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.