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Memorandum from Alvey A. Adee

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Assistant Secretary Adee writes to the Department of State about a telegram the Chinese Minister Cheng Liang  received from his government. The telegram states that assurance had been given to Minister Conger concerning the opening of two ports in Manchuria. He also writes about the attitude of the United States regarding the Shanghai sedition trials.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Chinese--Politics and government; Trials (Sedition); Treaty-making power; China--Manchuria; China--Shanghai; Conger, Edwin H. (Edwin Hurd), 1843-1907; Liang, Cheng, 1864-1917

Date: 1903-08-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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President Roosevelt is pleased with the arbitration of the Alaska boundary dispute. The Canadians are complaining that they should have had treaty making powers but Roosevelt believes that if they did then Canada would have received even less.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Arbitration, International; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Boundary disputes; Treaty-making power; International relations; Canada; Great Britain

Date: 1903-10-24

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nicholas Murray Butler relates a conversation between himself and Professor Burgess about whether the Senate may amend a treaty and the right of a president to veto an appropriation bill.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Treaty-making power; Veto; Burgess, Samuel E.

Date: 1905-02-17

Memorandum for the Japanese government

Description:

President Roosevelt has announced the location of the peace negotiations as Washington, D.C., as Japan wished. Roosevelt also urged Russia to grant its diplomats full decision making powers.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes--Planning; Peace treaties; Treaty-making power; Diplomats; Japan; Russia; Washington (D.C.); Netherlands--Hague; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1905-06-15

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Lodge went through Senator Crane in order to impress upon the Taft administration the dangers of an open debate on the arbitration treaties. Lodge believes that his resolution will be suitable as it is of a general nature and will allow the treaty making powers of the United States to reject any question they choose.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Arbitration, International; International relations--Treaties; Treaties--Language; Sovereignty; Treaty-making power; United States. Congress. Senate; Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920

Date: 1912-01-11

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