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3d Session. I

Part 1.

PAPERS

RELATING TO

THE FOREIGN RELATIONS

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE

OF THE PRESIDENT,

December 2, 1872.

PART II.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1872.

PAPERS

RELATING TO

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

VOLUME II.-GENEVA ARBITRATION.

CONTAINING THE REMAINDER OF THE PAPERS ACCOMPANYING THE
COUNTER CASE OF THE UNITED STATES; COUNTER CASE OF HER
BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT; INSTRUCTIONS TO THE
AGENT AND COUNSEL OF THE UNITED STATES, AND PRO-
CEEDINGS AT GENEVA IN DECEMBER, 1871, AND APRIL,
1872; CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE GENEVA
ARBITRATION AND THE PROPOSED SUPPLE-
MENTAL ARTICLE TO THE TREATY; AND
DECLARATION OF SIR STAFFORD

NORTHCOTE AT EXETER.

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1. Mr. Davis to Mr. Fish .............. Submits a printed copy of the Case and its

Nov. 13, 1871. accompaniments. Circumstances attend-

ing its preparation.... ...... .......... 413

2. Mr. Fish to Mr. Davis....., Acknowledges receipt of the Case. Presi-

Nov. 14, 1871. dent's approval thereof. May present it

and its accompaniments at Geneva, in

the manner required by the Treaty, as

the Case of the United States, and the

documents, &c., on which they rely.... 413

3. Same to same ......

.. Instructing Mr. Davis on the subject of his
Nov. 14. 1871. duties as Agent of the United States ha.

fore the Tribunal of Arbitration at Ge-

414

4. Mr. Fish to the Counsel............ General instructions for their guidance as

Dec. 8, 1871. counsel for the United States before the

Tribunal of Arbitration ................

5. Mr. Davis to Mr. Fish.............. Arrival at Geneva. Meeting of the Arbitra-

Dec. 15, 1871. tors. Count Sclopis chosen to preside

over the Tribunal. Mr. Stämpfli, on re-

quest of the Tribunal, names Mr. Favrot

as secretary. Cases presented. Trans-

mits copies of notes which accompanied

the same.......

.......... 416

& Same to same.

Meeting of the Arbitrators. Exchange of

April 15, 1872. Counter Cases. British Counter Case,

accompanied by a note from Lord Tenter-

den to the Arbitrators. Reply of Mr.

Davis thereto. Telegram from Mr. Fish

received relative to claims filed in the

Department of State since March 22d.

The Arbitrators and British Agent in-

formed thereof .......

........ 418

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CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE GENEVA ARBITRATION AND THE PROPOSED SUPPLE-

MENTAL ARTICLE TO THE TREATY.

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