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MESSAGE

FROM THE

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PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

A LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, WITH ACCOMPANYING
PAPERS, TOUCHING THE SUBJECTS IN DISPUTE BETWEEN THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE GOV-
ERNMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN IN THE BEHRING
SEA, INCLUDING ALL COMMUNICA-

TIONS SINCE MARCH 4, 1-89.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1890.

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51st CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 1st Session.

{ No.

450.

SEAL FISHERIES OF BEHRING SEA.

MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTING

A letter from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers, touching

the subjects in dispute between the Government of the United States and the Government of Great Britain in the Behring Sea, including all communications since March 4, 1889.

JULY 23, 1890. —Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

To the House of Representatives :

In response to the resolution of the House of Representatives, requesting me, if in my judgment not incompatible with the public interest, to furnish to the House the correspondence since March 4, 1889, between the Government of the United States and the Government of Great Britain touching the subjects in dispute in the Behring Sea, I transmit a letter from the Secretary of State which is accompanied by the correspondence referred to in the resolution.

BENJ. HARRISON. EXECUTIVE MANSION,

July 23, 1890.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE, July 19, 1890. To the PRESIDENT:

The official correspondence between the Government of the United States and the Government of Great Britain,-touching the seal fisheries å of Behring Sea,-whose transmission to the House of Representatives

you directed on the 11th instant, is herewith submitted. All communications since March 4, 1889, are included. A map will accompany my dispatch of June 30, 1890. I sincerely regret the delay in transinission. The correspondence is still in progress. I am, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant,

JAMES G. BLAINE.

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