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1868.
Mr. Thornton to Mr. May 9 Release of Fenians, prisoners in Ireland ;
Seward.

cases of Nagle, Nugent, Leonard, Lee,

and Fitzgibbon.
Mr. Seward to Mr. May 28 Fenian schemes against Canada due to the
Thornton.

omission of Great Britain to negotiate a

naturalization convention.
Viscount Monk to May 31 Anticipated raid into Canada by the Fe-
Mr. Thornton.

pians.
Mr. Seward to Mr. July 23 Japanese affairs ...

Thornton.
Lord Stanley to Mr. July 28 Resolution of the House of Representatives
Thornton

regarding the release of Messrs. Warren

and Costello.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Aug. 24 Case of Robert B. Lynch, charged with com-
Thornton.

plicity in the Fenian raid into Canada.
Mr. Thornton to Mr. Sept. 24 Persecution of native Christians in Japan..

Seward.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Oct. 12 Same subject...

Thornton.
Mr. Thornton to Mr. Oct. 14 Case of Robert B. Lynch, charged with
Seward.

complicity in the Fenian raid into

Canada.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 4 Same subject

Thornton,
Mr. Thornton to Mr. Dec. 5 Same subject....

Seward.
Lord Clarendon to Dec. 24 British protocol concerning the settlement
Mr. Thornton.

of all outstanding claims.

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FRANCE.

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1967.
Mr. Dix to Mr. Nov. 22 Rumor that the United States had pro-
Seward.

tested against being excluded from the

conference upon the Roman question.
do...... Nov. 26 Paragraph relating to the United States

contained in the annual account of the

empire. .do..

Nov. 29 French diplomatic papers on commercial

relations with the United States. .do.

Dec. 31 | Liability of Frenchmen naturalized under

the laws of the United States to perform

military service in France.

1868. .do

Jan. 1 Emperor's New Year's day reception of the

diplomatic body. .do...

Feb. 8 Political revolution in Japan Japanese

view of the situation.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 27 Same subject......

Dix.
Mr. Dix to Mr. May 26 Liability of naturalized citizens of the
Seward.

United States to perform military duty in

France.
Mr. Seward to Mr. July 3 Same subject. A naturalization treaty
Dix.

between France and the United States

proposed.
Mr. Dix to Mr. July 30 Same subject...
Seward.
.do...... Aug. 7

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1868. 205 | Mr. Seward to Mr. Oct. 5 Case of Philip Brailly, a naturalized citizen Dix.

of the United States, compelled to per

form military service in France. 274 Mr. Dix to Mr. Oct. 9 Non-intervention of France in Spanish Seward.

affairs. 279 ......do..

Oct. 19 Case of Philip Brailly, a naturalized citizen

of the United States, compelled to per-
form military service in France. His

discharge.
.do..

Nov. 4 Anticipated disarmament of European gov

ernments. .do.

Nov. 13 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations

to Abraham Lincoln."

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FRENCH LEGA.

TION.

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Mr. Berthemy to Mar. 14 Relative to concluding a treaty for the
Mr. Seward.

amelioration of the condition of the sol

diers wounded in battle.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 31 Same subject....
Berthemy.
Do.... June 10 Reception of the Chinese embassy in the

United States.
Mr. Berthemy to Sept. 25 Disagreement on the subject of precedence
Mr. Seward.

among the diplomatic and consular body

at Tangier. Mr. Seward to Mr. Sept. 30 Same subject

Berthemy.

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RUSSIA.

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1867. 165 Mr. Clay to Mr. Dec. 2 Case of Adolphus Portugalski, a naturalSeward.

ized citizen of the United States, banished

from Russia because of his expatriation. 167 ......do... Dec. 13 | Appointment by the Chinese government

of Mr. Anson Burlingame as their envoy

to the treaty powers.
272 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 23 Case of Adolphus Portugalski.

Clay.
.do.

Dec. 23 | Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed

vessel against a United States whaling

vessel in the sea of Okhotsk.

1868. 171 Mr. Clay to Mr. Jan. 3 Schools in Russia....

Seward. 175 do.

Jan. 18 Hostilo demonstrations of a Russian armed

vessel against United States whaling ves

sels in the sea of Okhotsk. 176 do....

Jan. 18 Death of Prince Bazil Dolgorouky .... 28 Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 24 Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed Clay.

vessel against United States whaling ves

sels in the sea of Okhotsk. 18 Mr. Clay to Mr. Mar. 20 Same subject.....

Seward. 167 ..do.

April 17 Commerce of Russia with Asia, eastern

question. do..

Aug. 14 Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed

vessel against United States whaling vessels in the sea of Okhotsk.

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1868. 295 Mr. Seward to Mr. | Aug. 31 Same subject......

Clay. 213 Mr. Člay to Mr. Oct. 19 Distribution of the “Tribute of the Nations Seward.

to Abraham Lincoln."

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RUSSIAN LEGA-
TION.

1867.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 23 Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed
de Stoeckl.

vessel against United States whaling ves

sels in the sea of Okhotsk.
Mr. de Stoeckl to Dec. 16-28 Same subject...
Mr. Seward.

1868.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Jan. 24 Proceedings attending the transfer of Alaska.

de Stoeckl.
Mr. de Stoeckl to Feb. 5–17 Relative to the purchase of certain build-
Mr. Seward.

ings upon property reserved by the United

States government at New Archangel.
Do...... Feb. 8-20 Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed

vessel against United States whaling ves

sels in the sea of Okhotsk.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 3 In regard to the purchase of certain build.
de Stoeckl.

ings upon property reserved by the United

States government at New Archangel.
Mr. de Stoeckl to May 29 to Articles of the Russian code of commerce

Mr. Seward. June 10 transmitted.
Mr. Seward to Mr. June 24 Hostile demonstrations of a Russian armed
de Stoeckl.

vessel against United States whaling ves

sels in the sea of Okhotsk.
Mr. Hunter to Mr. Aug. 3 | Japanese affairs...

de Stoeckl.
Mr. de Stoeckl to Sept. — to Proceedings attending the transfer of
Mr. Seward. Oct.

Alaska.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Oct. 8 Same subject....

de Stoeckl.

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THE NETHERLANDS.

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1867.
Mr. Ewing to Mr. Nov. 30 Opening of the Dutch Chambers. Relations
Seward.

between Holland and Belgium in regard

to the barrage of the Scheldt.
.do...... Dec. 29 Probabilities of the continuance of peace

in Europe.

1868. .do..

July 15 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations

to Abraham Lincoln.” .do

Sept. 12 Same subject......

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CHINA.

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1867.
Mr. Williams to Nov. 28 Resignation of Mr. Burlingame as minister
Mr. Seward.

to China.
Mr. Burlingame to Dec. 14 His appointment by the Chinese government
Mr. Seward.

to the position of envoy to the treaty
powers.

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2 Mr. Williams to Dec. 3 Same subject...... Mr. Seward.

1868. 3 .do.

Jan. 11 Modification made in the duty on tea dust.. 5 .do.

Jan. 25 Relative to Mr. Burlingame's mission to

the treaty powers. 8

Mar. 13 Massacre of the crew of the bark Rover by

the inhabitants of Formosa. 11 do.

April 20 Chinese indemnity fund... 12

May 26 Contemplated revision of the tariff and

commercial articles of the treaty of 1858

between Great Britain and China. 13 do.

June 8 Modification madu in the duty on tea dust.. 16 .do.

July Chinese opinion concerning intercourse with

foreign powers. Opening up of inland
waters to commerce. Working of mines

by foreigners. 17 do...

July 2 Rules agreed to between the Chinese gov

ernment and the foreign ministers for the
conduct of the joint tribunal in cases of
confiscation and fines for breach of

revenue laws.
Mr. Browne to Mr. July 24 Scheme of the Lower California Company
Seward.

in relation to the proposed colonization
by Chinese of the company's grants in

Sonora and Lower California.
Do..... July 24 | Chinese labor on the Pacific coast and its

effect upon the development of our 18 Mr. Williams to July 31 Murder of the crew of the “General SherMr. Seward.

man" by the Coreans. 19 ....do...

Aug. 1 Trial of F. H. B. Jenkins for setting on

foot an expedition to Corea having for
its object to exhume the remains of a
dead sovereign, and to hold the bones for

profit. 20 ......do..

Aug. 3 Objections of the Chinese government to

having a gold mine near Chifu worked. 21 ...do...... Aug. 4 Relative to the granting judicial powers to

all consular officers in China.
Mr. Seward to Mr. Aug. 17 Scheme of the Lower California Company
Browne.

in relation to the proposed colonization
by Chinese of the company's grants in

Sonora and Lower California.
5 Mr. Williams to Aug. 22 Closing of the Straw Shoe Channel in the
Mr. Seward.

Yangtsze River. Regulations adopted by
the foreign representatives concerning

the same.
3 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sept. 7 Rules agreed to between the Chinese gov-
Browne.

ernment and the foreign ministers for
the conduct of the joint tribunal in cases
of confiscation and fines for breach of the

revenue laws.
.do......

Sept. 7 Chinese views concerning intercourse with
foreign powers.

Opening up of inland
waters to commerce. Working of mines

by foreigners. 6 do.

Sept. 8 Contemplated revision of the tariff and

commercial articles of the treaty of 1858

between Great Britain and China. 23 Mr. Williams to Sept. 14 Revised land regulations for the foreign Mr. Seward.

settlement at Shanghai.

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33 | Mr. Williams to Sept. 26 Contemplated revision of the tariff and
Mr. Seward.

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1867. 70 | Mr. Van Valken- | Dec. 4 Opening of Neegata and Ebisuminato to burgh to Mr.

foreign trade. Seward. 74 ..do... Dec. 13 Brief history of the principal events which

have transpired in Japan during the last

2,000 years.

1868. 1 do..

Jan. 2 Opening of the ports of Hiogo and Osaka

to foreign trade. 2 .do...... Jan. 14 Death of Rear-Admiral Bell, Lieuteuant

Commander Reid, and thirteen men, by

drowning off Osaka.
3 ...do...... Jan. 16 Political changes in Japan. Abolition of

the office of Tycoon by the Mikado.
Mr. Portman to Jan. 18 Seizure by the Japanese crew of the pilot
Mr. Seward.

boat of George Lewis Squire, an Ameri

can citizen off Yokohama.
Do..... Jan. 23 Civil war in Japan. Ronin movement

against the Tycoon.
Do..... Jan. 25 Same subject....
42 | Mr. Seward to Mr. Jan. 27 Resiguation of the powers of the Tycoon
Van Valkenburgh.

into the hands of the Mikado. 43 ......do...... Jan. 27 Japanese embassy to Corea in behalf of

the United States. 7 Mr. Van Valken- | Feb. 3 Commencement of the war between the burgh to Mr.

Tycoon and Mikado. Seward. 8 ......do...

Feb. 7 | Unprovoked attack by an armed party of

Japanese upon the foreigners in the for

eign concession at Hiogo.
Mr. Portman to Feb. 15 Notification that any hostile encounter on
Mr. Seward.

sea or land within a certain limit of Kan.
agawa, by either party to the civil war,
will be considered an infringement of the
treaty between the United States and

Japan.
9 | Mr. Van Valken- Feb. 15 Particulars of the attack by the Bizen party
burgh to Mr.

upon the foreigners in the foreign con-
Seward.

cession at Hiogo.
...do... Feb. 17 Same subject. Satisfactory action on the

part of the Mikado's government in rela-
tion thereto.

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