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VOLUME III.

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APPENDIX L.-United States evidence-Continued.

APPENDIX M.-Affidavits produced on behalf of the United States........ 2977--3348

APPENDIX N.--Extract from minutes of executive council (Newfoundland),

July 7, 1871 ...........

3349

APPENDIX 0.--Statistics produced on bebalf of the United States......... 3351-3380
APPENDIX P.-1. In the court of vice-admiralty: Judgment of his honor

Judge Hazen, in the case of the “White Fawn".......... 3381-3383

2. In the vice-admiralty court at Halifax: The “Wampa-

tuck"; Case No. 254; Sir William Young, judge; 6th

December, 1870 ......

.......... 3383–3388

3. In the vice-admiralty court, 10th February, 1871: The “A.

H. Wanson," fishing vessel ; Sir William Young, judge

vice-admiralty .....

.............. 3388-3391

4. In the vice-admiralty court, 10th February, 1871: The "A.

H. Franklin"; Sir William Young, judge vice-admiralty. 3391-3395

5. In the vice-admiralty court: The “J. H. Nickerson ” ; Sir

William Young, judge vice-admiralty ........ ......... 3395-3398

APPENDIX Q.- Testimony in rebuttal on behalf of Her Britannic Majesty's

Government ........................................... 3399-3448

APPENDIX R.-1. Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance Company.......... 3449-3451

2. By-laws of the Gloucester Mutual Fishing Insurance

Company for the years 1876-1877, adopted November, 1876,
George Steele, president; N. D. Cunningham, vice-presi.

dent; Cyrus Story, secretary and treasurer.............. 3452-3456

3. Fishing shipping paper : United States of America, dis-

trict of Gloucester......

3456

MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTING

A communication from the Secretary of State in relation to the delibera

tions of the Fishery Commission.

MAY 18, 1878.-Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be

printed.

To the Senate and House of Representatives :

I herewith transmit for your appropriate action a communication from the Secretary of State on the subject of the result of the deliberations of the Fishery Commission, appointed under certain provisions of the Treaty of Washington, with the accompanying documents.

Article XXII of the treaty provides that any sum of money which the Commissioners may award shall be paid by the United States Gov. ernment in a gross sum, within twelve months after such award shall have been given.

The Commission announced the result of its deliberations on the 23d day of November, last year, and an appropriation at the present session of Congress will be necessary to enable the government to make the payment provided for in the treaty.

I respectfully submit to the consideration of Congress the record of the transaction, as presented upon the papers, and recommend an appropriation of the necessary, sum with such discretion to the executive gov. ernment in regard to its payment as, in the wisdom of Congress, the public interests may seem to require.

R. B. HAYES. EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 17, 1878.

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