Mr. Reverdy Johnson: The Alabama Negotiations, and Their Just Repudiation by the Senate of the United States

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Էջ 23 - The high contracting parties agree that all claims on the part of corporations, companies, or private individuals, citizens of the United States...
Էջ 23 - Majesty during the same period, which may have been presented to either Government for its interposition with the other, and which yet remain unsettled, as well as any other such claims which may be presented within...
Էջ 23 - America, being of opinion that a speedy and equitable settlement of all such claims will contribute much to the maintenance of the friendly feelings which subsist between the two countries, have resolved to make arrangements for that purpose by means of a Convention...
Էջ 17 - Commissioners for adjudication; and in the event of their not being able to come to a decision, it shall then be decided by the arbitrator or umpire appointed by them, or who shall have been determined by lot.
Էջ 9 - Why you are of the opinion that the claims convention is " useless unless amended" you do not state, and I am unable to conjecture. I have just had an interview at the foreign office with Lord Stanley, who read ine a dispatch from her Majesty's minister at Washington, which stated that it was understood that all the cabinet disapprove of it, and had said that it was contrary to instructions. This latter statement puzzles me yet more. If I understand your original, and all the subsequent instructions,...
Էջ 23 - States on the part of subjects of her Britannic Majesty; and whereas some of such claims are still pending and remain unsettled; her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the President of the United States of America, being of opinion that a speedy and equitable settlement of all such claims...
Էջ 21 - Alabama class of claims, neither Government shall make out a case in support of its position, nor shall any person be heard for or against any such claim. The official correspondence which has already taken place between the two Governments respecting the questions at issue shall alone be laid before the Commissioners ; and (in the event of their not coming to...
Էջ 14 - Stales; and that the lowest farm of satisfaction for that national injury that the United States could accept, would be found in an indemnity, without reservation or compromise, by the British Government to those citizens of the United States who had suffered individual injury and damages by the vessels of war unlawfully built, equipped, manned, fitted out, or entertained and protected in the British ports and harbors, in consequence of a failure of the British Government to preserve its neutrality.
Էջ 7 - Majesty's government, upon reconsideration, proposed to entertain them tor the purpose of referring them to arbitration, but insisted upon making them the subject of special reference, excluding from the arbitrator's consideration certain grounds which the United States deem material to a just and fair determination of the merits of the claims. The United States declined this special exception and exclusion, and thus the proposed arbitration has failed. " It seems to the President that an adjustment...
Էջ 14 - Alabama claims shall be treated so exclusively as a pecuniary commercial claim as to insist on altogether excluding the proceedings of her Majesty's government in regard to the war from consideration in the arbitration which he proposed. On the other hand, I have been singularly unfortunate in my correspondence if I have not given it to be clearly understood that a violation of neutrality by the Queen's proclamation and kindred proceedings of the British government is regarded as a national wrong...

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