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TREATIES, PROCLAMATIONS, AND DECISIONS
AND TO MILITARY AFFAIRS
FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS-March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1905
COMPILED IN THE
S.- BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 4, 1907.
SIR: On January 13, 1904, the Secretary of War transmitted to the Senate a compilation prepared by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, consisting of
First. All legislation enacted by the Congress of the United States during the period between March 4, 1897, the beginning of the first session of the Fiftyfifth Congress, and March 3, 1903, the date of the final adjournment of the Fifty-seventh Congress, concerning the Philippines, Porto Rico, Cuba, Hawaii, the Samoan Islands, and Guam, 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 the lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of coaling or naval stations, ratified October 6, 1903, and the commercial convention between the United States and Cuba, proclaimed December 17, 1903.
This compilation was, by order of the Senate, January 19, 1904, printed as Senate Document No. 105, Fifty-eighth Congress, second session. The document was most favorably received and proved to be of such value and usefulness to all who had occasion to refer to the matter contained therein that the Department has received many urgent requests for the publication of a similar work for the period embraced by the Fifty-eighth Congress, March 4, 1903, to March 3,
In view of the acknowledged usefulness of this document and in compliance with these numerous requests, I beg to transmit herewith a compilation, in the nature of a supplement to the above, which has been prepared by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, consisting of—
First. All legislation enacted by the Fifty-eighth Congress of the United States, March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905, pertaining to Alaska, Cuba, Guam, Isthmian Canal Zone, Hawaii, the Midway Islands, the Philippine Islands, Porto Rico, and 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 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. 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 passed by said Congress and enacted into law affecting the organization and discipline of the Army and Navy.