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COMMENCEMENT OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FORTIETH CONGRESS.

1868

PART I.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1869.

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1867, President's message..
1485 Mr. Adams to Mr. Nov. 29 American citizens imprisoned in Great Brit-
Seward.

ain and Ireland for alleged complicity in
Fenian movements. Cases of Warren,

Nagle, and Doyle. 1488 .do....

Dec. 4 Parliamentary document concerning Ameri

can and British claims. 1489 .do..

Dec. 6 Interview with Lord Stanley concerning the

naturalization question. Suspension of

the habeas corpus in Ireland. 1490 ..do...... Dec. 7 Arrest of Ricord 0. S. Burke in London,

charged with complicity in the Fenian

conspiracy. 2106 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 9 Cases of the Manchester prisoners....

Adams. 1492 | Mr. Adams to Mr, Dec. 11 Historicus on the paturalization question, Seward.

and the London Times on the law of ex

patriation. 1495 ......do..

Dec. 14 Case of William J. Nagle. Attempt to blow

up the Clerkenwell prison for the purpose
of liberating prisoners charged with 'Fe-

nianism.
2108 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 14 Rights of American citizens in Great Brit-
Adams.

tain and Ireland. Cases of Nagle, War

ren, and Costello. 1499 Mr. Adams to Mr. Dec. 21 Tenders his resignation as minister to EngSeward.

land. 1500 .do....

Dec. 21 Trial of John Warren for treason-felony... 2114 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 23 Rights of American citizens in Great BritAdams.

ain and Ireland. Tel.

do.... Dec. 24 Counsel to be employed for Burke.... 1502 Mr. Adams to Mr. Dec. 24 | Cases of the Manchester prisoners.

Seward. 1503 ..do...

Dec, 24 Claims growing out of the late civil war in

the United States. 2115 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 25 | Arrest in London of Ricord 0. S. Burke, Adams.

charged with complicity in the Fenian

conspiracy 1504 Mr. Adams to Mr. | Dec. 26 Same subject...

Seward.
2116 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dec. 27 In view of the unsatisfactory condition of
Adams.

the claims controversy and the treatment
of naturalized American citizens by Great
Britain, the United States are not in a po-

sitiou to change their naturalization laws.

1868. Do..

Jan. 6 Resignation of Mr. Adams as minister to

England.

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1868. 1513 Mr. Adams to Mr. Jan, 8 Fenian projects in England and Ireland ..

Seward. 1516 do...

Jan. 8 London Times on the law of allegiance. 1517 .do.

Jan. 11 Case of Ricord 0. S. Burke, arrested in

London on the charge of complicity with

the Fenian conspiracy.
1518 ...do....... Jan, 11 Historicus on the law of allegiance.....
2118 Mr. Seward to Mr. Jan. 13 Alabama claims, San Juan boundary, natu-
Adams.

ralization, fishery, and extradition ques-
tions, all sources of controversy between

the two countries. 2119

Jan. 13 Strong feeling in the United States against

Great Britain, growing out of the treat-
ment of naturalized American citizens in

the latter country.
1521 Mr. Adams to Mr. Jan. 15 Naturalization question. Trial of Ricord
Seward.

0. S. Burke. 2123 Mr. Seward to Mr. Jan. 20 The question between Nicaragua and Great Adams.

Britain concerning the Mosquito territory. 1522 Mr. Adams to Mr. Jan. 21 Arrest of George Francis Train at QueensSeward.

town for alleged complicity in the Fenian

conspiracy. 1525 .do..... Jan. 25 | Action of the British government in rela

tion to the Fenian conspiracy. 1530 .do.... Feb. 5 The question between Nicaragua and Great

Britain concerning the Mosquito territory. 1531 do....

Feb. 5

Arrest and discharge of Michael McKeen,

at Queenstown, charged with complicity

in the Fenian conspiracy. 1535 do...... Feb. 11 Cases of Burke and Nagle, charged with

complicity in the Fenian conspiracy. 1538

do..... Feb. 14 | Ministerial crisis in Great Britain....
2131 Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 14 Inclosing correspondence with Mr. Ban.
Adams.

croft concerning the negotiation of a
naturalization treaty between Prussia and

the United States.
Tel. ...do..... Feb. 17 Employment of counsel for Nagle..
Tel. Mr. Adams to Mr. Feb. 18 Same subject....

Seward.
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Feb. 18 Same subject.......

Adams.
1539 Mr. Adams to Mr. Feb. 18 Questions of controversy between Great
Seward. :

Britain and the United States. 1540 .do... Feb. 19 Employment of counsel for Nagle... 1543 ..do.

Feb. 26 Ministerial changes in Great Britain... 1546 ... ...do.

Mar. 3 Trial of William J. Nagle and others in Ire

land. 2139 Mr. Seward to Mr. Mar. 6 Case of Michael McKeen, arrested at Adams.

Queenstown. Executive order concern

ing passports. 2141 .do...

Mar. Naturalization question. Clemency re

quested in behalf of Lynch, McMahon,
Warren, and Nagle. Alabama and other
questions to be reserved until a conclu-
sion is come to in regard to the naturali-

zation questiou.
1549 Mr. Adams to Mr. Mar. 7 Debate in the House of Commons on the
Seward.

Alabama question. 1551 .do..

Mar. 11 Debate in the House of Commons upon the

state of Ireland.

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