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Alabama was “fitted out and dispatched
correct. 710 Mr. Seward to Sept. 17 | Adding to the number of similar cases that | 163 Mr. Adams.
of the bark Union Jack, destroyed by the
Alabama, to be presented for redress. 500 Mr. Adams to Sept. 18 Inclosing Lord Russell's note in reply to his 163 Mr. Seward.
of 24th ultimo, covering communication
ment. 727 Mr. Seward to Sept. 30 Inclosing claim of Joshua Atkins & Co., and 165 Mr. Adams.
Geo. Hager, for destruction of ship Bril
liant by the Alabama. 505 Mr. Adams to Oct. 1 | Incloses copy of his note to Lord Russell, cov 165 Mr. Seward.
ering inclosed letter and papers received
claiming to be a confederate vessel of war. 728 Mr. Seward to Oct. 5 Inclosing communication from J. D. Jones, | 176 | Mr. Adams.
president, relative to claim of Atlantic Mu-
bark Brilliant by the Alabama. 730 ....... do........ Oct. 6 Refers to Lord Russell's note to Mr. Adams |
of the 14th ultimo, and again presents the
tinue to present the cases as they arise. 512 Mr. Adams to Oct. .8 | Incloses Lord Russell's acknowledgment of | 178 Mr. Seward.
his note, covering papers in reference to
government. 522 ....... do ........ Oct. 23 Has prepared a note to Lord Russell, based | 178
on instruction No. 730, to accompany
the Alabama. 739 | Mr. Seward to Oct. 23 Has received No. 505. Mr. Adams's repre 179 Mr. Adams.
sentation to British government of pro-
527 | Mr. Adams to Oct. 30
is to be made between war vessels, privateers, and pirates than has been made by colonial authorities, it is difficult to see the benefits of the Paris declaration. Great Britain's interest in the reprobation of such practices is not less than that of the United States. Transmits his note to Lord Russell of the
23d, based on instruction No. 730, reviewing the circumstances of the outfit of the Alabama, claiming her building and equipment in a legal point of view to have been wholly within British jurisdiction; and that sufficient notice had been given thereof to the authorities, showing the British character of her crew, recounting her proceedings since leaving port, reasserting the position of the United States of the responsibility of British government therefor, and its willingness to postpone the consideration of the question and submit it to any equitable form of arbitrament; and transmitting further inclosed papers in relation to destruction of the Union Jack and the Brilliant by the Alabama. Also transmits Earl Russell's reply of the 26th, agreeing to postponement of the consideration of the question; defining the point contended for by Great Britain to be only that of her irresponsibility for acts of parties fitting out seeming merchant vessels in her ports, and sending them out of British jurisdiction to be armed, commissioned, and manned as ships of war; showing the effects of a contrary doctrine upon British ship-building: expressing surprise at the non-capture of the Alabama by United States vessels, and asserting the earnest desire of her Majesty's government to preserve peace and amity. Mr. Adams proposes to send Lord Russell another note inclosing papers in relation to depredations by the Florida, and taking notice of his allusion to “seeming merchant ships” in inclosed note of
26th. Transmits Lord Russell's reply to his representation of Alabama's proceedings at Cape Town, (sent with No.505,) stating that the capture of the Sea Bride took place more than three miles from shore, that the Alabama was entitled to be treated as a belligerent ship of war, and that the question of treatment due to the Tuscaloosa under her Majesty's orders was one of uncertainty. Instructions on the latter point will be sent to colonial authorities for their future guidance. Their reports, &c., will be sent to British minister at Washington to be presented to government of United States. Lord Russell makes no mention of alleged sales of captured cargo of Sea Bride in Cape
530 .......do ........ Nov. 5
From whom and
Town, which would involve a question of
ment. 533 Mr. Adams to | Nov. 12 | Has received instructions 738 to 746, inclu- | 205 Mr. Seward.
sive. Although Lord Russell's note ex-
red to. 540 ....... do ........ Nov. 19 Transmits his note to Lord Russell of the 205
14th, inclosing journal of officer of Ala-
dated the 16th. 766 | Mr. Seward to Nov. 23 Has received No. 530. Approves Mr. Adams's 206 Mr. Adams.
course in presenting claims. Will discuss
copy of the Duke of Newcastle’s dispatch
reclaimed by her original owners. 792 | Mr. F.W.Seward | Dec. 28 | Transmits papers in reference to claim of the 209 I to Mr. Adams.
owners of bark Sea Bride, captured by the
1864. 576 Mr. Adams to Jan. 15 | Incloses copy of his note to Lord Russell, / 209 1 Mr. Seward.
transmitting Mr. Dudley's letter in rela-
through Liverpool houses. 581 ....... do ........ Jan, 22 Incloses copy of his note to Lord Russell, | 219
transmitting papers in reference to capture
their property, a fair price will be paid
for it. 626 | Mr. Adams to | Mar. 18 | Mr. Seward.
ence respecting the Tuscaloosa." 251 | Mr. Dudley to April 1 Showing payment by M. G. Klingender & | 249 Mr. Seward.
Co. of the wages of the Alabama's crew
to their families in Liverpool.
Mauritius, and inclosed correspondence
their modification. 653 Mr. Adams to April 8 | Has received from Consul Mellen copies of 254 | Mr. Seward.
his correspondence with colonial authori-
use of it until further instructions, 664 ....... do ........ April 21 | Has received No. 898, but thinking the Brit- | 254
ish government preferred to conduct the
upon it until further advices. 916 Mr. Seward to April 22 Has received No. 653; desires no representa- 255 | Mr. Adams.
tions made at present in the case of the Sea
Bride. 675 Mr. Adams to | April 29 Transmits reports of debates in Parliament 255 Mr. Seward.
on the subject of the Tuscaloosa. 930 | Mr. Seward to ) April 30 | Incloses further papers from Mr. Mellen, rela- | 255 Mr. Adams.
tive to captured cargo of Sea Bride, but
ernment to be delayed.
coal taken from Angra Pequena was the
that their claim will be promptly satisfied. 720 Mr. Adams to June 16 Announces the arrival of the Alabama at 257 Mr. Seward.
Cherbourg for repairs, and incloses a copy
the Times. 302 | Mr. Dudley to June 21 | Announces the destruction of the Alabama off 257 Mr. Seward.
Cherbourg by the Kearsarge, and incloses
rescued her officers. 724 / Mr. Adams to June 21 | Transmitting newspaper accounts of the en- | 258 1 Mr. Seward.
gagement between the Alabama and Kear-
Deerhound. 726 ....... do ...... June 23 | Incloses published report of Captain Semmes 258
to Mr. Mason. The conduct of the Deer