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ON THE PART OF THE

GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY

TO THE

TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION

CONSTITUTED

UNDER ARTICLE I OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON

ON THE 29TH FEBRUARY, 1892,

BETWEEN

HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

GENERAL CONTENTS.

The case now submitted to the Arbitrators on the part of the Gov. erument of Her Britannic Majesty contains a statement of the facts which that Government considers to be material to enable the Arbi. trators to arrive at a just conclusion upon the points submitted to them by the Treaty of Arbitration.

It contains also some general propositions which that Government believes to be in accordance with the established principles of Interpational Law, and upon which it intends to rely. The case is arranged as follows:

Pages. Introductory Statement and Outline of Argument..

1-9 Arrangement of Case and Heads of Argument...

9-12 Chapter 1, Head A: The User, up to the year 1821, of the Waters of Behring Sea and other Waters of the North Pacific.

13-36 Chapter 11, Head B: The Ukase of 1821, and the circumstances connected therewith leading np to the Treaties of 1824 and 1825.

37-58 Chapter III, Head C: The question whether the body of Water now known

as Behring Sea is included in the phrase “Pacific Ocean," as used in, the Treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia....

59-76 Chapter IV, Head D: The Cser of the Waters in question from 1821 to 1867. 77-90 Chapter V, Head E: What rights passed to the United States under the Treaty of 30th March, 1867...

91-102 Chapter Vi, Head F: The action of the United States and Russia from 1867 to 1886

103-120 Chapter VII, Head G: Various contentions of the United States since the year 1886..

121-134 Chapter VIII. Has the United States any right, and, if so, what right, of

protection or property in the fur seals frequenting the Islands of the United States in Behring Sea when such seals are found outside the ordinary 3-mile limit?

135-140 Chapter IX. General Conclusions upon the whole Case

141-157 Chapter X, Recapitulation of Argument

158-160 Conclusion

161 Schedule of Claims: Statement of claims for compensation from the United

States' Government on account of the seizures of British Canadian Sealers in the Behring Sea during the years 1886, 1887, 1889, and 1890.

The appendix to the case consists of four volumes, the contents of which are as follows: Vol. ). Miscellaneous documents quoted in the case. Vol. II, Part 1. Selections from correspondence between Great Britain and Russia,

1821-1825. Part 2. Selections from correspondence between the United States and Rus

sia, 1822-1887. Part 3. Treaties: Russia and United States, 1824; Great Britain and Russia,

1825; Russia and United States, 1867. Vol. III. Correspondence respecting the Behring Sea seal fisheries. Papers presented

to the British Parliament. Treaty and convention between Great Britain

and the United States of February 29 and April 18, 1892. Vol. IV, Part 1. Map of the north west coasts of America and the Aleutian and Kurile

islands, published in the quartermaster-general's department, St. Peters

burg, 1872.
Part 2. Map of the northern portion of the North Pacific Ocean.

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