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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

Great Britain,   pp. 685-828 PDF (61.2 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS.
  board. Will not this violation of international law and comity be pre-
  vented by Great Britain pending our sincere efforts to effect a friendly
  settlemenit I
                                                              BAYARD.
                                  No. 505.
                        Mr. Bayard to Mr. Phelps.
                                 [Telegram.]
                                      DEPARTMENT OF STATE9
 PHELPS,                                 Washington, Eebruary 2, 1888.
        Minister, London:
   You are directed to express the satisfaction of the Department at the
 instructions given to the collector of the port of Halifax to allow the
fish
 to be landed and sold on the payment of duty.
                                                             BAYARD.
                                 No. 5060.
                       Mr. Bayard to Mr. Phelps.
 Nqo. 780,]                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                        Washington, February 3, 1888,
   SIR: I inclose herewith, for the files of your legation, copies of the
 telegraphic correspondence which has taken place to date, relative to
 fishing vessels in Halifax, about which I telegraphed to you on the 31st
 ultimo.
       I am, etc.,
                                                      T. F. BAYARD.
                      (Inolosure 1 in No. 780.--Telegram.]
                          Mr. Phelan to Mr. Rives.
                                               HALIFAX, tTanuary 30,1888.
  Two fishermen in port. Telegraphed Mr. Bowell, Ottawa, as follows:
  "American fisherman in port for repairs. Can he sell fresh fish on
board to prevent
  loss ?-Phelan."
  Reply: "Mr. Phelan: Selling fish in Canadian market by American fishermen
would
  be a violation of treaty rights and British legislation thereon.-M. Bowell."
  Fish must be thrown overboard.
                                                    I'HELA1m
                           [Inclosure 2 in No. 780.1
                         Mr. Rime8 to Mr. Phelan.
                                          DEPARTMENT OF ST&TE,
                                             Washington, February 1, 1888.
  In regard to the cases at Halifax, reported Monday by you, has any thing
further
been decided? Telegraph answer.
                                *                               Rivns.
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