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United States Department of State / Foreign relations for the United States 1902. Whaling and sealing claims against Russia.
(1902)

The hearing before the honorable arbitrator, Mr. T. M. C. Asser, in the arbitration for the purpose of adjusting the differences between the government of the United States of America, party claimant, and the Imperial Russian Government, party defendant, relative to the arrests and seizures of the American vessels "Cape Horn Pigeon," "James Hamilton Lewis," "C. H. White," and "Kate and Anna",   pp. 405-448 PDF (19.4 MB)


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THE HEARING BEFORE THE HONORABLE ARBITRATOR, MR. 
T. M. C, ASSER, IN THE ARBITRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
ADJUSTING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT 
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PARTY           CLAIMANT, 
AND THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, PARTY DEFEND- 
ANT, RELATIVE TO THE ARRESTS AND         SEIZURES OF THE 
AMERICAN    VESSELS "CAPE HORN PIGEON," "JAMES HAM- 
ILTON LEWIS," "C. H. WHITE," AND "KATE AND ANNA."
2r. Asset to Jfr. Newel. 
[Translation.] 
THE HAGUE, June 3, 1902. 
Mr. MINISTER: The administrative council of the Permanent Court 
of Arbitration having kindly placed at our disposal for the sitting of 
the Arbitration Tribunal in re affairs relating to the vessels Cape horn
Pigeon, James Hamilton Lewis, C. H1. White, and, Kate ad Anna, its 
offices and organization, I have the honor to advise your excellency 
that said sittings will be held in the quarters of the said court, at Prin-
sengracht, in this town, on Friday, the 27th instant, at 1.30 p.i, 
to be continued on Saturday, the 28th. 
At the same time I take the liberty to transmit to your excellency a 
notice containing the points in regard to which information will ulti- 
mately be required from the counsels and the experts appointed by 
the high parties, as appear desirable to me. I venture to add that I 
do not deem it of service at the present moment to formulate precisely 
the questions, and I venture to reserve the right of addressing to the 
counsels and the experts such questions as may arise from the infor- 
mation obtained. 
I seize this occasion, Mr. Minister, to present to your excellency 
the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. 
T. M. C. ASSER. 
Mr. STANFORD NEWEL, 
Envoy Extraordinary and  finister Plenipotentiary 
of the United States of America, etc., at Tke Hague. 
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