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8. The commissioners may at any time issue a special commission for the taking of testimony on the application of either party; such testimony to be taken either in written interrogatories or orally, as the commissioners may order.
The commissioners may also, on motion of either party, order any claimant or witness to appear personally before them for examination or cross-examination.
9. When any original papers filed in the State Department of the United States or in the archives of the British legation. in Washington cannot be conveniently withdrawn from the files, copies thereof will be received in evidence, when certified by the State Department or by the British legation, as the case may be.
10. When the time has expired for taking proofs, or the case has been closed on both sides, the proofs will be printed under the direction of the secretary, and at the expense of the commission. The argument for the claimant shall be filed within fifteen days after the paper shall have been printed, and the case shall stand for hearing ten days thereafter.
11. The secretary will prepare, from time to time, lists of cases ready for hearing, either upon demurrer or upon the merits, in the order in which they are entitled to be heard, or in which the counsel for the two governments shall agree that they shall be heard.
12. All cases will be submitted on printed arguments, which shall contain a statement of the facts proven and reference to the evidence by which they are proven, and, in addition, the counsel for the respective governments will be heard whenever they desire to argue any cause orally. Arguments of counsel for individual claimants will be received, in print, when submitted by the counsel of either government, and not otherwise.
13. Claims against the United States and Great Britain, respectively, will be entered in different dockets kept by the secretary. The dockets shall contain an abstract of all proceedings, motions, and orders in each case.
14. The secretary will keep a record of the proceedings of the commission upon each day of its session, which shall be read at the next meeting, and will then be signed by him and approved by the signature of the presiding commissioner.
15. The secretary will keep a notice-book, in which entries may made by the counsel for either government, and all entries so made shall be notice to the opposing counsel.
16. The secretary shall provide books of printed forms, in which will be recorded the awards of the commission, signed by the commissioners concurring therein. The awards against each government will be kept in a separate book.
17. A copy of each award, certified by the secretary of the commission, will be furnished, on request, to the party upon whose claim such award shall have been made.
18. The dockets, minutes of proceedings, and records of awards will be kept in duplicate, one of which will be delivered to each government at the close of the duties of the commission.
19. The secretary will have charge of all the books and papers of the commission, and no papers shall be withdrawn from the files or taken from the office without an order of the commission.
C.-Schedule of claims presented to the commission by claimants against the respective governments, with indexes to same.
Destruction of dwelling-house and Nov. 10, 1864 Atlanta, Ga.
A. D. Palmer.
Edward A. Barrett..
John C. Stovin.
Walter J. Dobbins..
and United States Supreme Court.
Corn, hogs, poultry, saddles, bridles, Nov. 21, 1864 Liberty, Miss
tools, &c., taken, used, and destroyed
Thomas McMahon.. Use of and destruction of real estate, Apr. 9, 1865 Pensacola, Fla
-, 1861 Cumberland, Md..
and loss of personal property.
Cotton, cattle, and other personal | July & Aug.,
1862, Oct. &
property used and destroyed by
No. 499, series C.
Horses, corn, hogs, hay, &c., taken,
Feb. 17, 1865
Rappahann'k County, Va.
Platte City, Mo.....
Near Kernstown, Va.
Aug. 6, 1864
1864 Vicksburgh, Miss..
Bullitt County, Ky..
C.-Schedule of claims presented to the commission by claimants against the respective governments, &c.-Continued.
Illegal imprisonment by United States
Injury to real estate by United States
61 Samuel G. Levey..
62 Francis Impey.
John I. Shaver.
Rev. Frederick W.
John N. Trook, ad-
Crow & Wylie
to dwelling, fences, trees,
and coffin by United States Army.
Illegal imprisonment by United States. Dwelling-house and factory used by the United States Army. Mules, carts, and harness taken and used by United States Army. Illegal imprisonment.
and building; rent, and damage and loss by United States Army. Marion D. Murdock. 2 horses taken by United States Army 1 horse taken by United States Army. Illegal arrest
1863, 1864, & 1865.
Destruction of dwelling, &c.
Dec. 11, 12, & 13, 1862.
-1 1861 During the Dec. 24, 1862 Dec. 16, 1864
1864 Near Louisville, Ky.
20 cattle, corn, horses, &c., taken and used by United States Army. Tobacco destroyed by United States Army. Two horses and watch and chain taken by United States Army. Tobacco burned by confederates Use of farm, damage to house, fences, trees, and use of vegetables, corn, oats, &c., by United States Army. Timber taken by United States. Cattle taken and used by United States Army. Illegal imprisonment by United States, loss of property, business, and credit. Illegal imprisonment, loss by sale of land and horses taken by United States Army. Tobacco and other goods, &c.. taken, Oct., 1862 Ripley, Miss used, and destroyed by United States Army.
Destruction of machinery, material, Feb. -, 1863
Aug. 3, 1863