Record of the proceedings of the tribunal of arbitration at the fifteenth conference, held at Geneva, in Switzerland, on the 29th of July, 1872.
British argument submitted: Sumter, Nashville, and Chickamauga. The conference was held pursuant to adjournment. All the arbitrators and the agents of the two governments were present.
The protocol of the last conference was read and approved, and was signed by the president and secretary of the tribunal and the agents of the two governments.[Page 31]
Lord Tenderden, agent of Her Britannic Majesty, announced that he had already delivered to the secretary a written statement or argument from the counsel of Her Britannic Majesty upon the three questions of law required by the tribunal at the preceding conference.
The tribunal then proceeded with the cases of the vessels the Sumter, the Nashville, and the Chickamauga, as decided at the last meeting.
The tribunal also decided to consider at the next conference the cases of the Olustee or Tallahassee, the Retribution, and the Tuscaloosa.
The conference was then adjourned until Tuesday, the 30th instant, at half past 12 o’clock.
- FREDERICK SCLOPIS.
- J. C. BANCROFT DAVIS.
- ALEX. FAVROT, Secretary.