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53D CONGRESS, , HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

2d Session.

Mis. Doc.
I No.212.

HISTORY AND DIGEST

J.H.G. Lat Library

Far Dept.

OF THE

of the

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATIONS TO
WHICH THE UNITED STATES

HAS BEEN A PARTY,

TOGETHER WITH

APPENDICES CONTAINING THE TREATIES RELATING TO SUCH
ARBITRATIONS, AND HISTORICAL AND LEGAL NOTES ON
OTHER INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATIONS ANCIENT AND
MODERN, AND ON THE DOMESTIC COMMISSIONS
OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE ADJUST-

MENT OF INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS.

BY

JOHN BASSETT MOORE,
Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Columbia University,
New York; Associate of the Institute of International Law; sometime Assist-
ant Secretary of State of the United States, author of a work on
Extradition and Interstate Rendition, of American

Notes on the Conflict of Laws, etc.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOLUME II.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1898.

2 TARININ
PROPERTY DE USO

JX
1987

Printed under the joint resolution of Congress of April 2, 1894.

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'OLIATIONS: COMMISSION UNDER ARTI.
OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED
ND SPAIN OF OCTOBER 27, 1795.

In his message to Congress of December 5,
1793, touching the relations of the United
States with the belligerent powers in Europe,
id:
ins and spoliation understood to have been
ir vessels and commerce by the cruisers and
e of the belligerent Powers appear to require
} proof of these, however, not having been

d, the descriptions of citizens supposed to have sunereu muy utified that, on furnishing them to the Executive, due measures would be taken to obtain redress of the past, and more effectual provisions against the future. Should such documents be furnished, proper representations will be made thereon, with a just reliance on a redress proportioned to the exigency of the case."

In a report to the President of March 2, 1794, Edmund Ran. colph, then Secretary of State, referring to this passage, said that when he came into the Department of State he found a Targe volume of complaints, which the notification to persons w send in their proofs had called forth, in relation to attacks on the commerce of the United States by the British, French, opanish, and Dutch. Against the Spaniards, said Randolph,

we outrages of privateers are urged.” The cases of complaint against the British were 32; against the French, 26; samst the Spanish, 10; against the Dutch, 1.2 France dered war against Spain March 16, 1793. Spain issued a punter declaration March 23, in which it was stated that the 0 countries had really been at war since February 26, on

Am. State Papers, For. Rel. I. 141, 142.

? Id. 423, 424, 461. 5627_Vol 2- 1

991

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