Claims on account of military operations conducted in Samoa in 1899—preliminary decision of the King of Sweden and Norway as arbitrator. a

a. For convention providing for arbitration see Foreign Relations, 1899, page 671; acceptance by King of Sweden and Norway of joint invitation to act as arbitrator, Foreign Relations, 1900, page 896. See also “Samoan Affairs,” Foreign Relations, 1899, page 604, et seq.

[422] Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay.