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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LEGATION OF SWEDEN

AND NORWAY AT WASHINGTON.

No. 81.

Mr. Ibsen to Mr. Bayard.

LEGATION OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY,

Washington, May 21, 1888. (Received May 22.) Sir: In a note dated October 15, 1887, the United States minister resident at Stockholm informed his excellency the minister of foreign affairs of the desire of the Government of the United States to come to an understanding with the Royal Government in regard to the total exemption of the vessels of the respective countries from all tonnage and light-bouse dues or any other taxes for official services being at present imposed on navigation with the United States.

The matter having been referred to the consideration of the royal board of trade, that department bas requested me to procure a list specifying (1) all dues of any kind levied on Swedish vessels in American ports; (2) the amounts of such dues.

On account hereof I beg to recur to your usual courtesy and to ask that you will kindly enable me to comply with the request of the royal board of trade. I avail, etc.,

SIGURD IBSEN.

No. 82.

Mr. Adee to Mr. Ibsen.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, June 9, 1888. SIR: A copy of your note of the 21st ultimo, asking, under the instruction of your Government, to be furnished with a list specifying all dues of any kind levied on Swedish vessels in American ports, and, second, the amount of such dues, was transmitted to the Treasury De. partment, and I have now the honor to inclose a report from the Com. inissioner of Navigation of that Department, giving the information desired. Accept, etc.,

ALVEY A. ADEE.

(Inclosure 1.)

Mr. Fairchild to Ur. Bayard.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

May 31, 1888. SIR: Referring to your letter of the 26th instant, I have the honor to transmit here. with a report and its inclosures by the Commissioner of Navigation, relating to the duos, etc., levied on Swedish yessels, Respectfully, yours,

C, S, FAIRCIL).

Inclosuro 2.)
Mr. Morion to Mr. Fairchild.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION,

}ashington, D, C., May 31, 1865. Sir: Referring to the letter of the Secretary of State dated the 26th instant, inclos. ing a copy of a note from the Swedish minister, in which he requests a list specifyiog (1) all dues of any kind levied on Swedish vessels in American ports, and (2) ibe amount of such dues, I have the honor to state that the tonnage dues imposed are set forth in the inclosed copy of the act of June 19, 1886, and that the fees are specified in the inclosed list.

No other fees or dues are imposed by the Government of the United States on Swed. islı vessels engaged in foreign trade.

It should be observed that the fees specified in the list are exacted only when the circumstances require the particular service to be performed for which they are al lowed: thus, the admeasurement fees are not charged in the case of vessels already admeasured and certified under the Swedish laws. Yours, etc.,

C. P. MORTON.

ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

A.

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Abbott, the Maggie, clearance refused to Port de Paix from Port au Prince.... 980
Abduction by Mexican soldiers of prisoners from Nogales, Ariz .......1187, 1188, 1191
Abolition of slavery in Brazil. (See Slavery.)
Abolition of tonnage and navigation charges. (See Tonnage.)
Accidents, exhibition of devices for the prevention of, at Berlin.

682
Ada, seizure of the, for illicit seal fishing..

.1805, 1807-1818
Adams, Alfred, seizure of the, for illicit seal fishing

..1793, 1794, 179, 1805
Adams, D. J., seizure of the, for illicit fishing in Canadian waters.

802
Adulteration of wines and imitations of trade-marks of wine in Spain. ....1470, 1471
Agreement, commercial, with Spain.....

. 1431, 1466, 1467
Aid to wrecked vessels in waters between Canada and the United States, ar-
rangement for reciprocal

.796, 824, 827
Alaska, British territory traversed by Lieutenant Schwatka on his reconnais-
sance in

768
Albert, Isidore, exiled to Siberia

.1401, 1403
Almy, claim of Chinese fo
property at

391
Alsace-Lorraine, passport necessary to enter Germany through. -540,545, 635
America, celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of discovery of, in
Spain

. 1448, 1450
American Bible Society, publication of the Bible in Turkey by

1624
American Baptist Missionary Union, seizure by the Congo authorities of the
Henry Reed, belonging to.

.24-26, 29-34
American enterprises desired in Persia.

1359
Anaconda, claim of Chinese for loss of property at.

391
Anarchists, expulsion from Switzerland of

. 1517, 1533
Protection of United States consulate at Zurich by Swiss authorities from
threatened attack by

1515
Anderson, John T., contract of, with the Guatemalan Government to build
the Northern Railway.

92, 108
Anjouan. (See Johanna Island.).
Annam, claim of China to suzerainty over....
Anniversary, four hundredth, of the discovery of America, celebration of, in
Spain...

1448, 1450
Araunah, seizure of the, off Copper Island, while seal fishing

1819
Arbitration by the President of the United States of the boundary dispute
between Nicaragua and Costa Rica..

.79, 1.34, 455, 456, 168, 1345
Arbitration, conference of American States for the settlement of disputes by
(circular)

1658
Arbios, Pierre, forced enlistment of, in French military service

..502, 510,519,

522, 524,530
Arce, Aniseto, elected President of Bolivia..
Archäological explorations in Turkey

.1557, 1584, 1623, 1626
Argentine Republic :
All export duties removed....

1
Discrimination by United States import duties against Argentine un-
washed wool in favor of Australian..

1
Steam-ship lines

2, 6, 12
Railroad guaranties increased
Trip with the President
Quarantine convention signed by commissioners of Argentine Republic,
Brazil, and Uruguay

7
A rival of the United States in the production of cereals..

10

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Argentine Republic-Continued.
Slavery, abolition of, in Brazil celebrated...

12
Immigration...

13, 14
Trade

10,13
Negro colony

14
German colony.
Railroads.

4,1.), 17
Extra session of congress to consider guarantied railroads.

17
Submarine cable convention..
Armistead, Cadet, U. S. Naval Academy, obtainy fifth place at Royal Naval
College

*14
Arms and horses of United States taken at Janos returned.

1293, 1300, 1341
Army, bill providing for the increase of the German.
Arrest and search of Italians in Buffalo

1050, 1054, 105
Arrest of three United States sheriffs and two Indians in Mexico. (See Sheriffs.)
Arrest. (See Imprisoument.)
Art, international exhibition of, at Munich.

...607, 672, 674
Arteaga, claim of, against Santo Domingo

1418, 1419,14
Arvizú, Francisco, sentence of, for invading United States territory.....1187, 1105, 1131
Asché, Henry, passport of

.529,531,539,539, 31)
Assumption of supreme executive power by the President of Guatemala.
Asyluni, right of, in Ilayti
Attack by Mexicans on visiting Papago Indians

1197, 1199, 1213, 123
Audience of foreign ministers with the Emperor of China

291, 37
Australia, exclusion of Chinese from

304, 310, 341
Austria :
Right to sue in forma pauperis

18,20,21
Baron and Baroness Rothschild admitted to the court balls
Reward to four members of the United States life-saving stations and the

wives of those killed in aiding the Kraljevica
Submarine cables,
Treaty with Germany

611
Abolition of tonnage and navigation charges

1919

B.

Bait, illegal sale of, by American vessels in Canada.

.808, 209, 210,914
sale of, to American vessels in Canada ...

SL
Baldwin, claim of Janet M., for the murder of her husband

1202, 1217
Baldwin, Leon, murder of . . 1087, 1088, 1090, 1092, 1144, 1202, 1217, 1248, 1970, 13:34
Bandai-san, eruption of .

1073
Banking system of China.
Baptista, Maria da Luz, alias Mrs. Botelho, extradition of .

.1391, 1:294
Barcelona, exposition at, resolution of the Spanish Chambers cougratulating
the Queen and thanking foreign powers

1163
Barillas, M. L., President of Guatemala, message of.
Baring Bros., of London, large stockholders in the Italian steam-suip line..
Bartel, W. E., passport issued to

9,11
Batoum, importation of kerosene to China from.

267
Beck, Anna, seizure of the, for illicit seal tishing

1805, 1807-1813
Bebring and Okhotsk seas, American whaling vessels forbidden to land for
supplies or repairs in..

1410, 1413
Belgium :
Flags on the Congo River......

24,27, 33, 36
Debate on the subject of orders given Krupp for cannon.
Red flag forbidden to be displayed..
Spielmarken and imitations of stamps, Government obligations, etc ..35, 41, 42
Reception of Mr. Tree by the King
International Exhibition of Sciences and Industry at Brussels.
Peddlers, law governing, in the United States

46, 47
Annual prize for the encouragement of intellectual effort..

46
Census, mutual interchange by governments of census of foreign resi-

dents..
Mission of the United States raised to the rank of envoy extraordinary

and minister plenipotentiary
Tonnage dues, clifferential rates of, 1866–1870, and navigation charges,
abolition of....

.1920-1923
Benson, J. A., extradition of.

.479, 480,481, 482, 434

.

1394,

40

Page.
eriby district, claims of France and Liberia to...

. 1084, 1086
ernhard, Albert, claim of, against Germany for arrest and imprisonment.... 631, 656
illington, Rev. A., complaint by, of seizure of the Henry Reed by the Congo
authorities...

24-26, 29-34
Bible, publication of the, in Tarkey.

1624
Blockade of-
Cape Haytien, Gonaives, and St. Marc......

.928, 988, 990
Mole St. Nicholas, Port de Paix, Jacmel

932
Quissembo...

1395
Bloomfield, claim of Chinese for loss of property at

391
Bolivia :
Election of President and Vice-President

51
Military insurrection at Sucre

.52, 53, 54
Dispute in regard to the “chaco limits"

1357
Bonded warehouses in China

.245, 246, 265
Bonding of kerosene in China.

274
Bonds issued by the Congo State
Book on Mormonism, published without authority in Turkey, seizure of.. 1547
Boston Ice Company, the

..411,412, 420, 429
Botelho, Mrs. (See Baptista).
Bougon, Lefevre, v8. Anthony Drexel et al., letters rogatory in the case of,

issued by a New York court to be executed in France..... ....510, 520,532
Boulanger, General

.524,526, 529,533, 557,560, 567
Boulder Creek, claim of Chinese for loss of property at.

391
Boundary, dispute between-
Brazil and the Argentine Republic....

55
Nicaragua and Costa Rica...

79, 134, 455, 456, 468, 1345
Venezuela and Great Britain..

698, 702
Paraguay and Bolivia .

1357
United States and Mexico.

1099, 1109, 1110, 1111
Boundary, trespasses of Mexican troops on the United States

1184
Crossing of, between the United States and Mexico by cattle. (See Cattle.)
Bounties, sugar, conference. (See Sugar.)
Brazil:
Boundary dispute with the Argentine Republic

55
Cotegipe ministry, fall of.....

57
Emigration of negroes from the United States.

55, 59
Quarantine convention with Argentine Republic and Uruguay.

55
Republican party organized

74
Slavery, abolition of

.57, 72, 73, 74, 75
Telegraph lines ....

55
Trade-marks, law of...

62
Submarine-cables convention...

568
Tonnage and navigation charges, abolition of

1922
Bribery attempted by the French minister to Hayti

931
Bridgewater, claim for the illegal seizure of the, by Canadian otficials.

811
Brudigam, Henry, imprisonment of..

...... 1095, 1140, 1142, 1221, 1227
Brunner, J. A., arrested in Germany for non-performance of military service. 656
Bueron & Co., Messrs. J.L

. 109, 126, 135, 152, 157, 163, 165, 169, 170
Buffalo, arrest and search of Italians in..

1050, 1054, 1055
Burmah, claim of China to suzerainty over..........
Burnett, James, imprisonment of

.1256, 1257, 1258
Butman, F.C., complaint of, of discrimination against direct trade with Cape
Verde Islands......

....1381, 1384, 1385
Byczik, Andrew, arrested in Germany for non-performance of military sery-
ice

657

222

52

C.
Cable. (See Telegraph.)
Caisse d'amortissement bonds

877, 381
Camacho, General, arrest of..
Camphor monopoly in Formosa

.252, 262, 269, 300
Campo, Marquis de. (See Spanish Central American steam-ship line.)
Canada :

Permission to sell cargoes of fresh fish refused two American vessels, at
Halifax for repairs

.695, 696, 697,779, 780
Seizure of property of Davis & Co. for illegal fishing

769
Discriminatory duties on American vessels..

.770,775, 794,813, 814, 824

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