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REPORTED BY MR. FLETCHER.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AUGUST 26, 1913.
Resolved, That a compilation of the Acts of the Sixty-second Congress,
Treaties, Proclamations, Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, from
June 1, 1911, to June 1, 1913, Opinions of the Attorney General, from March 4,
1911, to March 3, 1913, and list of officials, relating to noncontiguous territory,
Cuba and Santo Domingo, and to military affairs, prepared by the Bureau of
Insular Affairs, War Department, be printed as a Senate document.
Attest:

JAMES M. BAKER,

Secretary.

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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 11, 1918. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a compilation prepared by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, embracing:

First. All legislation enacted by the Sixty-second Congress of the United States, March 3, 1911, to March 4, 1913, relating to Alaska, Cuba, Guam, Isthmian Canal Zone, Hawaii, the Midway Islands, the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, and Tutuila (Samoa).

Second. All treaties and conventions entered into by the United States during the same period affecting any of the above territory.

Third. All proclamations issued by the President during the same period concerning any of the above territory.

Fourth. All claims, the payment of which was provided for during said Congress, which originated during the Spanish-American War or in any of the territory mentioned.

Fifth. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the insular and isthmian possessions of the United States and Alaska, heard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between June 1, 1911, and June 1, 1913.

Sixth. A list of the opinions of the Attorney General of the United States on questions arising in or in which any of the aforementioned territory may be interested between March 4, 1911, and March 3, 1913.

Seventh. Executive orders of the President on affairs of civil government relating to the Philippines, Porto Rico, and Cuba from 1898 to March 4, 1913.

Former compilations of this nature prepared by the Bureaus of Insular Affairs have been issued as follows: Senate Document No. 105, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session; Senate Document No. 204, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session; Senate Document No. 47, Sixty-first Congress, first session; War Department Document No. 353; Senate Document No. 306, Sixty-second Congress, second session.

These compilations have proved useful to all interested in the administration of affairs of our noncontiguous territory and have also been received with approbation by the legal fraternity.

I believe that the compilation transmitted herewith will be appreciated not only by the institutions and individuals who have received the former publications, but by those who have more recently become interested in the subject, and I beg to request that the printing thereof be authorized by concurrent resolution, the proof reading and indexing to be done by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department. Very respectfully,

HENRY BRECKINRIDGE,

Acting Secretary of War. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,

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Senate Document No. 105, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session, comprises :

First. All legislation enacted by the Congress of the United States during the period embraced between March 4, 1897, the beginning of the first session of the Fifty-fifth Congress, and March 3, 1903, the date of the adjournment of the Fifty-seventh Congress, concerning the Philippines, Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Samoan Islands, Guam, and Cuba, the late Spanish-American War, and the Army and Navy of the United States.

Second. All proclamations issued by the President, and treaties entered into by the United States during the said period, concerning any of the above-mentioned islands, together with the treaty providing for Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of certain areas of land and water for naval or coaling stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda,” ratified October 6, 1903, and the proclamation of the President, dated December 17, 1903, of the “ Commercial Convention between the United States and Cuba.”

Senate Document No. 204, Fifty-ninth Congress, second session, contains:

First. All legislation enacted by the Fifty-eighth Congress of the United States, March 4. 1903-March 3, 1905, pertaining to Alaska, Cuba, Guam, Hawaii, the Isthmian Canal Zone, the Midway Islands, the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, and Tutuila (Samoa).

Second. All treaties and conventions entered into by the United States during the same period which affect any of the above territory.

Third. All proclamations issued by the President during the same period con. cerning any of the above territory.

Fourth. All claims originating during the Spanish-American War or in any of the territory mentioned, the payment of which was authorized by said Congress.

Fifth. All legislation enacted by the Fifty-eighth Congress pertaining to the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission and to such claims as have been finally adjudicated by it.

Sixth. Certain legislation enacted by said Congress affecting the organization and discipline of the Army and Nary.

Serenth. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the insular and isthmian possessions of the Cnited States, and Cuba, beard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between January 1, 159s, and December 3, 1906.

Senate Document No. 47, Sixty-first Congress, first session, includes:

First. All data similar to that contained in Senate Document No. 204, Fifty. ninth Congress, second session, during the period from March 4, 1915, to March 3. 1907, the term of the Fifty-ninth Cogress, and the sereral treaties, modus virendi, and proclamation. between January 1. 14 and July 25, 1951, sbowing the relations between the l'nited States and the Dominican Republic

Second. A list of leading cases, wib statenents and syirabi, which arose in or relate to the noncontiguous territory and istinian possessions of the Caitsi States. Alaska. and Cuba, beard and deeded in the Supreme Court of tbe Cnited States between January 1, 1917, and Jose 1. 149.

Third Official opinions of the Artorres Gereral of the United States rendersi during the period from January 1. 16. to Jane 17. 136. CDon questions of interest to the Doncoatiguous territory of the Coin Sales and Cota.

Fourth. A list of the principal 05 as of the Payne Isabis. Porto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Goan. Totta Sanssa), azd Cora va Dember 1. 153.

* No cases bearing 2 the Subjects esse this esta sete die de bewa Dec 3, 1905, and Jan. 1, 165

War Department Document No. 353 contains:

First. All legislation enacted by the Sixtieth Congress, March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909, pertaining to the noncontiguous territory of the United States.

Second. All treaties and conventions affecting any of the said territory entered into by the United States during the same period, and

Third. All proclamations concerning any of such territory issued by the President during said period.

Senate Document No. 306, Sixty-second Congress, second session, contains:

First. All legislation enacted by the Sixty-first Congress, March 4. 1909, to
March 3, 1911, pertaining to the noncontiguous territory of the United States.

Second. All treaties and conventions affecting any of the said territory entered into by the United States during the same period.

Third. All proclamations concerning any of such territory issued by the President during said period.

Fourth. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the noncontiguous territory and isthmian possessions of the United States, Alaska, and Cuba, heard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between June 1, 1909, and June 1, 1911.

Fifth. Official opinions of the Attorney General of the United States rendered during the period from June 17, 1908, to March 3, 1911, upon questions of interest to the noncontiguous territory of the United States and Cuba.

Sixth. A list of the principal officials of the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico,
Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Tutuila (Samoa), and Cuba on December 1, 1911.

The present volume contains:
First. All legislation enacted by the Sixty-second Congress, March 4, 1911-
March 3, 1913, pertaining to the noncontiguous territory of the United States.

Second. All treaties and conventions affecting any of the said territory entered into by the United States during the same period.

Third. All proclamations concerning any of such territory issued by the President during said period.

Fourth. A list of leading cases, with statements and syllabi, which arose in or relate to the noncontiguous territory and isthmian possessions of the United States, Alaska, and Cuba, heard and decided in the Supreme Court of the United States between June 1, 1911, and June 1, 1913.

Fifth. Official opinions of the Attorney General of the United States rendered during the period from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1913, upon questions of interest to the noncontiguous territory of the United States and Cuba.

Sixth. Executive orders of the President of the United States relative to the organization and administration of military and civil governments, and to civil affairs in the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, and Cuba, including certain administrative orders partaking of the character of Executive orders, from March 4, 1898, to March 3, 1913.

Seventh. A list of the principal officials of the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico,
Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Tutuila (Samoa), and Cuba on January 1, 1913.

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