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TABLE OF CONTENTS. .

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Part I. Illustrating Russia's exercise of jurisdiction over Bering Sea

Minister of Finance to Minister of Marine, April 9, 1820.

Minister of Finance to Board, April 10, 1820..

Board to Chief Manager, April 23, 1820.

Board to Chief Manager, March 31, 1821.

Board to Chief Manager, August 3, 1820.

Orders to Kadiak office, August 3, 1820

Board to Chief Manager, March 15, 1821.

Board to Chief Manager, September 7, 1821

Board to Chief Manager, September 20, 1821.

Board to Chief Manager, February 28, 1822.

Board to Chief Manager, July 31, 1822

Minister of Finance to Board, July 18, 1822.

Minister of Finance to Board, April 2, 1824

Count Nesselrode to N. S. Mordvinof, April 11, 1824

Minister of Finance to Board, September 4, 1824..

Count Nesselrode to Minister of Finance, August 18, 1824, inclosing

Proceedings of Conference of July 21, 1824

Board to I. A. Kupreianof, March 31, 1840.

Board to Acting Chief Manager, March 20, 1853

Chief Manager to Benzeman, June 20, 1861

Department of Commerce to Board, June 19, 1865..

Concerning the granting of a fourth charter.

Opinion of Council of State

Proclamation

49-90

49-80

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51

53

55

57

57

58

59

59

61

61

62

63

64

67

68

71

72

74

75

78

79

80

Russian correspondence, etc.—Continued.

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Part II. Illustrating Russian management on the Seal Islands...... 80-90

Board to Chief Manager, April 6, 1817. ....

80

Board to Chief Manager, March 8, 1843.

81

Board to Captain Rudakot, April 22, 1853.

82

Board to Chief Manager, April 24, 1854..

82

Board to Chief Manager, November 8, 1854

83

Board to Chief Manager, June 5, 1857.

84

Chief Manager to Board, October 7, 1857

84

Chief Manager to Board, January 13, 1859.

86

Chief Manager to Board, May 13, 1860.

86

Chief Manager to Board, July 16, 1863

88

Chief Manager to Manager of St. Paul, May 1, 1861..

89

Notice issued by the United States Government in 1845. .

91

Action of the United States Government relative to Alaska since the cession. 92-124

Laws enacted by Congress. ....

92-99

Action of the Executive....

99-113

Decisions of the United States.courts....

113-124

Notes on the fur industry of Bering Sea and the adjoining region.

125-129

Revenne derived from the Alaskan seal herd

130

Diplomatic correspondence.....

131-364

Correspondence of the years 1822–1825 relative to the nkase of 1821 and

to the treaties of 1824 and 1825..

132-152

Correspondence between the United States and Great Britain relative to

the seizure of British sealing vessels in Bering Sea in 1886 and 1867.. 153--168

Correspondence relative to proposed international measures for the pro-

tection of fur-seals (1887–1888)...

168–194

Correspoudence relative to and growing out of the seizure of British seal-

ing vessels in Bering Sea in 1889 (Angust 24, 1889, to January 22, 1890). 195–203

Correspondence relative to proposed international measures for the pro-

tection of fur-seals-continued-(February 10, 1890, to June 27, 1890). 204-223

Correspondence relative to the jurisdictional rights in Bering Sea for-

merly possessed by Russia and transferred to the United States by the

treaty of 1867 (Mr. Blaine's note of June 30, 1890).......

221-235

Correspondence relative to Great Britain's willingness to enter into a con-

vention for the protection of fur-seals (June 30, 1890, to July 18, 1890). 236-241

Correspondence relative to the jurisdictional rights in Bering Sea for-

merly possessed by Russia and transferred to the United States by the

treaty of 1867—continued—(August 2, 1890, to April 14, 1891).... 242-297

Correspondence relative to the modus virendi of 1891 and to the negoti-

ations for arbitration (April 20, 1.91, to February 8, 1892)....

298-350

Correspondence relative to the modus vicendi of 1892 (February 9, 1892,

to March 26, 1892)

351-364

(For alphabetical list of notes see Index, “Diplomatic Correspondence.")

and products.

Common seal, eared seal, and walrus.

Dependence on the land.

367

367

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