter and form of arbitration........

No. 3. Extract from the patent granted by James I of England, Vovember

3, in the eighteenth year of his reign, to the council of Plymouth .....

(English colonial charters bounded English colonies by parallels of lati-

tude.)

Extract from the charter of Massachusetts Bay granted by Charles I of

England March 4, 1628 ......

Extract from the old patent for Connecticut........

Extract from the charter granted by Charles II of England to the lords

proprietors of Carolina, March 24, 1663 ....

Extract from the commission of Governor Wright, of Georgia, of the 20th

of January, 1764 ........................

No. 4. Articles between the United States of America and his Britannic

Majesty, November 30, 1782. First treaty between the United States

and Great Britain adopts for boundary a due-west course. ....

No. 5. Extract from the treaty between the United States of America and

the French republic, April 30, 1803. The United States acquire Loui-

slana.....................................

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