The case now presented to the arbitrators on the part of the government of Her
Britannic Majesty comprehends a statement of the facts which that government
regards as material to a just adjudication on the claims of the United States, and of
some general propositions on which it intends to rely, believing them to be in accord-
ance with the principles of international law and the practice of nations.
THE CONTENTS OF THE CASE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
I A statement of the matter referred to the arbitrators, as it is understood by
Her Britannic Majesty's government, Part I, pages..;
II. An introductory statement of the events which attended and followed the
commencement of the civil war in America, and of the course pursued by
Great Britain and the other maritime powers in relation to the war, and
particularly as to the reception of belligerent vessels of war into their
ports and waters, Part II, pages ..
III. A further introductory statement on international rights and duties ; on the
powers which were possessed by her Britannic Majesty's government of
preventing unlawful equipments; and setting forth the manner and circum-
atances in and under which these powers were exercised during the war,
Part III, pages..
IV. Considerations proper to be kept in view by the arbitrators in entering on the
cases of the vessels specifically mentioned in the four following parts, V,
VI, VII, and VIII, Part IV, pages..
V. Statement of facts relative to the Florida, Part V, pages.
VI. Statement of facts relative to the Alabama, Part Vi, pagos
VII. Statement of facts relative to the Georgia, Part VII, pages.
VIII. Statement of facts relative to the Shenandoah, Part VIII, pages..
IX. Recapitulation of the material facts stated in the preceding parts, Part IX,
X. Remarks in conclusion, Part X, pages....
THE APPENDIX TO THE CASE CONSISTS OF FOUR VOLUMES, THE CONTENTS OF WHICH
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Vol. I. Correspondence relating to the Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Shenandoah.
(See rol. I, pages 217 to 1002, of this edition.)
Vol. II. Correspondence relating to the Sumter, Nashville, Georgiana, Phantom,
Southerner, Alexandra, and other vessels respecting which representations
were made by the Government of the United States to that of Her Bri-
tannic Majesty during the civil war. (See vol. II of this edition.)
Vol. III. Papers relating to the commencement of the civil war; proclamations and
regulations issued by the governments of Great Britain and other coun-
tries during that war; the neutrality laws of the United States and of
Great Britain ; judgments delivered by the British Court of Exchequer
and by the Supreme Court of the United States ; correspondence between
the Government of the United States and the governments of Spain and
Portugal relative to the fitting out of privateers in the ports of the first-
named country; and the report of the royal commission appointed to
inquire into the character, working, and effect of the British laws for the
enforcement of neutrality. (See rol. III, pages 1 to 395, of this edition.)
Pol. IV. General correspondence on the Alabama claims,” presented to Parliament.
(See rol. III, pages 397 to 965, of this edition.)