1As it was stated on the message of the Ministry of Finance dated June 2, 1860, No. 76: "By the end of 1861, the privilege granted in 1841 to the Russian American Company expires. This privilege is only the prolongation of those which were granted to the Company by Emperor Paul I in 1797. From that time, the charter of the Company, approved by the Emperor, remained essentially unchanged. However, the recent decrees of the government with regard to internal administration and trade make it necessary to coordinate them with the regime of our colonies in North America; especially the status of natives draws the attention of the government and requires the same basic reform as is now on the way inside of Russia with regard to the status of serfs." Report, cited supra, ch. I, note 9, p. 1. [Italics supplied.]

2Shashkov, Russian American Company (in Russian), reprinted in his Collected Works, vol. II (St. Petersburg, 1898), pp. 632-652; Kashevarov's (Creol) Articles in Morskoi Sbornik (Naval Review, in Russian).

3[Second] Complete Collection of the Laws of the Russian Empire, 1861, vol. XXXVI, pt. 1, Law 37059, p. 798; see Appendix No. 1, A, No. 18.

4A second paragraph opened somewhat some localities to private fur hunting, but it was changed by the later resolution. See infra.

5For the Russian text of the resolution, see Fur Seal Arbitration, Proceedings, Facsimilies of Documents (1895) No. 18, pp. 96-103.

6Ibid., No. 19, pp. 104-108.

7Okun, op.cit., p. 228.

8Archives of the Chancellery of the Minister of Finance, Letter Sh. 1857, File No. 1, folio 11. Quoted from Okun, op.cit., p. 228.

9Ibid., folio 6.

10See supra, ch. III, note 8.

11"Letter of November 20 (December 2), 1857," Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asiatic Department, 1857, File No. 4, folio 27. Quoted from Okun, op.cit., p. 229.

12For its text see Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, Proceedings, vol. 2 (1904), pp. 321-323; see also Okun, op.cit., pp. 231-232. The lease to the Hudson Bay Company was extended to June 1, 1863, and to June 1, 1865. Okun, op.cit., p. 238.

13Kostlivtsev in Report, cited supra, ch. I, note 9, vol. II, p. 203.

14Report of the Russian American Company, 1862, p. 49 ff; also, Okun, op.cit., p. 232 ff.

15Okun, op.cit., p. 230 ff., especially 231 and 234.

16Supra, ch. III, A, 2.

17Archives of the Department of Manufacturing and Domestic Trades, Div. 2, Desk 2, File No. 1727, folios 51-52, 1849, quoted from Okun, op.cit., p. 207.

18Tikhmenev, vol. II, p. 63, 182 ff.; Report, cited supra, ch. I, note 9, v. II, p. 63; Okun, op.cit., pp. 207-210.

19Okun, op.cit., p. 220 ff.

20Ibid., p. 224 ff.

21Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asiatic Department, 1857, File No. 4, folios 16-41, quoted from Okun, p. 230.

22Okun, op.cit., p. 246 ff.

23Okun, op.cit., p. 217.

24Kostlivtsev in Report, cited supra, ch. I, note 9, vol. II, pp. 191-196.

25Archives of the Chancellery of the Ministry of the Navy, Administrative Division, 1860, File No. 162, pt. 1, folios 317-318, quoted from Okun, op.cit., pp. 217-218.

26Ibid., pt. II, folios 41-42.

27Archives of the Department of Education, 1847, File No. 3179, folio 11, quoted from Okun, op.cit., p. 210.

28Okun, op.cit., p. 210.

29Okun, op.cit., pp. 285-286.

30Okun, op.cit., p. 236 ff.

31It was written in 1938.

32Okun, op.cit., pp. 256-257, 259.

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