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the evidence in the case of the “ Enterprise," and conferred thereon.
May 26.—The claims of the representatives of Colonel Elias Durnford, and the claim of Thomas Whyte to certain lands in Florida, was submitted by Mr. Hannen.
Hearing was also had in the claims of Honourable W. Black, and of Francis Watson and others, to lands in the State of Maine, and in the claim of George Houghton, for specie taken from him by pirates, who were subsequently captured by a United States' vessel of war.
Mr. Hannen also presented, by leave, the claim of certain individual holders of bonds guaranteed by the territory of Florida.
May 29.—The Commissioners attended at the office today, and compared notes in the case of the “ John,” “ Lady Shaw Stewart,” and “Douglas."
May 30.—Long conference of the Commissioners in the three cases they had discussed yesterday.
June 1.-General Thomas presented, by leave of the Commissioners, the claim of Robert Roberts, for the seizure . of the ship “ Amelia," in January, 1815.
June 3.—Hearing was had in the case of the brig “Creole,” the ship “ Amelia,” and the claim of James Young, for slaves captured during the war, and sold in the West Indies by British Government Officers. These claims were then submitted to the Commissioners for decision.
The case of William Cook and others, was assigned for Wednesday, the 19th instant
June 5.—The Commissioners attended, and went through the lengthy evidence adduced in the case of the “Enterprise.”
June 6.-The Commissioners attended, and discussed together the case of the “ Enterprise,” and then adjourned its further consideration for a few days.
June 7.—In the case of the barque “Jones," General Thomas presented certain papers and correspondence from the Legation, which were directed to be furnished to the umpire.
He also presented the correspondence of the Governments in the case of the “ Creole.”
Mr. Hannen presented the claim of Messrs. Dawson and others, for bonds issued by the Republic of Texas.
The case of the “ Confidence” was assigned for hearing on Saturday, the 10th, and the cases of Pattison and Mitchell on Thursday, the 29th instant.
June 8.— The Commissioners attended, and read through the lengthy correspondence in the case of the “ Creole," and agreed to make and compare notes of their opinions on the Slave cases generally.
June 9.-General Thomas, by leave, presented the claim of the brig “ Brookline” for the seizure in 1848, and removal of one of her crew, as a deserter, from Her Majesty's Navy.
June 10.—A hearing was had in the case of the brigantine “ Confidence," by Dr. Adams, the special agent of the claimants, and General Thomas.
General Thomas then, by leave, presented two claims for property on board the brig “ Creole," and the claim of Henry Schieffelin, for the detention and refusal of the British Government to carry out an award of the Court of Admiralty.
June 12.–The Commissioners took into consideration the propriety of requesting of the two Governments an extension of the time originally assigned for the termination of the Commission, the better to enable them to dispose of the very great and unanticipated amount of business, which had devolved upon them, and a letter was drawn up by them to the American Minister, and to Her Majesty's principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, recommending the extension of the Commission for four months.
June 13. -The Commissioners attended, and discussed the claim of Henry Schieffelin. Mr. Upham being of opinion that it was within the ternis of the Convention, Mr. Hornby took a different view, and it was agreed that they should adjourn any further consideration of the claim until Mr. Lovell, the special agent of the claimant, could attend.
June 14.-General Thomas, by leave, presented the memorial of Charles Barry, in behalf of claims for returns of duties on woollens, levied contrary to the Treaty of 1815, and also the claims of James Heard, and of the Merchants' Insurance Company of New Orleans to property in slaves on board the brig “ Creole.”
Mr. Hannen presented the claim of Charles Uhde for the seizure of goods by The United States' Army; and a memorial of Andrew Mitchell, relative to the return of duties levied contrary to the Treaty of 1815.
Hearing was had in the claim of William Cook and others by Mr. John L. Clarke, attorney for the claimants, and the case was submitted to the Commissioners.
June 15.—Mr. Hannen presented a memorial on behalf of Messrs. Godfrey, Pattison, and Co., for interest on their claim.
The Commissioners received a letter from the counsel in the claim of the Florida bondholders, asking for a postponement of the hearing in their case to June 21st, which was agreed to, and the Secretary was directed to request the attendance of the umpire at that time.
Mr. Charles Barry, by leave, presented claims relative to the return of duties on woollens.
June 16.—The Commissioners conferred to-day with Mr. Charles Barry relative to his claims, when it appeared that they were in course of settlement by the British Government, he having presented them chiefly out of abundant caution to prevent his claim being barred by the Convention. It appeared, however, from the evidence Mr. Barry produced, that the duties had been paid by English firms, on account of American houses. Hitherto his claim had been on behalf of the individuals who had actually paid the money to have it returned to them by the British Government. Ordered to stand adjourned for a fortnight.
June 19.—General Thomas submitted by permission papers in the cases of the brig “Enterprise," and schooner “Hermosa,” and in that of the “ Brookline.”
In the case of the “ Confidence,” Mr. Hannen presented a letter written by one of the sailors on board, dated at Lisbon,
The case of Platt and Duncan was assigned for hearing on Saturday, July 1st, at 11 o'clock.
June 20.—The Commissioners attended at the office for the transaction of the business of the Commission.
June 21.—Hearing was had in the claim of the Florida bondholders by Mr. Rolt, Queen's Counsel, and Mr. Cairns, special agents and counsel of the claimants, and the case was committed to the decision of the Commissioners.
Mr. Bates, the umpire, attended on the hearing.
June 22.—The Commissioners attended and examined the evidence in the case of Messrs. Godfrey Pattison, of Glasgow, and directed that the claimants should attend them for the purpose of explaining the same.
June 24.-In the claim of Messrs. Kerford and Jenkin for damages, caused through delays of a caravan of merchandize by United Stated forces in Mexico, a hearing was had and the case submitted.
June 27.—Long conference and discussion by the Commissioners in the claim of Messrs. Kerford and Jenkin.
June 29.—The claims of Messrs. Pattison and Co., and of Andrew Mitchell, for return of duties levied contrary to Treaty of 1815, were heard and submitted.
In the claim or the brig “ Brookline" a hearing was also had, and the case was submitted.
July 1.-In the claim of Messrs. Platt and Duncan, hearing was had before the Commissioners by Mr. Butt, Queen's Counsel, special agent and counsel of the claimants, and the case was submitted for decision.
July 3.—Further observations were this morning made by leave of the Commissioners in the case of Messrs. Platt and Duncan, and some papers were handed in.
July 4.—The Commissioners began to-day to examine the mass of evidence presented to them in the case of Messrs. Platt and Duncan, respecting frauds by the Collector of Customs at New York.
July 5.—General Thomas presented for hearing the claim of the brigantine “ Volusia," for seizure and condemnation on charge of being concerned in the Slave Trade which was submitted.
Hearing was had in the claim of the Great Western Steam Ship Company for return of duties paid on coals used at sea, and the case was submitted.
July 6.—The Commissioners attended, and had a long conference with the agents on the several cases submitted.
July 8.—Hearing was had in the claim of Messrs. Butterfield and Brothers, and the case was submitted.
General Thomas, on behalf of the claimants, presented the protest of the Captain in the case of the “ Volusia.”
Hearing was had in the claims of Timothy Wiggins and others (Wrigman, agent), and in the claim of J. P. Oldfield and Co., and the cases were submitted for decision.
July 10.—The Commissioners attended at the office to-day, and continued their investigation of the evidence in Platt and Duncan's case.