The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador.
Washington , March 25, 1905 .
Excellency: Referring to your note of October 1 and Mr. Hay’s reply of December 2, 1904,a in regard to the report of Messrs. O. H. Tittmann and W. F. King, the commissioners appointed to carry out the delimitation of the Alaska boundary, so far as it was left undefined by the award of the London tribunal, and concerning the character of [Page 479] our agreement between the United States and Great Britain for the formal acceptance of the recommendations of the commissioners by an exchange of notes, I have the honor to state, by direction of the President, that the Government of the United States agrees with the Government of His Britannic Majesty that the part of the boundary between Alaska and Canada lying between the points P and T mentioned in the award of the tribunal of 1903, shall be defined, in accordance with the general principles laid down by said tribunal, by the summits whose geographical coordinates are given with sufficient approximation for identification in the attached table, provided that the commissioners are hereby empowered, after they have secured sufficient data, to select additional and intermediate peaks between the points 7 and 8 and 8 and T where the distances between the peaks given in the table exceed the probable limit of intervisibility. Provided also that no such additional and intermediate peak shall be more than 2,500 meters from the straight line joining peaks 7 and 8 or 8 and T of the attached table, as follows:
table showing the positions and distances of peaks.
The latitudes and longitudes are taken from and refer to the maps numbers 10 and 12 of the surveys made by the British commission under the convention of 1892. The successive peaks are designated by consecutive numbers, counting southward from point P.
Your acknowledgement of this communication, with a similar statement on behalf of the Government of His Majesty, will complete the agreed exchange of notes and will confirm and give validity to the agreement reached by the commissioners, thus completing the award of the London tribunal under the convention of January 24, 1903, as to the above-described part of the Alaska boundary.
Expressing the President’s satisfaction at this settlement of the matter,
I have, etc.,