No. 235.
Mr. Lowell to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 574.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 563, of the sixth of June last, I have the honor to acquaint you that on the 26th of June last I addressed a note to Lord Granville, requesting him to appoint an hour this, the 2d day of July, when he would receive me at the foreign office in order to [Page 441]accept the notice which I was instructed to give to day of the termination of certain articles of the treaty of May 8, 1871.

On the 28th of June last I received a reply from Lord Granville, saying that he would receive me at 3 o’clock to-day at the foreign office.

I accordingly went to the foreign office at the hour indicated, and delivered to Lord Granville personally the notice which was directed by the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States, approved March 3, 1883, to be given to Her Majesty’s Government of the termination of Articles XVIII to XXV, inclusive, and Article XXX of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain of May 8, 1871.

I have informed you to day by telegraph of my action in the matter.

I herewith inclose copies of the correspondence above mentioned and of the notice.

I have, &c.,

J. R. LOWELL.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 574.]

Mr. Lowell to Lord Granville.

The minister of the United States presents his compliments to the right honorable the Earl Granville, Her Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs, and requests that his lordship will kindly appoint an hour on Monday, July 2 next, when he will receive Mr. Lowell at the foreign office, in order to accept the notice which Mr. Lowell is instructed to give on that day of the termination of certain articles of the treaty of May 8, 1871.

[Inclosure 2 in No. 574.]

Lord Granville to Mr. Lowell.

Earl Granville, Her Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, presents his compliments to Mr. Lowell, the minister of the United States, and in reply to his letter of the 26th instant, begs leave to say that he will have much pleasure in receiving Mr. Lowell at the foreign office at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2.

[Inclosure 3 in No. 574.]

Mr. Lowell to Lord Granville.

My Lord: Referring to my note to your lordship of the 18th of April last, and to your lordship’s reply of the 27th of the same month, I have the honor to recapitulate the statements I made in that note to the following effect: That I received on the said 18th of April a dispatch from Mr. Frelinghuysen, inclosing a copy of a joint resolution of both houses of Congress of the United States, providing for the termination of certain articles of the treaty between the United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty, concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871, which articles, under the protocol signed June 7, 1873, took effect on the 1st day of July, 1873, and by the terms of the original treaty, are subject to termination by either party on two years’ notice, given at the expiration of ten years from July 1, 1873. This resolution, which was approved March 3, 1883, directs the President to give notice to the Government of Her Britannic Majesty that the provisions of each and every of the articles numbered XVIII to XXV, inclusive, and of Article XXX of the treaty of May 8, 1871, will terminate and be of no force on the expiration of two years next after the time of giving [Page 442]such notice, which the President is further directed to give on the 1st day of July, 1883, or as soon thereafter as may be.

I am, therefore, instructed by the President of the United States to comply with the directions of Congress in this matter as set forth in the resolution, by giving the notice required; and as the 1st day of July falls on Sunday, I am further instructed to give this notice on the succeeding day.

I do, therefore, this 2d day of July, in the year 1883, on behalf of the President of the United States, hereby give notice to the Government of Her Britannic Majesty that the provisions of each and every of the articles numbered XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, and XXX of the treaty of May 8, 1871, between the United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty, will terminate and be of no force on the expiration of two years next after the time of giving notice.

I have, &c.,

J. R. LOWELL.