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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering sea arbitration. (search)
l British vessels engaged in pelagic sealing in Bering Sea. But this course had already been proposed to President Cleveland, and decided to be improper. The Hon. E. J. Phelps who, as minister to Great Britain, had conducted the negotiations with Lord Salisbury growing out of the seizures of 1886 and 1887, in a lengthy despatch tvy, who submitted a paper of rare legal ability on the subject to the President. The treaty after having undergone the careful scrutiny of the President and Hon. E. J. Phelps, whose advice had been sought by the president, was submitted to the Senate and approved by that body without a single dissenting voice, so far as is known. or Morgan, the recognized leader of all international questions in the Senate of the party whose officials had originated the subject-matter of arbitration. Hon. E. J. Phelps, President Cleveland's minister in London, an experienced diplomatist, and a lawyer of national repute, had been consulted by the President several months be
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phelps, Edward John 1822- (search)
Phelps, Edward John 1822- Diplomatist; born in Middlebury, Vt., July 11, 1822; graduated at Middlebury College in 1840; admitted to the bar in 1843, and began practice in his native town; removed to Burlington, Vt., in 1845 and practised there till 1851; was Professor of Law in Yale Law School in 1881-85; United States minister to England in 1885-89; and senior counsel for the United States on the Bering Sea Court of Arbitration. He died in New Haven, Conn., March 9, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Supreme Court, United States (search)
hio, Tennessee. Seventh—Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin. Eighth—Arkansas, Colorado, Indian and Oklahoma Territories, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. Ninth—Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington. On the following page is given a complete list of the justices of the United States Supreme Court, the names of the chief-justices being in italics. While United States minister to England, the Hon. E. J. Phelps wrote an essay on the Constitution of the United States, in which the Supreme Court of the United States is described as follows: The judicial power of the United States government is vested by the Constitution in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time establish. The number of the judges of the Supreme Court is also fixed by Congress. It consists at this time of a chiefjustice and eight associate justices. They are appointed by the Pr<