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PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED
CONCLUDED FEBRUARY 29, 1892.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
Partial restatement of its case necessary.
THE SITUATION ABOUT BERING SEA AND ON THE NORTHWEST COAST DOWN TO
THE TREATIES OF 1824–25:
Russia's colonial system....
Ukase of 1799...
Chapter I of British Case..
Distinction between Bering Sea region and Pacific Ocean
Ukase of 1821 ...
British view of protection and property claims
History of protection and property claims..
Mr. Blaine insisted on right of protection..
Mr. Blaine asserted ownership in seals ...
Jurisdictional questions not the true issues'.
Mare clausum doctrine inapplicable......
Mr. Phelps asserted ownership in the sealeries.
All acts not justifiable because committed on high seas
Growth of international law....
The United States adopt Mr. Phelps's views.
Lord Salisbury in error..
Rights arising out of ownership of islands and habits of seals.
All facts relating to property claim fully discussed..
Claim of protection and ownership not new.
Case of the Harriet
REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THAT PORTION OF TIIE CASE OF GREAT BRITAIN
CONTAINED IN TIIE REPORT OF THE BRITISII COMMISSIONERS.
THE BRITISIL COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR REPORT:
The Bering Sea Commission....
The British Commissioners..
Secretary Blaine's note to the British Minister..
Meetings of the Joint Commission....
Report of the British Commissioners.