List of papers, with their subjects.


No. Date. Subject. Page.
1 Proclamation 1876. Mar. 27 Tribunals in Egypt; suspending, in favor of the same, the act of March 23, 1874, in regard to matters cognizable by the minister, consuls, &c., of the United States in said dominions, and now embraced within the jurisdiction of said tribunals. 1
2 do May 25 American Centennial; making known the joint resolution of Congress recommending the people to assemble in their several counties or towns and to have read historical sketches of the same, &c. 2
3 do June 26 The same subject; inviting the people to a public thanksgiving. 3
4 do Sept. 9 Convention with the Hawaiian Islands; declaring that the convention has been duly ratified and proclaimed, and the necessary legislation passed to give effect to the same. 3

argentine republic.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
5 Mr. Osborn to Mr. Fish 1875. July 13 Boundary dispute between the Argentine Republic and Chili; note from the Argentine minister of foreign affairs concerning the protest of the Chilian minister against a line of steamboats, with land-grants to the company. 7
6 do 1876. Feb. 3 Boundary treaty between the Argentine Republic, Paraguay, and Brazil; basis of the same. 9
7 do Feb. 14 The same subject; further particulars 9
8 do July 8 Fourth of July; public demonstration and suspension of business on the occasion of the Centennial Anniversary of American Independence. 10


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
9 Mr. Orth to Mr. Fish 1876. Jan. 21 Religious communities; bill presented by the government for the regulation thereof; debates on the same in the upper Reichsrath. 11
10 do Mar. 9 The same subject; the bill passed both houses and awaiting the signature of the Emperor; declaration of the hierarchy concerning the law. 12
11 Mr. Delaplaine to Mr. Fish June 6 Termination of the sittings of the two delegations at Pesth; the military budgets of France, Russia, and Germany as compared with that of Austria-Hungary; satisfactory state of feeling between His Majesty and the delegations; speech of the chairman of the Hungarian delegation; estimates, allowances, &c. 13
12 The Emperor of Austria-Hungary to the President of the United States. Congratulations of the Emperor to the people of the United States on the occasion of their centennial jubilee. 16
13 The President of the United States to the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. July 22 The same subject; acknowledging the congratulations of the Emperor. 16
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14 Mr. Reynolds to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 5 Right of asylum; United States minister refuses the same to Mr. Suariz; reasons for the refusal; particulars of the case. 17
15 Mr. Fish to Mr. Reynolds Dec. 3 The same subject; practice of the United States Government in relation to granting asylums to citizens of other governments; Mr. Reynolds’s course approved. 18
16 Mr. Reynolds to Mr. Fish 1876. June 1 Success of the rebellion of the 4th of May; General Daza provisional President of Bolivia; indications pointing to the permanency of Daza’s government. 19
17 do Aug. 23 The same subject; public affairs the same as reported in the above. 20
18 do Sept. 29 The same subject; triumphal entry of General Daza into La Paz; General Daza in complete possession of the government. 20


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
19 Mr. Fish to Mr. Partridge. 1875. July 14 Humane and courteous conduct of Baron Ivan-heimer, of the Brazilian navy, to Captain Roe, of the United States ship Lancaster; acknowledgment of the same by the Secretary of the Navy. 21
20 Mr. Purrington to Mr. Fish Nov. 30 Custom-house regulations at Rio de Janeiro and formal constructions placed upon them; correspondence concerning the same between Rear-Admiral Le Roy, United States Navy, Mr. Purrington, and the Brazilian minister of foreign affairs. 22
21 Mr. Partridge to Mr. Fish 1876. Apr. 20 Extraordinary law for the punishment of the subjects of foreign governments for crimes committed in countries beyond the jurisdiction of Brazil; the British government refuses to assent to the same; similar laws in other countries. 25
22 Mr. Fish to Mr. Partridge May 26 The same subject; the Government of the United States concurs in the decision of the British government. 26
23 Mr. Partridge to Mr. Fish May 21 Sugar-trade of Brazil; great falling off in the same; causes of the decline of the trade. 26
24 The Princess Imperial of Brazil to the President of the United States. (Telegram.) July 4 Congratulations on the centenary of the Independence of the United States. 28
25 The President of the United States to the Princess Imperial of Brazil. July 22 The same subject; acknowledges the congratulations. 28

central american states.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
26 Mr. Williamson to Mr. Fish 1875. June 7 Synoptical report of the Central American States 28
27 do 1876. Aug. 14 Presidency of Honduras; Mr. Marco A. Soto about to assume the same; manner of, and reasons for, assuming the presidency. 36
28 do Sept. 3 Present political condition of Central America prospects of continued peace; proclamation of the provisional President of Honduras. 37


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
29 Mr. Williamson to Mr. Fish 1876. July 19 Review of the political parties of Chili from 1851 to 1876. 39
30 Mr. Fish to Mr. Ibanez June 5 Export duty on wools in Chili; desires to know whether such duty is exacted. 42
31 Mr. Gonzalez to Mr. Fish June 11 The same subject; wool, carded and uncarded, is exempt from all customs-duties in Chili. 42
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32 Mr. Avery to Mr. Fish 1875. Aug. 23 Assaults upon and placards against foreigners in and about Peking; proclamation thereon by the military commander of Peking. 42
33 Mr. Seward to Mr. Fish. 1876. Feb. 2 Scheme for a railroad at Shanghai; Mr. Seward’s views concerning the same. 43
34 do Feb. 9 Opening of coal-mines by the Chinese government; disposition to exclude foreigners from mining operations still prevailing. 44
35 do Feb. 29 The trade-dollar; difficulty of introducing the same in China; the necessity for a uniform and sound currency in China; recommendations by Mr. Seward. 45
36 do Mar. 11 Missionaries in China; Mr. Seward’s circular-letter to the consuls of the United States in China respecting the same. 46
37 do Mar. 21 Treaty between Peru and China completed; great object of Peru to promote Chinese immigration. 48
38 do Mar. 22 Chinese emigration to the United States; increase of, in 1875; no great emigration of Chinese to the United States anticipated. 49
39 do May 3 Railway at Shanghai; further particulars; correspondence with the Chinese authorities concerning the same. 50
40 do June 19 Missionary hospital at Wuchang; recent disturbances therein; letter from an American missionary concerning the same. 53
41 do June 28 Great Northern Telegraph Company; the contract with the provincial authorities to build a telegraph-line between Foo-Chowand Amoy canceled; correspondence thereon. 55
42 do June 29 Chinese in California; conversation between Mr. Seward and the minister of the foreign office concerning; Mr. Seward’s views thereon; note from Prince Kung to Mr. Seward on the maltreatment of the Chinese in San Francisco. 57
43 Mr. Cadwalader to Mr. Seward Aug. 31 The same subject; the difficulties surrounding the whole subject reviewed. 59
44 Mr. Seward to Mr. Fish. July 1 Chinese immigration; sixteen inquiries from the senatorial Chinese investigating committee of California answered by Dr. Williams, of the American legation to China. 61
45 do July 10 Woosung Railway; opening of the same; the first railroad in China. 71
46 do Sept. 5 The Yun-nan case and commercial issues; the opium trade; views of the British minister; negotiations for settlement progressing. 73
47 do Sept. 11 The Yun-nan case settled; the indemnity paid by the Chinese. 75


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
48 Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Fish 1875. July 17. Interoceanic ship-canal; report of a commission concerning the same to the Colombian Congress. 76
49 do 1876. Feb. 5 Assembling of the National Congress; election of officers; President’s message reviewed; increase of the army; the foreign debt. 82
50 do April 7 National Congress; report of the secretary of foreign affairs; reclamations by Great Britain; reclamations by the United States; controversy with Venezuela, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru concerning boundaries, &c 84
51 do Apr. 8 Inauguration of President Parra; ceremonies attending the inauguration. 86
52 do May 7 Darien ship-canal; the “Acquiacua” route; report of Mons. de Gogorza thereon. 87
53 do June 5 The same subject; law of 1875 concerning the same; contract with Mons. Gogorza for opening the canal. 88
54 do July 26 Public-school system; crusade of the Catholic clergy against the same; threatened revolution thereby. 93
55 do Aug. 17 The same subject; the republic declared in a state of siege, and twenty thousand troops called for. 94
56 do Sept. 13 The same subject; guerrilla bands threatening Bogota; alarm and confusion prevailing. 94
57 do Sept. 27 Battlo in the Cauca and victory of the national forces: retreat of the insurgents. 95
58 do Oct. 8 The same subject; the victory confirmed; determined efforts of both parties. 96
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59 Mr. Cramer to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 13 The good social condition of the Danish people; causes of the same; compulsory education, and school statistics. 97


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60 Mr. Wullweber to Mr. Fish 1875. Nov. 17 Election of Dr. Antonio Borrero to the presidency of Ecuador; resignation of the old ministry. 101
61 do 1876. Apr. 9 Proclamation of President Borrero, refusing to convoke a constitutional convention; revolution dreaded in consequence of proclamation. 101
62 do Sept. 13 Revolution in Guayaquil; defection of General Veintemilla; he is proclaimed supreme chief of the republic. 103


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
63 Mr. Washburne to Mr. Fish 1875. Aug. 17 International Geographical Congress; close of its labors; appreciation of American exhibits. 104
64 Mr. Hitt to Mr. Fish 1876. Jan. 1 Reception of the diplomatic corps by President McMahon; close or the session of the National Assembly; importance of the adjournment of the Assembly now as compared with its adjournments in the past; labors of the Assembly and the extraordinary powers vested therein; the coming elections. 104
64 Mr. Washburne to Mr. Fish Feb. 25 The elections to the new Assembly overwhelmingly republican; importance of the same; composition of the new Assembly. 106
65 do Mar. 9 Opening of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate; an old revolutionist in the chamber; the opening ceremonies. 107
66 do Mar. 27 Metallic currency in Europe; depreciation of silver; contest between the champions of gold as the only money standard and the supporters of the old system of gold and silver; French legislation for the restriction of silver coinage; review of the subject. 109
67 do May 17 Commercial treaties under consideration in France; preferences of the chambers of commerce. 114
68 do May 24 Crédit Foncier; a resolution of inquiry in the Assembly, and decline in its stock; speculation in Egyptian treasury bonds; French and English financiering in Egypt; triumph of the former. 114
69 do May 31 Financial and industrial condition of France; causes of financial recuperation. 117
70 Universal Israelite Alliance to the President of the United States. June 3 Congratulatory letter on the occasion of the centennial celebration of American independence. 119
71 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hitt July 19 The same subject; acknowledgment of the address of the Israelite Alliance. 120
72 Mr. Washburne to Mr. Fish July 27 Prosperity of France; frugality of the people; the Paris and the German loan contrasted. 120
73 do Aug. 3 Israelite Alliance; Mr. Washburne’s letter transmitting the thanks of the President for their communication. 121
74 do Aug. 17 French Parliament prorogued; satisfactory labors of the same; death of Casimir Périer. 122
75 do Sept. 7 The excessive amount of the general budget; financial measures; apprehended trouble concerning the same. 123
76 do Oct. 13 Curious letter addressed by Thomas Paine to Danton during the French revolution. 126
77 do Oct. 23 Mr. Monroe, American minister at Paris during the French revolution; his reception by the National Convention, as given in the journal; the “accolade.” 129
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78 Mr. Davis to Mr. Fish 1876. Feb. 28 Church laws; the law proposed for the organization of the Lutheran Church. 130
79 do Mar. 27 Passports; system of record in the legation; tables compiled by Mr. Nicholas Fish; number and ages of those receiving passports during the year 1875. 134
80 Mr. Fish to Mr. Davis Apr. 25 The same subject; commendation of Mr. Nicholas Fish’s analysis of passport-records. 143
81 Mr. Davis to Mr. Fish May 1 Church laws; report by Mr. Chapman Coleman on the various laws and papers relating to the national Lutheran Church. 143
82 Mr. Cadwalader to Mr. Davis May 31 The same subject; Mr. Coleman’s report commended by the Department. 148
83 Mr. Davis to Mr. Fish June 12 The same subject; further report from Mr. Coleman; full text of the bill as passed by both houses. 149
84 Mr. Nicholas Fish to Mr. Fish Sept. 16 The same subject; law concerning the management of property in Catholic parishes, June 20, 1875; state supervision in administration of property in Catholic dioceses. 154
85 do Sept. 19 The same subject; correspondence between Archbishop Ledochowski and Pastor Brenk. 163
86 do Oct. 3 The same subject; royal decree concerning the right of the state to supervise the administration of property in Catholic dioceses. 164
87 do Oct. 15 Prussian Parliament dissolved by royal decree; new election ordered; free trade and protection in the new Parliament. 165
88 do Oct. 16 Trial of Count Von Arnim; sentenced to five years’ penal servitude, equivalent to banishment for life. 166
89 do Oct. 23 German coinage, and coinage laws of 1871 and 1873; imperial coinage to October 7, 1876. 166
90 The Emperor William to the President. June 9 Centennial letter of congratulations from the Emperor to the President. 173
91 The President to the Emperor of Germany. July 18 The President’s acknowledgment of the Emperor’s letter. 173

great britain

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
92 General Schenck to Mr. Fish 1876. Feb. 1 Direct United States Cable Company, petition for protection; letter to the President. 174
93 Mr. Fish to General Schenck Feb. 21 The same subject; the grievances of the Cable Company, and the manner of redressing the same; views of the Secretary of State thereon. 175
94 Mr. Fish to Mr. Pierrepont Aug. 8 Edward O’M. Condon; transmitting copy of joint resolution of Congress for his release from prison; statement of the case, and hopes for the accomplishment of the purposes of the resolution. 176
95 Mr. Pierrepont to Mr. Fish Sept. 18 The same subject; Mr. Pierrepont to Lord Derby, and the reply of the latter; the case referred to Her Majesty; no clemency to be extended at present. 178
96 Sir Edward Thornton to Mr. Fish. Mar. 13 Mosquito chief vs. Nicaragua and Honduras; Her Majesty’s consul at Grey Town authorized to act as agent for the chief in connection with arrears of subsidy due by the governments of Nicaragua and Honduras; correspondence thereon. 179
97 do Apr. 17 Collisions at sea; prevention of same; report of a committee appointed by the board of trade and the Trinity House; draft of regulations for prevention of collisions; international steaming and sailing rules; replies of several shipowners relative to United States system of sound signals; countries which have adopted the existing international regulations. 181
98 do May 22 Shipment of dangerous goods; defects in the United States law regarding. 202
99 Sir Edward Thornton to Mr. Hunter. Sept. 6 North American Boundary Commission; the British commissioner’s thanks to the Government of the United States and its officers, for courtesies. 204
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extradition treaty.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
100 Mr. Fish to Gen. Schenck (Telegram.) 1876. Feb. 12 Escape of Winslow; his arrest to be obtained, if possible. 204
101 Gen. Schenck to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) Feb. 15 Arrest of Winslow; charge and proof wanted 205
102 Mr. Fish to Gen. Schenck (Telegram.) Feb. 17 The same subject; officer, with papers, to sail immediately. 205
103 do Feb. 17 The same subject; statement of the case; Winslow to be delivered up to Mr. Dearborn. 205
104 do Feb. 21 The same subject; Sir Edward Thornton’s suggestion in regard to a refusal to deliver up Winslow without stipulations; Mr. Fish instructs Gen. Schenck; no stipulation to be given. 205
105 Gen. Schenck to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) Mar. 2 The same subject; Lord Derby declines to deliver Winslow without a stipulation. 206
106 do Mar. 2 The same subject; Winslow before the sitting magistrate; papers and proofs put in; remanded for a day; Lord Derby to Gen. Schenck, transmitting the views of Her Majesty’s Secretary of State. 207
107 Mr. Fish to Gen. Schenck (Telegram.) Mar. 3 The same subject; the treaty gives no right to exact conditions beyond those expressed; the surrender to be requested without giving the promises asked. 208
108 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish Mar. 4 Winslow committed for extradition; Col. Chesebrough, having the matter in charge, will address Lord Derby in pursuance of instructions. 208
109 do Mar. 10 Anticipated determination of Her Majesty’s Government to refuse to deliver up Winslow without stipulation; Lord Derby to Mr. Hoffman, assigning reasons for not delivering up Winslow; Mr. Hoffman to Lord Derby, giving Mr. Fish’s views on the subject. 208
110 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman Mar. 31 Analysis of the correspondence which has taken place thus far between the two governments; the Lawrence extradition case; position assumed by the British government; review of the construction of the treaty between the two governments, and the practice of its enforcement; citation of various extradition cases, and the opinions of various eminent legal jurists; the soundness of the American construction of the treaty. 210
111 do (Telegram.) Apr. 5 A reply to Mr. Hoffman’s No. 39; necessity of receiving it before the question is decided. 218
112 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish Apr. 8 Winslow not yet surrendered; no reply from Lord Derby; informs Lord Tenterden of further instructions being on the way. 219
113 do (Telegram.) Apr. 13 Lord Derby asks if district court has power to try Lawrence for crimes not named in warrant; if so, withdraws proposal for arrangement; Winslow must be released by the 2d of May. 219
114 do Apr. 13 The same subject; Lord Derby’s note to Mr. Hoffman, covering the matter telegraphed above; Lord Derby hopes for the negotiation of a new treaty. 219
115 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman Apr. 21 The Canadian authorities, in the cases of the extradition of Worms and Rosenbaum, agree with the conclusions reached by the United States in the Winslow controversy; the cases cited. 221
116 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) Apr. 27 Employment of counsel if Winslow gets before Queen’s Bench on habeas corpus; asks instructions concerning. 222
117 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman (Telegram.) Apr. 28 The same subject; counsel on habeas corpus impracticable; presentation of Mr. Fish’s No. 864 directed with the hope that Winslow’s release may still be prevented. 222
118 Interview between Sir Edward Thornton and Mr. Fish. Apr. 30 British cabinet adheres to its decisions; Winslow to be discharged unless certain assurances are given; Mr. Fish explains why the required assurances cannot be given. 222
119 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) May 1 Winslow to be discharged unless arrangements be made; requests that he be detained until reply of the foreign office to Mr. Hoffman’s note be received and communicated to Mr. Fish. 223
120 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman (Telegram.) May 2 The above request not authorized by the Department of State. 223
121 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) May 2 Winslow applies for habeas corpus; papers asked for in House of Commons and refused for the present. 223
122 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) May 3 Winslow applies for discharge; case adjourned for ten days. 224
123 do May 4 Correspondence between the British government and American legation since April 20 on the Winslow affair. 224
124 do May 6 Transmitting a note from Lord Derby; the British government still refuses to deliver up Winslow unless with stipulations; the grounds on which the refusal is based. 226
125 do May 11 Transmitting further correspondence from Lord Derby; calls attention to a passage in Mr. Fish’s dispatch of March 31; the Canadian extradition cases; the home secretary differs from the opinion of the Canadian judges. 230
126 do (Telegram.) May 12 Notified that government will oppose discharge of Winslow to-morrow, with the hope that matters may be arranged. 231
127 do May 13 Transmitting two notes from Lord Derby; consents to withdrawal of a note from Mr. Hoffman and the substitution of a dispatch from Mr. Fish; government will ask a further postponement of the release of Winslow. 232
128 do (Telegram.) May 20 Lord Derby suggests that Mr. Fish be reminded that Winslow will be released Tuesday, and would be happy to consider any communication from him. 232
129 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman (Telegram.) May 20 Lord Derby to be informed, if the surrender of Winslow without stipulation is refused, that it is impossible to give the stipulation. 233
130 do May 22 Reply to Lord Derby’s note, giving the grounds upon which the British government refuses to surrender Winslow; British precedents against their present interpretation of the treaty; cases cited from British courts; the American interpretation of the treaty fully sustained; review of the subject at issue. 233
131 do May 24 Mr. Fish answers two notes of Lord Derby in relation to the Lawrence case and the Lennie mutineers. 244
132 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish May 25 Lord Derby’s note reminding that Winslow was to be released on the 23d of May, and that the attention of the United States Government be called to the fact. 245
133 do (Telegram.) May 26 Draft treaty lately discussed; if the United States Government, to meet present difficulty, assent to add Article III of same to the treaty of 1842, Sir Edward Thornton will be instructed to sign it at once. 246
134 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman (Telegram.) May 27 The same subject; Mr. Fish desires information as to whether the suggestion of the addition of the article proceeded from Lord Derby or Mr. Hoffman. 246
135 Interview between Sir Edward Thornton and Mr. Fish. May 27 The same subject; the question of an additional article to the treaty of 1842 discussed; future treaties. 246
136 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) May 28 The same subject; explains from whom the suggestion of the additional article proceeded; Mr. Hoffman’s suggestions. 248
137 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman (Telegram.) May 28 The same subject; Mr. Hoffman’s suggestions unauthorized and disapproved; instructions to Mr. Hoffman. 248
138 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish May 27 The same subject; Mr. Hoffman’s further explanation concerning an additional article to the treaty of 1842; incloses note from Lord Derby proposing an additional article. 249
139 do (Telegram.) June 1 Winslow case postponed until the 15th of June 250
140 do (Telegram.) June 6 Brent applies for habeas corpus; British government will ask remand until 15th. 250
141 do (Telegram.) June 9 Extradition correspondence relating to Lawrence, Winslow, Brent, and Gray published. 250
142 do June 7 Mr. Hoffman reads Mr. Fish’s N. 887 to Lord Derby. 250
143 do June 9 Mr. Hoffman transmits note from Lord Derby in relation to the final adjournment of Winslow’s case, and one to Lord Derby explaining his suggestions in regard to the additional article; postponement of the Brent case. 251
144 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) June 15 Winslow discharged; Brent case comes up on Monday. 252
145 do June 17 The same subject; particulars of Winslow’s discharge; Brent’s discharge postponed. 252
146 do (Telegram.) June 17 The same subject 253
147 do (Telegram.) June 19 Brent discharged; attorney-general’s statement 253
148 The President to the Senate and House of Representatives. June 20 Message in relation to the extradition treaty with Great Britain. 253
149 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish June 22 Transmits two further notes from Lord Derby concerning the Winslow case. 255
150 Mr. Fish to Mr. Hoffman June 23 In relation to an incorrect interpretation of a telegram from the Department. 256
151 Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Fish July 3 Lord Derby to Mr. Hoffman; continuation of the argument in the Winslow case. 257
152 do July 5 Correction of an error in a telegram from the Department. 261
153 Mr. Pierrepont to Mr. Fish July 19 Case of Bennet Burley, surrendered to the United States under extradition treaty, by the Canadian authorities; correspondence concerning the same presented to the House of Commons. 261
154 do July 25 Extradition debate in the House of Lords; full report from The Times and Daily News. 269
155 do Aug. 4 The same subject continued; speeches of Lords Granville and Selborne. 285
156 Mr. Fish to Mr. Pierrepont Aug. 5 The discharge from custody of the fugitives by Great Britain regarded by the President as an abrogation of the article of the treaty on extradition; correcting an error into which Lord Derby has fallen in relation to the Lawrence case. 305
157 Mr. Pierrepont to Mr. Fish Aug. 23 Copy of the above dispatch left with Lord Derby 306
158 Sir Edward Thornton to Mr. Fish. May 13 Maraine Smith in custody in Canada awaiting the application of the United States for his surrender, under the extradition treaty, as a fugitive from justice. 306
159 Mr. Fish to Sir Edward Thornton. May 17 The same subject; in consequence of the discharge from custody of Winslow and other fugitives, it is not deemed advisable to make any further applications for extradition under the treaty. 307
160 Sir Edward Thornton to Mr. Fish. May 23 Walter and Frederick Moore, fugitives from justice, under arrest in Boston; asks for their surrender to the Canadian authorities. 307
161 do May 26 The same subject; correction of an error in the name of the persons to whom the fugitives are to be surrendered. 308
162 do July 13 Charles P. Jones, fugitive, &c., held in Canada awaiting requisition from the United States for his surrender. 308
163 Mr. Fish to Sir Edward Thornton. July 18 The same subject; no further demands for the surrender of fugitive criminals will be made in consequence of the discharge of Winslow and others. 308


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164 Mr. Read to Mr. Fish 1876. Aug. 3 Prohibition of the publication or dissemination in the common schools of certain books in Greece; the American and British Bible Societies protest; Mr. Read gets the prohibition rescinded; orders and correspondence upon the subject. 309
165 do Aug. 12 Order regulating the exchange of foreign silver coins at the public treasuries of Greece. 316
166 do Aug. 23 Forwarding to the Department a copy, in plaster, of an ancient treaty—445 B. C. 317

hawaiian islands.

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167 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Fish 1876. June 20 Proclamation by the Hawaiian government to carry into effect the commercial treaty with the United States. 318
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168 Mr. Bassett to Mr. Fish 1875. Nov. 12 Embarkation of the persons who were in refuge under the American flag; feeling of the Haytian government. 320
169 do Nov. 12 Right of asylum; Mr. Bassett makes a proposition for the modification or abolition of the practice prevailing in Hayti of permitting citizens of that country to seek asylum under foreign flags. 321
170 do Dec. 28 Threatened revolution; Mr Bassett’s information; causes leading to revolution. 323
171 do 1876 Feb. 17 The same subject; preparations to meet the revolution. 324
172 do Apr. 27 The revolution triumphant; full particulars; tragic death of Minister Rameau and wounding of President Domingue; Boisrond Canal provisionary President. 325
173 do May 31 New elections held; Canal’s friends in the majority: good feeling toward foreigners. 331
174 do June 21 Concerning the treaty of 1864 between the United States and Hayti; the intention of Domingue’s government to terminate the same not entertained by the new government. 331
175 do July 29 Fourth of July celebration; honors to the American Republic. 332
176 do July 29 Organization of the Chamber of Deputies; Boisrond Canal elected President; biographical sketch of the new President; his address to the people and the army. 335
177 do Sept. 16 Treaty with United States; Haytian government willing to continue the same, &c. 337
178 Mr. Preston to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 25 Right of asylum; dangers resulting therefrom; proposition by Hayti for its abolition. 338
179 Mr. Fish to Mr. Preston Dec. 11 The same subject; its rights and abuse; the necessity of obtaining the views of other governments before consenting to the propositions of Hayti. 344


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180 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish 1875. Sept. 22 Crime committed on the high seas by foreign subjects on board an American vessel; the United States has jurisdiction over the same; correspondence thereon between Mr. Bingham and Consul-General Van Buren; the case of an Italian subject on board the William Van Namee. 344
181 do Oct. 6 Anticipated declaration of war by Japan against Corea; cause of same. 348
182 Mr. Fish to Mr. Bingham Oct. 28 Crime on the high seas; the Department approves of the action taken by Mr. Bingham in relation to the case of the Italian subject on board the American ship William Van Namee. 348
183 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish Dec. 4 Inauguration of a normal school for girls by the Empress of Japan; ceremonies, and address of the Empress. 349
184 do Dec. 7 Hunting regulations of Japan meet the approval of all the foreign representatives; flues and disposition of. 350
185 Mr. Fish to Mr. Bingham 1876. Jan. 20 Right of the municipal councils of Nagasaki to maintain actions in the consular court of the United States against American citizens on account of non-observance of municipal ordinances; powers of United States consuls and rights of citizens of the United States in China and Japan, &c., the whole subject reviewed. 350
186 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish 1875. Dec. 29 American citizens on the Bonin Islands; the strange lives and deaths of Savory and Pease; report thereon by a British consul. 354
187 do 1876. Jan. 18 Fourth report of the postmaster-general of Japan; postal statistics. 357
188 do Feb. 21 Statistics of Japan; mines, shipping, production, railroads, and telegraphs. 362
189 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish Feb. 21 Publication in Japan of newspaper in the Japanese language by foreigners prohibited; correspondence with the minister of foreign affairs thereon; Japanese press-laws. 363
190 Mr. Fish to Mr. Bingham April 5 Hunting regulations in Japan; fines imposed by United States consuls under the regulations cannot be paid over to the Japanese government. 366
191 do May 2 Press-laws of Japan; the same not violative of treaty rights, and to be obeyed by Americans in Japan. 367
192 Mr. Bingham to Mr. Fish Mar. 6 Claims of foreign governments against the Japanese government; Mr. Bingham’s note to the Japanese minister of foreign affairs as to the mode of presenting said claims. 368
193 do Mar. 9 Treaty of peace and commerce concluded between Corea and Japan. 370
194 do Mar. 21 Corea; its people and resources 370
195 do Mar. 23 Copyright in Japan; rules and regulations concerning the same; importance of retaining the interpreter of the legation. 371
196 do May 19 Municipal council of Nagasaki; source and origin of the powers claimed by the same; complaint against the United States consul at Nagasaki by the chairman of the council; correspondence on the subject. 374
197 do May 19 Sunday to be a day of rest henceforth throughout Japan; also Saturday from the hour of noon. 377
198 do June 1 Arrival of a Corean embassy at Tokei; description of the embassy. 377
199 do June 5 Lew Chew Islands; information concerning, from the Japanese minister for foreign affairs. 379
200 do Aug. 8 Convention between Germany and Japan; reduction of duty in favor of Germany without the co-operation of the other Western powers 380
201 do Sept. 19 National constitution for Japan; the fundamental laws of all nations to be considered in connection therewith. 381
202 do Sept. 20 Second annual report of the Japanese minister of education. 382
203 do Oct. 11 National bank laws of Japan; paper money issued by the government passing at par. 386


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204 Mr. Foster to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 19 Execution of five of the assassins of Rev. John L. Stephens. 386
205 do Nov. 8 Conferring “extraordinary faculties” on the Executive by Congress. 387
206 do Nov. 16 Removal of Indians from Mexico to the United States or to the interior of Mexico; transmitting a communication on the subject from the Secretary of the Interior. 387
207 Mr. Richardson to Mr. Fish. Dec. 24 The same subject; correspondence with the Mexican authorities thereon. 387
208 Mr. Foster to Mr. Fish 1876. Feb. 1 The same subject; the American commissioners awaiting the action of the American authorities; Colonel Williams’s letter to Mr. Foster on the question. 389
209 do Feb. 2 Political disturbances; General Diaz supposed to be the leader in the outbreaks; bad state of affairs. 391
210 do Mar. 8 Indians in the State of Chihuahua to be removed into the interior of Mexico. 393
211 do Mar. 28 Gloomy commercial and political condition of Mexico; the crisis in silver. 394
212 do Apr. 3 Opening of Congress; the President’s address 395
213 do Apr. 22 Increase of the revolution; disposition of the contending forces; capture of Matamoras by the revolutionists. 396
214 do May 4 The House resolution authorizing the crossing into Mexico of United States troops in pursuit of raiders occasions a wide-spread feeling in Mexico; public sentiment aroused in consequence; the press on the situation. 398
215 do May 26 Cortina escapes and joins the revolutionists; his pronunciamiento. 402
216 do May 25 Important engagement and defeat of the revolutionists. 403
217 Mr. Foster to Mr. Fish June 2 Defeat of the revolutionists in Puebla by General Alatorre; the revolutionists will endeavor to vitiate the elections; how they intend to act, and how the government proposes to defeat their schemes; the government hard pressed for funds. 403
218 do July 8 Reciprocity treaty with the United States; Mr. Romero, formerly of the Mexican legation at Washington, on the subject. 405
219 do July 15 Meetings of the presidential electors chosen at the late elections; majority for the present President; defeat of General Diaz and his escape; conflict between the supreme court and the executive. 407
220 Mr. Richardson to Mr. Fish. Aug. 26 Progress of the revolution; aims and hopes of the revolutionists; state of the public mind in the city of Mexico. 408
221 do Sept. 7 The President removes several members of his cabinet; the feeling occasioned thereby; no doubt of Mr. Lerdo’s re-election to the Presidency; the new cabinet. 411
222 do Sept. 18 Meeting of the Eighth Congress; President Lerdo’s address. 413


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
223 Mr. Gibbs to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 20 Presidential election; General Prado elected President; election disturbances and casualties; how elections are carried in Peru. 415
224 do 1876. Jan. 13 All quiet, with rumors of revolution; condition of the country. 416
225 do Mar. 13 The sugar production of Peru, and the Chinese labor question. 417
226 do Apr. 29 The consolidation of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru into one mission; geographical obstacles thereto; the time which would be occupied in visiting the respective countries above mentioned. 419
227 do July 13 Financial condition of Peru; the nitrate of soda beds; an extraordinary session of Congress; the President’s address. 420
228 do July 13 The electoral meetings, and outbreaks at Chuquibamba and Cuzeo; the killed and wounded; banquet to the army and navy by the retiring President; speech of the latter. 423
229 do Aug. 12 Inauguration of President Prado; inaugural ceremonies; the President’s political career. 426
230 do Aug. 21 Review of the political situation of Peru; President Prado’s cabinet; clashing of civic and military interests; attack on the ex-President’s house by a mob; proclamation assuring tranquillity. 230
231 do Aug. 26 Vote of censure in the Chamber of Deputies on two members of the cabinet; resignation of the entire cabinet; not accepted; appointment of two members to replace those censured; preparations to meet a revolutionary outbreak. 431


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
232 Mr. Moran to Mr. Fish 1876. Jan. 5 The Portuguese government’s cordial letter of acknowledgment for the President’s notice of the Portuguese act of emancipation of 1875. 432
233 Mr. Fish to Mr. Moran Feb. 15 The same subject; the President receives the above letter with satisfaction; gratification that will attend the actual emancipation of the slaves in the Portuguese colonies as provided in the act in question. 433
234 Mr. Moran to Mr. Fish Mar. 27 Abolition of slavery in the Portuguese colonies; scope of the emancipation act. 434
235 do Oct. 28 The governor of St. Michael’s charges the United States consular agent for passports to destitute American seamen; the home government orders the restitution of the money; correspondence thereon. 435
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No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
236 Mr. Boker to Mr. Fish 1876. Feb. 25 Budget of the Russian Empire for 1876 438
237 do Apr. 21 Khokand, the recent addition to the Russian possessions in Central Asia; account of the country. 438
238 Mr. Atkinson to Mr. Fish July 26 Convention between Russia and Germany for the construction of a railway to unite Warsaw and Marienburg. 440
239 Mr. Shiskin to Mr. Cadwalader. July 6 Transmitting congratulations of the Emperor of Russia to the President on the centennial anniversary of American independence. 410
240 The Emperor of Russia to the President. June 17 The Emperor’s congratulatory letter 441
241 The President to the Emperor of Russia. July 23 Acknowledging the Emperor’s congratulatory letter. 441


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
242 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish 1875. Dec. 2 The civil war and its causes; a review of the law of succession in Spain from the days of Fernando and Isabel to the present time. 442
243 do 1876. June 19 Religious toleration in Spain; the proposed article of toleration in the new constitution passed in the senate. 446
244 do July 8 The new constitution as completed by the Cortes; the article of religious toleration; the state of affairs in general. 446
245 do Aug. 7 The right of certain foreign powers to interfere in the election of popes; pamphlet issued by the Italian minister to Spain concerning; article thereon from El Diario Español. 449
246 Mr. Adee to Mr. Fish Aug. 30 Religious toleration; the question as understood in Mahon and Madrid; Mr. Adee’s explanation of a perplexing question. 450
247 do Sept. 13 The same subject; further explanation 451
248 do Sept. 28 The assassination of General Prim; particulars of the same and the individuals connected therewith; prosecution of the parties abandoned; report of the prosecuting attorney in the case. 454
249 do Oct. 1 The Cuban loan; the offer of Calvo, Vinent, and Cabezas accepted; particulars of the loan. 460
250 do Oct. 3 Spanish navy; present condition of the same; royal decree organizing a naval squadron of instruction. 461
251 do Oct. 4 Sugar-trade between Cuba and the United States 463
252 do Oct. 7 The Cuban loan; royal order awarding same to Lopez, Calvo’. Vinent, and Cabezas. 465
253 do Oct. 10 General Campos dispatched to Cuba to assist General Jovellar; separation of commands; the Cuban loan; determination of the government to end the war in Cuba. 473
254 do Oct. 13 The religious toleration question; its belittlement; British interference; general disquisition on the question; opinion of Don Martinez, an eminent Spanish jurist. 476
255 do Oct. 25 The same subject: discussion concerning; royal order regulating religious liberty and non-Catholic worship in Spain. 482

correspondence relative to the trial of general burriel pursuant to the protocol growing out of the capture of the virginius.

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No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
256 Mr. Hall to Mr. Cadwalader 1875. Dec. 23 Appointment of General Jovellar to supersede Count Valmaseda in Cuba. 486
257 Mr. Fish and Rear-Admiral de Bernabe. 1873. Nov. 29 Conference concerning a definite agreement respecting the case of the steamer Virginius. 487
258 Mr. Sickles to Mr. Fish 1874. Jan. 31 The shooting of prisoners denounced by the Spanish authorities. 488
259 Mr. Adee to Mr. Fish Apr. 25 General Burriel’s attempt to justify his conduct in the shooting of the Virginius captives; M. Adee’s criticism thereon; General Burriel’s letter. 488
260 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing June 9 An explanation of General Burriel’s letter demanded; an indignant rebuke. 493
261 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish June 27 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s communication relative to Mr. Fish’s instructions; General Burriel’s promotion denied. 494
262 do July 10 The same subject; General Burriel’s publication disavowed by the Spanish government; Mr. Ulloa’s letter to Mr. Cushing. 496
263 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing July 22 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s actions relative thereto approved by the Department. 498
264 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish July 22 Mr. Cushing presents the views entertained by his Government relative to the officers, crew, and passengers of the Virginius. 498
265 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing Aug. 15 Satisfaction at the information that the Spanish government does not support the massacre of the passengers, officers, and crew of the Virginius by Burriel; the adjustment of the case should no longer be delayed. 500
266 do Aug. 21 The reparation for the massacre of the officers, passengers, and crew of the Virginius placed upon higher grounds than the illegality of the act; the delay in the investigation and reparation very disappointing to the United States. 500
267 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Sept. 27 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s communication to the minister of state. 501
268 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing Oct. 29 The Government of the United States insists upon an immediate investigation into the facts whether General Burriel had infringed Spanish laws or treaty obligations in his barbarous and cruel acts. 507
269 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Dec 1 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s note to Mr. Ulloa, insisting upon the arraignment of Burriel. 507
270 do (Telegram.) Dec. 4 The same subject; Mr. Ulloa’s answer. 509
271 do Dec. 5 The same subject; Mr. Ulloa’s note to Mr. Cushing. 509
272 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing (Telegram.) Dec. 7 The same subject; the United States insists on Spain’s fulfilling her engagement under the protocol signed with Admiral Polo. 510
273 do Dec. 30 The same subject; prompt and effective punishment on the guilty parties the best and only reparation that Spain can make to the civilized world. 511
274 do 1875. Feb. 19 The same subject; the punishment of General Burriel insisted on; should be as frankly given as the indemnity. 511
275 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish May 17 General Burriel shamed into obscurity; the Carlist military executions forcing the Spanish government into condemnation of Burriel’s acts. 512
276 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing June 4 Mr. Cushing congratulated upon his year’s labors in Madrid; Burriel’s atrocities being brought home to Spain in the Carlist shootings; the mistake of Spain in not fulfilling her agreements. 513
277 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) Aug. 23 Burriel’s case under discussion. 514
278 do Aug. 23 Burriel’s promotion; surprise of Mr. Cushing; protests against the same to the minister of state; Burriel’s promotion explained on the ground of expediency. 514
279 do Aug. 25 The same subject; correspondence between Mr. Castro and Mr. Cushing concerning. 516
280 do Aug. 31 The same subject; explanation concerning Burriel’s promotion; nobody responsible therefor. 518
281 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing Sept. 22 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s proceedings in regard to the same approved. 519
282 do (Telegram.) Sept. 28 The same subject; considered a serious disregard of the obligations of Spain to this Government. 519
283 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Sept 29 The same subject; desires instructions as to course to pursue. 519
284 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing Oct. 1 The same subject; remonstrates against Burriel’s preferment; urges compliance with protocol and promises. 519
285 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Oct. 6 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s interview with the minister of state; painful effects produced in the mind of the United States Government by Burriel’s promotion; the minister’s apologetic reply. 519
286 do Oct. 6 The same subject; Mr. Cushing’s note to the minister of state cancelling Barriers promotion. 521
287 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Oct. 20 The same subject; note from the minister of state to Mr. Cushing; the investigation to proceed; Mr. Cushing to the Conde de Casa-Valencia. 522
288 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing Nov. 5 The same subject; the British minister ordered to co-operate with Mr. Cushing; Mr. Carvajal’s proposition; review of the Virginius case; how Spanish ministers have forgotten the terms of the protocol; the United States desires to know whether Spain does or does not indorse the acts of General Burriel; the question has almost passed the limits of endurance. 525
289 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish (Telegram.) Nov. 16 The same subject; assurance of trial of Burriel given. 529
290 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing 1876. Jan. 6 The same subject; something more than assurances of Burriel’s trial required. 530
291 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish Apr. 12 The same subject; recent pressure moving the Spanish government to the trial of Burriel and associates. 530
292 do Apr. 21 The same subject; the supreme council of war to try Burriel; Mr. Cushing following the case up. 534
293 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cushing May 17 The same subject; the prosecution of Burriel and his associates would be more satisfactory than promises of same. 534
294 Mr. Cushing to Mr. Fish June 12 The same subject; the officers of the Tornado to be also prosecuted. 535

sweden and norway.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
295 Mr. Andrews to Mr. Fish 1875. Dec. 28 Nova Zembla; expedition of Mr. Nordenskjöld to; account of the expedition. 535
296 do 1876. Jan. 3 Swedish emigration to the United States 537
297 do Mar. 23 The King’s cabinet; a minister of state as leading member to be selected by an amendment to the constitution. 538
298 do May 23 Swedish poor-laws, pauperism, climate, population, &c.; pauperism in Norway; general observations; an interesting and able review. 538
300 do Sept. 25 Nova Zembla; Professor Nordenskjöld’s voyage to; further particulars concerning. 552
301 do Oct. 11 Civil service in Europe in general, in Sweden in particular; collection of spirit-tax in Sweden; punishment of defaulters; examination for civil service; salaries; pensions; hours and discipline; efficiency. 553


No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
302 Mr. Rubles to Mr. Fish 1875. Sept. 28 Expulsion of Catholic curés from the canton of Berne; trouble in consequence; the act authorizing the expulsion; the Protestants aroused by the same; effects of the act. 564
303 do 1876. June 16 The Old Catholic movement in Switzerland; organization of the National Catholic church. 566
304 do Aug. 31 Swiss citizenship; law concerning the acquisition and renunciation of the same. 567

turkish empire.

1. ottoman porte.

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No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
305 Mr. Maynard to Mr. Fish 1876. May 30 Dethronement of the Sultan Abdul-Aziz and enthronement of Murad Effendi. 568
306 do June 13 The Salonica affair; two dispatches from the United States consular agent at that place. 569
307 do June 17 Assassination of Hussein Avni Pacha and wounding of Ahmed Kaiserli Pacha by Hassan Bey. 572
308 do July 20 The Salonica affair; latest dispatch from the United States consular agent at that place. 573
309 Mr. Maynard to Mr. Fish July 27 The Ottoman navy and the late Sultan; strength of the Navy. 575
310 do Aug. 10 Insurrection in the northwestern provinces; account of same; measures for pacification. 578
311 do Sept. 1 Change of Sultan; accession of Abdul Hamid III 583
312 do Sept. 13 The new Sultan girded with the imperial sword; ceremony attending the same; the imperial “hatt.” 584
313 Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Campbell. Sept. 28 Productions and trade of Philippopolis 586
314 Aristarchi Bey to Mr. Fish 1875. Sept. 29 Cessation of the effects of existing treaties of commerce with foreign nations; reasons therefor. 591
315 Mr. Fish to Aristarchi Bey Oct. 4 The same subject; acknowledging the receipt of the above. 592
316 Aristarchi Bey to Mr. Cadwalader. 1876. June 1 The same subject; increasing the duties on important articles; cause, the financial condition of the Ottoman government. 592
317 Mr. Fish to Aristarchi Bey June 8 The same subject; acknowledging the receipt of the above note, and sympathizing with the Ottoman government in its efforts to improve its financial condition. 593

2. egypt.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
318 Mr. Beardsley to Mr. Fish 1875. Sept. 29 Military movements on the frontiers of Abyssinia 594
319 do Oct. 2 Code of laws for the new judicial tribunal in Egypt; decree concerning the same. 595
320 do Dec. 1 Disaster to the Egyptian troops in Tigre 596
321 do Dec. 11 Suez Canal; purchase of the Khedive’s shares by England. 596
322 do Dec. 13 The same subject; particulars of the operation 597
323 Mr. Comanos to Mr. Fish 1876. Feb. 18 Defeat of the Egyptian troops in Abyssinia; full account of. 600
324 do Feb. 26 Organization of the new judicial tribunal completed. 602
325 Mr. Fish to Mr. Comanos Mar. 31 The same subject; proclamation of the President issued concerning. 602
326 Mr. Comanos to Mr. Fish Apr. 21 Return of Hassan Pasha from the Abyssinian expedition; rumored defeat of the Egyptian troops with great loss. 602
327 do Sept. 18 Abdication of Sultan Murad and accession of Sultan Hamid announced in presence of the Khedive. 303

3. tunis.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
328 Mr. Heap to Mr. Hunter 1875. July 6 The great desert and the inland sea; the Italian scientific commission report insurmountable obstacles against the formation of the sea. 603
329 Mr. Cubisol to Mr. Hunter 1876. May 12 Killing of a Jew by a Mussulman; disturbance therefrom. 603
330 Mr. Fish to Mr. Cubisol June 13 The same subject; the duty of Mr. Cubisol under the circumstance. 605

uruguay and paraguay.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
331 Mr. Caldwell to Mr. Fish 1875. Oct. 16 Civil war inaugurated in Uruguay; particulars thereof. 605
332 do Dec. 16 The civil war ended 606
333 do Mar. 16 Entire change in the executive of Uruguay; particulars of same. 606
334 do July 24 Affairs under the new government 607
335 do July 24 Paraguay free from foreign domination 607
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No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
336 Mr. Russell to Mr. Fish 1876. Mar. 25 Meeting of Congress and the President’s message; synopsis of the message; the reclamation question. 609
337 do Sept. 26 Imports of Venezuela from the United States; statement of the same. 612

APPENDIX A.—Extradition.

Extract from proceedings of court of Queen’s Bench, November 21, 1876 615
Extract from report of judgment rendered by supreme court of Canada, 1874 616
Mr. Dart to Mr. Cadwalader, No. 345, April 7, 1876 619
Same to same, No. 348, April 18, 1876 620
Same to same, No. 350, April 25, 1876 621
Opinion of the Attorney-General of the United States upon the petition of Charles L. Lawrence, July 16, 1876 622
Extract from proceedings of United States circuit court for the southern district of New York, in the case of Charles L. Lawrence, May 27, 1876 630

APPENDIX B.—Alabama claims.

Statement from the clerk of Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims; number of claims decided and yet to be decided, with amounts claimed and awarded, November 14, 1876 635

APPENDIX C.—Mexican Claims Commission.

Report of the general results of the action of the commission upon the claims laid before it by the respective governments, November 23, 1876 637