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RELATING TO

THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.

VOLUME III.-GENEVA ARBITRATION.

CONTAINING THE ARGUMENT OF THE UNITED STATES; ARGUMENT OF HER
BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT; AND SUPPLEMENTARY

STATEMENTS OR ARGUMENTS MADE BY THE

RESPECTIVE AGENTS OR COUNSEL.

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Rec. Oct. 29. 1874

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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II. THE CONTROVERSY SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION:

The Arbitrators already acquainted with the general nature of the facts..

In suppressing an armed insurrection the United States exercised bellig-

erent powers, and prevented insurgents from carrying on maritime

war from their own resources ....

The right to do this unquestioned; other nations no parties to the con-

flict ......
Abstinence of intervention by another Power is not neutrality .........
It is a maintenance of previously existing relations .....
Other Powers have to decide in such case only whether they acquiesce

in the exercise of belligerent powers by the Sovereign ....

Non-acquiescence is intervention ...

Questions arising beyond territorial limits of the Sovereign should be de-

cided as they arise.......

Such course secures impartiality and, when justified by results, an

equality between contending parties which resembles what is known

as neutrality when exercised between rightful belligerents ..........
This principle recognized by United States Supreme Court ............
Previous instances in point ...
Belligerent powers belong to the Sovereign of right; to the rebel of suf-

ferance ..
Conferring belligerent rights on insurgents by Great Britain was an in-

tervention ..................

The Queen's proclamation .....

was voluntary and anticipatory..........

was not called for by the relations between the Governments......

had no justification .......

and changed the legal relations between Great Britain and the in-

surgents......

ffect upon the act of carrying on war on the hiel
Its ettect upon commercial contracts......
It was followed by systematic contributions in aid of the insurgents ...
The United States suffered great injuries ....

Which resulted from aid and assistance originating in British jurisdic-

tion ........

This aid was organized, systematic, and official .......................

Nature of the injuries intlicted on the United States..................

No nation but Great Britain instrumental in intlicting them..........

They form the subject of this arbitration.......

Provisions of the Treaty of Washington respecting the arbitration.

Description of the claims .....

The Rules of the Treaty ......

The provisions of Article VII ..........

Effect of an award........

The measure of indemnity claimed .......

The claims preferred are national ...

The authority of the Tribunal absolute for their determination ...

Its award will be final.......

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