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1st Session. I

Part 1.

PAPERS

RELATING TO THE

FOREIGN RELATIONS

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The United States,

TRANSMITTED TO CONGRESS,

WITH THE ANNUAL MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT,

DECEMBER 1, 1873.

PRECEDED BY A

LIST OF PAPERS, AND A LIST OF PERSONS WHOSE CORRESPONDENCE IS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME, AND FOLLOWED BY

AN INDEX OF PERSONS AND SUBJECTS.

PART I.-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE; AND PAPERS RELATING TO

NATURALIZATION AND EXPATRIATION.

VOLUME II.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1873.

LIST OF PAPERS.

1.-PROCLAMATIONS.

Date.

Subject.

Page.

1873, 1 July 1 That the necessary legislation has been passed to enable Articles XVIII to XXV,

inclusive, and Article XXX of the treaty of May 8, 1871, with Great Britain

to go into effect. 2 July 3 That an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil

and mines will be opened April 19, 1876, in Philadelphia, and will be closed

October 19, 1876. 3 Sept. 27 Abolition of discriminating tonnage dues on French vessels ........

II.-CIRCULARS.

1673. 4 | Feb. 11 Applications of foreign inventors for patents .............. 5. Mar. 29 Value of the pound sterling .......... 6 May 3 Laws of the several States in relation to births and marriages ..................

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1873. i Mr. Clapp to Mr. Hunter.... Feb. 12 Progress of the Argentine Confederation. Ob

structions to trade with the United States. &.......do ..................... April 15 Saccess of General Mitre in Brazilian negotiations,

and his dispatch to Paraguay. 9 Mr. White to Mr. Fish...... May 14 Revolt in Entre Rios ..... 10 ......do ........ ....... June 8 Message of the President. The principle of arbi.

trating international differences recognized.

Inclosure: Message of President Sarmiento.
June 13 Revolt in Entre Rios. Inclosure: Message of the

President concerning the same. ......do .......

Aug. 12 The relations between Paraguay and the allies....

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IV.-AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.

1872. Mr. Jay to Mr. Fish ......... Sept. 3 Treaty between Austro-Hungary and Japan...... 14. Mr. Delaplaine to Mr. Fish.. Oct. 11 Inclosing correspondence from Red Book respect.

| ing rules in the Treaty of Washington.

1873. 15 Mr. Jay to Mr.Fish......... Mar. 12 Concerning the allotment-space in the Exposition. 16 -..... do ..................... Mar. 13 Calling attention to error in the title of Austro

Hungary in the "Foreign Relations for 1872." ..... do ............

April 11 Concerning allotment of space in the Exposition .. 1 ......do .............

...... June 6 Visits of various monarchs and princes to Vienna. 19 ......do ......

Aug. 15 Patent Congress at Vienna....

IV.-AUSTRIA-HUNGARY-Continued.

No. From whom and to whom.

Date.

Subject.

Page.

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1872. Baron Lederer to Mr. Fish.. Nov. 21 Nationality of François A. Heinric Mr. Fish to Baron Lederer.. Dec. 24 Same subject .............

V.-BELGIUM.

1873. 22 Mr. Jones to Mr. Fish. ...... Jan. 20 Change of ministry. Cession of the Luxemburg

railway. 23Mr. Delfosse to Mr. Fish.... July 24 The refusal to grant the extradition of Carl Voght 24 ' Mr. Davis to Mr. Delfosse...! July 28 | Same subject ................................ 23 Mr. Delfogse to Mr. Fish.... July 30 Same subject ................................ 26 ......do ..................... Aug. 2 Proposing an extradition convention....... 27 Mr. Fish to Mr. Delfosse .... Aug. 11 Favorable answer to the proposal..........

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1872. 28 Mr. Shannon to Mr. Fish.... Oct. 23 Relations between Brazil and the Argentine Re.

public. Inclosing correspondence between Gen.

eral Mitre and the minister for foreign affairs. 29 ......do ........ ......... Nov. 25 | Brazilian politics. Changes in diplomatic corps.

Relations between Brazil and Germany. Mr. Partridge to Mr. Fish... Dec. 20 Brazilian politics.............

.......................... 1873.

... Jan. 20 Prosperity of Brazil during 1872 ............. ......do ......... .......Jan. 22 | Transmitting report of the department of foreign

affairs. Negotiations between Brazil and Great

Britain for a claims convention. .......

Feb. 3 Change in the ministry. The President's message

favorably received.

Feb. 22 Brazilian politics. The yellow fever............. ...... do .........

Mar. 24 Brazilian finances. Trade and commerce with the

United States.
....... April 23 Yellow fever. Brazilian politics. Health of the

Emperor. The crops.
......do ....... ....... April 24 Transmitting copy of a note to the minister of

foreign affairs on the snbject of the trade be.

tween Brazil and the United States. 38 ..... do ........

May 23 Brazilian politics. The ecclesiastical question.... 39 ......do ..........

June 21 Transmitting the Brazilian reply to his note re

specting the trade between Brazil and the United

States. ......do ........ ......... June 23 Ecclesiastical question. Assent of the govern

ment necessary before publication of a papal

bull. • 41 ......do ........ .... June 24 Brazilian politics and budget .....................

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1872 45. Mr. Low to Mr. Fish ........ Oct. 17 Celebration of the imperial marriage; discour.

tesy to the foreign legations. ....... do .........

Oct. 23 Chinese opposition to missionaries. Treaty rights

of the missionaries. Consular correspondence

on the subject.
47 ......do ................... Oct. 26 Official edict announcing the marriage of the Em-

peror. Abolition of the regency. Probable con-
tinuance of Prince Kung in power. Change in

status of foreign legations to be desired. 48 ......do ..........

Nov. 6 | Formal edict for the abolition of the regency...... 49 ......do ......... .......... Nov. 23 The missionary troubles quieted ................ 50 Mr. Fish to Mr. Low ....... Dec. 21 The audience question. The audience to be de.!

manded. Concerted action recommended. 51 ....... do

Dec. 30 Approval of his course on the marriage of the Em-|

peror. 2 ....... do ...................

Dec. 31 Rights of missionaries. Course of Minister Low

approved.

1873. 53 ...... do ................... Jan. 4 The kidnapping and the apprenticing Chinese

children. 54 ......do .... ....

Jan. 8 Disapproval of Consul Jewell's course in taking

jurisdiction of a criminal charge against a citi.

zen of New Granada. 55 Mr. Low to Mr. Fish........ Jan. 15 Chinese students in America. Their treatment

gratifying to Prince Kung. 56 ......do .......

Jan. 18 No indications of the probable decision on the

audience question. 51........do .............. Feb. 20 Traveshipment of contraband of war in the

treaty ports. . .....do .............

Feb. 22 Attempt to forestall the audience question. Con.

cert of the foreign legations. ..... do .........

Feb. 25 Official communication of decree that the Emperor

is invested with full powers. ....do .......

Mar. 8 Receipt of Mr. Fish's instructions on the audience

question. 61 ......do ..................... Mar. 13 The audience question. Detail of negotiations ... @ Mr. Fish to Mr. Low........ Mar. 15 The audience question. Views of the French gov

ernment. 1 Mr. Low to Mr. Fish........ Mar. 15 The andience question. Further details of nego

tiations.

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