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The Oneida [1870]

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The Oneida

Consular Court, Kanagawa
1870

Source: Daily Alta California, 4 March 1870

THE ONEIDA CALAMITY.

INQUIRY IN TO THE CAUSE OF THE COLLISION.

British Consular Court - De Long Appears as Lawyer - Declares His Intention to Prosecute Captain Eyre - The Taking of Evidence Commenced - Testimony of Eyre

On the 24th of January, at Yokohama, a Court of Inquiry was held in H.B.M.s Consulate, at Kanagawa, into the circumstances attending the loss of the U.S. Steamer Oneida, on Monday, the 24th January, outside the Yokohama harbor, on her voyage from Yokohama to New York.

The British Consul, Mr. Lowder, presided, and he was assisted by several British shipmasters.

The British Minister, Mr. Parkes, and American Minister, Mr. De Long, were present.  The latter appeared as a lawyer, dropping his ministerial character for the occasion.

[Argument about jurisdiction.] The Court was to re-assemble at 9 A.M. on Monday 31st (January).

 

Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 19 March 1870.

THE ONEIDA AFFAIR PHILADELPHIA, March 9th. - The following interesting extracts from a private letter from Surgeon James Suddards, one of the survivors of the Oneida, to his father, Rev. William Suddards, D.D., of this city, dated Yokohama, January 31st: ...

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