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APPENDIX VOL. III.

GENEVA EDITION.

GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CIVIL WAR

IN THE UNITED STATES.

Geneva

Second

edition, edition.

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1. Mr. Seward to Mr. Dallas, March 9, 1861, (communicated to Lord

J. Russell, April 8.) Instructions of the President as to the lan-
guage to be held with regard to the seceded States. Mr. Dallas
is to endeavor to prevent the success of any efforts to procure a
recognition of their independence by Great Britain...

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2. Lord J. Russell to Lord Lyons, April 12, 1861. Forwarding copy

of the above dispatch. His observations to Mr. Dallas. Her

Majesty's government were in no hurry to recognize the separa-

tion as complete and final, but could not bind themselves as to

the future.

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3. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, April 15, 1861, (received April 30.)

Capture of Fort Sumter. Proclamation of the President, calling
out 75,000 militia...

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4. Lord J. Russell to the lords commissioners of the admiralty, May

1, 1861. Civil war in America imminent, if not already begun.
Telegraphic intelligence that steps have been taken by the
southern confederacy for the issue of letters of marque. The
British squadrons on the North American and West Indian sta-
tions should be re-enforced. No partiality or preference to be
shown to either party

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5. British consul at New York to Lord J. Russell, April 23, 1861,

(received May 5.) Proclamation of the president of the southern
confederacy for the issue of letters of marque. President Lin-
coln's proclamation of blockade..

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6. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, April 22, 1861, (received May 10.)

Secession of Virginia. Fears for the safety of Washington.

Progress of events...

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7. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, April 22, 1861, (received May 10.)

Forwarding copy of proclamation of the President of the United

States, dated April 19, declaring a blockade of the ports of South

Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and

Texas. Also proclamation of president of Confederate States

inviting applications for letters of marque....

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8. Mr. Seward to Mr. Dallas, April 20, 1861, (communicated to Lord

J. Russell, May 11.) Sending copy of President Lincoln's procla-
mation of April 19, declaring a blockade of the southern ports,
and threatening any persons molesting a vessel of the United
States with punishment for piracy.

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9. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, April 27, 1861, (received May 14.)

Forwarding note from Mr. Seward, of April 27, inclosing copies

of the above proclamation and announcing that the blockade

wil extended to Virginia and North Carolina...

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10. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, May 2, 1861, (received May 17.)

Communications with Mr. Seward as to the enforcement of the

blockade. Proclamation of April 27, declaring it to be extended

to the ports of Virginia and North Carolina, and notification of

its enforcement on the coast of Virginia..

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11. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, May 4, 1861, (received May 21.)

Mr. Seward's assurance that the blockade will be conducted as

strictly according to the recognized rules of public law, and with

as much liberality toward neutrals as any blockade ever was by

a belligerent. His note to the Spanish minister on the same

subject

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[iv] *12. Lord Lyons to Lord J. Russell, May 2, 1861, (received May

17.) Communications with Mr. Seward as to an order given by
the United States Government to their naval officers for the
seizure of the British vessel Peerless, on suspicion of being in-

tended as a southern privateer.
13. Act passed by the congress of the Confederate States, May 6, 1861,

recognizing the existence of war with the United States, and

concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods... 14. Further act, passed May 14, to regulate the sale of prizes and the

distribution thereof,

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DECLARATION OF NEUTRALITY AND REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE

GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND BY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

1. Her Britannic Majesty's proclamation of neutrality, May 13, 1861 .. 17

32 2. Regulations and instructions published by Her Britannic Majesty's

government:
Letter from the foreign office to the admiralty, colonial, war, and

India offices, interdicting armed cruisers and privateers of
either belligerent from carrying prizes into British ports, June
1, 1861...

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33 Letter from the foreigu office to the above department, containing regulations as to the admission of ships of war or privateers of either belligerent in British ports, January 31, 1862.

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34 Dispatch from the secretary of state for the colonies to the gov

ernor of the Bahama Islands, containing further regulations
on the same subject, October 6, 1863.

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36 Circular instructions to governors of colonies respecting the

treatment of prizes captured by Federal or British cruisers, if
brought into British waters, June 2, 1864..

20 36 Notification in the London Gazette, prohibiting the entrance of

any ship of war of either of the belligerents into British ports
for the purpose of being dismantled or sold, September 8, 1864. 20

37 Letter from the foreign office to the admiralty, home, colonial,

war, and India offices, withdrawing the restrictions on the
stay of ships of war in British ports, and on the amount of
coal to be embarked on board of them, May 11, 1865.

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37 Letter from the foreign office to the above departments recog

nizing the termination of the civil war, and giving directions
as to the treatment of confederate cruisers which may be

found in British waters, June 2, 1865
3. Declarations and notifications issued by other governments :
France.

22 39 Prussia

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41 Spain

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41 Brazil

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42 Belgium

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46 Russia

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46. Netherlands.

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47 Portugal..

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48 Hawaiian Islands.

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49 Bremen

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49 Hamburg

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*NEUTRALITY LAWS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. British foreign enlistment act of 1819

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51 British foreign enlistment act of 1870

32 American act of 1794

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67 American act of 1797

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69 American act of 1817.

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69 American act of 1818.

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71 1 American act of 1838.

42 74 Memorandum respecting representations made by Mr. Adams of breaches of neutrality during the civil war

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JUDGMENTS IN THE COURTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

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Geneva Second edition. edition,

Page. Page. Summing-up, verdict, and judgments, in the British court of exchequer, in the case of the Alexandra

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89 Judgments of the Supreme Court of the United States : Moodie vs. The ship Alfred..

79 135 The Divina Pastora

79 135 The Estrella

80 137 La Amistad de Rues..

83 141 The Santissima Trinidad and Santander.

85, 144 The Gran Para....

91 155 The United States vs. Quincy.

92 157

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN,

1817-1819.

Table of contents..
Correspondence.
Treaty, February 22, 1819.

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165 167 220

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND PORTUGAL,

1816-1850.

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Table of contents.
Correspondence
Report of the royal commission appointed to inquire into the charac-

ter working, and effect of the laws of Great Britain for the enforce-
ment of neutrality, 1867...

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