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ing a complete view of our foreign relations since that time. 1789– (1801). Boston, T. B. Wait & sons, 1815. 3 vols. Tables. 22 cm. Contents: i, 1789–96; ii, 1797; iii, 1797-1801. 20302(2). STATE PAPERS and publick documents of the United States from the accession of Thomas Jefferson to the presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our foreign relations since that time. 1801-1815. Boston, T. B. Wait & sons, 1814-15. 5 vols. Tables. 22 cm. Contents: i, 1801-06; ii, 1806-08; iii, 1808–09; iv, 1809-11; v, 1811-15. 2030b. STATE PAPERS and publick documents of the United States from the accession of George Washington to the presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our foreign relations since that time. Second edition. Published under the patronage of Congress. _Including confidential documents, now first published. Boston, T. B. Wait and sons, 1817. 10 vols. Fronts. (port.), fold. tables. 221 cm. Contents: i, 1789-94; ii, 1794-97; iii, 1797-98; iv, 1798-1803; V, 1803-07; vi, 1807-08; vii, 1808-10; viii, 1810-12; ix, 1812-15; x, Confidential state papers (1790–1813). 2030C. STATE PAPERS and publick documents of the United States from the accession of George Washington to the presidency, exhibiting a complete view of our foreign relations since that time. Third edition, published under the patronage of Congress. Including confidential documents first published in the second edition of this work. Boston, Thomas B. Wait, 1819. 12 vols. Ports. 22 cm. Contents: i-x as 2d edition; xi, xii, 1815-18. 2031. AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. Documents, legislative and executive, of the Congress of the United States, from the first session of the first to the second session of the twenty-second Congress, inclusive: commencing March 3, 1789, and ending March 3, 1833: Selected and edited, under the authority of Congress, by Walter Lowrie (17841868), secretary of the Senate, and Matthew St. Clair Clarke, clerk of the House of Representatives. Class I. Foreign relations. Washington, published by Gales and Seaton, 1832-59. 6 vols. 32 cm. Contents: i, April 30, 1789-February 28, 1798; ii, May 17, 1798-February 19, 1807; iii, February 19, 1807-March 3, 1815; iv, March 6, 1815-April 15, 1823; v, January 20, 1819-April 28, 1826; vi, April 22, 1826-May 24, 1828.

The work contains the diplomatic correspondence and treaties from the first session of the first Congress through the first session of the twentieth Congress. Notes: Vols. ii-iii read: to the third session of the thirteenth Congress,

ending March. 3, 1815. Vol. iy reads: to the first session of the seventeenth Congress, . . . ending May 8, 1822. Walter S. Franklin, clerk of the House of Representatives.

Vols. v-vi read: .. to the second session of the thirty-fifth Congress, . ending March 3, 1859. Selected and edited, under the authority of Congress, by Asbury Dickins, secretary of the Senate, and James C. Allen, clerk of the House of Representatives. Second series. 2032. McLAUGHLIN, ANDREW CUNNINGHAM (1861- ). Diplomatic archives of the Department of State, 1789-1840. Washington, Carnegie institution, 1906.73 pp. 25 cm.


1828–1861 2033. HASSE, ADELAIDE ROSALIE (1868- ). Index to United States documents relating to foreign affairs, 1828–1861. Washington, Carnegie institution of Washington, 1914 3 vols. 30 cm. Contents: i, A to H; ii, I to M; iii, N to Z.

Notes: "The Folio American State Papers (Foreign Affairs), which ceased in 1828, have indexes, and an index to the annual Diplomatic Correspondence beginning in 1861 has been published by the State Department. The present publication indexes the documents of the intervening period, from 1828–1861. It affords reference to the entire published record of documents, papers, correspondence and, to a considerable extent, legislation and decisions upon international or diplomatic questions. In addition to the reports of Congress, the following series of documents have been indexed: the Senate Executive Journal, for diplomatic and consular appointments and treaty ratifications; the Opinions of the Attorneys General, for decisions on questions of international controversy; the Statutes-at-Large, for acts and resolutions relating to international affairs; and the Congressional Globe and its predecessors for speeches and correspondence. The text of the latter, it was found, does not always correspond with the text as printed in the House and Senate documents.” – Announcement of the Carnegie Institution.

Miss Hasse supplies the following notes relative to the partial and multifarious publication of documents:

“An illustration of a document severally printed in various places may be cited in the case of the Buchanan dispatches to Trist, when the latter was serving as United States commissioner to Mexico, nos. 3 and 4 respectively. Each dispatch is printed in its complete form in the Senate correspondence, and appears again in two extracts, printed, on one occasion, in the Senate correspondence, and, on another, in that of the House. A more convincing example is perhaps that of dispatch no. 14 from the then envoy extraordinary of the United States in Russia, the Hon. William Wilkins, to Secretary of State Forsyth. The letter is dated November 23, 1835, and appears once, in part, with the dispatch number, in Sen. doc. I, 25th Cong., 3d sess. (1839), and again, in the remaining part, without the dispatch number, in House doc. 111, 33d Cong., ist sess. (1854). Together these two extracts complete Wilkins' dispatch no. 14. Thus it appears that the letter did not make its appearance in print until three years after it was received, and then only in part, and that the remaining part was not available for public use until eighteen years after the date of its original writing. The part of the letter printed during the 25th Congress relates to the renewal of art. iv of the treaty of 1824, and that part printed during the 33d Congress is a comment on Nesselrode's silence on the proposition for a conventional arrangement of the maritime rights of neutrals.

“An instance of the transposition of an entire block of correspondence occurs in the case of N. P. Trist when officiating in the early 40's as consul of the United States for Havana. It was at a time when England was actively engaged in endeavoring to abolish the use of American vessels as slavers. Trist, in the temporary absence of the proper officer, signed some blank ship’s papers for Portuguese vessels. The act was protested and a long diplomatic correspondence ensued. In response to House resolution of January 30, 1840, calling on the President for such information as he might have in relation to recent seizures and of all dispatches from N. P. Trist . . . relating in any manner to the African slave trade,' there was issued House doc. 115, 26th Cong., 2d sess., of 766 pages. There is no title, table of contents, or index, merely the caption title, “Search or seizure of American vessels on coast of Africa, etc.' In response to Senate resolution of July 20, 1840, calling for 'correspondence imputing malpractices to our consul at Havana in regard to the granting of papers to vessels engaged in the slave trade,' there was issued 26th Cong., 2d sess., Senate doc. 125, 231 pp. Those letters relating to Trist in the two documents are practically identical, but in both cases the correspondence relating to Trist's alleged indiscretion is printed in part only. In response to House resolution of June 24, 1841, calling on the President for 'such authentic information as may be in his possession in relation to the seizure of American vessels by British

cruisers, and copies . . of all those parts of the despatches from N. P. Trist

not contained in the message of 3d of March last,' i.e., House doc. 115, 26th Cong., 2d sess., there was issued House doc. 34, 27th Cong., ist sess., 45 pp. This document has merely a caption title 'Seizure of American vessels - Slave trade, and contains that part of Trist's correspondence omitted from House doc. 115, 26th Cong., 2d sess.

18612034. PAPERS relating to foreign affairs, accompanying the President's message to Congress, at the opening of its session in December, 1861– [ ]. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1861-19 Issued annually. 231 cm. Notes: No volume was issued for the year 1869.

“Diplomatic correspondence" was the binder's title, 1861–68. Title from 1870 reads: Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the President transmitted to the Congress. .

Included in all sets of Congressional Documents.
An edition is also printed for the use of the Department of State.
Indexes: In each volume.

MARTIN, JOHN STEPHEN (1853– ). General index to the published volumes of the diplomatic correspondence and foreign relations of the United States. 18611899. Sundry civil act of June 6, 1900. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1902. 945 pp. 231 cm.

MISCELLANEOUS 2035. • . . A TREATY of peace between the United States and Spain. Message from the President of the United States transmitting a treaty of peace between the United States and Spain, signed at the city of Paris, on December 10, 1898. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1899. 2 parts. 231 cm. (55th Cong., 3d Sess., Sen. Doc. 62, parts 1 and 2; Cong. Docs., vol. 3732.) Part 2: Accompanying papers. 2036. COMPILATION of reports of Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 1789 to 1901, first Congress, first session, to 56th Congress, second session. . . Washington, Government Printing Office, 1901. 8 vols. Maps, tables. 231 cm. (56th Congress, 2d session, Senate doc. 231, parts 1-8; Cong. Docs., vols. 4047-4054.) Contents: i, Claims of citizens of United States against foreign Governments (miscellaneous); ii, Claims of citizens of United States against foreign Governments, La Abra Silver Mining Company; iii, Claims of citizens of United States against foreign Governments; claims of citizens of United States against United States; claims of citizens of foreign Governments against United States; claims against United States of diplomatic and consular officers of United States for reimbursement and extra pay; iv, Mediterranean commerce, etc.; nominations; decorations from foreign Governments; international exhibitions; international conferences; maritime canals; Pacific cables; trade and commerce with foreign nations; tariff restrictions; v, Trade and commerce with foreign nations; foreign tariffs; boundary and fishing disputes; vi, Diplomatic relations with foreign nations; Hawaiian Islands; vii, Diplomatic relations with foreign nations; affairs in Cuba; viji, Treaties and legislation respecting them.

Indexes: In each volume. General index, vol. viii, pp. 703–723. 2037. STATE PAPERS and correspondence bearing upon the purchase of the territory of Louisiana. Washington, Government Printing

Office, 1903. 299 pp. 23 cm. (57th Cong., 2d Sess., House Doc. no. 431; Cong. Docs., vol. 4531.) Contents: 1801-31. 2038. SPANISH DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE AND DOCUMENTS. 1896-1900. Presented to the Cortes by the minister of state. Translation. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1905. xxxviii,

398 pp.

Contents: Part i, General negotiations with the United States from April 10, 1896, until the declaration of war; Part ii, Diplomatic negotiations from the beginning of the war with the United States until the signing of the protocol of August 12, 1898, and steps taken for its fulfillment; Part iii, The conference at Paris and the treaty of peace; Part iv, Negotiations for a treaty of cession to the United States of the islands of Sibutú and Cagayan de Joló.



2039. BARKER, FRED F. Compilation of the acts of Congress and treaties relating to Alaska from March 30, 1867, to March 3, 1905, with indices and references to decisions of the Supreme Court and opinions of the Attorney-General. Prepared under the direction of Paul Charlton. January 10, 1906. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906.496 pp. 31 cm. (59th Cong., ist Sess., Sen. Doc., no. 142; Cong. Docs., vol. 4921.)

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 2040. RICHARDSON, JAMES DANIEL (1843-1914). A compilation of the messages and papers of the confederacy, including the diplomatic correspondence, 1861–1865; published by permission of Congress. Nashville, United States publishing company, 1905. 2 vols. Front., ports. 24 cm. 2041. MORRISON, HUGH ALEXANDER (1863- ). A bibliography of the official publications of the Confederate States of America. (Bibliographical Society of America, Proceedings and papers, iii, pp. 92– 132. New York, 1918. 251 cm.)


On the subject of Guano Islands, vide John Bassett Moore, A Digest of International Law, i, pp. 556-580, and citations there given.


- July 7, 1898 (resolution of annexation by United States Congress); August 12, 1898 (transfer of sovereignty by President of the islands). 2042a. TREATIES and conventions concluded between the Hawaiian kingdom and other powers, since 1825. Honolulu, Pacific commercial and advertiser print, 1875. Cover title. 115 pp.

72042b. TREATIES and conventions concluded between the Hawaiian kingdom and other powers, since 1825. Honolulu, “Elele” book, card, and job print, 1887. Cover title. (2), 175 pp. 8vo. #2043. REPORT of the minister of foreign affairs. Honolulu, 1886. Centeno, Catálogo, 1910, p. 252. 2044. REPORT of the minister of foreign affairs to the President of the Republic of Hawaii, for the biennial period ending December 31, 1897. Honolulu, Hawaiian Star Press, 1898. 8vo.


Vide also GREAT BRITAIN, Dominion of Canada. The Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, supplies the following information regarding treaty relations with the Indian tribes:

“Prior to the Revolutionary War the Colonial authorities were permitted to govern the Indians and to dispose of their lands without interference from the British Crown. During this war the tribes were regarded as sovereign nations and in the main as allies of Great Britain. The Continental Congress and the Congress of the Confederation pursued the same policy toward the Indians as did the British Crown. By act of July 12, 1775, an Indian Department was established, and the tribes were assigned to certain departments. This act of the Continental Congress provided also for the appointment of commissioners to treat, trade and conclude peace treaties with the Indians.

“By the time of the close of the War mentioned the Confederation government still treated the tribes as independent sovereign nations;

1 The constituent resolution provided in part:

“That the securing and preserving the friendship of the Indian nations, appears to be a subject of the utmost moment to these colonies.

That there is too much reason to apprehend that administration will spare no pains to excite the several nations of Indians to take up arms against these colonies; and it becomes us to be very active and vigilant in exerting every prudent means to strengthen and confirm the friendly disposition towards these colonies, which has long prevailed among the northern tribes, and which has been lately manifested by some of those to the southward.

“As the Indians depend on the colonists for arms, ammunition and clothing, which are become necessary to their subsistence, that commissioners be appointed by this Congress to superintend Indian affairs in behalf of these colonies.

“That there be three departments of Indians, the northern, middle and south"That five commissioners be appointed for the southern department. “That for each of the other two departments, there be appointed three commissioners.

“That the commissioners have power to treat with the Indians in their respective department, in the name, and on behalf of the United Colonies, in order to preserve peace and friendship with the said Indians, and to prevent their taking any part in the present commotions." Journals of the American Congress: from 1774 to 1788 (Washington, Way and Gideon, 1823), i, pp. 112-113; Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford, ii, PP. 174-175.


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