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* Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Evarts .. Dec. 27 No. 128. Adjustment of international extradition

expenses ; correspondence on the subject with
the foreign office; declension of the British pro.

posal for an annual settlement of such accounts.

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Jan. 23 No. 139. Mormon emigration to the United States;

correspondence with the foreign office on the
subject; British government can lawfully do no
more than give warning to emigrants of the

probable consequences of violating the law.
30 Mr. Evarts to Mr. Hoppin .. Feb. 11 No. 421. Mormon emigration to the United States;

acknowledging receipt of foregoing; British
government has no power to prevent; can only
give notice of illegal character of Mormon mar.

riages. 324 ......do

Mar. 25 No. 432. Extradition expenses; method of settling

accounts of; approval of the plan proposed by
Lord Salisbury of preferring, separately, each
claim arising on a case of extradition, with the

proviso that payment shall be made on the spot. 315 Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Evarts.. Mar. 27 No. 166. Mormon emigration; correspondence with

the consul at Liverpool concerning a departure
of emigrants; the authorities there requested

to give the promised warning.

Apr. 24

No. 180. The United States ship Constellation.

carrying Irish relief supplies, subjected to cus-
toms requirements at Queenstown; correspond-
ence with the foreiga office; promised with.
drawal of the customs-officers in charge of the

vessel and cargo. ....do

May 1 No. 184. Action of the customs authorities at

Queenstown toward the Constellation, carrying
relief to the suffering Irish; correspondence
with the foreign office; regret expressed for the
occurrence; text of the customs law under which

the Queenstown officers mistakenly acted.
308 Mr. Lowell to Mr. Evarts... June 16 No. 17. Murder on the high seas; case of John

Anderson. (Vide volume Foreign Relations for

1879, pages 435 and 446.) .do

June 17 No. 19. The supplies stored during the British

Arctic Expedition of 1875 and 1876 to be placed
at the disposal of the Howgate Polar Expedition;
correspondence with Lord Granville. (Vide
volume Foreign Relalions for 1875, part 1, pages

649 and 650.)
310 Mr. Hay to Mr. Lowell...... July 7 No. 35. Case of John Anderson; gratification ex.

pressed at the candor of the British government !

in acknowledging that the action of the Calcutta
authorities was based upon a misconception of
the law, and could not, consequently, be sup.
ported by the home government. (For full de-
tails of this case, vide volume of Foreign Re.

lations for 1879, pages 435 and 446.)
311 : Mr. Lowell to Mr. Evarts... Aug. 6 No. 35. Carrying trade between Great Britain and

India ; foreign vessels not allowed to convey i
British stores ; an exception made in the case of
an Italian vessel; unsuccessful effort to have
American vessels admitted to the trade; cor-
respondence with the foreign office transmitted.










1879. 312 Mr. Sewardto Sir E. Thornton. Aug. 9 Depredations committed by northern Indians in

the Yellowstone Valley. do

Aug. 12 Intrusion of Canadiani fishermen upon shores of

Lake Ontario; iuvestigation by Canadian gov

ernment requested.
314 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. F.W. Sept. 8 The South American war; Sir Edward would be

glad to know whether the United States Gov.
ernment has taken any steps toward friendly in-

tervention between the belligerents.
115 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Hun- ! Sept. 13 'Custody of ships' registers in Colombian ports ;

law passed by Colombian legislature relative to; objection to third article of that law on the part of Her Majesty's minister at Bogota, who believes that it is based on the terms of a convention between the minister of the United States at Bogotá and the late Colombian secretary for foreign affairs; Sir Edward desires to be informed

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1879. 316 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn- Sept. 16 Custody of ships' papers ; convention concluded ton.

by United States minister at Bogotá relative to,

not yet formally approved. 317 ......do

Sept. 24 South American war; mediation in the direction

of peace; co-operation with Great Britain and
Germany while desirable would be, as yet, pre-
mature; the Government of the United States
willing to use its good offices as soon as bellig-

erents are prepared to receive them.
318 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Oct. 2 Liberian boundary commission; British commis-

sioners satisfied that territories referred to in
deeds of cession had no existence; thanks of Her
Majesty's Government to Commodore Schufeldt,

U.S. N.
319 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Oct. 20 Canadian Indians; incursions by, into United

States territory, copy of approved report of

privy council of Canada transmitted. 320

Oct. 22 Canadian fishermen; encroachments by, within

the jurisdiction of the United States on the
shores of Lake Ontario: copy of approved ; re-

port of privy council of Canada transmitted. 321 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn- Oct. 28 Incroachments by Canadian fishermen within ton.

United States jurisdiction; gratification at
prompt attention of Canadian Government

thereto. 322 Sir E. Thornton to Mr.

Nov, 4 Moorish protection : proposed conference at Ma-

drid ; views of this government requested. 323 ...do

Nov. 14 Mexican customs regulations; imprisonment of

captain of American steamer Newbern for
alleged violation of; letter from Mr. George
Kelly, of Mazatlan, Mexico, and copy of regula-

tions above referred to transmitted.
324 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn- Nov. 14 Intrusion of British half-breeds and Sitting Bull's

men upon the Crow reservation in Moutana

325 Sir. E. Thornton to Mr. Nov. 15 Crow reservation in Montana ; invasion of, by

British half-breeds and Sitting Bull's men;
anxiety of Canadian Government for settlement
of these matters. (Vide volume Foreign Rela-

tions for 1879, pages 488 and 496.1
326 Mr. Hunter to Sir E. Thorn- Noy. 18 Mexican customs regulations; imprisonment of

captain of American steamer Newbern for
alleged violation of; said regulations considered
unnecessarily severe; this government will re-

monstrate against them.
327 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Dec. 13 Nicaragua and Great Britain ; documents in the

archives of the United States relating to ques.
tion in dispute between; appreciation of Her
Majesty's Government of friendly conduct of

this government in giving access to. 328 ......do

Dec. 13 Jews in Morocco; irregular protection afforded by

diplomatic and consular agents of foreign
powers; memorandum of the language held to
Sir J. H. Drummond Hay by the Rer. A. Löwy,
secretary of the Anglo-Jewish Association, and
of Sir J. 1. Drummond Ilay's replies ; the Brit-
ish minister would like to know the views of
this government as regards tbe proposal to refer
the further discussion of the question of regular
protection of Moors to a meeting of the repre-

sentatives of the powers concerned at Madrid. 329 Mr. Hay to Sir E. Thornton. Dec. 20 Nicaragua and Great Britain ; application of the

former government for certain docnments in the
archives of the United States relating to the
question in dispute; papers sent to minister of

United States at Vienna.
330 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Jan. 21 Canadian 'inshore fisheries; alleged trespass on


grounds of, by American schooner Emily Ste-
phenson; correspondence between the inspector
of fisheries for British Columbia and the Cana-

dian commissioner of fisheries transmitted.
331 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn. Feb. 3 Wrecking on the great lakes; desirability of an

international policy to allow the life-saving ap-
pliances of the United States and Canada to be
used for the relief of vessels in distress within
the jurisdiction of either nation ; this govern-
ment desirous of carrying out this principle of
reciprocity; case of the Jane McClond.




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1880. 332 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn. Feb. 19 Incursions of Sioux Indians from Canada into ton.

United States territory; attention of British

Government called thereto. ...do

Feb. 27 Indian raids; co-operation of Canadian Govern.

ment solicited. do

Feb. 28 Transportation of merchandise to, from, and

through Canada ; regulations governing same. .....do

Mar. 13 Foreign protection of native Moors; conference

to be held at Madrid for consideration of; Mr.
Fairchild, United States minister to Spain, to

act as the representative of this government.
Mar. 25 American cattle; privilege of transit through

237 Sir E. Thornton to Mr. Hay. Mar. 29 Fires on board of cotton-laden ships in American

ports: representation by the committee of
Lloyd's; attention of this government called

to; incendiarism the alleged canse. 333 Sir E. Thornton to Mr.

Apr. 17

American cattle; transit of, through Canada from

one American port to another; report of a com-
mittee of the privy council for Canada trang.

mitted. 379 ......do

Apr. 23 Collisions at sea; international regulations for

prevention of; Great Britain has decided, in
consequence of representations on behalf of her
fishing interests, to suspend the operation of
Article X of said regulations until September
1, 1881; copy of the Queen's order in council

transmitted. 340 ......do

May 14 Relief for Ireland; visit of Constellation; thanks

of British Government for. 341 Mr. Evarts to Sir E. Thorn: May 25 Canadian fisheries ; alleged trespass by the

schooner Emily Stephenson. .do

June 8 American cattle; purchase of, by Canadians, for

breeding purposes; proposed modification by
Her Majesty's Government of rules regulating
the importation of cattle into Canada, so as to
permit short-horned cattle raised west of Alle-
ghany Mountains to enter the Dominion unob-

structed. 343 Sir E. Thornton

to Mr. June 9 Importation of American cattle into Canada for Evarts.

breeding purposes. 344 ......do

June 12 Commission of liquidation for settlement of Egyp

tian debt; text of Khedival decree; course
adopted by Germany, Austria-Hungary, France,
Great Britain, and Italy, explained by impor.
tance of the interests of these governments in
Egypt; nearly the whole debt owned by sub.
jects thereof; adhesion of this government to
the joint declaration desirable. (For kt of
decree, see Mr. Farman's dispatch No. 381 of
April 5, 1880, under correspondence with Tur-

345 Mr. Esarts to Sir E. Thorn. June 16 Fires on board of cotton-laden ships at the ports

of Charleston and New Orleans; proclamation

of governor of Louisiana transmitted. 346 Sir E. Thornton

to Mr. June 17 | Light-houses in the Bay of Port-au-Prince; erec-

tion of two, and the establishment of light-dues
in connection therewith; alleged unfair dig.
crimination in the levying of these dues between
Haytian vessels and those of foreign powers;
British vice-consul instructed to urge upon the
Haytian Government a just equalization in this
respect; co-operation of this government desira-

ble in endeavoring to secure game.
347 Mr. Hay to Sir E. Thornton. June 19 Discriminating light-dues levied at Port-au-Prince

on foreign-merchant vessels; this government
ready and willing to co-operate with Her Maj-

esty's Government for their modification.
348 Sir Edward Thornton to June 19 Fires on board of cotton-laden ships in American
Mr. Evarts.

ports; expresses gratification at the vigorous
measures adopted by governor of Louisiana to
repress incendiarism at New Orleans; the gov.

ernor's proclamation of May 14, 1880. 249 ......do

June 28 Kentucky cattle for breeding purposes; desire of

Canadians to purchase; copy of report of privy
council of Canada, relative to, transmitted.




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350 Mr. Hay to Sir E. Thornton. June Collisions at sea: revised international regula.

tions for prevention of; deemed advisable to
await action of Congress before taking further

351 Mr. Evarts to Mr. Drum- July 30 The Egyptian commission of liquidation: reply

to the identic request of Great Britain, Austria,
France, Germany, and Italy, that the United
States should adhere to the scheme; the views of
the United States defined: not being a party to
the negotiation of the commission, and not being
concerned as a government in the scheme of
liquidation decided upon by it, the United States
had preferred at first to reserve possible rights
of American citizens for direct settlement with
the Khedival Government, and not accept in
advance as binding decisions in which neither
it nor American interests were represented ;
adhesion, however, finally given at the urgent

solicitation of the Khedive's Government.
352 Mr. Drummond to Mr. Hay. Aug. 20 ' Reform in Egypt; proposed revision of the tri-

bunals; changes called for in the constitution
of the tribunals of the reform; proposal of
Egyptian Government that an international com.
mission should be appointed to consider the
same; opinion of British Government as to com.
position of commission; views of this govern-

ment requested.
353 Mr. Drummond to Mr. Aug. 24 Collisions at sea: Her Majesty's order in council

of August 14, 1879, in relation thereto transmit-
ted. For the text of above, vide Mr. Hoppin's
dispatch No. 95, of November 4, 1879, page 468,

ante.) 354 ......do

Aug. 26

Arctic discovery ship Resolute: writing-table
made from timbers of, to be presented by Her
Majesty the Queen to the President and people

of the United States.
355 Mr. Hay to Mr. Drummond. Sept. 4 Arctic discovery ship Resolute: acknowledging

receipt of Mr." Drummond's note of August 26,

356 Mr. Evarts to Mr. Drum. | Sept. 6 Collisions at sea: revised regulations for preven.

tion of; general order No. 253, of the Navy De-
partment, transmitted ; that department has no
power to formally authorize the adoption of the
new international regulations so long as the
provisions of section 4233 of the Revised Stat-
utes remain in force; a compliance by vessels
of the United States with the new regulations,
while navigating foreign waters, will not, how
ever, entail any penalties upon them. (For
text of revised international regulations vide
Mr. Hoppin's No. 95 of November 4, 1879, page

468, supra.)
357 Mr. Drummond to Mr. Sept. 7 Collisions at sea: acknowledging receipt of fore.

going and expressing gratification at action of

Treasury Department.
358 Mr. Hay to Mr. Drummond. Oct. 26 Reform in Egypt; acceptance of the proposal of

the Khedival Government for an international
commission of delegates, who shall consider and
report to the powers upon such modifications
as may appear to be expedient in the constitu.
tion of the tribunals of the reform and in their
administration of the law; two delegates to be
appointed by this government; consideration
of other essential and minor points bearing

upon the subject.
359 Mr. Drummond to Mr. Nov. 1 Right of American vessels laden with American

products to unlade at any ports within the Do-
minion of Canada; report of the privy council

for Canada. 360 ....do

Nov. 20 | Transportation of merchandise to, from, and

through the Dominion of Canada: regulations
governing the same; copy of a report of a com-
mittee of the privy council transmitted.


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1879. 31 Mr. Evarts to Mr. Welsh ...

Aug. 1

No. 347.--Fortune Bay claims: Alleged outrage

upon American fishermen at Fortune Bay, New.
foundland; report of Captain Sulivan, R. N.;
three breaches of the law alleged, and assumed by
Lord Salisbury as conclusively established, viz:
1. The use of seines, and their use at a time pro-
hibited by a colonial statute; 2. Fishing upon a
day (Sunday) forbidden by same; 3. Barring tish
in violation of same; and furthermore, illegally
interfering with rights of British fishermen
contrary to terms of treaty of Washington ;
correspondence between the Department of
State and the United States legation at London,
and between the latter and the British foreign
office; evidence in support of alleged losses by
twenty American vessels; testimony of wit.

nesses; detailed statements of claims.
* Mr. Welsh to Mr. Evarts.... Ang. 13 No. 347.- Acknowledging receipt of above; copy

sent to foreign office.
33 Ur. Seward to Mr. Hoppin .. Aug. 28 ' No. 361.-Acknowledging receipt of above
** Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Evarts... Nov. 22 No. 111.- Acknowledging telegram from depart-

ment instructing him to ask the Marquis of Sal-
isbury when an answer may be expected as to

Fortune Bay claims; no reply yet received. * .....do

Nov. 25 No. 112.-Lord Salisbury expresses his regret at

being unable, as yet, to give a reply to the For

tune Bay claims. .....do

Nov. 28 No. 113.- Transmits Lord Salisbury's formal an.

swer to inquiry as to when a reply to Mr. Evarts

No. 347 to Mr. Welsh may be expected.

1880. * Mr. Evarts to Mr. Hoppin... Feb. 5 Telegram : Asto when an answer may be expected

in matter of Fortune Bay claims. * Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Evarts... Feb. 7 No. 143.-Receipt of above telegram acknowl.

edged; further inquiry at foreign office and re

sult thereof.

Feb. 10 No. 147.–Noanswer yet received from foreign office ..do

Feb. 14 No. 150.-Regret of Her Majesty's Government

at unavoidable delay in answering note in rela

tion to Fortune Bay claims.

Feb. 14 Paragraph from "London Times" transmitted 2. Ur. Evarts to Mr. Hoppin... Feb. 26 Telegram: Regret at possibility of still further de

lay. Vr. Hoppin to Mr. Evarts... Feb. 27 No. 156.-Acknowledging receipt of above...... 24 ......do

Mar. 9 No. 163.-Report of law officers of the Crown now

received. * ......do


6 No. 170.— Transmitting communication from Lord

Salisbury unfavorable to Fortune Bay claims. * Ir. Lowell to Mr. Evarts.... Oct. 28 No. 81.-Fortune Bay claims: correspondence

with foreign office transmitted.





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Ir. Comly to Mr. Evarts.... Nov. 24 No. 85.- Hawaiian tariffon American-made cotton

clothing; concluding correspondence with the
Hawaiian Government transmitted, showing
the acceptance of the Treasury Department's
interpretation ; the duties ordered not to be
levied. (See Mr. Comly's dispatch of June 9,
1879, and Mr. Evarts' instruction of September
23, 1879, Foreign Relations, 1879, pages 527 and

544.) ....do

Dec. 22 No. 86-American vessels changing their registry

to the Hawaiian flag. .do

Dec. 22 No. 87.–Proceedings against the bark Kalakaua

for smuggling opium ; confiscation of the ves.
sel; no conviction of any person for smuggling;
the bark alone adjudged guilty ; intere Sing ro-
port of the case ; ingenious method of conceal-

ing tips of opium in firewood.

Dec. 22 No. 88.—Im nígration to Hawaii of cognate races

from Micronesia ; newspaper extracts in rela

tion thereto, transmitted.



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