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argentine republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
769 Mr. Jones to Mr. Hay 1900. Feb. 3 Interference with official duties of foreign representatives in matters of quarantine and bills of health. Reports fruitless action of diplomatic corps toward having objectional clause in sanitary decree stricken out, and requests instructions. 1
507 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jones Feb. 27 Courtesies to U. S. S. Chicago at Buenos Ayres. Department is pleased to learn of. 7
508 Mr. Hay to Mr. Lord Mar. 15 Same subject. Incloses letter from Navy Department transmitting one from commander in chief of South Atlantic Station expressing gratification at. 7
14 Same to same May 8 Interference with official duties of foreign representatives in matters of quarantine and bills of health. Approves action reported in No. 769, and incloses Department’s instruction to consul at Buenos Ayres, showing its views on the subject. 6
23 Mr. Lord to Mr. Hay May 10 Message of the President of the Argentine Republic. Transmits that part relating to foreign relations. 8
Mr. Wilde to Mr. Hay June 18 Visit of Argentine school-ship Presidente Sarmiento to the United States. Desires to present officers to the President and Secretaries of State and Navy. 10
3 Mr. Hay to Mr. Wilde June 20 Same subject. Responds favorably to above note. 10
4 Same to same June 28 Same subject. Incloses letters from Secretary of the Navy to officers in his Department, directing that courtesies be shown on occasion of. 10
48 Mr. Lord to Mr. Hay. July 25 Same subject. Reports gratification of Argentine minister of marine at courtesies extended. 11

austria-hungary.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
68 Mr. Harris to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 2 Effect of naturalization of a husband or father on wife or minor children. Discusses question, and asks whether passport may issue. 12
65 Mr. Hay to Mr. Harris Jan. 22 Same subject. Department concludes that the children acquire citizenship if they reside in or come to the United States during minority. 13
80 Mr. Harris to Mr. Hay Mar. 21 Expulsion of Gustav Wolf Louis Fischer. Austrian Government admits that it is ordered merely as an “example.” Legation contends that Fischer is exempt from punishment. Incloses correspondence. 16
86 Same to same Apr. 9 Military service case of Franz Rath, who went to the United States with a “pass” after performing active service, became a naturalized citizen, and is declared a deserter because he failed to answer a call for the reserve. Submits case for instructions. 29
79 Mr. Hay to Mr. Harris Apr. 13 Expulsion of Gustav W. L. Fischer. Compares situation in Germany, and while admitting right of expulsion if presence of naturalized citizen be pernicious, Department can not consent to treaty being amended to comply with domestic requirement as to permission for emigration that came after it, nor that expulsion of naturalized citizens be ordered for “example.” 18
[Page LIV]86 Mr. Hay to Mr. Harris May 10 Military service case of Franz Rath. Naturalized citizens, except when they come under one of the three provisions of Article II of the treaty, are exempt from service and from punishment for nonfulfillment of same. 30
98 Mr. Harris to Mr. Hay June 27 Expulsion of Gustav W. L. Fischer. Austrian foreign office has been informed that cause is not considered sufficient for expulsion. Incloses correspondence 19
Mr. Hay to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). July 3 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Outlines policy of the United States and instructs to communicate it to minister for foreign affairs. 299
Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 4 Same subject. Above telegram has been communicated to foreign office. 299
96 Mr. Hay to Mr. Harris July 19 Expulsion of Gustav W. L. Fischer. Discusses case in general light of the treaty and as compared with the polity of Germany in similar eases, disputes the right of Austria to order expulsion of all naturalized citizens, and incloses dispatch No. 1228 from Germany on the general Question. 22
115 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Aug. 4 Offer and acceptance of use of hospital ship Maine for wounded Austrian soldiers. Incloses correspondence. 31
Mr. Adee to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). Aug. 8 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Transmits text of edict relative to measures for the safety of foreign ministers at Pekin, and reply of United States Government. 300
118 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Aug. 9 Same subject. Reports having communicated above telegram to foreign office. 301
Mr. Hengelmüller to Mr. Adee. Aug. 11 Same subject. Acknowledges circular note of August 9. Austrian Government concurs in views of the United States. 308
Mr. Adee to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). Aug. 12 Same subject. Transmits text of memorandum handed to Chinese minister in reply to edict announcing Li Hung Chang as commissioner to negotiate for suspension of hostilities. 301
120 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Aug. 13 Same subject. Reports having communicated above telegram to foreign office. 302
Mr. Adee to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). Aug. 22 Same subject. Gives substance of Li Hung Chang’s proposition for negotiations and text of reply given to Chinese legation. Asks whether Austria has received similar proposition, and what reply was made. 302
123 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Aug. 25 Same subject. Replying to above telegram, states that Austria has received similar proposals, but does not intend to answer them. 303
Mr. Adee to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). Aug. 29 Same subject. Intention of Russia to withdraw minister and troops from Pekin. Gives substance of oral statement of Russian chargé and text of memorandum sent him in reply. 304
Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 8 Same subject. Austria hopes that an agreement will be arrived at by the powers as to date of withdrawal of foreign contingents from Pekin. 305
106 Mr. Hill to Mr. Herdliska Sept. 13 Offer and acceptance of use of hospital ship Maine for wounded Austrian soldiers. Directs that this Government’s appreciation be expressed to the executive committee in control of the vessel. 33
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 21 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Quotes text of replies made to Chinese, German, and Russian representatives in respect of entering upon negotiations. 305
135 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Sept. 24 Same subject. Replying to above telegram, communicates replies made by Austrian Government to propositions referred to. 306
Mr. Hay to Mr. Herdliska (telegram). Oct. 22 Same subject. Gives substance of correspondence with French chargé and of President’s reply to message of the Emperor of China. 307
141 Mr. Herdliska to Mr. Hay Oct. 24 Same subject. Replying to above telegram, states that American proposition is approved by Austria. 308
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belgium.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
38 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 27 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Minister of foreign affairs desires adherence of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899. 34
37 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend Mar. 8 Same subject. Incloses instruction to United States minister at Monrovia regarding adhesion of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899. Adhesion of the United States will not be complete until the Senate shall have passed Upon it. 35
47 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay Mar. 20 Same subject. Has communicated above instruction to minister for foreign affairs. 36
41 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend Apr. 24 Expulsion of Paul Edwards on the ground that he was practicing the art of healing contrary to the laws of Belgium. Incloses Edwards’s letter, and requests report. 45
53 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay May 8 Same subject. Reports attitude of Belgian Government, and incloses correspondence. 47
43 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend May 21 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Incloses adhesion of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899. 36
54 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay do Expulsion of Paul Edwards. Incloses clippings from Paris newspaper in regard to Edwards. 52
55 Same to same June 1 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Has communicated adhesion of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899, to minister for foreign affairs, who wishes to know when adhesion of United States will reach Brussels. 36
44 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend June 2 Expulsion of Paul Edwards. Approves minister’s course as reported to Department. 53
57 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay June 4 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Incloses note from minister of foreign affairs expressing thanks for assistance of United States in obtaining adhesion of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899. 37
45 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend June 7 Same subject. Attention of Senate committee has been called to urgency of action on adhesion to convention of June 8, 1899. 37
46 Same to same June 15 Same subject. Senate has adjourned without action on the convention. 38
Count de Lichtervelde to Mr. Hay. Aug. 16 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Requests consent of the United States to cooperation of a Belgian volunteer corps. 308
239 Mr. Adee to Count de Lichtervelde. Aug. 22 Same subject. Cooperation of Belgian volunteer corps will be acceptable to United States if necessity therefor arises. 309
Count de Lichtervelde to Mr. Hay. Sept. 16 Same subject. Conveys thanks of Belgian Government for part taken by United States forces in release of its legation at Pekin. 310
243 Mr. Hill to Count de Lichtervelde. Sept. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges above note 311
Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend (telegram). Dec. 21 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Asks if it is too late for United States to adhere to convention. 38
Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 22 Same subject. It is not too late for United States to adhere to convention. 38
75 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram 38
62 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend Dec. 24 Same subject. Instruction to announce to Belgian Government that United States is prepared to adhere to convention of June 8, 1899. 39
77 Mr. Townsend to Mr. Hay 1901. Jan. 11 Same subject. Reports having complied with above instruction, and incloses list of countries adhering. 39
68 Mr. Hay to Mr. Townsend Feb. 5 Same subject. Instruction to deposit formal instrument of adhesion of United States to convention of June 8. 1899. 40
70 Mr. Hill to Mr. Townsend Feb. 16 Same subject. Incloses President’s proclamation concerning adhesion of United States to convention of June 8, 1899. 40
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brazil.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
194 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan 1900. May 23 Law, and repeal of same, prohibiting the importation into Brazil of merchandise bearing Portuguese labels. Incloses correspondence and requests report. 54
195 Mr. Hill to Mr. Bryan May 25 Same subject. Incloses further correspondence. 55
249 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay June 1 Same subject. Reports efforts to secure delay in execution of the law. 56
Mr. Hill to Mr. Bryan (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to remonstrate against law. 56
252 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram and refers to his No. 249. 57
196 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan do Same subject. Incloses correspondence, and instructs to energetically protest against enforcement of law. 57
254 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay June 11 Same subject. Reports further in regard to his protest against the law. 58
258 Same to same June 15 Visit of South Atlantic Squadron to Brazil. Reports courtesies shown on occasion of. 65
205 Mr. Hill to Mr. Bryan June 29 Law, and repeal of same, prohibiting the importation into Brazil of merchandise bearing Portuguese labels. Directs remonstrance against the law, independently of other diplomatic agents. 59
269 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay July 30 Same subject. Reports an amendment to the law, and incloses correspondence. 59
278 Same to same Sept. 20 Same subject. Reports further extension of time for enforcement of the law. 60
215 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan Oct. 17 Same subject. Requests a complete copy of the law. 61
222 Same to same Nov. 23 Same subject. Incloses letter of protest from Stearns & Co. 61
290 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay Nov. 30 Same subject. Transmits copy of the law 62
223 Mr. Hay to Mr. Bryan Dec. 1 Same subject. Incloses letter from the Secretary of the Interior, stating that if the law is amended as suggested no objection could be found against it. 62
293 Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay Dec. 5 Same subject. Incloses his letter of protest against certain proposed amendments. 64
301 Same to same 1901. Jan. 4 Same subject. Incloses copy of the law, satisfactorily amended. 64

chile.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Memorandum of Chilean legation. 1897. May 12 Claim of Patrick Shields. Suggests protocol to dispose of claim. 66
Señor Gana to Mr. Sherman. May 18 Same subject. Will be pleased to sign protocol 67
23 Mr. Sherman to Señor Gana. May 22 Same subiect. Is ready to sign protocol 67
Text of protocol May 24 68
8 Mr. Hay to Señor Morla Vicuña. 1899. Jan. 25 Same subject. Calls attention to protocol, and hones that Chile’s agreement will be fulfilled. 68
Señor Morla Vicuña to Mr. Hay. Jan. 27 Same subject. Has communicated above note to his Government. 69
11 Mr. Hay to Señor Morla Vicuña. Mar. 4 Chilean Claims Convention. Senate has consented to amendment extending time. 71
Señor Morla Vicuña to Mr. Hay. Mar. 13 Same subject. Above note referred, to ms Government. 71
12 Mr. Hay to Señor Morla Vicuña. I Mar. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges above note. Exchange of ratifications should be postponed until 15 next. 72
16 Mr. Hay to Señor Infante June 5 Claim of Patrick Shields. Asks that arrangement for payment be promptly carried out by Chile. 69
Señor Infante to Mr. Hay June 8 Same subject. Hopes he will soon receive authority to make the payment. 69
24 Mr. Hay to Señor Infante Nov. 1 Same subject. Again expresses the hope that payment will be made at an early date. 70
Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 10 Chilean Claims Convention approved by Chilean Congress; two House amendments. 72
Señor Infante to Mr. Hay Nov. 11 Claim of Patrick Shields. Especial recommendation for payment of claim will be made to Chilean legislative corps. 70
Same to same do Chilean Claims Convention. Same tenor as above note. 72
26 Mr. Hay to Señor Infante Nov. 17 Same subject. Advises receipt of Mr. Wilson’s telegram of the 10th instant. 73
[Page LVII] Señor Infante to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 22 Claim of Patrick Shields. Transmits $3,500 in payment of. 71
28 Mr. Hay to Señor Infante Jan. 23 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above note and inclosure. 71
31 Mr. Hay to Señor Morla Vicuña. Mar. 8 Chilean Claims Convention. Invites exchange of ratifications, and arrangement for appointment of third arbitrator. 73
Text of convention Mar. 12 73
139 Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay Mar. 24 Visit of the U. S. S. Hartford to Valparaiso. Reports courtesies on occasion of. 75
The President of Chile to the President of the United States (telegram). Sept. 16 Condolences on disaster at Galveston 76
The President of the United States to the President of Chile (telegram). do Same subject. Gratefully acknowledges above 76

china.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
205 Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger 1899. Aug. 25 Consular jurisdiction at Chinese ports leased to foreign powers. Requests report as to what other powers are doing. Incloses memorandum prepared in Consular Bureau. 382
283 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Nov. 28 Passports of missionaries in China. Has declined to issue to certain applicants because they had no intention of returning to the United States. Incloses correspondence. 390
289 Same to same Dec. 7 Uprising against foreigners. Reports danger to missionaries in Shantung from riots between converts and members of the Chinese secret society, the “Boxers,” who are receiving at least tacit support from the governor. Incloses correspondence. 77
291 Same to same Dec. 11 Consular jurisdiction at Chinese ports leased to foreign powers All diplomatic representatives, except Japanese, concede that sovereignty has passed to lessee. 385
295 Same to same Dec. 20 Protection to Chinese employees of American citizens. Reports indignities to certain of such employees, and his protest. Incloses correspondence. 394
304 Same to same 1900. Jan. 2 Uprising against foreigners. Incloses Imperial circular and decree directing Chinese officials to resist foreign aggressions. 84
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 5 Same subject. Reports the murder of an English missionary in Shantung. 86
307 Same to same Jan. 6 Same subject. Confirms above telegram. The incident awakened a sense of responsibility in the Yamen and dictated energetic measures for the suppression of antiforeign riots. Incloses correspondence. 86
221 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Jan. 8 Protection of Chinese employees of American citizens. Instructs to demand adequate retribution for incident reported in inclosed dispatch from consul at Chin-Kiang. 396
312 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Jan. 15 Uprising against foreigners. Incloses decree which enjoins discrimination between dangerous and lawful societies. It is looked upon as destroying the effect of decree inclosed in dispatch No. 307, and the German minister has already made oral representations. 88
222 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Jan. 18 Passports of missionaries in China. Applications referred to in dispatch No. 283 should be granted. Defines Department’s position in regard to Americans residing in countries where the United States exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction. 393
223 Same to same do Uprising against foreigners. Incloses letter from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in regard to danger to missionaries. Instructs to afford all possible protection. 89
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 24 Same subject. Reports publication of decree summoning all high officials to an audience at Imperial palace. Purpose unknown; trouble feared. 91
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 25 Same subject. Imperial decree appoints P’u Ch’un, aged 14, heir apparent. | 91
[Page LVIII]315 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Jan. 29 Uprising against foreigners. Incloses decrees above referred to, gives brief sketch of the heir apparent and of the motives which led to the selection. Abdication of the Emperor is looked upon as likely to occur in the near future. 91
316 Same to same do Same subject. Reports danger to missionaries increasing. Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and France have demanded the dispersion of the “Boxers” and “Big Sword” societies. 93
228 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Feb. 1 Same subject. Instructs to insist that copies of orders given to governor of Shantung be communicated to legation. 96
229 Same to same Feb. 3 Consular jurisdiction at Chinese ports leased to foreign powers. The relinquishment of consular jurisdiction in leased territory by all foreign powers except Japan, as reported in dispatch No. 291, would seem to involve also the loss of the right to exercise of ordinary consular functions. Points out that American interests can not be left without protection, and instructs to arrange with his colleagues some method by which the present anomalous procedure of referring these matters to diplomatic officers may be superseded by a more expeditious one. Incloses memorandum prepared by the Solicitor of the Department. 386
230 Same to same Feb. 10 Protection of Chinese employees of American citizens. Refers to instruction No. 221 and incloses No. 50 from consul at Chin-Kiang. 399
234 Same to same Feb. 20 Uprising against foreigners. Incloses letter from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions containing further information. 97
237 Same to same Feb. 26 Protection of Chinese employees of American citizens. Reviews correspondence with consul, and refers to instruction No. 221. 401
332 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Uprising against foreigners. Incloses letter from Presbyterian Mission ascribing danger to missionaries to German activity and aggression in Shantung. 101
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 9 Same subject. Reports missionary troubles still spreading. Situation very critical. Ministers of United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, and Italy made second demand for strong Imperial decree. Suggests naval demonstration. 102
338 Same to same Mar. 10 Same subject. The Tsungli Yamen, while issuing orders against “Boxer” society, did not mention “Big Sword” society, and declined to publish decree as demanded. Urges naval demonstration and sending of marine guard to Pekin. Correspondence inclosed. 102
339 Same to same Mar. 10 Same subject. Incloses copy of his protest against appointment of late governor of Shantung to any place having jurisdiction over missionaries. 108
342 Same to same Mar. 13 Same subject. Reports that antiforeign propensities of Chinese Government are evidenced in a decree ordering punishment of literati, whose chief though unmentioned offense is association with Europeans. 109
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Mar. 15 Same subject. War vessel will be detailed for protection of American citizens and interests in China 110
246 Same to same Mar. 22 Same subject. Approves action reported in dispatch No. 316, instructs to follow it up with stronger representations; identical note is not objectionable, but Department would prefer legation to act singly if similarly to the action of other powers. Suppression of antiforeign societies and punishment of responsible officials should be insisted upon, and Chinese Government be made to understand that disturbances would conduce to the annulment of the recent efforts of the United States Government to obtain declarations for the benefit of Chinese integrity. 111
344 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Mar. 23 Consular jurisdiction at Chinese ports leased to foreign power. Diplomatic corps agree in the opinion that it can be exercised only upon an exequatur of the power in possession of the territory. 389
[Page LIX]345 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Mar. 23 Uprising against foreigners. Reports that, in spite of caveat inclosed in dispatch No. 339, antiforeign governor of Yu Hsien has been appointed governor of Shansi, in which there are large British interests. British and German ministers will protest. 112
249 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Apr. 9 Same subject. Incloses letters from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 112
356 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Apr. 12 Same subject. While request that decree be published in Pekin Gazette has not been complied with, proclamations naming the objectionable societies have been posted in Shantung, and offenders have been arrested. Incloses correspondence. 113
360 Same to same Apr. 16 Same subject. Decree has at last been published in Pekin Gazette, embodied in a report from the Viceroy of Chihli. 117
252 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger do Same subject. Acknowledges dispatch No. 332, and referring to assurances given by German minister at Pekin and German Government in April, 1899, instructs to inform his German colleague that the United States Government relies on the German authorities extending equal protection to American residents in the German zone of action. 118
362 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Apr. 19 Same subject. Incloses decree making distinction between local volunteers or train bands and the dangerous associations, and warning them against molestation of Christians. 119
367 Same to same May 3 Same subject. U. S. S. Wheeling arrived at Taku April 7, and departed on the 30th. 119
180 Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. May 7 Exclusion laws. Extension to Philippine Islands. Requests that certain of his notes on the subject be communicated to Congress. 402
368 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay May 8 Uprising against foreigners. Punishment of ringleaders in antiforeign cases has again been asked. As to officials, the well-known disinclination of the Chinese Government to comply with requests for their punishment suggested the wisdom of refraining from making any. Gives some details of the manner in which the “Boxers” recruit adherents, and incloses specimens of placards by which antiforeign feeling is aroused. Representations have been made against the antiforeign demonstrations made in Pekin. 120
369 Same to same May 14 Same subject. British commission of demarcation at Wei Hai Wei attacked by natives. Chinese commissioners are believed to have instigated the attack. 126
262 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger May 15 Same subject. Approves action reported in dispatch No. 345. 126
372 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay May 18 Same subject. Incloses his letter and telegram to Admiral Kempff requesting war ship at Taku. 126
Same to same (telegram) May 21 Same subject. Reports outrages by “Boxers” on native Christians. Effective measures demanded by diplomatic corps and promised by Chinese Government. 127
376 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram. Reports interview with tsungli yamen. Incloses demands made by diplomatic corps and letters from missionaries. 127
265 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger May 22 Consular jurisdiction at Chinese ports leased to foreign powers. Replying to dispatch No. 344, states that United States embassies to Great Britain, Germany, and Russia have been instructed to arrange for the recognition of the nearest United States consul in China 390
141 Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. May 24 Exclusion laws. Extension to Philippine Islands. Mr. Wu’s former notes have been communicated to Congress, as requested. 403
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 26 Uprising against foreigners. Reports situation unchanged and asks if he can arrange with admiral for legation guards. 131
Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Permission to confer with admiral about sending guards, if necessary. 132
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). May 28 Same subject. Reports further outrages. Legations have ordered guards. 132
Same to same (telegram) June 1 Same subject. Reports arrival of legation guards. 132
[Page LX]383 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 2 Uprising against foreigners. Reports outrages committed by the Boxers, action taken by the diplomatic corps, arrival of guards for the legations, the Americans being the first to arrive; and incloses correspondence. 132
Same to same (telegram) June 3 Same subject. Further outrages. Chinese Government can not or will not suppress. 139
386 Same to same June 4 Same subject. Confirms above telegram. Reports that Chinese authorities are unable or unwilling to suppress the movement. Soldiers in sympathy with insurgents. Imperial cabinet divided as to policy toward foreigners. Gives names of officials on either side and suggests that combined action of the powers may become necessary. 139
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports probability that legations will be besieged in Pekin. Suggests measures for eventual delivery. 141
387 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram and gives additional particulars. 141
Same to same (telegram) June 5 Same subject. “More ships are badly needed at Taku.” 142
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). June 6 Same subject. Authorization to take measures for protection of legation and American interests. 142
Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Asks if missionaries at Paotingfu are adequately protected. 142
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 7 Same subject. Situation unimproved. Asks if he shall join in demand for special audience with Emperor. 142
Same to same (telegram) June 8 Same subject. Paotingfu missionaries safe up to present. 142
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs to act independently in protection of American interests where practicable, and concurrently with representatives of other powers if necessity arise. 143
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Chinese Government becoming more helpless. Foreign troops will have to protect railways. Twenty-four foreign war vessels at Taku. 143
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Asks if he shall join in demand of audience with Emperor, and states that unless order is immediately restored foreign powers will take measures to that end. 143
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram. June 9 Same subject. Answers above telegram affirmatively. 143
Same to same (telegram) June 10 Same subject. States that United States has no policy in China except to protect American interests. There must be no alliances. 143
391 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 11 Same subject. Reports outrages of Boxers and inaction of Chinese Government; measures taken for protection of American missionaries; refusal of permission to bring additional guards; railway and telegraph communication cut. American and British admirals advised to advance on Pekin. Appointment of Prince Tuan and other antiforeign officials to the tsungli yamen. Incloses correspondence, degrees etc. 144
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Antiforeign officials appointed to tsungli yamen. Situation not improved; 700 additional guards en route. 154
392 Same to same June 15 Same subject. Confirms above telegram. Legations are besieged and hoping for arrival of relief. Further outrages reported. Boxers openly or covertly assisted by soldiers. Communications with yamen interrupted. 154
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Asks if more force is needed and instructs to communicate with admiral and report. 155
393 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay June 18 Same subject. Soldiers taking part in attacks on legations. Incendiary fires in Pekin. Reports interview with two members of tsungli yamen, who promise protection, but virtually confess their powerlessness. Incloses edicts issued upon the murder of the Japanese chancellor. 151
Memorandum of interview between the Chinese minister and the Secretary of State. June 22 Same subject. Viceroy of the Liang Hu says southern provinces are at peace and begs that United States will not send military or naval forces into the Yangtze Kiang so long as no breach of peace takes place. 273
[Page LXI] Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. June 22 Uprising against foreigners. Replying to above states that military and naval forces will not be sent into provinces mentioned so long as peace is preserved. 274
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. June 23 Same subject. Acknowledges above. Has received a telegram to effect that all foreign ministers in Pekin are well. 274
Viceroy of Hunan and Hupeh provinces to Minister Wu Ting-fang (telegram). June 25 Same subject. Disclaims responsibility on part of Chinese Government for uprising of “Boxers,” promising strenuous efforts to suppress it, and begging that European forces desist from further fighting. 274
150 Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Same subject. The President, while gratified at above telegram, is unable to give any orders which would prevent naval and military officers from doing everything in their power to open communications with Pekin and Tientsin. 275
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports no communication with Pekin since 14th 248
Same to same (telegram) June 26 Same subject. Reports that viceroys of Nankin and Hankow guarantee peace in Yangtze Valley, we guaranteeing noninterference. 248
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. June 27 Same subject. United States consuls instructed to communicate with viceroys as to preservation of peace and order. 276
265 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay June 28 Same subject. Has notified consuls to consult viceroys about measures to preserve peace. 248
267 Mr Goodnow to Mr. Cridler. June 29 Same subject. Reports in regard to present conditions at Shanghai. 249
269 Same to same do Same subject. Quotes telegrams received from various consuls relative to existing conditions and attitude of certain viceroys. 250
270 Same to same do Same subject. Quotes telegram from consul at Foochow stating that all is quiet. 251
Same to same July 3 Same subject. Incloses proclamation issued at request of admirals. 251
Viceroy Liu Kun-Yih and Viceroy Chang Chih-Tung to Minister Wu Ting-fang (telegram). do Same subject. Request that forces be not sent to Yangtze Valley or Kiangsu and Chekiang, the viceroys guaranteeing protection to life and property. 276
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. July 5 Same subject. Incloses telegrams sent to United States consul-general at Shanghai. 277
Mr. Hay to Mr. Goodnow (telegram). do Same subject. The President trusts to responsible provincial authorities to maintain order. 252
272 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay July 8 Same subject. Reports in regard to conditions in central and southern China. 252
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. July 11 Same subject. Acknowledges Department’s note of 5th instant. 277
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits Imperial edict reciting origin and spread of the Boxer movement, and laying part of the blame for the outbreak on the action of foreign guards at Pekin and fleet at Taku; promises protection for legations, and punishment of anarchists. 277
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 11 Siege and relief of legations. Instructs to communicate tidings to bearer. 155
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay July 13 Uprising against foreigners. Incloses edict of June 29. 255
48 Mr. Ragsdale, consul, to the Assistant Secretary of State. July 16 Siege of Tientsin. Reports in regard to 268
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Siege and relief of legations. Quick relief only can prevent massacre. 156
276 Mr Goodnow to Mr. Hay July 17 Uprising against foreigners. Reports in detail, and confirms telegrams. 257
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits telegram from viceroys reporting foreign ministers well, and requesting powers to preserve Tientsin from destruction. 279
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. July 18 Same subject. The President has transmitted above request to officers at Tientsin. 279
Pro memona of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Li Hung Chang desires information as to obtaining from treaty powers either guarantee of territorial integrity of China or self-denying ordinance in any action they may take. 279
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Same subject. Replying to above states that views of United States are set forth in circular of July 3. 279
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports bombardment of legations, and casualties. 259
[Page LXII]1 Mr. Hay to Mr. Rockhill July 19 Siege and relief of legations. Appointment as commissioner. 156
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 20 Uprising against foreigners. Reports much ammunition going up Grand Canal, and that governor of Shantung says he sent to Department a message from Mr. Conger. 259
Mr. Cridler to Mr. Goodnow. July 20 Same subject. Replying to above says statement is true; Quotes Mr. Conger’s telegram. 259
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits telegram from Shanghai Taotai Yu relative to telegrams to and from Mr. Conger. 280
Same do Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits message from the Emperor of China to the President. 293
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). July 21 Siege and relief of legations. Doubts authenticity of dispatch received. Instructs to report attitude and position of Chinese Government. 156
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports all well. No fighting since 16th. Hone for speedy relief. 156
277 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay do Uprising against foreigners. Reports arrival of Li Hung Chang at Shanghai. 259
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits telegram from viceroy at Nankin stating that all foreign ministers, except German, are unharmed. 280
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. July 23 Same subject. Acknowledges Department’s note of 18th instant, regarding circular of July 3. 280
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports that officer of tsungi yamen saw all the ministers on the 18th. 259
Mr. Hay to Mr. txoodnow (telegram). do Same subject, Instructs to call on Viceroy Li and ascertain his purpose. 260
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Negotiations for restoration of order. Incloses letter from President to Emperor of China for transmission by telegraph. 294
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Uprising against foreigners. Transmits edict enjoining protection of foreigners. 280
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 24 Same subject. Li’s purpose is to assure safety of ministers and stop military operations. 260
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Has transmitted the President’s letter to the Emperor of China. 281
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 27 Same subject. Reports disturbances and casualties at Paotingfu and Yunnan. 260
2 Mr. Hay to Mr. Rockhill do Siege and relief of legations General instructions as to Mr. Rockhill’s duties as commissioner. 157
Mr. Hay to Mr. Goodnow (telegram). July 30 Uprising against foreigners. United States will not enter into any arrangement regarding disposition of legation without first having free communication with Mr. Conger. 260
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 1 Same subject. Inexpedient to submit Earl Li’s proposition to other powers. Free communication with representatives at Pekin is demanded as a right. 260
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports of attacks on legations received by courier. 261
Mr. Hay to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Same subject. Incloses copy of telegram to consul at Shanghai. 281
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Telegram above referred to transmitted to Earl Li, urging him to memorialize the Throne on the subject. 282
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 2 Same subject. Li says tsungli yamen seriously considering sending ministers to Tientsin. 261
285 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Cridler. do Same subject. Reports his efforts to communicate by telegraph with Mr. Conger. 261
287 Same to same do Same subject. Reports interviews with Earl Li. 262
Mr. Wu Ting-fang to Mr. Hay. Aug. 3 Same subject. Expresses gratification at confirmation of Mr. Conger’s telegram. 282
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Siege and relief of legations. Continuation of siege reported. 157
Mr. Conger to General (telegram). Aug. 4 Same subject. Reports situation critical. Hopes relief will arrive soon. 157
288 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Cridler. do Uprising against foreigners. No messages will be delivered to ministers because foreigners advancing on Pekin. Proforeign Chinese officials have been beheaded. 264
Memoradum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits telegram reporting safety of legations. 282
Mr. Adee to Mr. Goodnow (telegram). Aug. 5 Same subject. President directs protest against any limitation of full commuication with Mr. Conger. 264
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Mr. Conger telegraphs all well. Reports communication with ministers still interrupted. 264
[Page LXIII] Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 5 Siege and relief of legations. Chinese officials desire departure of ministers; they will not go without foreign escort. 157
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 8 Same subject. Requests full report on siege and conditions. 158
Mr. Cridler to Mr. Goodnow (telegram). do Uprising against foreigners. Advises of imperial edict allowing cipher communication between ministers and Governments. 264
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports renewed attacks on legations, and interruption of communications. 265
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits edict prescribing measures for the transfer of foreign ministers to Tientsin under escort. 283
Same do Same subject. Free cipher communication between Government and ministers will be allowed. 283
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. do Same subject. Department is availing of opportunity to communicate with minister. Urges that Chinese Government cooperate with relief expedition. 284
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 9 Siege and relief of legations. Reports attacks upon legation, and casualties. 159
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. Approves determination not to accept Chinese escort. 159
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 11 Same subject. Reports in detail upon siege, attitude of Chinese Government, casualties, etc. 159
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Uprising against foreigners. Transmits joint telegram from Chinese officials in regard to conditions at Shanghai, and requests Department’s good office in stopping reported movement of foreign troops in that vicinity. 284
Mr. Adee to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Same subject. Impossible to comply with request for good offices until Chinese Government complies with requirements of President’s letter of July 23. 285
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Aug. 12 Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits edict appointing Li Hung Chang commissioner to negotiate peace. 285
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. do same subject. Negotiations with Li Hung Chang will be entered into, but a precedent condition must be that a sufficient body of troops will be allowed to enter Pekin and escort foreign ministers unmolested back to Tientsin. 286
Mr. Adee to Mr. Wu Ting-fang. do Same subject. Quotes instructions to commander of American forces in China in regard to his relations with Li Hung Chang. 286
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 14 Siege and relief of legations. Chinese Government requested armistice, and reply was made that Mr. Conger must first be delivered to relief column. 160
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports arrival of relief column at Pekin. 160
394 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 15 Same subject. Reports telegram from Mr. Conger still imprisoned and attacked. 160
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Aug. 16 Same subject. Reports details of arrival of relief column. 160
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Negotiations for restoration of order. Proposition that a Chinese envoy be sent to meet allied forces and arrange peaceable delivery of the legations. 287
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. do Same subject. Quotes instructions to commander of United States forces authorizing him to arrange for safe and peaceable rescue of the legations. 287
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 17 Siege and relief of legations. Reports occupation of Pekin by allied forces. 161
395 Same to same do Same subject. Reports at length in regard to siege; true character and purposes of Li Hung Chang; murder of German minister; Chinese Government’s hand in operations; destruction of life and property throughout China; and incloses correspondence and maps. 161
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Uprising against foreigners. Transmits telegram from Wuchang and Nankin viceroys requesting information as to plans of allies. Reports landing of foreign troops. 265
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 18 Same subject. Reports that viceroys are satisfied with allied Governments’ position re Emperor and Empress. 265
Mr. Adee to Mr. Goodnow (telegram). Aug. 19 Same subject. States policy of United States in reply to telegram of the two viceroys. 265
[Page LXIV] The President to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 19 Siege and relief of legations. Felicitations for survivors, and condolences for the fallen. 188
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Aug. 20 Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits telegram from Li Hung Chang urging that negotiations be begun. 288
Same Aug. 21 Same subject. Transmits second telegram from Li Hung Chang urging withdrawal of troops and appointment of envoy to negotiate. 289
Same do Same subject. Transmits telegram from viceroys explaining purpose of their request that Emperor and Empress be given no alarm. Their majesties having left the capital, the viceroys will maintain order in eastern and southern provinces. 289
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. do Same subject. Replying to above note, quotes telegraphic correspondence with consul-general at Shanghai in same connection. 289
Same Aug. 22 Same subject. Overtures for peace are welcome, although ministers had to be released by force. When Chinese Government shows itself able to suspend hostilities in China the United States will be prepared to appoint a representative to join with other powers in attaining the ends declared in circular telegram of July 3. 290
214 Mr. Adee to Mr. Goodnow do Uprising against foreigners. Expresses Department’s appreciation of Mr. Goodnow’s watchfulness. 266
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Reports overtures made by Earl Li; asks if Mr. Conger has any suggestions. 197
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 23 Same subject. Reports endeavors of military to restore order. 198
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 25 Same subject. Imperial palace will be entered by allies on Aug. 28. 198
303 Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Cridler. Aug. 25 Uprising against foreigners. Transmits telegram from viceroy at Nankin expressing thanks for friendly intentions of United States. 266
Mr. Adee to Mr. Conger (telegram). Aug. 26 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Instructs to confer with Mr. Rockhill, who has been appointed United States Commissioner. 198
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 27 Same subject. Reports incidents of siege 198
Mr. Adee to Mr.Conger (telegram). Aug. 28 Siege and relief of legations. Desires information as to fate of Americans at Paoting. 188
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 29 Negotiations tor settlement and reparation. Suggestions as to negotiations. 199
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Uprising against foreigners. Japanese Government has landed small force at Amoy 266
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 30 Same subject. Japanese troops ordered withdrawn from Amoy. 267
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Reports outrages in interior. Asks instructions. 199
399 Same to same Sept. 1 Siege and relief of legations. Incloses hospital records of United States marines 189
400 Same to same Sept. 3 Same subject. Cites instances of Empress’s purpose to kill all foreigners after repulse of relief expedition. Reports decapitation of proforeign ministers, desecration of English graveyard, and murder of missionaires at Paotingfu. 190
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Denies reports that protection was extended to legations and foreigners by Chinese Government. 191
Same to same Sept. 4 Same subject. Incloses proclamations giving proof of responsibility of Chinese Government for “Boxer” movement. 192
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 6 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Chinese commissioners are ready to negotiate. Suggests Shanghai as a suitable place. 200
Mr. Goodnow to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Uprising against foreigners. Reports agreement to withdraw all marines from Amoy. 267
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Sept. 10 Negotiations for restoration of order Transmits edict vesting Li Hung Chang with full powers. 290
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. Sept. 11 Same subject. Hopes Li Hung Chang’s authority will enable him to assure safety of American life and property. 291
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Same subject. Transmits order directing Li Hung Chang, in connection with Prince Ching, to proceed with negotiations. 291
218 Mr. Cridler to Mr. Goodnow. do Uprising against foreigners. Expresses Department’s approval of action reported in dispatch No. 285. 1 267
[Page LXV] Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Sept. 12 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Thinks plan for pacification must be devised by foreign powers. 200
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. do Negotiations for restoration of order. United States Government will facilitate journey of Earl Li to Pekin. 292
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Sept. 13 Same subject. Earl Li has proper credentials for conducting negotiations. Life and property of Americans will be respected. 292
413 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Sept. 16 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. No progress made by reason of Li Hung Chang’s absence. 200
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Sept. 17 Negotiations for restoration of order. Prince Ching has been appointed plenipotentiary and wishes to open negotiations. 292
Mr. Wu to Mr. Hill Sent. 18 Condolences on Galveston disaster 403
152 Mr. Hill to Mr. Wu Sent. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges above with thanks. 403
416 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Prince Ching will memorialize for the return of the Emperor to Pekin. 201
Memorandum of Chinese minister. do Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits cable of viceroys desiring that no more troops will be advanced. 293
Mr. Hill to Mr. Wu Sept. 21 Same subject. Accepts plenipotentiary authority of Earl Li Hung Chang and Prince Ching as sufficient for preliminary negotiations. 293
Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Siege and relief of legations. Directs to extend protection to Swedish and Norwegian missionaries. 194
417 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Sept. 22 Same subject. Reports massacre of Americans at Paotingfu. 193
Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Resumé of correspondence with Russian and German embassies and Chinese legation regarding authority of Chinese plenipotentiaries. 202
281 Same to same Sept. 25 Siege and relief of legations. Protection of Swedish and Norwegian missionaries. Incloses note in regard to. 194
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 27 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Reports that Chinese plenipotentiaries have made no request to negotiate. 204
Mr. Hill to Mr. Conger (telegram). Sept. 29 Same subject. General directions as to conducting negotiations. 204
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Russian legation removed to Tientsin. 205
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 1 Same subj ect. Acknowledges Department’s telegram of September 22. 205
8 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports condition of affairs at Pekin and Tientsin; views of Mr. Conger and himself; outlook for negotiations. 205
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Oct. 2 Negotiations for restoration of order. Advises punishments inflicted on offending officials. 296
Memorandum handed Chinese minister. Oct. 3 Same subject. Acknowledges receipt of above note. Report will be requested of United States Minister to China. 296
9 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Incloses decrees granting funeral sacrifices in honor of late Baron von Ketteler, etc. 209
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports decree inflicting punishment on certain officials. 210
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to report if punishment decree is satisfactory. 210
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 4 Same subject. Acknowledges Department’s telegram of September 29. 211
423 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses punishment decree; comments on its gross inadequacy. 211
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram) Oct. 6 Same subject. Further report on punishment decree. 212
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 7 Same subject. Reports additional punishment edict. 213
285 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Oct. 11 Siege and relief of legations. Incloses letter from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions relative to massacre of missionaries in Shansi. 195
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 12 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Reports departure of joint military expedition for Paotingfu and Chentingfu, and fears negotiations will be delayed thereby. Earl Li has arrived. 213
[Page LXVI] Emperor of China to the President. Oct. 14 Negotiations for restoration of order. Thanks for good offices of United States in withdrawal of troops from Pekin. etc. 295
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 16 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Transmits preliminary treaty submitted by Prince Ching and Earl Li, and suggests desirable additions 213
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Submits proposition of Viceroy at Hankow to isolate guilty officials, their punishment to be decided upon later. 214
The President to the Emperor of China. Oct. 18 Negotiations for restoration of order. States that the United States desires a speedy adjustment, and hopes that negotiations will begin as soon as other Governments are satisfied of the Emperor’s ability to punish the guilty. 295
Mr. Hay to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). Oct. 19 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Proposition of Viceroy at Hankow should be presented to the full board of negotiators. 214
427 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Discusses situation at Pekin; incloses correspondence with Prince Ching regarding extermination of the “Boxers” by the Chinese Government. Reports removal of Russian legation to Tientsin. 214
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Terms of peace proposed by China are in the main acceptable, with incorporation of Mr. Conger’s suggestions. Recommends beginning negotiations as early as possible, and safeguarding open-door policy. 217
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 22 Same subject. United States favors return of summer palace to Emperor upon his return to Pekin. 218
289 Same to same Oct. 23 Same subject. Degradation of Major Siao, of the Chinese army, for saving lives of T. D. Holmes and family. Incloses Holmes’s letter and points out that this and other instances of pro-foreign officials being punished destroys confidence in Chinese Government’s professions that it proposes to punish antiforeign officials. 218
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. Reports that Emporer has given no intimation of returning; punishment of designated leaders and restoration of order may have to be accepted as proof of Imperial authority. 219
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. If Emporer’s reported intention to remove Yangtze viceroys is probable, instructs to protest. 219
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 25 Same subject. Emperor should be notified that United States insists upon retention of Yangtze viceroys. 219
Mr. Hay to Mr. Rockhill (telegram). do Same subject. Mr. Conger has been instructed in regard to Yangtze viceroys. Directs Mr. Rockhill to aid Mr. Conger in negotiations. 219
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reported intention to remove Yangtze viceroys is said by Earl Li to be untrue 220
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Oct. 26 Negotiations tor restoration of order. Advises of punishment of guilty officials. 297
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram) do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Advises demand of death punishment for certain guilty officials. 220
292 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger Oct. 27 Siege and relief of legations. Incloses note from charge d’affaires of Sweden and Norway expressing thanks for protection of missionaries. 195
18 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay do Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Incloses decree explaining Emperor’s flight from Pekin and conditions under which he will return. 220
431 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Confirms telegram of this date. Reports proceedings of diplomatic corps; gives names of officials whose death is demanded, and reasons in support of the demand. 221
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 28 Same subject. Asks if indemnity for Chinese Christians shall be demanded. 223
17 Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports in regard to punishment of certain guilty officials. 223
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Oct. 29 Same subject. The President thinks that before demand for punishment of guilty officials is made the Chinese Government should be asked what punishment it proposes to inflict. 224
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 30 Same subject. Demand should be made tor protection of Chinese Christians. 224
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 3 Same subject. Reports demands agreed upon by the leading foreign ministers. 224
[Page LXVII] Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 6 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Reports demands agreed upon by all but Russian and French ministers. 225
Memorandum of Chinese minister do Negotiations for restoration of order. Report of suicide of Yu Hsien. 297
Same Nov. 7 Same subject. Advises of punishment of guilty officials. 298
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Nov. 9 Negotiations tor settlement and reparation. Comments on proposed conditions, which are generally acceptable to United States. 225
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Department’s telegram of Oct. 29 still expresses views of the President. Instructs to insist on adequate punishment, though the President does not undertake to determine what it shall be. 226
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 16 Same subject. Directions as to demands to be made during negotiations. 226
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. The United States favors securing foreign rights at treaty ports by adequate concession, not by forcible appropriation. 227
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports decapitation of officials at Paotingfu. 227
451 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram and gives particulars. While the punishment was deserved, its effect on Chinese court will be such as to defer its return to Pekin. 227
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 19 Same subject. Reports decree imposing totally inadequate punishments. 228
454 Same to same Nov. 20 Same subject. Confirms above telegram and comments on leniency of punishment of ringleaders. 229
455 Same to same do Same subject. Acknowledges and comments on Department’s telegram of Nov. 16 relative to points to be pressed. Reports attitude of Russian and French ministers in regard to indemnity, Naval station for United States had best be treated for separately. 228
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. The President is most solicitous that negotiations should not fail. It would be unfortunate to have any ultimatum made withdrawn. The President favors exaction of lump sum for indemnity to be equitably distributed. Desires negotiations brought to a speedy close. 231
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 21 Same subject. Reports progress of negotiations 232
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram) Nov. 23 Same subject. General instructions as to negotiations. 232
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Views of diplomatic corps as to demand for punishments. 232
Same to same (telegram). Nov. 24 Same subject. Reports unanimous agreement of ministers to demands communicated in his telegrams of Oct. 26, Nov. 1, 6, and 21. 233
459 Same to same Nov. 26 Same subject. Confirms above telegram and incloses text of note as agreed upon. 233
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Nov. 27 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram, and gives views of the President on the joint demands. 235
Memorandum of Chinese minister. Nov. 28 Negotiations for restoration of order. Reports punishments inflicted upon Boxer leaders. 298
300 Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Siege and relief of legations. Thanks of United States have been conveyed to Dr. Velde for services rendered by him during siege. 196
301 Same to same Nov. 30 Same subject. Incloses thanks of Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions for good offices in behalf of missionaries. 196
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec 4 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Transmits full text of note as amended and asks instructions to sign. 235
466 Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay Dec 5. Same subject. Reports proceedings and status of negotiations. 237
Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to sign joint note as transmitted. 238
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 16 Same subject. Reports amendment proposed by British minister. 239
478 Same to same Dec. 17 Same subject. Reports progress of negotiations. 239
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). do Same subject. Comments on, and objects to certain portions of note as amended. 240
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 19 Same subject. Instructs to insist upon omission of word “irrevocable.” 241
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Gives reasons why it is improbable that his colleagues will agree to omit word above referred to. 241
[Page LXVIII] Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 20 Negotiations for settlement and reparation. Note will be signed this day, inserting word “irrevocable” and adding British amendment. 241
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Urges acceptance of note containing word “irrevocable.” 242
Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Same tenor as above telegram 242
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Dec 21 Same subject. Authority to sign note 242
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 22 Same subject. Note signed this date. Will be handed to Chinese plenipotentiaries on the 24th instant. 242
482 Same to same Dec. 23 Same subject. Reports conclusion of negotiations and incloses text of note. 243
Mr. Conger to Mr. Hay (telegram). Dec. 24 Same subject. Formal meeting with prince and delivery to him of joint note reported. 246
483 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram with details. 246
Same to same (telegram) Dec. 30 Same subject. Conditions accepted by China. Plenipotentiaries ask that military excursions in the interior cease. 248
Mr. Hay to Mr. Conger (telegram). Dec. 31 Same subject. Replying to above, the President thinks expeditions should cease. Instructs to endeavor to have forts disarmed instead of destroyed. 248

colombia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Señor Marquez to Mr. Hay 1900. July 25 Request of Colombian Government that vessels of insurgents be treated as pirates. Advances reasons. 404
27 Mr. Hay to Señor Marquez Aug. 1 Same subject. Denies request, with reasons for so doing. 405
Mr. Hart to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 5 Recognition of new Government of Colombia. Reports that vice-president has taken possession of the government. 406
391 Same to same do Same subject. Reports at length in regard to the coup d’état. 406
395 Same to same Aug. 15 Same subject. Continuation of above report 407
400 Same to same Sept. 7 Same subject. Continues report, and states that vice-president’s government seems to be gaining strength. 409
Mr. Hill to Mr. Hart (telegram). Sept. 8 Same subject. Instruction to recognize new government when it is in possession of machinery of administration. 410
316 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms and amplifies above telegram. 410
Mr. Hart to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject. Reports Government announcement that Liberal revolution is ended; and states that provisional government of vice-president will probably be maintained. 411
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 17 Same subject. Reports having entered into relations with new Government. 411
407 Same to same Sept. 18 Same subject. Confirms above telegram, giving particulars. 412

denmark.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
160 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay 1900. Mar. 29 Expulsion of Mormon missionaries. Minister of of justice refuses to revoke decree. Reports case at length and incloses correspondence. 413
95 Mr. Hay to Mr. Swenson. May 1 Same subject. Approves his course as reported above. 422
169 Mr. Swenson to Mr. Hay May 22 Military-service case of Frederick Albert Sundberg. Danish Government concurs in interpretation of treaty of 1872 that residence of more than two years in native country does not make evidence of nonintention to return; and ordered release of Sundberg. Incloses correspondence. 423
99 Mr. Hay to Mr. Swenson. June 5 Same subject. Approves his course as reported above. 424
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dominican republic.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
181 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 17 Recognition of new government. Incloses correspondence with minister of foreign affairs on the subject. 425
182 Same to same Jan. 18 Same subject. Reports reception by President Jimenez, and substance of conversation. 426
200 Same to same Feb. 9 Same subject and tenor. 428
101 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell Mar. 5 Same subject. Approves his course as reported. 428

france.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
656 Mr. Adee to Mr. Porter 1899. Aug. 9 Consular immunities. Violation of dwelling (at Arcachon) of consul at Bordeaux by French officials. Recites the circumstances under which the dwelling was entered under a writ of search and seizure, and failure of local authorities to make proper reparation, and instructs to ask that the judicial act be disavowed and the offending officials punished. 429
The French embassy to the Department of State. Aug. 14 Same subject. Presents views of French Government in consequence of investigation and asks whether United States consider that immunities extend to dwelling outside of city where consul has his office, and if so, whether same treatment would be accorded to French consuls in United States. 450
The Department of State to the French embassy. Oct. 27 Same subject. Holds that the inviolability secured by the treaty applies to the premises occupied by the consul at Arcachon. 451
683 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter Nov. 3 Same subject. Incloses copies of memoranda from and to French embassy. 452
560 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Nov. 13 Same subject. Minister for foreign affairs has replied to his note on the subject in terms almost identical with those in memorandum of French embassy of Aug. 14. 453
Memorandum of French chargé d’affaires. Dec. 26 Samoan claims of French citizens. Requests that they be admitted to arbitration. 473
611 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 15 Presentation of Lafayette memorial coin to the French mint. Transmits request for. 470
722 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter Feb. 2 Presentation of Lafayette memorial coin to President of France. Instructs to make appointment for audience of special commissioner. 468
736 Same to same Feb. 21 Presentation of Lafayette memorial coin to French mint. Incloses specimen coin for. 470
638 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Mar. 10 Presentation of Lafayette memorial coin to President of France. Reports on. 468
644 Same to same Mar. 17 Presentation of Lafayette memorial coin to French mint. Thanks for. 470
Same to same (telegram). Mar. 28 Monument at Vendome to Marshal Rochambeau. Reports laying of corner stone. 471
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs to express appreciation of friendly feeling shown on occasion. 471
649 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Mar. 29 Same subject. Reports in detail 471
654 Same to same Apr. 3 Rescue by U. S. S. Chicago of French steamship La Bretanae. Incloses letter of thanks. 476
757 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter. Apr. 9 Consular immunities. Violation of dwelling (at Arcachon) of consul at Bordeaux by French officials. Inquires present status of discussion. 453
758 Same to same Apr. 10 Monument at Vendôme to Marshal Rochambeau. Acknowledges dispatch No. 649. 472
Mr. Cambon to Mr. Hay May 3 Condolences on mine explosion in Utah 481
300 Mr. Hay to Mr. Cambon do Same subject. Acknowledges above note, with thanks. 482
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to express appreciation to President Loubet. 482
664 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay May 7 Same subject. Incloses note of appreciation to minister for foreign affairs. 482
309 Mr. Hay to Mr. Cambon May 18 Same subject. Incloses letter of thanks from governor of Utah. 483
667 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay May 19 Consular immunities. Violation of dwelling (at Arcachon) of consul at Bordeaux by French officials. French Government considers that inviolability extends to residences of consuls only in the place of their official residence. Incloses correspondence. 454
783 Mr. Hill to Mr. Porter May 25 Rescue by U. S. S. Chicago of French steamship La Bretanae. Thanks of company forwarded to Admiral Schley. 477
[Page LXX]789 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter June 12 Lafayette statue. Unveiling at Paris, July 4, 1900. Transmits joint resolution. 456
793 Same to same June 14 Fire in San Francisco harbor, instructs to render thanks to French Government for assistance of French cruiser Protet. 478
Mr. Cambon to Mr. Hay June 19 Rescue by U. S. S. Chicago of French steamship La Bretange. Expresses appreciation of French Government. 477
326 Mr. Hay to Mr. Cambon June 21 Same subject. Above note transmitted to Secretary of the Navy. 478
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter June 22 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Instructs to communicate to minister for foreign affairs that United States has no disposition to send forces into Chinese territory where order is maintained. 311
Memorandum handed French Ambassador. June 26 Samoan claims of French citizens. Admission to arbitration is agreeable to United States if Great Britain and Germany agree. 473
680 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay June 27 China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Telegraphic instructions of 22d inst. complied with. Incloses reply of minister for foreign affairs. 311
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). July 2 Same subject. Instructs to inform minister for foreign affairs that United States forces will not attack central and southern provinces so lone: as order is maintained. 312
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Suggests joint relief expedition 317
Same to same do Lafayette statue. Unveiling at Paris. Expresses gratitude for assistance of United States. 457
Mr. Hay to Mr. Thiébaut July 3 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. United States is ready to act concurrently with other powers for the rescue of diplomatic representatives, insure protection of American lives and interests, prevent spread of disturbances, and preserve Chinese entity with equal rights for all. 318
685 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay July 5 Lafayette statue. Detailed report of unveiling 457
334 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thiébaut July 6 Same subject. Acknowledges note of 2d instant. 466
687 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay do China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Minister for foreign affairs is thankful for being kept informed of intentions of United States. 312
808 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter July 9 Consular immunities. Violation of dwelling (at Arcachon) of consul at Bordeaux by French officials. Expresses regret that French Government is unable to concur in our construction of Article III of Consular Convention; they will not, of course, expect a more liberal interpretation in favor of French consuls. 456
690 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay July 12 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Policy of France regarding the uprising in accord with that of United States. Incloses statement of minister for foreign affairs in the Chamber of Deputies. 312
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay July 17 Lafayette statue. Incloses resolution of thanks of Chamber of Deputies. 466
695 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay July 19 Fire in San Francisco harbor. Has transmitted thanks for assistance rendered by French cruiser Protet in extinguishing. 478
338 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thiébaut July 20 Lafayette statue. Acknowledges note of 17th instant. 467
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). do China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Advises of peril of legation. 313
Memorandum of French Embassy. do Same subject. France will cooperate with powers to prevent shipment of arms to China. 319
Memorandum to French Embassy. do Same subject. Advises of steps taken by United States to prevent shipment of arms to China. 319
708 Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Hay July 31 Same subject. Transmits telegram from Emperor of China to President of France. 314
Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter (telegram). Aug. 1 Same subject. Communicates negotiations for delivery of legation. 315
711 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Aug. 7 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram 315
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay Aug. 8 Samoan claims of French citizens. Transmits agreement of Great Britain to admit them to arbitration. 474
344 Mr. Adee to Mr. Thiébaut Aug. 14 Same subject. Department is waiting reply of German Government. 474
Memorandum to French Embassy. do China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Attitude of United States in regard to sending detachment under white flag for delivery of ministers at Pekin. 320
[Page LXXI]720 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Aug. 22 China. Report as to policy of France in the Far East. 316
725 Same to same Aug. 28 French torpedo-boat destroyer La Framee. Incloses correspondence concerning loss of. 479
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Adee Aug. 30 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits response of French Government to overtures of Li Hung Chang. 320
Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 5 Same subject. Reports intentions of France regarding withdrawal of troops from Pekin. 316
Same to same (telegram). Sept. 12 Same subject and tenor 317
The President of France to the President of the United States. do Condolences on Galveston disaster 484
The President of the United States to the President of France. Sept. 13 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram, with thanks. 484
833 Mr. Adee to Mr. Porter Sept. 14 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Acknowledges dispatch No. 720. 317
350 Mr. Adee to Mr. Thiébaut1 Sept. 18 Condolences on Galveston disaster. Transmits thanks of Governor of Texas. 484
835 Mr. Hill to Mr. Porter Sept. 19 French torpedo-boat destroyer La Framée. Approves course in expressing condolences on loss of. 480
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay Oct. 4 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Communicates views of France as to demands to be made. 321
Memorandum to French Embassy. Oct. 10 Same subject. Communicates views of United States as to demands to be made. 322
Memorandum of French Embassy. Oct. 17 Same subject. Views of French Government regarding negotiations. 323
Memorandum to French Embassy. Oct. 19 Same subject. Replies to above, giving views of United States. 323
839 Mr. Hay to Mr. Porter Oct. 23 Courtesies of French officials at funeral of a landsman belonging to the U. S. S. Hartford. Instructs to express thanks. 480
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay Oct. 26 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Urges that basis of negotiations as amended be presented by United States minister to China in identical note. 324
Mr. Hay to Mr. Thiébaut Oct. 29 Same subject. States that there is no obstacle to beginning peace negotiations at once. Ministers at Pekin seem to be formulating demands. 325
748 Mr. Porter to Mr. Hay Nov. 6 Courtesies of French officials at funeral of a landsman belonging to the U. S. S. Hartford. Has expressed thanks. 481
Mr. Thiébaut to Mr. Hay Nov. 13 Samoan claims of French citizens. The three treaty powers having agreed to their admission to arbitration, requests copy of protocols. 475
368 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thiébaut Dec. 5 Same subject. Acknowledges above note. United States minister at Stockholm has been properly instructed. 476

germany.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
607 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay 1898 Nov. 17 Meat inspection. Incloses publication regarding use of coloring matter in sausage meat, etc. 485
672 Same to same Dec. 22 Same subject. Reports that bill will probably be introduced in the Reichstag at present session. 485
683 Same to same Dec. 30 Same subject. Reports that draft of bill will soon go to Bundesrath. 486
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1899 Feb. 17 Same subject. Reports provisions of bill which passed Bundesrath. 487
744 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and comments on bill. 488
805 Same to same Mar. 27 Same subject. Reports attitude of German ministry in regard to bill. 488
831 Same to same Apr. 22 Same subject. Reports beginning of discussion of bill in Reichstag. 489
Same to same (telegram) May 9 Same subject. States that there is reason to anticipate unfavorable report on bill by committee. 490
841 Same to same May 10 Same subject. Confirms above telegram; incloses newspaper clipping regarding present aspect of the bill. 490
917 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay June 23 Same subject. Reports adjournment of Reichstag without action on bill. 492
[Page LXXII]946 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay July 8 Meat inspection. Suggests that action on complaints relative to restrictions had better be deferred until general bill has been disposed of. 492
948 Same to same July 11 Same subject. Reports that meat from Belgium is prohibited, as American cattle are allowed to be slaughtered in Belgium. 493
952 Same to same July 14 Same subject. Suggests that retaliation, without discussion, appears to be the most effectual way to secure fair treatment for American products. 494
958 Same to same July 17 Same subject. Reports that the whole of Germany is practically closed against meats from Belgium. 494
Mr. Hay to Mr. White (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to remonstrate against recent decrees prohibiting importation of Belgian fresh beef. 495
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 18 Same subject. German Government maintains that so long as direct importation of American beef is prohibited its indirect importation could not be permitted. 495
962 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegrams, and reports interview with minister for foreign affairs. 496
1142 Same to same Dec. 30 Military service. Cases of Herman F. Dietmann, Alfred Knudsen, Joseph Rhinehart, George Rosebrock. John M. Munsch. and Hugo Wagner. 512
1164 Mr. White to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 23 Extradition between Alsace-Lorraine and the United States is not regulated by treaty. 520
1169 Same to same Jan. 25 Application for passport of Bernard Ehlers, a citizen of the Hawaiian Islands. Submitted for instructions. 520
1170 Same to same do Meat inspection. Reports and comments on restrictions in Germany in regard to importation of cattle from abroad. 497
Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Hay. Feb. 6 Marriage of aliens in Prussia. Requirement of certificate that no impediment exists. Asks if similar regulations are in force in America. 521
384 Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben. Feb. 21 Same subject. States there is no provision in the United States for such certificates. 522
1010 Mr. Hay to Mr. White do Application tor passport of Bernard Ehlers, a citizen of the Hawaiian Islands. Department is investigating. 521
1196 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Feb. 22 Meat inspection. Reports provisions of amended bill. 498
1017 Mr. Hay to Mr. White Mar. 8 Same subject. Suggests representations to German Government. 499
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 10 Same subject. Reports passage of bill in severe form. 500
1206 Same to same do Same subject. Reports on bill as passed second reading. 500
1210 Same to same Mar. 17 Same subject. Reports actions of various factions in Germany in regard to the proposed bill. 503
1214 Same to same Mar. 24 Same subject. Reports representations made to German Government against a too stringent bill. 504
1029 Mr. Hay to Mr. White Apr. 2 Application for passport of Bernard Ehlers, a citizen of the Hawaiian Islands. Instructs as to document to be issued to Ehlers. 521
1222 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Apr. 14 Meat inspection. Reports that German Government has declared its opposition to the bill, but the Agrarian party remains firm. 505
1237 Same to same Apr. 30 Military service. Cases of Joseph Gresser, Rudolph Teutsch, Jens C. Andersen, August Dalesch, George von Staden, Siegfried Lehden, Siegmund Wollenberg, Frederick H. Kruse, and Julius Burger. 514
1241 Same to same May 3 Meat inspection. Reports on amended section of the bill. 507
1250 Same to same May 19 Same subject. Reports further amendments to bill. 507
1253 Same to same May 22 Same subject. Transmits text of bill as passed 508
Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben. June 26 Samoan claims of French (and other) citizens. Inquires if Germany is willing to their admission to arbitration. 522
1284 Mr. White to Mr. Hay June 30 Military-service cases of Peter F. Hinrichsen, Max Abel, F. P. and E. F. Waggershauser, Albert Ganslen, and Philip Enoch. 516
1291 Same to same July 5 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Reports having informed German Government of policy of United States. 326
1067 Mr. Hay to Mr. White July 6 Same subject. Regrets at murder of Baron von Ketteler. 326
[Page LXXIII] The German Emperor to the President. July 6 China. Acknowledges above, with thanks. 327
1297 Mr. White to Mr. Hay July 9 Same subject. Transmits offer of reward made by the Emperor for the rescue of foreigners shut up in Pekin. 327
1301 Same to same July 13 Same subject. Transmits statement of Germany’s attitude. 327
1307 Same to same July 19 Same subject. Transmits regulation as to telegrams permitted to be sent by the Chinese legation at Berlin. 328
1311 Same to same July 21 Same subject. Minister for foreign affairs has little hope of securing authentic information from China at present. 329
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 25 Same subject. German Government doubts authenticity of telegram purporting to be from the Emperor of China to the German Emperor. 329
1318 Same to same July 26 Same subject. German Government is in accord with expressed policy of United States. 329
1319 Same to same do Offer of use of hospital ship Maine tor wounded German soldiers and sailors reported. 525
1320 Same to same do China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Thanks of foreign office for President’s telegram regarding the murder of Baron von Ketteler. 330
Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Hay. July 30 Same subject. Transmits regulation as to telegrams permitted to be sent by the Chinese legation at Berlin. 338
Memorandum of German ambassador. July 31 Same subject. German officials in China will extend protection to all foreigners. 338
444 Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben Aug. 3 Same subject. Acknowledges note of July 30 338
1336 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Aug. 6 Offer of use of hospital ship Maine for wounded German soldiers and sailors. Reports thanks of German Government. 525
Same to same (telegram). Aug. 7 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Asks views of United States as to command of allied troops. 330
1338 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and states that Count Waldersee is suggested as commander. 331
Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson (telegram). Aug. 10 Same subject. Agrees to above suggestion 331
The German Emperor to the President. Aug. 11 Same subject. Expresses gratification at agreement of United States to appointment of Count Waldersee. 332
Mr. Adee to Count von Hacke. do Same subject. Communicates telegram of 10th instant to Mr. Jackson. 339
The President to the German Emperor. Aug. 12 Same subject. Acknowledges telegram of 11th instant, with gratification. 332
Memorandum of German embassy. Aug. 13 Same subject. States that Russia proposes to send detachment to Pekin to bring back foreign envoys. 339
Memorandum to German embassy. do Same subject. Defines position of United States on question mentioned in above memorandum. 339
1363 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Aug. 16 Same subject. Reports time of Count Waldersee’s departure. 332
1364 Same to same Aug. 18 Same subject. Transmits communication from the Imperial Government to the Chinese legation. 333
1091 Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson Aug. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges above, German position appears to coincide with that of United States. 333
1367 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Aug. 23 Same subject. Reports that only one written reply (that transmitted with dispatch No. 1364) has been made by German Government to communications of Chinese minister. 334
Memorandum of German embassy. do Same subject. Germany can not enter into negotiations with Li Hung Chang on account of doubts as to his credentials. 340
1368 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay do Offer of use of hospital ship Maine for wounded German soldiers and sailors. Reports reciprocal action of German Trained Nurse Association. 525
Baron von Sternburg to Mr. Hay. Sept. 1 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Advises of Count Waldersee’s departure for China. 340
Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 4 Same subject. Reports German answer to Russian proposal as to withdrawal of troops from Pekin. 334
Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and incloses memorandum from German foreign office. 335
[Page LXXIV]1105 Mr. Hill to Mr. Jackson Sept. 11 Offer of use of hospital ship Maine for wounded German soldiers and sailors. Instructs to express appreciation of reciprocal action by German Trained Nurse Association. 526
The German Emperor to the President. Sept. 13 Condolences on Galveston disaster 527
The President to the German Emperor. Sept. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges above, with thanks 528
1405 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Sept. 17 Citizenship of children of an alien woman who married an American citizen and brought them to the United States. Submits question for ruling of Department. 526
Baron von Sternburg to Mr. Hay. Sept. 18 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Submits preliminary conditions suggested by the German Government as necessary before entering upon negotiations with China. 341
Mr. Hill to Baron von Sternburg. Sept. 21 Same subject. Replying to above note, defines position of United States. 341
1407 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Sept. 22 Same subject. Reports attitude of German Government with respect to Russian proposition. 336
1414 Same to same Sept. 27 Same subject. Refers to above dispatch, and incloses memorandum from foreign office. 336
1416 Same to same Sept. 29 Military service cases of Lawrence M. Metzger, Francis X. Hossenlopp, Albert Ganslen, Anton Esser, Otto Graul, Fritz Hillens, Hieronimus Bayer, Simon Moeller, Wilhelm Ritterhoff, and Alfred Kundsen. 517
Memorandum of German embassy. Oct. 2 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Requests opinion of United States Government as to edict ordering punishment of guilty Chinese officials. 342
Memorandum to German embassy. Oct. 3 Same subject. Minister at Pekin has been instructed to report on punishment edict. 342
1115 Mr. Hay to Mr. Jackson do Citizenship of children of an alien woman who married an American citizen and brought them to the United States, is that of the United States. 527
Count von Quadt to Mr. Hay. Oct. 15 Samoan claims of French (and other) citizens. Germany consents to their admission to arbitration. 523
Same to same Oct. 20 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Incloses agreement between German ambassador to Great Britian and Lord Salisbury. 343
483 Mr. Hay to Count von Quadt. Oct. 22 Samoan claims of French (and other) citizens. Assents to their admission to arbitration. 524
1434 Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay Oct. 23 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Has communicated to German Government the United States answer to French propositions. 337
485 Mr. Hay to Count Isny Oct. 29 Same subject. Outlines position of United States in regard to negotiations. 343
1136 Mr. Hay to Mr. White Nov. 28 Same subject. Instructs to convey appreciation of United States for services of Dr. Velde during siege of legations. 337
The President to the German Emperor (telegram). Dec. 18 Condolences on loss of German training ship, Gneisenau. at Malaga. 528
1492 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Dec. 31 Military service cases of Hermann Karl, Adolph Briiek, Heinrich Bernsmann, and Christian Boder. 519

great britain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1612 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote. 1899 Nov. 11 Exercise of good offices of United States consul in behalf of British prisoners of Boers in South Africa Communicates information received in regard to. 619
496 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Nov 19. Courtesies extended to an officer of the United States Army by British forces in South Africa. Instructs to express thanks. 631
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Nov. 22 Exercise of good offices of United States consul in behalf of British prisoners of Boers in South Africa. Cites precedents in support of request for. 619
1619 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Nov. 28 Same subject. Consul at Pretoria has been instructed to communicate to Government of South African Republic in line with above note. 620
[Page LXXV]191 Mr. Stowe to Mr. Cridler 1899. Dec. 6 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Reports seizure of British steamer Mashona with American cargo. 529
Messrs. Hopkins & Hopkins to Mr. Hay. Dec. 12 Same subject. Request that inquiry and representations be made in regard to seizure. 529
Mr. Geldart to Mr. Hay Dec. 15 Same subject. Inquires as to right of British Government to seize goods shipped by him on steamship Beatrice. 533
Messrs. Hopkins & Hopkins to Mr. Adee. do Same subject. State that Flint, Eddy & Co., shippers of goods aboard the Mashona and Maria, are American citizens. 533
262 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Dec. 21 Same subject. Incloses correspondence, and instructs to bring matter to attention of British Government. 534
263 Same to same do Same subject and tenor 534
Mr. Geldart to Mr. Hay Dec. 22 Same subject. Gives particulars in regard to shipments made by him. 534
Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay. Dec. 26 Same subject. Gives particulars in regard to shipments made by them. 535
49 Mr. Cridler to Mr. Hollis Dec. 27 Same subject. Incloses complaint of Mr. Geldart, and instructs to investigate. 538
50 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses complaints in regard to shipments of Messrs. Flint, Eddy & Co., and instructs to investigate. 538
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hollis (telegram). Dec. 28 Same subject. Instructs to ascertain facts regarding seizures. 538
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). 1900. Jan. 1 Same subject. British Government states that the Mashona was arrested for trading with the enemy. 538
267 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Jan. 2 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. in regard to shipments made by them, and instructs to make proper representations to British Government. 539
268 Same to same do Same subject. Instructs in line with above in regard to shipments of R. W. Geldart and Norton & Sons. 539
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. States that if the Mashona was seized for violation of British law prompt restitution of goods of American owners should be made; if seizure was made on account of the merchandise the United States Government could not recognize its validity. 539
Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. to Mr. Hay. Jan. 3 Same subject. Incloses affidavit in regard to seized shipments. 540
51 Mr. Cridler to Mr. Hollis Jan. 4 Same subject. Incloses correspondence and directs investigation. 541
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports interview with Lord Salisbury, who has the cases under consideration. 542
Mr. Cridler to Messrs. Crossman & Bro. Jan. 5 Same subject. Matter is being investigated by Department. 542
Mr. Cridler to Mr. R. W. do Same subject and tenor 543
Mr. Cridler to Messrs. Hopkins & Hopkins. do Same subject and tenor 544
227 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses copy of his note to Lord Salisbury. 543
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Jan. 6 Same subject. The United States Government expects a speedy decision in accordance with principles of justice. Instructs to bring matter to attention of British foreign office. 545
Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Recapitulates marks of their flour shipments. 545
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject and tenor 546
228 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses clipping from the Times relating to prize law, and Delagoa Bay. 546
Mr. Hay to Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. (telegram). Jan. 9 Same subject. Inquiries if flour was sold for future delivery, and how their present interest appears. 547
Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Give particulars of sales. Suggests that British Government use flour, and make reasonable indemnification. 547
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 10 Same subject. State that flour was their property until delivery fulfilled at Delagoa, Bay. 548
Messrs. Henry W. Peabody & Co. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Give details in regard to certain of their shipments, and inquire what action Department has taken. 548
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). do Same subject. Communicates substance of telegram of 9th instant from Pennsylvania Milling 1 and Export Co. 548
[Page LXXVI] Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 10 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Reports interview with Lord Salisbury, who stated that the British officials would consider an offer to sell the goods. 549
Mr. Hay to Messrs. H. W. Peabody & Co. (telegram). Jan. 11 Same subject. Suggests disposition of flour already landed, and asks if they desire to sell flour seized to British Government. 550
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports having asked restitution of all American merchandise seized. 550
Messrs. C. C. Abel & Co. to Mr. Hay. Jan. 12 Same subject. Report seizure of goods shipped by them on the Beatrice. 550
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram.) do Same subject. Suggests that if seized goods are sold both consignor and consignee unite in sale. 551
Messrs. Arkell & Douglas to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Request protection of their interests and ask present status of matter. 551
Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay (telegram.) do Same subject. Are not certain as to title to goods seized. 552
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram.) do Same subject. Foreign office has no information in matter not already possessed by United States Government. 552
231 Same to same do Same subject. Reports at length; explains certain delays; incloses correspondence. 552
Messrs. Norton & Son to Mr. Hay. Jan. 13 Same subject. Ask results of Department’s investigations. 556
Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Should drafts drawn to cover their shipments be paid, they will make no claim. 556
Messrs. Hopkins & Hopkins to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Request that question of sale of goods to British Government be held in abeyance 557
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram.) do Same subject. Quotes telegram from Pennsylvania Milling Co., claiming title to flour until delivery completed. 558
Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay (telegram.) Jan. 15 Same subject. Do not desire attempt for settlement made at present. 558
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram.) do Same subject. Inquires if the Mashona had a manifest. British foreign office is advised to the contrary. 558
Messrs. Arisen & Douglas to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Do not desire immediate steps, looking to settlement with British Government. 558
Messrs. H. W. Peabody & Co. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject and tenor as above 559
Mr. Gage to Mr. Hay Jan. 16 Same subject. Collector of customs at New York has been instructed to forward copy of manifest of the Mashona. 560
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to ascertain status of American cargoes on the Maria, Mashona, and Beatrice. 560
Messrs. C. C. Abel & Co. to Mr. Hay. Jan. 17 Same subject. After further correspondence with consignees they will communicate with Department. 561
Messrs. W. H Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Do not wish to make claim 561
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports particulars in possession of foreign office in regard to American shipments aboard the Beatrice, Maria, and Mashona. 561
Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Documents in relation to their shipments are being prepared. 562
Mr. Hay to Messrs. Arkell & Douglas. Jan. 18 Same subject. Quotes substance of Mr. Choate’s telegram of 17th instant. 562
Mr. Hay to Messrs. Norton & Son (telegram). do Same subject and tenor. Gives also attitude of British Government on Question of contraband. 563
234 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports interviews with British foreign office, and incloses correspondence. 563
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 19 Same subject. It is reported that all goods shipped by the Maria to Delagoa Bay have been delivered. 567
Messrs. Flint, Eddy & Co. to Mr. Hay. do Same subject. Inclose documents covering such goods as they desire to make claim for. 567
Same to same do Same subject and tenor 568
Messrs. W. H. Crossman & Bro. to Mr. Hay. Jan. 20 Same subject. Acknowledge Department’s telegram of 18th instant. 571
Mr. Hay to Messrs. Norton & Son. Jan. 22 Same subject. Gives attitude of British Government in regrard to contraband. 572
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Jan. 24 Same subject. Inquiries if copy of manifest of Mashona is needed. 572
237 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Jan. 26 Same subject. Reports action on Department’s various telegrams. Offer to purchase flour is made contingent upon either of the colonies undertaking to buy. Goods going to South African Republic will be held. Represents difficulty in getting at facts, and suggests that United States consuls be called upon for accurate reports. Incloses correspondence. 572
[Page LXXVII] Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Jan. 26 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Reports reasons why cargo of Beatrice was landed at East London, adding that merchandise for bona fide Portuguese consumption has been removed from time to time. 576
286 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate do Same subject. Incloses correspondence in regard to goods of Pennsylvania Milling and Export Co. 581
Same to same (telegram) Jan. 27 Same subject. Points out contradiction of above telegram with assurances that food stuffs not for belligerents would not be considered as contraband. Instructs to draw attention of foreign office to this point. 577
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Jan. 29 Same subject. American owners of cargo in the Mashona should prove damages in prize court. 577
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Jan. 30 Same subject. Transmits copy of manifest of Mashona. 577
241 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports further action and incloses copy of the note to Lord Salisbury. 577
290 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Feb. 2 Same subject. Pennsylvania Milling Co. are the only owners who have expressed willingness to sell captured goods to British Government. Hopes that rules of prize procedure will not be rigidly enforced. Commends skill and vigilance of ambassador. 579
244 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Apparent contradiction referred to in Department’s telegram of Jan. 27th was not intended. Incloses note from foreign office. 579
246 Same to same Feb. 7 Same subject. Reports and explains certain delays. Incloses note to Lord Salisbury. 585
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 8 Same subject. Reports that high commissioner in South Africa says no representations have been made on behalf of American owners. 581
Same to same (telegram) Feb. 9 Same subject. Reports in regard to consul-general at Cape Town representing American claimants. 581
251 Same to same Feb. 10 Same subject. Gives information concerning consignees of goods on the Beatrice, Maria, and Mashona, and discusses question of title to the merchandise. Incloses correspondence. 586
307 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Feb. 19 Same subject. Incloses documents in regard to shipments of Peabody & Co., who desire steps taken to protect their interests. 588
308 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses letter from Pennsylvania Milling Co. stating that they sent nothing to the Transvaal. 589
311 Same to same Feb. 20 Same subject. Incloses documents in regard to shipments of R. W. Geldart. 589
313 Same to same Feb. 21 Same subject. Incloses documents m regard to shipments of Arkell & Douglas. 591
314 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses documents in regard to shipments of Peabody & Co. 592
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Instructs to represent that reported seizure of the Sabine is unnecessary and destructive of legitimate American trade. 594
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). Feb. 22 Same subject. Foreign office has not heard of seizure of the Sabine. 594
262 Same to same Feb. 24 Same subject. Communicates press reports concerning” release of the Sabine. 594
Same to same (telegram) do Same subject. Reports interview with Lord Salisbury, who confirms report of release of the Sabine. 595
264 Same to same Feb. 26 Same subject. Confirms above telegram, giving particulars of interview. 595
315 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate do Same subject. States that in order to support a claim the shipper should be an American citizen and owner of the goods when seized. Reserves expression of opinion as to “indirect loss,” etc. Incloses correspondence with shippers. 596
316 Same to same do Courtesies to U. S. F. C. S. Albatross by British deputy commissioner and vice-consul at Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands. Instructs to express thanks. 629
265 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Feb. 27 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Purchase is still contemplated by British Government, but minister for foreign affairs thinks that, owing to questions of ownership, matter should be left with United States consul and British commissioner in South Africa to settle. 600
[Page LXXVIII] Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). Mar. 2 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. States that prolonged detention of the Mashona is an injury to American shipping interests. United States Government desires her release. 601
268 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Mar. 3 Same subject. Incloses note to minister for foreign affairs asking that an offer be made for goods of Pennsylvania Milling Co. 601
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 6 Same subject. Reports discrepancies in lists of owners presented to British commissioner in South Africa, who can not go to prize court without further information. 602
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 7 Same subject. British Government is prepared to buy goods, but evidence of ownership must be furnished. 603
274 Same to same do Same subject. British Government denies liability for damages on account of detention, but assumes that purchase of goods would cover all claims. 603
275 Same to same Mar. 8 Same subject. Reports conversation with minister for foreign affairs relative to question of damages. 605
276 Same to same do Same subject. Request for early release of the Mashona has been orally presented to minister for foreign affairs. 605
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). do Same subject. Suggests danger of continued confinement of shipment of oil on Mashona. 606
325 Same to same Mar. 9 Same subject. Approves action reported in dispatch No. 265 and recites that taken by Department with the shippers. 606
278 Mr. White to Mr. Hay Mar. 10 Same subject. Department’s telegram of 8th instant has been communicated to the foreign office. 607
Same to same (telegram) Mar. 12 Same subject. Colonial secretary has been asked to ascertain value of flour. Matter would be expedited if embassy could give assurance of Pennsylvania Milling Co.’s ownership and receive and receipt for amount. Arrangement contingent upon release of goods by prize court. 607
329 Mr. Hay to Mr. White Mar. 15 Same subject. Pennsylvania Milling Co. has sent to consul at Cape Town all papers and information required. 608
283 Mr. White to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses correspondence in regard to proposed purchase of flour of Pennsylvania Milling Co. 608
333 Mr. Hay to Mr. White Mar. 20 Courtesies of British naval officers on occasion of an explosion aboard the U. S. S. Wheeling at Hongkong. Instructs to express thanks. 630
334 Same to same do Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Theory that goods for the enemy’s country, even though consigned to British ports, make the carrying British vessels amenable to municipal law need not be discussed at present, but United States would regret to see it raised by British Government in future. 609
1753 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Apr. 9 Exercise of good offices of United States consul in behalf of British prisoners of Boers in South Africa will be permitted. 620
1752 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with consul at Pretoria. 620
300 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Apr. 11 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of South Africa. Incloses note from foreign office in relation to flour shipped by Pennsylvania Milling Co. 609
301 Same to same Apr. 14 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with foreign office in regard to shipments of R. W. Geldart. 610
302 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses correspondence with foreign office in regard to shipments of Peabody & Co. 611
304 Same to same Apr. 16 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with foreign office in regard to shipments of Arkell & Douglas. 612
111 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay. Apr. 18 Exercise of good offices of United States consul in behalf of British prisoners of Boers in South Africa. Expresses thanks of British Government. 623
378 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate May 24 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Incloses letter from R. W. Geldart in regard to judgment of prize court, and instructs to take proper steps to effect sales. 612
[Page LXXIX] Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay June 19 Samoan claims of French citizens. Asks views of United States Government as to their admission to arbitration. 625
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 20 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Asks what price will reimburse Mr. Geldart. 614
344 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram with particulars of interview with Lord Salisbury. 614
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). June 22 Same subject. $1,575 would cover Mr. Geldart’s shipments. 615
Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 23 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. British Government’s views are similar to those expressed by United States. 344
Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote June 25 Samoan claims of French citizens. United States Government will consent to their admission to arbitration if Great Britain and Germany also consent. 626
401 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate do Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Confirms telegram of 22d instant, and incloses letter from Mr. Geldart. 616
350 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay June 27 Same subject. Incloses copy of note to Lord Salisbury on subject of Mr. Geldart’s shipments. 616
195 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay July 6 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits memorandum communicated by British foreign office to Chinese minister. 350
356 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay July 7 Same subject. British Government concurs in policy of United States. 345
Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate (telegram). July 18 Same subject. United States officials in China have been instructed that nothing but military necessity would justify destruction of Tientsin. 345
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 20 Same subject. Asks if report that message has been received from Minister Conger is true. 350
Mr. Hill to Lord Pauncefote (telegram). do Same subject. Gives substance of telegram received from Mr. Conger. 350
361 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay July 23 Seizure of American merchandise off east coast of Africa. Transmits offer of $1,575 in settlement of claims of Mr. Geldart. 617
208 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay July 24 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Communicates telegram from British consul-general at Shanghai to foreign office. 350
361a Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay July 25 Same subject. Reports interviews with Lord Salisbury. 345
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 1 Same subject. Advises of news of attacks on legations received from British minister to China. 351
372 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Aug. 4 Same subject. Incloses note from Lord Salisbury in regard to proposed negotiations. 346
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Aug. 5 Same subject. Incloses statement of policy of British Government. 351
381 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Aug. 11 Same subject. Has communicated Department’s telegram of 8th instant to foreign office. 347
383 Same to same Aug. 14 Same subject and tenor m regard to Department’s telegram of 12th instant. 347
432 Mr. Adee to Mr. Choate Aug. 15 Seizure of American mercnanaise off east coast of Africa. Incloses Mr. Geldart’s acceptance of offer of settlement of his claim. 618
387 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Aug. 24 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Has communicated Department’s telegram of 23d instant to foreign office. 347
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 27 Same subject. Reply made by British Government to Li Hung Chang’s proposals for negotiations is similar to that of United States. 347
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 30 Same subject. British minister to China has received no messages from his Government except a short test message. 348
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 3 Same subject. Until information is received from British officials in China British Government is unable to form judgment on questions raised in Russian communication. 348
254 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Adee. do Same subject. Incloses proclamation of British Government prohibiting importation of arms to China. 352
257 Same to same Sept. 4 Same subject. Until information is received from British officials in China British Government is unable to form judgment on questions raised in Russian communication. 352
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hill. Sept. 5 Same subject. Thanks for kindness of Mr. Richard T. Greener, United States commercial agent at Vladivostock, to missionaries. 353
Mr. White to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 11 Same subject. British Government think time has not arrived for withdrawing their forces from Pekin. 348
[Page LXXX]445 Mr. Hill to Mr. White Sept. 11 Award by British Government to Mrs. George F. Labram, in recognition of her husband’s services during the siege of Kimberley. Instructs to formally present the case to British Government. 623
Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hill. Sept. 15 Condolences of Queen on Galveston disaster 632
Same to same do Condolences of British Government on Galveston disaster. 632
Same to same Sept. 17 Condolences of governor of Windward Islands. 632
Mr. Adee to Lord Pauncefote. do China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Acknowledges note of 5th instant transmitting thanks for Mr. Greener’s kindness to missionaries at Vladivostock. 354
1924 Mr. Hill to Lord Panncefote. Sept. 19 Condolences on Galveston disaster. Acknowledges note of 15th instant. 633
Same to same Sept. 20 Same subject. Acknowledges note of 15th instant. 633
1925 Same to same do Same subject. Acknowledges note of 17th instant. 633
285 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Oct. 1 Samoan claims of French citizens. King of Sweden is willing to consider claims of all foreigners. Asks views of United States as to their admission to arbitration. 626
1952 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Oct. 13 Same subject. Assents to admission of claims of foreigners to arbitration in case Great Britain and Germany do likewise. 627
303 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Oct. 16 Same subject. Transmits correspondence showing assent of German Government to admission of such claims to arbitration. 627
1958 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Oct. 22 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with 1 German chargé relative to subject. 629
315 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Oct. 23 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Incloses agreement between Great Britain and Germany in regard to. 354
1967 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Oct. 29 Same subject. The United States accepts principles laid down in Clauses I and II of agreement above referred to. 355
420 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Nov. 1 Same subject, incloses correspondence with foreign office in regard to French proposal. 349
340 Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay Nov. 12 Same subject. Commendations of services of Maj. William Quinton and Capt. J. R. M. Taylor U S A., during relief of Pekin. 356
1978 Mr. Hay to Lord Pauncefote Nov. 16 Same subject. A copy of above note has been communicated to the War Department. 356
459 Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay Dec. 19 Award by British Government to Mrs. George F. Labram in recognition of her husband’s services during the siege of Kimberley. Incloses check for £1.000. 624
522 Mr. Hay to Mr. Choate Dec. 29 Same subject. Acknowledges above dispatch and inclosure. 625

greece.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
30 Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay 1900. Mar. 1 Military-service case of Louis Economopoulos. Right of expatriation not recognized by constitution of Greece. 634
32 Same to same Mar. 22 Same subject. If release is refused, legation will take the ground that under Greek law subjects naturalized abroad are liable to penalty, but not to actual service. Incloses correspondence. 636
33 Same to same Apr. 5 Same subject. Release having been refused, legation has made plea referred to above. Incloses correspondence. 640
18 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy Apr. 6 Same subject. Approves his course as reported, and instructs to inform Greek Government that the United States will be pleased to conclude a naturalization convention similar to that with Austria-Hungary. 641
19 Same to same Apr. 13 Same subject. Approves his course. It is not seen what more can be done in absence of a naturalization treaty. 642
20 Same to same Apr. 28 Same subject. Approves his action in matter 642
39 Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay May 19 Same subject. Case is still pending. Greek Government proposes exchange of notes, under which no Greek subject should be admitted to United States citizenship without producing authentic authority from the Greek Government. Incloses correspondence. 642
[Page LXXXI]23 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy June 6 Military-service case of Louis Economopoulos. Department is unwilling to conclude naturalization convention unless it recognize right of the individual to change his allegiance. 644
48 Mr. Hardy to Mr. Hay June 8 Same subject. Greek minister of war refuses release, and does not answer arguments of the legation. No further effort will be made unless so directed. Incloses correspondence. 644
59 Same to same Oct. 2 Same subject. Economopoulos has not seen fit to appeal to the council of doubtful cases on administration, as advised by the legation. 646
32 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hardy Oct. 24 Same subject. Legation appears to have done all that it properly could. 647

guatemala and honduras.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
92 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter 1898. Nov. 4 Claim of Robert H. May v. Guatemala. Recites position of the Department; instructs him to investigate, and make earnest representations to the Guatemalan Government in May’s behalf. 648
115 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay Nov. 12 Same subject. Reports at length. Thinks Guatemalan Government intended no injury to May, and that his claims, when audited, will be paid. 650
124 Same to same Dec. 24 Same subject. Guatemalan Government claims that audited accounts make May a debtor to the Northern Railroad. Incloses correspondence. 652
131 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter 1899. Mar. 16 Murder of Frank Pears in Honduras. Reviews facts in the case, and directs demand be made of the Government of Honduras that the sentinel who killed Pears be punished, and that indemnity of $10,000 be paid. 674
Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Apr. 26 Same subject. Arbitration is suggested by Government of Honduras. Asks if he shall entertain the proposition. 676
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter (telegram). Apr. 27 Same subject. Instruction to press for immediate; satisfaction of Pears’s claim. 676
186 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay May 13 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with representative of Honduras. 677
Same to same (telegram) July 6 Same subject. Honduras denies liability, refuses demand, and again suggests arbitration. 678
Same to same (telegram) July 21 Same subject. He has received copy of proceedings in trial of sentinel who did killing; asks if it shall be forwarded to Department. Honduras still denies responsibility and refuses demand. 678
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter (telegram). July 22 Same subject. Instruction to transmit correspondence and await instructions from Department. 678
227 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Incloses correspondence in compliance with above instruction. 679
195 Mr. Hill to Mr. Hunter Oct. 6 Claim of R. H. May v. Guatemala. Discusses merits of the case as apparent from the evidence and allegations on either side, concludes that May is entitled to indemnity, and offers that amount be determined by arbitration. 654
Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 7 Same subject. Guatemala denies May’s right to indemnity, but offers to submit all disputed points to arbitration, with instructions to determine if rights to damage exist, and if so, the amount. 656
230 Mr. Hay to Mr. McNally 1900 Mar. 2 Same subject. Incloses protocol of agreement submitting case to arbitration. 656
236 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter Mar. 20 Murder of Frank Pears in Honduras. Reviews circumstances and evidence, which leave no doubt that the shooting by the sentinel was unjustifiable, and in view of the failure of Honduras to punish the murderer or his superior officers responsible for the deed, instructs to insist upon pavment of $10,000 indemnity. 685
Mr. Hay to Mr. McNally (telegram). Mar. 28 Claim of R. H. May v. Guatemala. Instruction to inform Guatemalan Government that this Government asks for and expects an extension of the date mentioned in the protocol to enable it to furnish copies of memorial and protocol to the arbitrators. 658
[Page LXXXII] Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 29 Claim of R. H. May v. Guatemala. Guatemalan minister at Washington has full power to grant extension. 658
Text of supplemental protocol. May 10 Same subject 658
251 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter May 24 Murder of Frank Pears in Honduras. Asks if Honduras has replied to demand for indemnity. 689
398 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay June 30 Same subject. Honduras promises a definite answer at an early date. Incloses correspondence. 689
270 Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter July 22 Same subject. Department is not disposed to require punishment of the sentinel who killed Pears, but delay in responding to demand for indemnity should not be allowed to pass unnoticed. 691
410 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay July 27 Same subject. Incloses correspondence, including report of commission appointed by Honduras to review case. Honduras adheres to its refusal of demands of United States, and states that claimants have requested suspension of action in the matter. 692
Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter (telegram). Oct. 6 Same subject. All members of Pears’s family have united in written request to Department to push j demand for indemnity. Instructs to renew demand for $10,000. 696
280 Same to same do Same subject, Confirms above telegram, and incloses original letter from Pears’s family. 696
Mr. Everett to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 8 Same subject. Honduras offers to pay $5,000 currency at once. 696
Mr. Hay to Mr. Everett (telegram). Oct. 10 Same subject. Instructs to insist upon payment of $10,000, gold. 696
446 Mr. Everett to Mr. Hay Oct. 12 Same subject. Has demanded immediate payment of $10,000, gold. Incloses correspondence. 697
454 Same to same Oct. 25 Same subject. Quotes telegraphic correspondence with minister for foreign affairs of Honduras, who promises definite reply soon. 698
Same to same (telegram) Nov. 6. Same subject. Government of Honduras has ordered immediate payment of indemnity demanded. 699
459 Same to same Nov. 9 Same subject. Confirms above and incloses telegraphic correspondence with minister of foreign affairs of Honduras. 699
293 Mr. Hay to Mr. Everett Nov. 12 Same subject. Acknowledges, with gratification, telegram of 6th instant. 700
294 Same to same Nov. 14 Same subject. Acknowledges dispatch No. 454. His action is approved by the President. 700
Text of award of arbitrator Nov. 16 Claim of R. H. May v. Guatemala 659
465 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Hay Nov. 26 Murder of Frank Pears in Honduras. Incloses draft for $10,000, gold, and correspondence relating to same. 700
481 Same to same Dec. 19 Consular immunities in connection with judicial summons. Incloses correspondence, and requests instructions. 703
311 Mr. Hill to Mr. Hunter 1901. Jan. 9 Same subject. Consuls of whatever character are exempt from summons and judicial process only when their official duties or archives are involved; right to give testimony at their consulates depends on treaties, but should be extended by comity to United States consuls if enjoyed by other nations. 705

haiti.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
687 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1899. Dec. 16 Jurisdiction over aliens waived by Haitian courts. German minister denies right of local courts to waive jurisdiction, and holds that if upheld by supreme court it will be incumbent on his Government to establish German courts in Haiti 706
390 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell. 1900. Jan. 8 Same subject. Article 6 of the treaty of 1864 between the United States and Haiti guarantees to American citizens the right in controversy between Germany and Haiti. 706
[Page LXXXIII]758 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay 1900. Apr. 24 Jurisdiction over aliens waived by Haitain courts. Supreme court has confirmed decision reported in dispatch No. 687, by which the lower court declined to assume jurisdiction. German minister proposes cooperation to bring about the creation of a special court in such cases. Incloses decree of supreme court and German minister’s letter. 707
410 Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell May 18 Same subject. The scheme favored by the German minister is too much like interference with sovereign rights of Haiti to be supported, but Haitian Government may be informally advised to remedy by legislation the alleged lack of jurisdiction. 712
783 Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay May 30 Same subject. Substance of above instruction communicated to minister of foreign affairs, who feels assured that a law will shortly be passed meeting the case. 713
Mr. Léger to Mr. Hay Sept. 15 Condolences on Galveston disaster 714
50 Mr. Adee to Mr. Léger Sept. 18 Same subject. Acknowledges with appreciation. 714

italy.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 15 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. Incloses documents bearing on the case and asks that Louisiana authorities be moved to take action. 715
557 Mr. Hay to Baron Fava Feb. 15 Same subject. Copy of above note has been sent to governor of Louisiana. 718
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay Mar. 5 Same subject. Asks what reply governor of Louisiana has made. 718
566 Mr. Hay to Baron Fava Mar. 15 Same subject. No reply has been received from governor of Louisiana. 719
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Asks what measures the Federal Government intends to take. 719
Mr. Hay to Mr. Draper (telegram). Mar. 16 Courtesies to U. S. S. Dixie. Gives dates of arrival at Italian ports. 732
Mr. Draper to Mr. Hay (telegram). Mar. 18 Same subject. Arrangements have been made as directed. 732
582 Same to same Mar. 23 Same subject. Reports having carried out instructions. 732
569 Mr. Hay to Baron Fava Mar. 31 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. Governor of Louisiana states that he has laid Department’s communications before proper officials for action. 719
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay Apr. 2 Same subject. Asks that Governor of Louisiana be informed that there is no reason why proceedings against lynchers should be further delayed. 720
587 Mr. Draper to Mr. Hay do Courtesies to U. S. S. Dixie. Orders have been issued by minister of foreign affairs. 733
574 Mr. Hill to Baron Fava Apr. 17 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. Incloses letter from district attorney stating that the third grand jury has investigated affair without finding evidence to implicate anyone. 721
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay May 6 Same subject. Refrains from discussing report of district attorney communicated in above note, and asks what measures the Federal Government proposes to take to fulfill its obligations. 721
461 Mr. Hay to Mr. Draper May 16 Courtesies to U. S. S. Dixie. Incloses letter of thanks from the Secretary of the Navy. 733
587 Mr. Hay to Baron Fava June 12 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. States that the question of indemnity to families of the victims will be laid before the next session of Congress. 722
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay June 15 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Italy desires to join in action of other powers. 359
Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 3 Same subject. Has complied with instructions in circular telegram of 2d instant. 356
Same to same (telegram) July 4 Same subject. Reports that minister for foreign affairs says course of Italy will depend largely upon that of other powers. 357
Same to same (telegram) July 22 Same subject. Has communicated Mr. Conger’s message to minister for foreign affairs, who desires news from Italian legation in China. 357
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay July 30 Assassination of King Humbert. Communicates news of. 734
[Page LXXXIV] The President to the King of Italy (telegram). July 30 Assassination of King Humbert. Offers condolences. 734
Mr. Hay to Baron Fava do Same subject. Offers condolences 734
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Acknowledges condolences, with thanks. 734
Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay (telegram). do Same subject. Reports 735
636 Same to same July 31 Same subject. Confirms above telegram, with particulars. 735
The King of Italy to the President (telegram). Aug. 3 Same subject Thanks for condolences 736
Baron Fava to Mr. Adee (telegram). Aug. 13 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Asks views of United States as to armistice and as to telegrams sent to ministers at Pekin. 360
Mr. Adee to Baron Fava (telegram). do Same subject. Above inquiries are virtually answered by memorandum sent to United States chargé at Rome. 360
Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 25 Same subject. Reports that Italian Government has not replied to propositions of Li Hung Chang. 357
664 Same to same Sept. 18 Same subject. Incloses note from Italian foreign office in regard to the Russian proposals as to withdrawal of legations and troops from Pekin. 357
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 6 Same subject. Transmits text of Italian Government’ s reply to Russian and German proposals. 358
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay Oct. 14 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. Accepts proposition of indemnity, but asks that the two bills increasing Federal jurisdiction for the protection of aliens be first considered bv Congress. 723
Same to same do Same subject. Incloses papers showing that Guiseppe Deflna, brother-in-law of lynched Italians, had to flee from his residence and lost his property. Requests indemnity. 724
621 Mr. Adee to Baron Fava Oct. 19 Same subject. Suggestion in his note of 14th instant will be considered. 730
Memorandum of Italian embassy. do China. Negotiations for the restoration of order. Communicates response of diplomatic corps at Pekin to German circular. 360
Memorandum to Italian embassy. do Same subject. United States minister has been instructed that ministers may designate names in addition to those named in edict for punishment. 361
Baron Fava to. Mr. Hay Oct. 25 Same subject. Italian minister at Pekin has been authorized to send identic note to Chinese plenipotentiaries. 361
683 Mr. Iddings to Mr. Hay Nov. 7 Same subject. Views of Italian Government coincide with those of the United States. 359
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay Nov. 26 Lynching of persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, La. Submits certain requests, especially that subject of reparation be mentioned in President’s message to Congress. 730
Mr. Hay to Baron Fava Nov. 27 Same subject. Matter will be appropriately treated in President’s message. 731
Baron Fava to Mr. Hay Dec. 4 Same subject. The King of Italy is gratified at allusion in President’s message. 731
Same to same do Assassination of King Humbert. Conveys thanks of Italian Government for sympathy expressed in President’s message. 736

japan.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay 1900. Jan. 16 Landing, by courtesy, of United States troops in Japan. Reports. 757
404 Same to same Feb. 21 Passport application of A. M. Tracey Woodward, born abroad of American parents and still residing without the United States. Submits for instructions. 758
279 Mr. Hay to Mr. Buck Mar. 21 Same subject. Mr. Woodward’s status in Japan is substantially the same as would be that of in American going to and residing indefinitely in a European state. 759
424 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay May 9 Income tax. Reports that missionaries salaries are held to be subject to payment. 760
18 Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay. May 22 Alleged discrimination in United States against Japanese, in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Protests against order of Marine-Hospital Service as being in violation of treaty. 737
[Page LXXXV]19 Mr. Nabeshirna to Mr. Hay. May 23 Alleged discrimination in United States against Japanese, in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Gives instances of discrimination against Japanese, even some of good standing and reputation. 738
37 Mr. Hill to Mr. Nabeshirna May 25 Same subject. Above notes have been sent to the Secretary of the Treasury for consideration and action. 738
21 Mr. Nabashima to Mr. Hay May 30 Same subject. Emphasizes representations in his Nos. 18 and 19, and incloses correspondence between Japanese officials and United States health authorities. 739
38 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima. June 1 Same subject. Copy of above note has been sent to the Secretary of the Treasury. 744
Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay. June 6 Same subject. Desires reply to his communications on the subject. 745
Mr. Hill to Mr. Nabeshima. do Same subject. Incloses letter from Surgeon-General of Marine-Hospital Service giving facts of the case. 745
22 Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay June 7 Same subject. Incloses letter from general passenger agent of Southern Pacific Railway in regard to quarantine against Japanese in Colorado, and requests investigation. 746
39 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima June 11 Same subject. Incloses telegram from governor of Colorado in reply to above note. 747
23 Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay June 12 Same subject. Regrets that above note fails to express the opinion of the United States Government on the question, and that his notes relating to San Francisco have remained unanswered. The whole matter has been submitted to the Japanese Government. 748
40 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima June 15 Same subject. Complaints referred to m above note are receiving careful consideration. 748
41 Same to same June 18 Same subject. His notes of May 22, 23, and 30, June 7 and 12, have been referred to the Treasury; those of June 7 and 12 to governor of Colorado, with request for prompt report. 748
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay (telegram.) June 23 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Japanese Government desires information as to proposed course of other powers. 361
Memorandum of Japanese legation. June 25 Same subject. Transmits telegram from Viscount Aoki in line with above telegram from Mr. Buck. 367
43 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima do Alleged discrimination in united States against Japanese in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Surgeon-General of Marine-Hospital Service reports that quarantine in California was lifted upon United States court injunction, and that in Colorado is regulated by the State. 749
25 Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay June 26 Same subject, Above note establishes the fact that quarantine was in operation in San Francisco until brought under judicial injunction; as to that in Colorado, it is in violation of treaty, which State authorities should observe. Regrets that no intimation of redress or measures to prevent recurrence have been given. 749
442 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay June 26 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Confirms his telegram of June 23. 362
Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima. June 27 Same subject. United States Government sees no objection to dispatch of Japanese reenforcements. 367
444 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay June 29 Income tax. Incloses correspondence relative to payment by officers and men of United States Navy and Marine Corps stationed at United States naval hospital at Yokohama. 762
44 Mr. Hill to Mr. Nabeshima do Alleged discrimination in United States against Japanese, in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Refers to report of Surgeon-General of Marine-Hospital Service; quotes from reply of governor of Colorado, and suggests that good understanding would be maintained by his explaining that the precautions against bubonic plague, which are of general interest, are not taken against Japanese because of their nationality, but because of their coming from a country geographically exposed to the pestilence. 750
45 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima. July 6 Same subject. Quotes from letter of June 28 from governor of Colorado pointing out that the discrimination is not racial, but is necessary because Chinese and Japanese persons are known to be the only ones subject to the plague. 752
[Page LXXXVI] Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay (telegram). July 6 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Japanese Government has ordered about 22,000 men to China. 362
Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Same tenor as above telegram from Mr. Buck. 368
Memorandum of Japanese legation. do Same subject. Transmits telegram from Viscount Aoki, asking views of United States. 308
29 Mr. Nabeshima to Mr. Hay July 12 Alleged discrimination in United States against Japanese, in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Reviews and comments on previous correspondence, and reaffirms his belief in racial discrimination. 753
48 Mr. Hay to Mr. Nabeshima. July 16 Same subject. Above note has been referred to governor of Colorado. 755
Memorandum of Japanese legation. July 18 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Transmits telegram from minister for foreign affairs reporting correspondence with Emperor of China regarding amicable settlement. 368
453 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay July 19 Income tax. Japanese treasury department will not press payment by officers and men of United States Navy and Marine Corps stationed at United States naval hospital at Yokohama. 765
456 Same to same July 22 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Reports interview with minister for foreign affairs. 362
299 Mr. Hay to Mr. Buck July 27 Income tax. Approves course reported in dispatch No. 442. 706
464 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay Aug. 6 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Japan intends to act in accord with other powers. 363
Memorandum of Japanese legation. Aug. 11 Same subject. Transmits telegrams from Viscount Aoki reporting overtures of Li Hung Chang. 369
Same do Same subject. Transmits telegram from Viscount Aoki proposing that an armistice be granted. 369
Memorandum to Japanese legation. Aug. 12 Same subject. Defines position of United States in matter of cessation of hostilities. 369
470 Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay Aug. 16 Same subject. Japanese Government has received proposal from Li Hung Chang similar to that received by United States. 363
474 Same to same Aug. 17 Expressions of sympathy by Emperor and Empress of Japan for sick and wounded United States soldiers and sailors in marine hospital at Yokohama, reported. 767
306 Mr. Adee to Mr. Buck Aug. 20 Income tax. Concurs in view that missionaries’ salaries are subject to payment. 762
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 25 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Japanese Government has made reply to over tures of Li Hung Chang similar to that of United States, and desires that United States take initiative in negotiations. 363
309 Mr. Hill to Mr. Buck Sept. 5 Income tax. Navy Department concurs in suggestion that incident in connection with demand for payment by officers and men of United States Navy and Marine Corps stationed at United States Naval Hospital at Yokohama be considered as satisfactorily closed. 766
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay Sept. 6 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Department’s telegram of Aug. 29 has been communicated to Japanese minister for foreign affairs. 364
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 7 Same subject. Refers to above, and communicates reply made by Japanese Government to Russian minister. 364
314 Mr. Adee to Mr. Buck Sept. 14 Expressions of sympathy by Emperor and Empress of Japan for sick and wounded United States soldiers and sailors in marine hospital at Yokohama. Instructs to express appreciation. 767
315 Same to same Sept. 15 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Instructs to express appreciation for kindness of Mr. Tayui in assisting Consul Fowler to secure a steamship. 365
46 Mr. Takahira to Mr. Hill Sept. 21 Condolences on Galveston disaster 767
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 22 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Japanese Government thinks guilty leaders should be punished. 365
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 25 Same subject. Reports replies made to Russian, German, and Chinese proposals by minister for foreign affairs. 365
9 Mr. Hill to Mr. Takahira Sept. 26 Condolences on Galveston disaster. Acknowledges note of 21st instant, with appreciation. 768
[Page LXXXVII] Memorandum of Japanese legation. Oct. 4 Alleged discrimination in United States against Japanese, in the matter of quarantine against bubonic plague. Inquires whether United States Government, in view of action taken in Colorado and California, will concede that they agree with Japanese Government, and promise that they will at least use best efforts to prevent a recurrence of the quarantine. 756
Memorandum to Japanese legation. Oct. 13 Same subject. States that judicial action in California, though based on constitutional considerations, enables the United States Government to take in the future a course coincident with the views of the Japanese Government as to treaty rights. As to recurrence of quarantine in Colorado, the Federal Government can only promise to use its best efforts to prevent it. 756
Mr. Buck to Mr. Hay Oct. 16 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Incloses copies of Japan’s answers to last proposals of France and Germany. 366
Memorandum of Japanese legation. Oct. 20 Same subject. Suggests that demands should be made collectively by diplomatic representatives at Pekin. 370
Memorandum to Japanese legation. Oct. 22 Same subject. Above suggestion has been virtually anticipated by United States in its instructions to Mr. Conger. 370

korea.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
232 Mr. Allen to Mr. Hay 1900. Mar. 13 Right to hold property in Japanese settlements in Korea denied to Americans. Incloses correspondence. 769
241 Same to same Apr. 14 Protection of American interests (Seoul Electric R. R.). Recites at length nature of the difficulty, and reports legation’s action. Correspondence inclosed. 771
242 Same to same Apr. 18 Same subject. Japanese minister promises that Japanese railway will not interfere with Seoul Electric Railroad. Correspondence inclosed. 776
149 Mr. Hay to Mr. Allen June 1 Same subject. Department approves his action as reported. 777

liberia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
46 Mr. Hay to Mr. Smith 1900. Mar. 8 Regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions of Africa. Belgian Government desires adhesion of Liberia to convention of June 8, 1899. 778
81 Mr. Spurgeon to Mr. Hay Apr. 18 Same subject. Incloses request from Secretary of State that United States notify Belgian Government of Liberia’s adhesion to convention of June 8, 1899. 779
49 Mr. Hay to Mr. Spurgeon May 19 Same subject. Above request has been complied with, but Liberian Government should announce its adhesion directly to the Government of Belgium. 780

mexico.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
78 Mr. Hay to Señor Azpíroz 1900. Mar. 28 Claim of La Abra Silver Mining Company v. Mexico. Return to Government of Mexico of amount awarded to the company. 781
85 Señor Azpíroz to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Acknowledges, with gratification, receipt of amount. 782
Same to same (telegram) Sept. 14 Condolence on Galveston disaster 784
Mr. Adee to Señor Azpíroz (telegram). Sept. 15 Same subject. Acknowledges above, with thanks. 784
123 Señor Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Oct. 2 Galveston disaster. Remits $30,000 which the Congress of Mexico voted to aid the sufferers. 784
116 Mr. Hay to Señor Azpíroz Oct. 5 Same subject. Acknowledges above, with thanks. 785
[Page LXXXVIII]127 Señor Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Oct. 8 Water boundary convention between the United States and Mexico. Proposition to extend for an indefinite period the treaty of Mar. 1, 1889. 786
121 Mr. Hay to Señor Azpíroz Oct. 17 Galveston disaster. Incloses letter from governor of Texas acknowledging, with thanks, sum voted by Mexican Congress. 785
127 Same to same Oct. 31 Water boundary convention. This Government is prepared to enter into an agreement as proposed in note of 8th instant. 786
130 Same to same Nov. 10 Claim of Benjamin Weil v. Mexico. Return to Government of Mexico of amount awarded to Weil. 783
147 Señor Azpíroz to Mr. Hay Nov. 12 Same subject. Acknowledges, with gratification, receipt of amount. 783
153 Same to same Nov. 15 Water boundary convention. Is ready to sign new convention. 787
134 Mr. Hay to Señor Azpíroz Nov. 20 Same subject. Is ready to sign new convention. 787
Text of convention Dec. 24 Same subject 788

netherlands.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
283 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay 1900. Mar. 17 Organization of the Permanent Court of Arbitration provided for by the convention signed at The Hague July 29, 1899. Reports preliminary steps. 790
285 Same to same Mar. 19 Same subject. Further report 791
324 Same to same Sent. 24 Same subject. Incloses copy of rules adopted 791
255 Mr. Hill to Mr. Newel Sept. 25 Arbitration of claims of American sealing vessels v. Russia. Selection of Mr. Asser, member of council of state of the Netherlands, to act as arbitrator. Instruction to endeavor, in conjunction with Russian minister, to secure Mr. Asser’s consent to act. 798
Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 5 Same subject. Russian minister can not act until he receives instructions from his Government. 798
327 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegrams, with particulars. 798
Mr. Hay to Mr. Newel (telegram). Oct. 9 Same subject. Instructions were sent from St. Petersburg by courier to Russian minister on Oct. 4. 799
328 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay Oct. 12 Same subject. Joint note has been addressed to Mr. Asser, requesting an interview. 799
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 13 Same subject. Mr. Asser consents to act as arbitrator. 799
Mr. Hay to Mr. Newel (telegram). do Same subject. Instruction to act concurrently with Russian minister in formally inviting Mr. Asser to act as arbitrator. 800
331 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Reports interview with Mr. Asser. 800
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 18 Same subject. Identical note delivered by Russian minister and himself to Mr. Asser. 800
338 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and incloses copy of note referred to. 800
Same to same (telegram) Oct. 20 Same subject. Has received Mr. Asser’s acceptance in writing. 801
339 Same to same do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, and incloses copy of note referred to. 801
Mr. Hill to Mr. Newel (telegram). Nov. 24 Organization of the Permanent Court of Arbitration provided for by the convention signed at The Hague July 29, 1899. Names of members designated by President of the United States. 792
351 Mr. Newel to Mr. Hay Dec. 13 Same subject. Further report 793
357 Same to same Dec. 24 Same subject. Incloses list of members of the court. 794
Same to same 1901. Jan. 2 Same subject. Incloses copy of rules adopted 797

nicaragua, salvador, and costa rica.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
256 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry 1899. July 26 Customs duties collected by insurgents while in temporary possession of Bluefields, and return of same to American merchants. Reviews reasons justifying the payment of duties, and instructs to ask that amount deposited with British consul under arrangement of Apr. 29, 1899, be returned. 803
295 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Aug. 11 Same subject. Above instruction has been communicated to minister of foreign affairs of Nicaragua. 804
[Page LXXXIX]308 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Sept. 7 Customs duties collected by insurgents while ii temporary possession of Bluefields, and returr of same to American merchants. Nicaraguai Government contends that Bluefields was closed to commerce by proclamation; that the insurrectionary government was not a dc facto government, and asserts that duties were voluntarily paid to aid insurrection. It pro poses to have matter brought before the supreme court at Bluefields. Asks whether Department will consent to American merchants testifying before it. Incloses correspondence. 804
270 Mr. Hill to Mr. Merry Sept. 29 Same subject. The matter has been taken up diplomatically by the United States Government, and the extraordinary proposition to lay it before Nicaraguan courts will not be considered or discussed. 809
272 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry Oct. 2 Same subject. Adduces further argument against the contentions of Nicaraguan Government and points to the example set by the United States, which did not collect a second time duties paid to the Confederate government. 810
343 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Nov. 11 Same subject. Late minister for foreign affairs writes that court will decide that the money deposited with British consul should be re turned to the merchants. 811
347 Same to same Nov. 23 Same subject. Consular agent has advised merchants not to heed summons of the court. This action may affect the favorable decision promised in above dispatch. 812
292 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry Dec. 15 Same subject. Matter is in a way of satisfactory arrangement with Nicaraguan minister at Washington. 813
Text of protocol 1900. Mar. 22 Claims of Orr and Laubenheimer and the Post-Glover Electric Company v. Nicaragua. Arbitration of. 824
Award of arbitrator June 16 Same subject 826
439 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay June 25 Customs duties collected by insurgents while in temporary possession of Bluefields, and return of same to American merchants. Incloses letter from British consul relative to action taken by court at Bluefields toward collecting amount from merchants. Consul advised that funds held by him should not be delivered except, at joint request of the two Governments. 814
446 Same to same July 7 Same subject. Judge Roman has “sentenced” the merchants to pay the duties over again. Incloses letter from consular agent. 815
347 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry July 9 Same subject. Should Nicaraguan Government demand payment of trust fund in hands of British consul, a decisive note may become necessary, to the effect that only a straightforward disposition of the matter on the basis of existing understanding would be acceptable to United States Government. 816
453 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay July 22 Same subject. Incloses “sentence” of Judge Roman, requiring payment of duties already paid to insurgents. Protest has been made by legation. British consul has been directed by minister at Guatemala not to deliver the fund deposited with him, except on joint request of the United States and Nicaragua. 817
454 Same to same July 28 Same subject. Incloses note remonstrating against action of the court at Bluefields. 819
352 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry Aug. 2 Same subject. Judgment reported in dispatch No. 446 is to be considered null and void, and ignored by the parties concerned. Return of money now deposited with British consul is to be demanded, if necessary, and if not referred to in dispatch No. 453, does not result in a satisfactory settlement. 820
Nicaraguan minister of foreign affairs to secretary of Chilean legation, Washington (telegram). Aug. 7 Same subject. Asks that he communicate to the Secretary of State that Nicaraguan Government has ordered the return of the duties to American merchants. 820
Mr. Adee to Mr. Merry (telegram). Aug. 8 Same subject. Instructs to ignore Department’s instruction No. 352 if Nicaraguan Government orders repayment of duties to merchants. 821
Señor Corea to Department of State (telegram). do Same subject. Nicaraguan Government has resolved upon return of duties to merchants. 821
17 Mr. Adee to Señor Corea Aug. 10 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram, with gratification. 821
[Page XC]461 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Aug. 12 Customs duties collected by insurgents while in temporary possession of Bluefields, and return of same to American merchants. Legation not yet informed of favorable decision communicated in Department’s telegram of 8th instant. 821
Same to same (telegram) Aug. 14 Same subject. Funds in possession of British consul are requested to be returned. 822
356 Mr. Adee to Mr. Merry Aug. 15 Same subject. Confirms Department’s telegram of the 8th instant. 822
464 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay Aug. 17 Same subject. Confirms his telegram of the 14th instant. Information has been confirmed by British consul. 822
359 Mr. Hill to Mr. Merry Sept. 8 Same subject. Expresses gratification at decision to return funds. Requests copy of telegram from British consul. 823
473 Mr. Merry to Mr. Hill Sept. 22 Same subject. Money deposited with British consul has been returned by him to depositors. Incloses telegram from British consul. 823
365 Mr. Hay to Mr. Merry Oct. 6 Same subject. Instructs to convey to British consul thorough appreciation of his services. 824

peru.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
327 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay 1899. Dec. 6 Extradition treaty has been signed and sent to Peruvian Congress. 836
220 Mr. Hay to Mr. Dudley 1900. Jan. 4 Same subject. Copy in dispatch No. 327 has been sent to the United States Senate. 836
224 Same to same Feb. 12 Same subject. Quotes Senate amendment. Instructs to advise Department by cable when it shall have been accepted by Peru. 836
352 Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay Mar. 10 Same subject. Treaty, as amended by United States Senate, will be laid before Peruvian Congress, which will meet July 28 next. Incloses correspondence. 837
Señor Calderon to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 17 Condolences on Galveston disaster 843
4 Mr. Adee to Sefior Calderon. Sept. 18 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram with appreciation. 844
423 Mr. Neill to Mr. Hay Nov. 8 Extradition treaty has been accepted by Peruvian Congress. Correspondence inclosed. 838
Text of treaty 1901. Jan. 29 Same subject 839

portugal.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Department memorandum. 1900. June 25 Arbitration in the matter of the Delagoa Bay Rwy. Payment by Portugal of amount awarded by arbitrator. Offer of Portugal to deposit full amount in some safe depository. United States has no objections, but reserves rights of parties in interest. 845
Same July 21 Same subject. Portugal will deposit this day full amount of award at London office of the Comptoir d’Escompte. Announcement is received without prejudice to claimant’s final protest against the award. 845
Mr. Duarte to Mr. Hay do Same subject. Announcement of deposit 846
44 Mr. Thieriot to Mr. Hay July 24 Same subject. Announcement of deposit 846
87 Mr. Hay to Mr. Duarte July 27 Same subject. Deposit of amount, as notified in note of July 21, is acknowledged without prejudice and with reservation of all rights. 847
19 Mr. Adee to Mr. Thieriot Aug. 10 Same subject. Acknowledges his No. 44 and incloses copy of above note. 847
Viscount Santo Thyrso to Mr. Adee. Aug. 21 Same subject. Presumes that reservations made in Mr. Hay’s note of the 27th ultimo refer to sentence of arbitral tribunal and not to its execution on part of Portuguese Government. 847
91 Mr. Adee to Viscount Santo Thyrso Aug. 27 Same subject. Reservations in departments No. 87 were made in view of the provision which requires payment to the two Governments, and to disclaim all responsibility regarding deposit at the Comptoir d’Escompte, which, however, is understood to be allowed by the award. 848
Viscount Santo Thyrso to Mr. Adee. Aug. 28 Same subject. Portuguese Government considers itself released from all responsibilities in the premises. 849
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russia.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
84 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay 1899. Aug. 29 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Incloses draft presented by him, and counterdraft, with accompanying notes of minister for foreign affairs. Submits certain criticisms of latter draft. 850
94 Mr. Hagerman to Mr. Hay Sept. 7 Same subject. States that the phrase “the spirit of international agreements” will not be accepted by Great Britain. 853
89 Mr. Hill to Mr. Hagerman Sept. 28 Same subject. Incloses memorandum containing modifications to Russian counterdraft of protocol. 854
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 23 Same subject. Reports that Russian Government adheres to protocol of minister of foreign affairs. Makes suggestions as to modifications of draft of protocol prepared by Department. 855
Mr. Hay to Mr. Peirce (telegram). Oct. 26 Same subject. States that phrase “the spirit of international agreements” is not acceptable to United States Government. Instructs to endeavor to secure its omission. 855
133 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay Oct. 27 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram and states that an interview with Mr. de Martens will be sought. 855
134 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hill do Same subject. Reports at length an interview with Mr. de Martens, at which views communicated in his telegram of 23d instant were set forth. 855
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 30 Same subject. Reports that objectionable provision is to be omitted from protocol. 857
139 Same to same do Same subject. Incloses draft of protocol as finally determined upon at interview with Mr. de Martens. Reports desire of Russian Government that United States representative extend coincidentally with Russian invitation to Mr. Asser to act as arbitrator. 857
Mr. Hay to Mr. Peirce (telegram). Nov. 14 Same subject. Referring to protocol submitted with above dispatch, states that the Cape Horn Pigeon was engaged in whaling, not sealing; protocol approved with this change. 860
152 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Nov. 18 Same subject. Reports that Russian Government insists upon retaining objectionable paragraph, and prefer that papers be presented in French to the arbitrator. 860
157 Same to same Nov. 25 Same subject, reports that minister of foreign affairs explains that his intention in insisting upon the objectionable phrase is not to make use of any special agreement, but to give the arbitrator latitude for taking notice of any such agreements. 862
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). Dec. 5 Same subject. States language United States Government would accept in lieu of objectionable phrase in protocol. 863
124 Same to same 1900. Feb. 12 Same subject. Acknowledges dispatches Nos. 152 and 157. Department awaits result of above telegram. 864
192 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Feb. 28 Same subject. Reports having urged orally and in writing modification of protocol as suggested in Department’s telegram of Dec. 5, 1899, without appreciable results. 864
131 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower Mar. 16 Same subject. States objections to phrase “spirit of international agreements,” which, if insisted upon, should be clearly defined so as not to permit action of retroactive law or treaties. Suggests such a clause. 865
206 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay Mar. 31 Same subject. Reports interview with minister for foreign affairs at which above instruction was communicated to him. An early reply has been promised. 866
214 Same to same Apr. 14 Same subject. Reports that Russian Government insists upon retention of objectionable phrase and declines to modify as suggested in instruction No. 131. Hopes, however, that satisfactory issue will be reached, and advises that United States employ best legal talent to conduct proceedings before arbitrator. 867
[Page XCII]150 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower May 24 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Points out inconsistency of Russian Government which, while objecting to qualifying clause proposed by United States, asserts that it does not wish to hamper the free judgment of the arbitrator. Instructs to revert to original offer that no such clause be inserted, or that it be qualified as suggested by United States. Also to inquire of British embassy what language is to be used in presenting British claims. 871
230 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay June 1 Same subject. Reports that Russian Government agrees to qualify objectionable phrase in protocol as desired by the Department. Incloses correspondence. 872
234 Same to same June 6 Same subject. Incloses draft of protocol as suggested by Russia. Russia desires that Mr. Asser be, after signing of protocol, invited to act as arbitrator by United States and Russian representatives at The Hague. 874
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). June 15 Same subject. Instructs to conclude protocol as reported in dispatch No. 130. 874
154 Same to same June 18 Same subject. Confirms above telegram and instructs to express appreciation of high sense of justice and equity of Russian Government. 876
Same to same (telegram) June 19 Same subject. States that protocol should contain provision for submission to arbitrator of evidence which has been presented in support of claims. 876
Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay (telegram). June 20 Same subject. Reports readiness of Russia to sign protocol, and insistence upon use of French language. 876
Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower (telegram). June 21 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Instructs to inform Russian minister for foreign affairs that a strong United States regiment has been ordered to China. 371
Same to same (telegram) June 22 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Instructs to use his discretion in selection of language for arbitration. 876
250 Mr. Tower to Mr. Hay June 23 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Department’s telegram of 21st instant has been communicated to minister for foreign affairs. 371
256 Same to same June 26 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Acknowledges Department’s telegram of 19th instant, and reports interview with minister for foreign affairs. 877
259 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay June 29 Same subject. Expresses opinion that the French language should be used in arbitration. 877
260 Same to same June 30 Same subject. Asks instructions as to desires of United States in regard to presenting claims to arbitrator. 878
159 Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower July 3 Same subject. Mr. Peirce is authorized to serve as counsel for claimants. 879
167 Mr. Hay to Mr. Peirce July 17 Same subject. States that communications to arbitrator might be made through respective legations at The Hague, and duplicates exchanged at St. Petersburg. 879
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 2 Same subject. Reports receipt from minister for foreign affairs of final draft of protocol, and asks if he is authorized to sign. 880
276 Same to same Aug. 3 Same subject. Incloses draft of protocol referred to in above telegram, and states that services of a competent translator have been arranged for. 880
170 Mr. Adee to Mr. Peirce Aug. 4 Same subject. Instructs to sign protocol when evidence is completed. 882
Mr. Adee to Mr. De Wollant. Aug. 13 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Incloses memorandum setting forth views of United States. 377
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 24 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Reports addition to protocol covering question of evidence. 882
Mr. Adee to Mr. Peirce (telegram). Aug. 25 Same subject. Authorizes signing of protocol with addition indicated in above telegram. 882
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Aug. 27 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Reports that Russian Government approves Li Hung Chang’s appointment, but think he should exhibit satisfactory powers. 371
Memorandum to Russian embassy. Aug. 29 Same subject. Defines attitude of United States. 378
302 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Adee Aug. 30 Same subject. Reports interview with minister for foreign affairs. 371
[Page XCIII] Mr. Peirce to Mr. Adee (telegram). Aug. 31 China. Reports at length views of Russian Government, as explained by minister for foreign affairs. 372
Mr. Adee to Mr. Peirce (telegram). Sept. 1 Same subject. States that Department’s reply of 29th ultimo was framed on understanding that Russian proposal related to withdrawal from Pekin. 373
303 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Adee do Same subject. Confirms telegrams, and reports at length interview with minister for foreign affairs. 373
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 8 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Reports signature of protocol. 882
310 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Adee do Same subject. Confirms above telegram, incloses text of protocol, and reports oral agreements as to inviting Mr. Asser to act as arbitrator. 883
Memorandum of Russian embassy. Sept. 17 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Asks intentions of United States Government on certain points. 379
Memorandum to Russian embassy. Sept. 21 Same subject. Replies to above 379
Mr. De Wollantto Mr. Adee. Sept. 23 Same subject. Transmits communication concerning views of Russia. 380
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay Sept. 24 Same subject. Reports interview with minister for foreign affairs. Views of Russia in regard to German note appear to be in accord with those of United States. 375
185 | Mr. Hill to Mr. Peirce Sept. 25 Arbitration of claims of American sealing and whaling vessels against Russia. Acknowledges copy of protocol. United States minister to the Netherlands has been instructed in regard to inviting Mr. Asser to not as arbitrator. 886
325 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hill Sept. 26 China. Negotiations for restoration of order. Confirms his telegram of 24th instant, and reports at length interview with minister for foreign affairs. 375
Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay (telegram). Sept. 27 Same subject. Reports views of Russian Government, on question of punishment. 376
297 Mr. De Wollant to Mr. Hay. Oct. 4 Same subject. Gives views of Russian Government on French proposals. 381
Mr. Hay to Mr. De Wollant. Oct. 11 Same subject. Acknowledges above note, and incloses copy of note to French chargé d’affaires on the subject. 382
347 Mr. Peirce to Mr. Hay Oct. 22 Same subject. Incloses newspaper clipping in regard to negotiations. 377

spain.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Text of protocol 1900. Apr. 28 Registration of Spanish subjects in the Philippine Islands. Extending period fixed in Article IX of the treaty of peace of December 10, 1898. 889
Duke de Arcos to Mr. Hay. Sept. 12 Condolences on Galveston disaster 890
114 Mr. Adee to Duke de Arcos. Sept. 17 Same subject. Acknowledges above note, with appreciation. 890
Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay (telegram). Oct. 22 Passports issued by military authorities to citizens of Porto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines. Cites case in point, and requests instructions. 891
280 Same to same do Same subject. Reports at length difficulties encountered. Confirms above telegram. 891
Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer (telegram). Oct. 24 Same subject. States that Porto Rican paper may be certified as a true copy by consul-general. 892
Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay (telegram). Nov. 5 Same subject. Gives reasons why definite instructions are absolutely necessary. 892
306 Same to same Nov. 6 Same subject. Confirms above telegram; describes papers at present issued in the different islands and requests instructions. 892
Mr. Hay to Mr. Storer (telegram). do Same subject. Instructs to register and vise all such passports when countersigned by military authorities of the United States in those islands. 893
244 Same to same Nov. 9 Same subject. States that the limit within which he may act is defined in Department’s circular instruction of May 2, 1899. 893
Text of treaty 1901. Mar. 23 Cession to United States of any and all islands of the Philippine Archipelago lying outside of the lines described in Article III of the treaty of peace of December 10, 1898. 887
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sweden and norway.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
77 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas 1900. Jan. 22 Samoan claims. Acceptance by the King of Sweden and Norway of joint invitation to act as arbitrator. Incloses correspondence with British ambassador at Washington. 896
83 Same to same Apr. 23 Same subject. Instructs to confer with representatives of Great Britain and Germany with reference to extending joint invitation. 896
146B Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay June 4 Same subject. Incloses copy of formal invitation, sent in conjunction with British and German representatives. 896
148 Same to same July 31 Same subject. Reports acceptance of invitation by the King. 897
Mr. de Strale to Mr. Hill Sept. 24 Same subject. Claims of residents of Samoa not subjects or citizens of one of the three signatory powers. The King is ready to pass upon them if agreeable to the three Governments. 898
223 Mr. Hill to Mr. de Strale Sept. 27 Same subject. Refers to correspondence with respective embassies on the subject of above note, and declares willingness to let them be passed upon by the King if the other two powers agree. 899
96 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas Oct. 23 Same subject. Incloses correspondence with British and German embassies respecting the inclusion of claims of foreigners not under jurisdiction of the treaty powers, calls attention to the wish of the United States that such claims be laid before the three Governments, and instructs to acquaint the Swedish Government with the consent as given. 899
165 Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay Nov. 5 Same subject. Acknowledges above instruction. Neither British nor German minister has received like instructions. When such are received the King will be simultaneously notified of assent. 900
167 Same to same Nov. 23 Same subject. Foreign office informed of assent l of Great Britain and United States to admission of claims of all foreigners. Assent of United States subject to conditions in Department’s instruction No. 96. German minister has not been instructed. 901
100 Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas Dec. 5 Same subject. Refers to Department’s instruction No. 96, and incloses note on the subject to chargé d’affaires of France at Washington. 902
169 Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay Dec. 12 Same subject. German minister has notified Swedish Government of assent of his Government that all foreign claims be included subject to conditions similar to those in Department’s instruction No. 96. 902

switzerland.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
Text of decision and final award. 1900. Mar. 29 Arbitration in the matter of the Delagoa Bay Rwy. Award of court designated by Swiss Federal Council. 903
220 Mr.Leishman to Mr. Hay Dec. 8 Protection of Filipinos. Incloses copies of two cedulas issued to J. I. and L. I. Aldecoa, and requests instructions. 905
209 Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman Dec. 28 Same subject. The reasons why regulations have not yet been issued still exist. Certificates may be given to the two men named in above dispatch, that they are native Filipinos, and as such entitled to the protection of the United States. 905

turkey.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
135 Mr. Straus to Mr. Hay 1899. Dec. 15 Passports to be refused by legation to persons of Ottoman origin returning to Turkey unprovided with American passport or authenticated naturalization papers. Submits several cases, incloses correspondence, and inquires whether these persons are entitled to protection. 934
[Page XCV] Mr. Hay to Mr. Straus (telegram). Dec. 29 Consular immunities. Arrest of Cavass of United States consulate at Smyrna. Instructs to demand immediate protection if danger exists. 920
Mr. Griscom to Mr Hay (telegram). Dec. 30 Same subject. Reports occurrence and his protest against such action. 920
193 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom 1900. Jan. 4 Same subject. Acknowledges above telegram. He seems to have acted discreetly. 920
144 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Jan. 8 Same subject. Reports at length m regard to matter. 921
196 Mr. Hay to Mr. Straus Jan. 11 Negotiations for the settlement of indemnity claims of United States citizens. Recites features of miscarriage of justice in prosecution of murderers of Frank Lenz, instructs to press settlement, and promises support of the United States Government in whatever measure legation sees fit to take to that end. 906
197 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom do Passports to be refused by legation to persons of Ottoman origin returning to Turkey unprovided with American passport or authenticated naturalization papers, and. traveling under an Ottoman passport. 937
148 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay Jan. 13 Consular immunities. Arrest of Cavass of United States consulate at Smyrna. Refers to his No. 144, and reports further in regard to the matter. 928
149 Same to same do Same subject. Consul-General Dickinson will proceed to Smyrna to investigate. 931
156 Same to same Jan. 27 Negotiations for the settlement of indemnity claims of United States citizens. Incloses his note to the minister for foreign affairs demanding prompt fulfillment of promises. 907
162 Same to same Feb. 6 Treaty of 1830. Interpretation of Article IV. Incloses note verbale from the Porte contending that the United States is not entitled to any more extraterritorial rights than are conceded to other nations under the “most favored nation” clause. 909
164 Same to same Feb. 9 Consular immunities. Arrest of Cavass of United States consulate at Smyrna. Full satisfaction, as asked by legation, has been secured; the attached merchandise of dragoman has been released, and Cavass’s arms have been returned to him. Asks instructions as to extent of protection to be given to dragomans. Incloses report of consul-general at Constantinople. 931
211 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Feb. 19 Protection of persons of Ottoman origin naturalized in the United States. Turkish Government refuses to recognize such naturalization. 938
Same to same (telegram) Apr. 23 Negotiations for the settlement of indemnity claims of United States citizens. Instructs to communicate to Turkish Government that the President relies on prompt fulfillment of promise made in December, 1898, that £20,000 indemnity would be paid. 908
Same to same (telegram) May 19 Same subject. Reiterates above instruction 908
215 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay May 29 Treaty of 1830. Interpretation of Article IV. Incloses note verbale from the Porte urging a reply to note of December, 1899; also requesting that United States consul be directed to serve summons on an American citizen. This latter request denied. 911
Same to same (telegram) June 15 Negotiations for the settlement of indemnity claims of United States citizens. Reports that Sultan’s secretary states that claims will be settled within three or four months. 908
Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom (telegram). June 18 Same subject. Instructs to thank Sultan for above assurance, and to press urgently for an early date of payment. 909
322 Mr. Griscom to Mr. Hay 1901. Feb. 13 Treaty of 1830. Interpretation of Article IV. Incloses note verbale from the Porte sending a list of cases that can not be tried because of consul’s refusal to serve summons, and requesting the issuance of suitable orders. 912
363 Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom Mar. 16 Same subject. Incloses Department’s instruction No. 142, of December 22, 1890, in which the whole ground is fully covered. The position of the United States is, moreover, fortified, under the “most favored nation” clause, by the extraterritorial rights clearly conceded in the treaties of Turkey with Belgium and Portugal, and exercised by those two countries. 914
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uruguay and paraguay.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
147 Mr. Hay to Mr. Finch 1900 Mar. 10 Courtesies shown by Uruguayan officials at funeral of Lieut. Commander F. E. Greene, U. S. N. Incloses correspondence, and directs to express this Government’s appreciation. 941
369 Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay Sept. 18 Condolences on Galveston disaster. Transmits sympathy of Government and people of Uruguay. 942
172 Mr. Hay to Mr. Finch Oct. 29 Same subject. Acknowledges above with appreciation. 942

venezuela.

No. From and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
388 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hay 1900. Feb. 1 Consular immunities. Attack on the wife of United States consul at La Guaira, Venezuela. Incloses statement of consul reporting his arrest and search by a police officer. Matter has been laid before the Venezuelan Government. 943
444 Same to same May 17 Citizenship of a woman born in Cuba and residing in Venezuela. Submits case to Department. 954
449 Same to same May 21 Consular immunities. Attack on the wife of United States consul at La Guaira, Venezuela. Consul has made renewed complaint of attacks on his person, connived at by local authorities. Correspondence inclosed. 944
451 Same to same May 23 Same subject. Incloses consul’s reply to report of local authorities. 950
343 Mr. Hay to Mr. Loomis June 7 Same subject. Dispatches Nos. 449 and 451 have been read with surprise and regret. Instructs to inform Government of Venezuela that the United States expects adequate protection for its law-abiding citizens, and especially its representatives. 952
344 Same to same June 8 Citizenship of a woman born in Cuba and residing in Venezuela. The question is one to be determined by Cuban authorities when a definitive government shall have been established there. 954
490 Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hay. July 28 Consular immunities. Attack on the wife of United States consul at La Guaira, Venezuela. Incloses note from minister for foreign affairs and reply correcting impression that Department’s instruction No. 343 was based on ex parte representations. 952
Señor Pulido to Mr. Adee Sept. 17 Condolences on Galveston disaster 954
120 Mr. Hill to Señor Pulido Sept. 21 Same subject. Acknowledges above, with appreciation. 955