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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 7 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 12.92 (search)
, Nashville, Retribution, Jeff. Davis, Sallie, and Boston. The actual losses inflicted by the Alabama ($7,050,293.76, according to claims for ships and cargoes filed up to March 15th, 1872) were only about $400,000 greater than those inflicted by the Shenandoah. The sum total of the claims filed against the twelve cruisers for ships and cargoes, up to March 15th, 1872, was $19,782,917.60, all but about six millions of it being charged to the account of the Alabama and Shenandoah. On May 8th, 1871, the Treaty of Washington was concluded, in accordance with which a Tribunal of Arbitration was appointed, which assembled at Geneva. It consisted of Count Frederick Sclopis, named by the King of Italy; Mr. Jacob Staempfli, named by the President of the Swiss Confederation; Viscount d'itajuba, named by the Emperor of Brazil; Mr. Charles Francis Adams, named by the President of the United States; and Sir Alexander Cockburn, named by the Queen of Great Britain. The Counsel of Great Brita
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.17 (search)
or them. How often the verse in the Psalms recurred to me: Like as a father pitieth his own children ! It was on my first expedition that I felt I was ripening. Hitherto, my faculties had been too busy in receiving impressions; but, like the young corn which greedily absorbs the rain and cool dews, and, on approaching maturity, begins to yellow under summer suns, so I began to feel the benefit of the myriad impressions, and I grew to govern myself with more circumspection. On the 8th May, 1871, we began to ascend the Usagara range, and, in eight marches, we arrived on the verge of the dry, rolling, and mostly wooded plateau, which continues, almost without change, for nearly six hundred miles west-ward. We soon after entered Ugogo, inhabited by a bumptious, full-chested, square-shouldered people, who exact heavy tribute from all caravans. Nine marches took us through their country; and, when we finally shook the dust of its red soil off our feet, we were rich in the experienc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Halifax fisheries award. (search)
privileges conceded to the United States by that treaty. This commission met in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 5, 1877. Great Britain was represented by Sir Alexander F. Gait; the United States by E. H. Kellogg. The third commissioner, Maurice Delfosse, was named by Austria, as provided for in the treaty. The commission awarded Great Britain $5,500,000 for the use of the fishing privileges for twelve years. The money was appropriated by Congress in 1878 with the proviso articles 18 and 21 of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded on May 8, 1871, ought to be terminated at the earliest period consistent with the provisions of article 33 of the same treaty. The President of the United States, in pursuance of instructions from Congress, gave the required notice, and the fishery articles therefore came to an end July 1, 1885. In 1888 the new treaty was negotiated in reference to the fishery question, but was rejected by the United States Senate, Aug. 21, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Joint high commission. (search)
the fisheries; (2) the navigation of the St. Lawrence River; (3) reciprocal trade between the United States and the Dominion of Canada; (4) the Northwest water boundary and the island of San Juan; (5) the claims of the United States against Great Britain for compensation for injuries committed by Confederate cruisers; (6) claims of British subjects against the United States for losses and injuries arising out of acts committed during the Civil War. A treaty was agreed to, and was signed May 8, 1871, which provided for the settlement, by arbitration, by a mixed commission, of all claims on both sides for injuries by either government to the citizens of the other, during the Civil War, and for the permanent settlement of all questions in dispute between the two nations (see Washington, treaty of). Arbitrators were appointed, who, at Geneva, Switzerland, formed what was known as the Tribunal of Arbitration, and reached a decision in which both parties acquiesced. See arbitration, trib
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawrence, William beach 1800-1881 (search)
al law in 1873, when he appeared before the American and British international tribunal in Washington in the Circassian case. In securing a reversal of the United States Supreme Court's decision in favor of his clients, he accomplished what no other lawyer had ever done in the history of the country. His publications include The history of Louisiana; Bank of the United States; Institutions of the United States; Inquiry into the causes of the public distress; History of the negotiations in reference to the Eastern and northeastern boundaries of the United States; Biographical memoir of Albert Gallatin; Commentary on the elements of international law; Study? of international law on marriage; The treaty of Washington; The indirect claims of the United States under the treaty of Washington of May 8, 1871, as submitted to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva; Belligerent and sovereign rights as regards neutrals during the War of secession, etc. He died in New York City, March 26, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), San Juan (search)
San Juan A small island near Vancouver's Island. The possession of this island, commanding the strait between British Columbia and the United States, was disputed, under conflicting interpretations of the treaty of Washington respecting the boundaries, June 12, 1846. The matter (by treaty of Washington, May 8, 1871) was referred for arbitration to the Emperor of Germany, who decided in Favor of the United States, in October, 1872. The island was evacuated by the British on Nov. 22, following. City, seaport, and capital of the island of Porto Rico, in the department of Bayamon, on a long and narrow island, separated from the main island at one end by a shallow arm of the sea, over which is a bridge connecting it with the mainland, which runs out at this point in a long sand spit some 9 miles in length, apparently to meet the smaller island; at the other end the island ends in a rugged bluff or promontory some hundred feet high and three-fourths of a mile distant from th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
reaty of Oregon boundary, etc.WashingtonJune 15, 1846 Convention of Nicaragua ship-canalWashingtonApril 17, 1850 Convention of Settlement of claimsLondonFeb. 8, 1853 Treaty of Fisheries, etc.WashingtonJune 5, 1854 Treaty of Suppression of slave-tradeWashingtonApril 7, 1862 Treaty of Hudson Bay and Puget Sound claimsWashingtonJuly 1, 1863 Convention of NaturalizationLondonMay 13, 1870 Convention of Slave-tradeWashingtonJune 3, 1870 Treaty of Fisheries, Alabama claims, etc.WashingtonMay 8, 1871 Convention of Trade-marksLondonOct. 24, 1878 Convention of Supplementary extradition treaty of Aug. 9, 1842WashingtonJuly 12, 1889 Treaty of For Nicaragua canalWashingtonFeb. 5, 1900 (Amended by Senate, Dec. 13, 1900; rejected by Great Britain, March 10, 1901.) Greece: Treaty of Commerce and navigation.LondonDec. 10-22, 1837 Haiti: Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigation, etc.Porte-au-PrinceNov. 3, 1864 Hamburg, Bremen, and Lubeck: Convention of Friendship, commerce, and navigatio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
d John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, for Vice-President (both decline)......Sept. 3-5, 1872 National Industrial Exposition opens at Louisville, Ky.......Sept. 3, 1872 Tribunal at Geneva, under article VII. of the treaty of Washington, May 8, 1871, awards to the United States $15,500,000 as indemnity from Great Britain......Sept. 14, 1872 Colored Liberal Republican National Convention at Louisville, Ky., delegates from twenty-three States; Greeley and Brown nominated......Sept. 25, 1ns by the French prior to July 31, 1801......Jan. 20, 1885 Liberty bell, sent from Philadelphia, arrives at New Orleans exhibition......Jan. 25, 1885 President announces the expiration on July 1 of the treaty with Great Britain concluded May 8, 1871......Jan. 31, 1885 Electoral votes counted in Congress: For Cleveland and Hendricks, 219; for Blaine and Logan, 182. In announcing the votes for Cleveland and Hendricks, Senator Edmunds, president of the Senate pro tem., uses the expressio