The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Washington, March 25, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 187, of this date, in regard to the report by Messrs. W. F. King and O. H. Tittmann, the commissioners appointed to carry out the delimitation of the Alaska boundary, so far as it was left undefined by the [Page 480] award of the London tribunal, and concerning the character of an agreement between Great Britain and the United States for the formal acceptance of the recommendations of the commissioners by an exchange of notes.
By direction and on behalf of the Government of His Britannic Majesty, I have the honor to state that the Government of His Majesty agrees with the Government of the United States that the part of the boundary beween Canada and Alaska 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.
I am instructed to express the gratification of my government that by this exchange of notes confirmation and validity are given 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.
I have, etc.,