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Appendix C: Supplemental Foreign Relations Submissions, 1869–1914

Listed chronologically below are the collections of diplomatic correspondence (called reports from the Secretary of State) that the Department of State submitted to Congress in response to specific requests, and which Congress in turn printed as Senate or House Executive Documents, House or Senate Miscellaneous Reports, or House or Senate Reports (Supplemental FRUS Submissions). For the purposes of this listing, a document consists of a piece of correspondence or other record and any enclosures or attachments. The total of these submissions that supplemented the “regular” FRUS volumes exceeds 16,000 pages, the equivalent of an additional twenty volumes.

1869

  • Danish Convicts. 40th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 71 (Ser. 1317). 2 documents, 3 pages.
    Alleged practice of Danish authorities to banish convicts to the United States.
  • Antonio Pelletier. 40th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 260 (Ser. 1343). 19 documents, 137 pages.
    Imprisonment and destruction of property of American Citizen Antonio Pelletier by Haitian authorities.
  • Costello and Warren. 40th Cong., 3rd Sess., HED 66 (Ser. 1374). 10 documents, 15 pages.
    American Fenians held in British prisons.
  • Passage of Vessels through Straw Shoe Channel. 40th Cong., 3rd Sess., HED 99 (Ser. 1381). 6 documents, 8 pages.
    Restrictions on passage of commercial vessels along Yangtze River near Nanking.
  • Rules under Treaties with China. 40th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 19 (Ser. 1360). 8 documents, 11 pages.
    Joint investigation of cases of confiscation of American goods and fines imposed by Chinese customs authorities.
  • Papers Relative to the Negotiation with Denmark for the Purchase of St. Thomas and St. John Document. 40th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED K1. 4 documents, 8 pages.
  • Additional Papers Relating to the Negotiations with Denmark for the Purchase of St. Thomas and St. John. 40th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED K2. 13 documents, 10 pages.
    Correspondence pertaining to delays in U.S. ratification of the treaty with Denmark, signed October 24, 1867, for the cession of the two islands in the West Indies.
  • The Revolution in Cuba. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 7 (Ser. 1405). 75 documents. 118 pages.
  • Presidential message on correspondence between United States and Great Britain. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 10 (Ser. 1405). 7 documents, 19 pages.
    Correspondence since rejection of claims convention by the Senate.

1870

  • Affairs on the Red River (Presidential message on presence of Hon. William McDougall . . . ). 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 33 (Ser. 1405). 19 documents, 52 pages.
    A dispute between citizens of Pembina, Dakota Territory and the Dominion of Canada over the eligibility of William McDougall, resident in Pembina, for the governorship of the Northwest Territory.
  • Seizures of American Vessels and Injuries to American Citizens in Cuba. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 108 (Ser. 1407). 186 documents, 246 pages.
  • Emancipation of Slaves in Cuba. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 113 (Ser. 1407). 22 documents, 24 pages.
  • Questions Pending between the United States and Great Britain. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 114 (Ser. 1407). 10 documents. 23 pages.
  • Political Questions in Germany. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 94 (Ser. 1407). 1 document, 8 pages.
    Long report from U.S. Minister in Berlin on affairs within Germany and Austria in wake of Austro-Prussian War.
  • Claims on Venezuela. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., Senate Miscellaneous Document 162 (Ser. 1408). 5 documents, 36 pages.
  • Murder of American Citizens in Cuba. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 140, Parts 1&2 (Ser. 1417). 9 documents, 11 pages.
    Continuation of above case.
  • Struggle for Independence in the Island of Cuba. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 160 (Ser. 1418). 130 documents, 193 pages.
    Also published as Correspondence between the Department of State and the United States Minister at Madrid, and the Consular Representatives of the United States in the Island of Cuba, and Other Papers Relating to Cuban Affairs, Transmitted to the House of Representatives in Obedience to a Resolution
  • American Citizen Prisoners in Great Britain. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 170 (Ser. 1418). 34 documents, 44 pages.
  • Claims of American Citizens against Venezuela. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 176 (Ser. 1418). 28 documents, 49 pages.

1871

  • Recall of Minister Motley (Message of President, on correspondence between minister to Court of St. James . . . ) 41st Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 11 (Ser. 1440). 15 documents, 37 pages.
  • Political Questions in Germany. 41st Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 94 (Ser. 1407). 1 document, 8 pages.
    Report from Minister in Berlin on internal Germany political situation.
  • Trade between United States and Brazil. 41st Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 53 (Ser. 1440). 20 documents, 63 pages.

1872

  • Spanish West Indies. 42nd Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 35 (Ser. 1510). 18 documents, 41 pages.
  • Dr. J. E. Houard. 42nd Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 223 (Ser. 1515). 43 documents, 45 pages.
    Houard was an American citizen imprisoned in Cuba for alleged “complicity in the insurrection.”
  • Treaty of Washington. 42nd Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 294 (Ser. 1516). 11 documents, 59 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence pertaining to differences of opinion regarding powers of the Tribunal of Arbitration.

1874

  • Steamer Virginius. 43rd Cong., 1st Sess., HED 30 (Ser. 1606). 166 documents, 225 pages.
    Seizure by Spanish authorities of U.S. flagged steamer Virginius bound for Cuba and subsequent execution of 53 crew/passengers.
  • Landing of Foreign Convicts on Our Shores. 43rd Cong., 1st Sess., HED 253 (Ser. 1614). 61 documents, 75 pages.
    Purported policy of Swiss communes, Germany’s Society of Israelites, the Greek Government, and other foreign organizations to send paupers, criminals, and the insane to the United States.

1875

  • Execution of the Crew of the “Virginius” by Spain. 44th Cong., Special Sess., SED 44. 57 documents, 118 pages.
    Department of State report and correspondence on resolution of claims arising from the capture by Spain of the U.S.-flag vessel in Cuban waters and subsequent execution of certain crew members.

1876

  • Correspondence between the United States Government and Spain in Relation to the Island of Cuba. 44th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 90 (Ser. 1689). 64 documents, 81 pages.
  • Extradition Treaty with Great Britain. 44th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 173 (Ser. 1691). 44 documents, 69 pages.
    Case of a notorious American citizen forger arrested in Great Britain.
  • The Venezuela Mixed Commission. 44th Cong., 1st Sess., House Report 787 (Ser. 1713). 31 documents, 220 pages.
    Refers to payment of claims of American citizens adjudicated under the provisions of an 1866 convention with Venezuela arising from losses incurred during civil strife in that country.

1877

  • John Jay Smith and Doctor Samuel Huggins. 44th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 31 (Ser. 1755). 32 documents, 46 pages.
    Detention and wounding of American citizens by Mexican army in Nuevo Laredo.
  • Revolt in the Turkish Provinces. 44th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 24 (Ser. 1719). 1 document, 31 pages.
    Detailed report from American Minister in Constantinople on insurrections in Bulgaria.
  • The Agency of A. B. Steinberger in the Samoan Islands. 44th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 44 (Ser. 1755). 32 documents, 159 pages.
    Activities of U.S. Consul in Samoa.
  • Mexican Border Troubles. 45th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 13 (Ser. 1773). 45 documents, 244 pages.
    Diplomatic and consular correspondence dealing with the prevention of Indian and outlaw raids into Texas from Mexico, and the incompetence of the Mexican army department commander.

1878

  • Government of the Island of Cuba. 45th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 79 (Ser. 1781). 12 documents, 22 pages.
    Terms and conditions under which the surrender of Cuban insurgents was made, and the future Spanish policy in Cuba.
  • Venezuela Mixed Claims Commission. 45th Cong., 2d Sess., HED 30 (Ser. 1802). 13 documents, 27 pages.
    Additional correspondence pertaining to payment of claims of American citizens adjudicated under the provisions of an 1866 convention with Venezuela arising from losses incurred during civil strife in that country.
  • Steamer Virginius. 45th Cong., 2d Sess. HED 72 (Ser. 1806). 12 documents, 11 pages.
    Additional correspondence between United States and Spain regarding illegal seizure of steamer Virginius by Spanish authorities in Cuba.

1879

  • Neutrality Rules. 45th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 26 (Ser. 1828). 44 documents, 89 pages.
    Questions arising out of Franco-Prussian War regarding rights of neutral powers to engage in maritime commerce with belligerents.
  • Julius Baumer. 45th Cong., 3rd Sess., HED 14 (Ser. 1852). 4 documents, 6 pages.
    Expulsion from German Empire of a naturalized U.S. citizen.

1880

  • Alleged Outrage at Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. 46th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 84 (Ser. 1925). 29 documents, 141 pages.
    Alleged interference with fishing rights of U.S. fishermen in waters granted United States under Treaty of Washington.

1881

  • Peace between Chili and Peru and Bolivia. 46th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 26 (Ser. 1941). 60 documents, 88 pages.
    United States Government efforts to broker a resolution of the War of the Pacific.
  • Criminals Sent to the United States. 46th Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 62 (Ser. 1943). 60 documents, 162 pages.
    Alleged Austro-Hungarian, Swiss, Danish, and Belgian Government complicity in sending of paupers, prostitutes, criminals, and the insane to the United States.

1882

  • Papers Relating to the War in South America. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 79 (Ser. 1989). 441 documents, 790 pages.
    An exhaustive collection of Department correspondence pertaining to the War of the Pacific.
  • Relations of the United States with Guatemala and Mexico. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 156 (Ser. 1990). 37 documents, 87 pages.
    Secretary of State James G. Blaine’s unsuccessful attempt to broker a solution to the Guatemala-Mexico boundary dispute.
  • Affairs in Peru, Chili, and Bolivia (Message of President with correspondence between Department of State and special envoy extraordinary to Republics of Peru, Chili, and Bolivia, and Third Assistant Secretary of State). 47th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 181 (Ser. 1991). 45 Documents, 58 pages.
    Correspondence pertaining to Special Envoy William Henry Trescott’s (failed) mission to broker a peace.
  • Chinese Immigration. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 175 (Ser. 1991). 12 documents, 21 pages.
  • The War of the Pacific (Message of President on efforts of United States to bring about peace between Chili, and Peru and Bolivia). 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 68, 2 parts (Ser. 2027). 21 documents, 49 pages.
    Efforts of U.S. Government to mediate an end to the War of the Pacific.
  • Message of President on negotiations for restoration of peace in South America. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 142 (Ser. 2030). 9 documents, 7 pages.
    Additional correspondence on efforts of U.S. Government to mediate an end to the war.
  • Protection of American Citizens in Persia. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 151 (Ser. 2030). 24 documents, 25 pages.
    United States Government efforts to ensure better protection for American residents in Persia, particularly Muslim threats against missionaries.
  • Imprisonment of Thomas Shields and Charles Webber in Mexico. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 153 (Ser. 2030). 3 documents, 28 pages.
    Case of two Americans imprisoned in Vera Cruz for breach of civil contract related to their employment as glass-blowers in Mexico.
  • Restrictions upon the Exportation of Pork from the United States by the French Government. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 209 (Ser. 2031). 144 documents, 225 pages.
    The so-called “Pork War,” in which France and other European countries imposed restrictions upon U.S. pork exports for health reasons.
  • Condition of Israelites in Russia. 47th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 192 (Ser. 2030) 40 documents, 72 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence relative to the expulsion of American Jews from Russia and the persecution of the Jews in the Russian Empire.

1883

  • Trial and execution of Patrick O’Donnell. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 33 (Ser. 2198). 21 documents, 20 pages.
    Execution in Great Britain of naturalized U. S. citizen convicted of murder.

1884

  • French Cable Company. 47th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 46 (Ser. 2108). 8 documents, 51 pages.
    French Cable Company declines to abide by agreement regarding rate limits for service in the United States.
  • Commerce between U.S. and Cuba and Porto Rico. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 58 (Ser. 2165). 31 documents, 52 pages.
  • Claim of Edward H. Ladd. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 178 (Ser. 2167). 14 documents, 13 pages.
    Correspondence and a seven-page report from the secretary of state on the subject.
  • Ward Claims and the Claim of Charles E. Hill. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 169 (Ser. 2167). 39 documents, 92 pages.
  • Reported Arrest of Reinhardt Wagner. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 88 (Ser. 2200). 13 documents, 12 pages.
    Confiscation of passport of dual national by Russian authorities in Poland.
  • Importation of American Hog Products. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 70 (Ser. 2200). 150 documents, 202 pages.
    German and French-imposed restrictions on importation of American pork products.
  • Mexican Claims. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 103 (Ser. 2205). 102 documents, 788 pages
    La Abra Silver Mining Company case; correspondence begins in 1877.
  • Boundary between Mexico and Guatemala. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 154 (Ser. 2207). 73 documents, 192 pages.
    Correspondence reflecting policy of Arthur administration. Also includes a 50-page summary of the dispute submitted by the Mexican Minister to the United States.
  • Arrest of John E. Wheelock. 48th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 161 (Ser. 2207). 7 documents, 14 pages.
    American citizen arrested without due process for pressing claims for damages against Venezuelan government

1885

  • Arrest of Thomas R. Monahan by the Authorities of Mexico. 48th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 151 (Ser. 2302). 30 documents, 26 pages.
    American railroad engineer working in Mexico and responsible for a train wreck there.
  • Congo Conference. 48th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 247 (Ser. 2304). 56 documents, 179 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence with Germany on conference issues.

1886

  • Gold and Silver Coinage in Europe. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 29 (Ser. 2333). 12 documents, 31 pages.
    U.S. Government exploratory efforts to establish an international ratio of gold and silver coinage that would procure the free coinage of both metals at European and United States mints.
  • Central and South American Commission. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 50 (Ser. 2392). 78 documents, 496 pages.
    Reports of commissioners appointed by Congress in 1884 “to ascertain and report upon the best modes of securing more intimate international and commercial relations between the United States and the Several Countries of Central and South America.” An important compilation containing much on internal political and economic affairs of Central and South American nations and their relations with the United States.
  • Independent State of the Congo. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 196 (Ser. 2341). 110 documents, 448 pages.
  • A. K. Cutting. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 224 (Ser. 2341). 15 documents, 21 pages.
    U.S. citizen detained by Mexican authorities along border.
  • Manufacture of Milk Sugar. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 188 (Ser. 2401). 12 documents, 33 pages.
    Reports from consular officers on manufacture of milk sugar in Switzerland.
  • The American Schooner Ounalaksa. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 329 (Ser. 2403). 38 documents, 87 pages.
    American schooner condemned by Government of Salvador for having been employed in aid of insurrectionists.
  • Julio Santos. 49th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 361 (Ser. 2403). 56 documents, 70 pages.
    U.S. citizen imprisoned in Ecuador.
  • Rights of American Fishermen. 49th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 19 (Ser. 2477). 109 documents, 210 pages.
    Presidential request that Congress form a commission to investigate ongoing losses of American fishermen in British North American waters with supporting diplomatic correspondence.
  • International Copyright. 49th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 37 (Ser. 2479). 9 documents, 29 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence with Governments of Switzerland and France during 1886 on subject of international copyrights.

1887

  • American Fisheries. 49th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 153 (Ser. 2483). 19 documents, 39 pages.
    Correspondence regarding rights of American fishing vessels in territorial waters of British North America (Canada).

1888

  • American Products in France. 50th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 114 (Ser. 2510). 122 documents, 151 pages.
    French prohibition on the importation of American pork.
  • Extension of the Zona Libre in Mexico. 50th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 130 (Ser. 2513). 8 documents, 153 pages.
    Correspondence with Mexican Government regarding Free Trade Zone regulations.
  • Boundaries of British Guiana and Venezuela. 50th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 226 (Ser. 2514). 70 documents, 211 pages.
  • American Rights in Samoa. 50th Cong., 1st Sess., HED 238 (Ser. 2560). 93 documents, 322 pages.
    Exile of King Maletoa and rights and property of American citizens in Samoa.
  • Condition of Affairs in Samoa. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 31 (Ser. 2610). 118 documents, 170 pages.

1889

  • Condition of Affairs in the Samoan Islands. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 68 (Ser. 2611). 14 documents, 22 pages.
  • Affairs at Samoa. 50th Cong. 2nd Sess., HED 118 (Ser. 2651). 4 documents, 15 pages.
  • Affairs in Samoa. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 102 (Ser. 2612). 10 documents, 45 pages.
    Above three Congressional documents contain diplomatic correspondence on current events in Samoa and U.S. policy toward the Island nation.
  • Recent Occurrences in Hayti. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 69 (Ser. 2611). 216 documents, 264 pages.
    Covers both recent events in Haiti and seizure and return of American vessel by Haitian authorities.
  • Foreign Settlement at Chemulpo (Message of President on Corean affairs). 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 81 (Ser. 2612). 4 documents, 11 pages.
    Agreements between China, Japan, and France with Korea over foreign settlements at port of Chemulpo, Korea.
  • Samoa. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 119 (Ser. 2651). 4 documents, 3 pages.
    Four documents submitted to Congress after printing of House of Representatives Executive Documents 118.
  • Lord Sackville. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 150 (Ser. 2652). 18 documents, 64 pages.
    Improper behavior of Lord L. S. Sackville West as British Minister to the United States.
  • Affairs at Madagascar. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 164 (Ser. 2652). 36 documents, 110 pages.
    Refers especially to killing of American consular agent at Andakabe by apparent master of an American schooner.
  • Affairs at Madagascar. 50th Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 166 (Ser. 2652). 2 documents, 33 pages.
    Additional correspondence on same subject as above.

1890

  • La Abra Silver Mining Company. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., SED 107 (Ser. 2686). 11 documents, 26 pages.
    Claim of an American company before the United States and Mexican Claims Commission.
  • Alleged Arrest of A. J. Diaz in Cuba. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., SED 198 (Ser. 2688). 21 Documents, 9 pages.
    Arrest and imprisonment of American missionary in Cuba.
  • Prohibition of American Pork Products. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., SED 214 (Ser. 2688). 11 documents, 16 pages.
    Prohibition of American pork imports in Germany and France.
  • Seizure of the Schooner Rebecca. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., HED 328 (Ser. 2750). 22 document, 52 pages.
    Seizure of an American commercial vessel and brief imprisonment of its captain in Tampico, Mexico, on smuggling charges.
  • Seal Fisheries of Behring Sea. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., HED 450 (Ser. 2752). 31 documents, 98 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence of 1889–1890 pertaining to this ongoing dispute with Great Britain.
  • Proscriptive Edicts against Jews in Russia. 51st Cong., 1st Sess., HED 470 (Ser. 2752). 68 documents, 142 pages.
  • The Barrundia Case. 51st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 51 (Ser. 2858). 10 documents, 47 pages.
    Killing of a former Guatemalan general by Guatemalan authorities while he was under protection of U.S. Consul General on a U.S.-flagged vessel in Guatemalan waters.

1891

  • Correspondence on seal fisheries of Behring Sea. 51st Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 144 (Ser. 2863). 58 pages.
    Correspondence since July 19, 1890 with Great Britain about Bering Sea seal fisheries.

1892

  • Claim of William Webster. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., SED 23 (Ser. 2892). 4 documents, 18 pages.
    Claim of a U.S. citizen against Great Britain for lost investments in New Zealand.
  • Nicolino Mileo. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., SED 76 (Ser. 2900). 22 documents, 29 pages.
    Naturalized U.S. citizen impressed into Italian military service.
  • Bering Sea. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., SED 55 (Ser. 2900). 88 documents, 105 pages.
    Submission to arbitration of questions arising between U.S. Government and Government of Great Britain concerning jurisdictional rights of the United States in the Bering Sea.
  • Venezuelan Steam Navigation Company. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., SED 79 (Ser. 2900). 123 documents, 105 pages.
    Claim of an American company for damages suffered to two steamers when they were wrongfully seized and used in 1871 Venezuelan insurrection.
  • Antonio Maximo Mora. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., SED 115 (Ser. 2901). 18 document, 50 pages.
    American resident of Cuba with claims against Spain.
  • Relations with Chile. 52nd Cong., 1st Sess., HED 91 (Ser. 2954). Estimated 200 documents, 688 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence on strained relations with Chile in general but primarily respecting the mob attack on sailors of the USS Baltimore in Valparaiso.

1893

  • Chinese Immigration. 52nd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 54 (Ser. 3056). 18 documents, 43 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence between the United States and China on acts of Congress forbidding Chinese immigration.
  • Hawaiian Islands (Presidential message transmitting correspondence on Hawaii). 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 13 (Ser. 3160). 59 documents, 63 pages.
    Instructions from Secretaries of State from 1881–1887 to U.S. representatives in Hawaii.

1894

  • Affairs at Bluefields. 53rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 20 (Ser. 3275). 138 documents, 207 pages.
    Protection of American citizens during conflict between Nicaragua and Honduras.
  • Hawaiian Islands. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 46 (Ser. 3160). 12 documents, 33 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence on Hawaii for 1894.
  • Samoan Islands. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 93 (Ser. 3163). 310 documents, 219 pages.
    Includes 10-page report from the Secretary of State on conditions in Samoa.
  • Antonio Maximo Mora. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 115 (Ser. 3163). 38 documents, 38 pages.
    American resident of Cuba with claims against Spain.
  • Samoan Islands. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 132 (Ser. 3163). 21 documents, 18 pages.
    Domestic unrest and terms of Berlin Treaty.
  • Hawaiian Affairs. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 95 (Ser. 3224). 1 document, 2 pages.
    Confidential report from U.S. Minister on state of affairs in Hawaii.
  • Hawaiian Affairs. 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess., HED 112 (Ser. 3224). 3 documents, 4 pages.
    Confidential reporting from U.S. Minister on first anniversary of provisional government of Hawaii.
  • Alleged Cruelties Committed upon Armenians. 53rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 11 (Ser. 3275). 8 documents, 7 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence and Department instructions pertaining to atrocities against Armenians in Turkey.

1895

  • Delivery of Japanese to Chinese Authorities. 53rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 36 (Ser. 3275). 50 documents, 48 pages.
    Delivery by U.S. Consul General in Shanghai of two alleged Japanese spies to Chinese government.
  • Regulations Respecting Fur Seals. 53rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 67 (Ser. 3279). 129 documents, 442 pages.
    Correspondence relating to enforcement of regulations respecting the hunting of fur seals in the Bering Sea in accordance with Paris arbitration tribunal, and British claims for seizure of sealing vessels.
  • Samoan Affairs. 53rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED 97 (Ser. 3280). 299 documents, 485 pages.
    Correspondence on Samoan affairs from 1889–1895.

1896

  • Affairs in Cuba. 54th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 213 (Ser. 3353). 40 documents, 137 pages.
    Correspondence from 1875–1878 pertaining to United States mediation or intervention during the Spanish “pacification” of the island.
  • Arrest of American Citizens in Cuba. 54th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 168 (Ser. 3353). 15 documents, 8 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence regarding the arrest of U.S. citizens Mark E. Rodriguez and Luis Someillan and son.
  • The Venezuelan Border Controversy. 54th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc 31 (Ser. 3347). 4 documents, 35 pages.
    Includes a 17-page report from the Secretary of State on U.S. policy and the history of the controversy.
  • Killing of Certain Italian Laborers in Colorado. 54th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 195 (Ser. 3420). 21 documents, 20 pages.
    Murder of four Italian laborers by a Colorado lynch mob.
  • Affairs in Cuba. 54th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 224 (Ser. 3425). 125 documents, 212 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence for 1895–1896.
  • Imprisonment of Mrs. Florence E. Maybrick. H. Doc. 370 (Ser. 3428). 13 documents, 19 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence petitioning review of death sentence of Florence Maybrick in Great Britain for murder of her husband.

1897

  • Claims of Citizens of the United States against Spain. 54th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 79 (Ser. 3469). 56 documents, 38 pages.
    Claims arising out of Cuban insurrection.
  • Arrest, Imprisonment, etc. of Julio Sanguily. 54th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED 104 (Ser. 3470). 80 documents, 96 pages.
    Imprisonment of American citizen in Cuba on charges of conspiring against Government of Spain.
  • Victor H. MacCord. 55th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 7 (Ser. 3559). 37 documents, 23 pages.
    Unlawful imprisonment of U.S. consular agent in Peru.
  • Protection of Fur Seals in Bering Sea. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 40 (Ser. 3592). 71 documents, 70 pages.
  • Gustave Richelieu and August Bolten. 55th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 47 (Ser. 3561). 42 documents, 45 pages.
    Arrest and imprisonment of two U.S. citizen seamen in Cuba by Spanish authorities in 1895.
  • Alfredo H. Hugnet. 55th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 189 (Ser. 3563). 12 documents, 12 pages.
    Arrest and imprisonment of U.S. citizen in Cuba by Spanish authorities in 1896; Hugnet subsequently expelled from Cuba.

1898

  • Indemnity to Relatives of Luis Moreno. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., H. Doc. 237 (Ser. 3592). 13 documents, 17 pages.
    Mexican claim for indemnification of family of Mexican citizen lynched in California after charges of murder were brought against him by citizens of Yreka; U.S. Government settled with Mexican government.
  • Arrest of Harry K. Spring and Charles W. Nelson. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 72 (Ser. 3593). 10 documents, 21 pages.
    American citizens arrested in Colombia in relation to civil dispute with another American citizen resident in Colombia.
  • Bernard Campbell. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 73 (Ser. 3593). 20 documents, 15 pages.
    Claim of U.S. citizen against Government of Haiti for wrongful arrest after another U.S. citizen accused him of breach of contract in a private shipping business.
  • Frank Epps. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 93 (Ser. 3593). 18 documents, 51 pages.
    Crewmen of USS Olympia murdered in Nagasaki, Japan while on shore leave.
  • Fruit of the United States in Germany. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 131 (Ser. 3599). 27 documents, 131 pages.
    German prohibition of importation of “live plants and plant waste” into Germany, which German Government construed to include U.S. fruit imports.
  • Cuban Correspondence. Consular Correspondence Respecting the Condition of the “Reconcentrados” in Cuba, the State of the War in That Island, and the Prospects of the Projected Autonomy. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 230 (Ser. 3610). 67 Documents, 97 pages.
    Published a week before Congress declared war on Spain.
  • Cuban Correspondence. Consular Correspondence Respecting the Condition of the “Reconcentrados” in Cuba, the State of the War in That Island, and the Prospects of the Projected Autonomy. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., H. Doc. 406 (Ser. 3692). 67 documents, 95 pages.
    House version of S. Doc. 230.
  • War between the United States and Spain. 55th Cong., 2nd Sess., H. Doc. 428 (Ser. 3692). 14 documents, 10 pages.
    Exchange of diplomatic notes declaring state of war.

1899

  • Charles Oberlander and Barbara M. Messinger.55th Cong., 3rd Sess., S. Doc. 73 (Ser. 3731). 50 documents, 126 pages.
    U.S. arbitration in claims of U.S. citizens against Mexican Government for their kidnapping by Mexican officials in Tijuana.
  • Chinese Outrages on American Citizens. H. Doc. 227 (Ser. 3812). 9 documents, 11 pages.
    Mob attack against U.S. citizen Catholic bishop and other Americans in Peking.

1900

  • Information as to request of South African Republics for intervention. 56th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 222 (Ser. 3858). 3 pages.
    Correspondence concerning the request of South African Republics intervention, with a view of the cessation of hostilities.
  • Correspondence concerning commercial rights in China. 56th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 547 (Ser. 3995). 18 documents, 17 pages.
    Correspondence with various foreign governments concerning the Open Door Policy.
  • Claims of Edward Gottfried for injuries inflicted by Peruvians. 56th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 419 (Ser. 3877). 32 documents, 115 pages.
    Alleged depredations caused to an American citizen by Peruvian revolutionists.

1901

  • Interoceanic Canal. 56th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED K. 7 documents, 8 pages.
    Correspondence with Colombia and the New Panama Canal Company concerning construction of the Panama Canal.
  • Brief History of Amendments Proposed and Considered Since the Action of the Senate on the Former Canal Treaty with Great Britain. 57th Cong., 1st Sess., SED 57-1-25. 21 pages.
    Communicates British objections to several amendments to the canal construction convention with United States of February 5, 1900.

1902

  • Letters from Colombian minister and other correspondence on interoceanic canal. 57th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 611 (Ser. 4377). 7 documents, 25 pages.
    Communications with several Central American governments concerning an isthmian canal treaty.

1903

  • Panama Canal Title. 58th Cong., Special Session, SED A. 336 pages.
    Transmits report and exhibits determining that the title proposed to be given by the New Panama Canal Company to the United States is valid.
  • Correspondence relating to revolution on Isthmus of Panama (2 parts). 58th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 8 (Ser. 4565). 32 pages.
    Correspondence and other official documents relating to the recent revolution.
  • Correspondence on treaty with Colombia for construction of isthmian canal. 58th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 51 (Ser. 4587). 123 documents, 133 pages.
    Report with accompanying papers concerning the convention between the United States and Colombia for the construction of an interoceanic canal across the Isthmus of Panama.

1904

  • Relations of United States with Colombia and Panama. 58th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc .95 (Ser. 4588). 14 Documents, 68 pages.
    Copies of additional papers bearing upon the relations of the United States with Colombia and the Republic of Panama.
  • Correspondence Relating to the Panama Canal. 58th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED H. 239 documents, 142 pages.
    Correspondence concerning construction of the Panama Canal and the separation of Panama from Colombia.
  • Correspondence Relating to the Isle of Pines. 58th Cong., 2nd Sess., SED K. 95 pages.
    Papers pertaining to the status and disposition of the island following its acquisition by the U.S. from Spain.

1906

  • Papers of State Department regarding case of Immigrant Inspector Marcus Braun while in Austria-Hungary. 59th Cong., 1st Sess., H. Doc. 482 (Ser. 4987). 17 documents, 21 pages.
    Documents regarding the detention of a U.S. official by Hungarian authorities.

1908

  • Claim of owners of Mexican steamship Tabasqueno. 60th Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 515 (Ser. 5269). 6 documents, 16 pages.
    Report and documents concerning the claim of the owners of a Mexican steamship and of her cargo against the United States.
  • Correspondence regarding relations of U.S. with Colombia and Panama. 60th Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 542 (Ser. 5407). 7 documents, 28 pages.
    Correspondence between the United States and the Republic of Colombia growing out of the secession of Panama.

1909

  • Settlement of controversies with Government of Venezuela, relating to claims of Orinoco Steamship Company. 61st Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 13 (Ser. 5571). 12 pages.
    Report and documents showing the settlement of the controversies which existed with the Government of Venezuela with respect to the claims of the Orinoco Steamship Company against that government.
  • Condition of affairs in Kongo Free State. 61st Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 147 (Ser. 5572). 99 documents, 213 pages.
    Report and correspondence regarding conditions in the Belgian Congo.

1911

  • History of amendments proposed to Hay–Pauncefote treaty. 61st. Cong., 3rd Sess., S. Doc. 746 (Ser. 6594). 12 documents, 46 pages.
    Amendments proposed and considered which resulted in the second Hay–Pauncefote Treaty.

1912

  • Correspondence relating to purchase of land at Magdalena Bay, Baja California, by Japanese government or company. 62nd Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 694 (Ser. 6177). 8 documents, 6 pages.
    Correspondence relative to the American syndicate interested in lands on Magdalena Bay.

1913

  • Panama Canal Tolls. 63srd Cong., 1st Sess., S. Doc. 11 (Ser. 6535). 4 documents, 21 pages.
    Communications between British and U.S. officials about Panama Canal tolls.
  • Papers relative to slavery in Peru. 62nd Cong., 3rd Sess., H. Doc. 1366 (Ser. 6369). 443 pages.
    Extensive documentation and reports on labor conditions in Peru.
  • Relations between United States and Colombia. 62nd Cong., 3rd Sess., H. Doc. 1444 (Ser. 6501). 12 pages.
    Secretary of State report on relations between the United States and the Republic of Colombia.

1914

  • Colon fire claims, liability of Panama for payment and relations with Colombia. 63rd Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 405 (Ser. 6597). 145 documents, 115 pages.
    Correspondence between the Department of State and the Government of Panama in regard to the settlement of Colon fire claims.
  • Diplomatic history of Panama Canal. 63rd Cong., 2nd Sess., S. Doc. 474 (Ser. 6582). 242 documents, 614 pages.
    Records dating from December 1898 to February 1913 relating to the negotiation and application of certain treaties on the subject of the construction of an interoceanic canal.
  • Settlement of Differences with Colombia. 63rd Cong., 3rd Sess., SED H. 100 pages.
    Diplomatic correspondence and documents on the treaty signed April 6, 1914, at Bogota, on differences arising out of the events which took place on the Isthmus of Panama in November 1903.