D.M. Talmage and Hamilton Fish 1876 Report on the Venezuela Commission Controversy and Treaty of 1866 ~ US-Venezuela Relations ~ History


Title: Reply of D. M. Talmage [...] to the Report of William M. Springer [...] Relating to the Mixed Commission Held at Caracas in 1867-68, Pursuant to the Treaty between the United States and Venezuela, of April 25th, 1866 [...]

Author: D. [David] M. Talmage, Hamilton Fish

Description: Wraps over sewn binding. Dampstains in margins throughout; pencil marginalia. 24 + 15 pages. Three copies located on OCLC (Library of Congress, NYPL, American Antiquarian Society).

David M. Talmage's September 1876 reply to U.S. Representative William M. Springer's allegations made against the Venezuela commissions, claims which Talmage believed ultimately flowed from Venezuela and its agents. This commission was agreed to in the treaty of April 25, 1866, intended to facilitate the adjudication of claims of American citizens against the Republic of Venezuela. David M. Talmage, a coal-broker of New York, was appointed to serve on the two person commission (one of whom was to be appointed by the United States and the other by Venezuela, with a mutually approved umpire as the third member).

The report is accompanied by a 15-page review of the issue by U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, addressed to the U.S. Minister at Caracas, Thomas Russell, in July 1875.

Binding: Sewn Wraps
Condition: Good

Place: New York
Year: 1876

Keywords: foreign relations, United States, Venezuela, treaties,

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