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That Venezuelan Boundary

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
May
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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Washington, May 16- According to adviees íeceived here important British documentó bave been found at Hawaii as to tho pending British-Venezuela boundary question. Assistant Surveyor (Jeneral Curtís J. Lyons, of Hawaii, hus examlned them, and has made a map aocompanied by u. statement, which it is said supports the Venezuelan contention, even on the evidence thus far presented by the British. Tlie records brought to publio attention by Lyons were furaished to Hawaii by tho Bntish íoreign ollico at a time when Hawaii was a monarchy and largely under British control. They are now ou file in the surveyer's office at Honolulú. Lyons was led to tho investigation by the pubücation last month of un official British map of the Guian territory. On comparing this with tho map íurnishod by the foroign office twenty years ago, he fchai the boundary line had been 1. The flrst map gave the line as Venezuela claims it should be. Thn lest raap shifts the line far westward, and includes as British torritory about 10,000 square miles tyhlch the first map ïhowed to be olearly Veaezuplan territory. Tlns interventng lü.ÜOOsquare miles is the subject ot con ten li on.

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