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Dr. De Beus in this volume presents an analytical study of the opinions, about 145 in number, handed down by the general claims commission, United States and Mexico, between approximately 1925 and 1931, when the commission suspended its work, leaving the bulk of its claims undecided. The author does not mention the fact that the two governments in 1934 undertook to settle the outstanding claims bu submitting them, evidenced and fully briefed, to the consideration and hoped for agreement of two commissioners with provision for the later submission to an umpire or a lump sum compromise of the unsettled claims. The valuable unpublished report of the American commissioner, Mr. Oscar Underwood, Jr., on the work of the two commissioners, who found themselves unable to agree on many of these claims, warrants publication.

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