File No. 763.72112/1560

The Consul General at London (Skinner) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith in duplicate a copy of the proceedings in the prize court on August 25 in relation to the steamships Sir Ernest Cassel and Stigstad .1 In the case of the Stigstad detained under the order in council of March 11, it will be noted that the president of the prize court directed that the Crown “arrange to hand over some sum to the owners of the ship,” the sum to be determined representing presumably demurrage claimed by the shipowners on account of the long detention of the vessel. It will be noticed also that in the Stigstad decision the president of the prize court remarked: “This is not a blockade but some sort of substitute for a blockade.”

I have [etc.]

Robert P. Skinner
  1. Not printed.