Record of the proceedings of the tribunal of arbitration at the nineteenth conference, held at Geneva, in Switzerland, on the 8th of August, 1872.

Retribution; argument of Mr. Waite. 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.

The tribunal concluded the examination of the case of the Retribution.

Mr. Waite delivered to the tribunal a written argument on the part of the counsel of the United States, in reply to a portion of the argument presented by the counsel of Her Britannic Majesty.

The tribunal then adjourned until Wednesday, the 14th instant, at half past 12 o’clock.

  • ALEX. FAVROT, Secretary.