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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)

Chili [Chile],   pp. 172-198 PDF (10.6 MB)


Page 173


                               CHILI,                           173
£4 15s. a ton on the unfulfilled part of the contract  This being in
the
nature of consequential damages, the tribunal declared itself incompe-
tent to try the case, not being "1directly caused by the operations
of the
land or sea forces of Chili on the coast or territory of Peru."
  This decision, of which I had no knowledge when writing the dis-
patch referred to, entirely changes the figures as given, which, cor-
rected, should read thus: Twenty claims, amounting to £50,125, and
$49,666 silver, or say in all $300,291, were settled for $100,000 silver,
and not gold as was published in the press at that time.
       I have, etc.,
                                           WILLIAM Re ROBERTS9


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