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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

CONTENTS

NUMBER 1, JANUARY, 1909.

PAGE
BRAZIL-ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, Treaty of Arbitration between. September 7,
1905

1

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE Congo:

Declaration by the International Association of the Congo. April 22,

1884

5

Recognition of the flag of the Kongo Free State by the United States.

April 22, 1884..

5

M. Strauch, President of the International Association of the Congo,

to M. Jules Ferry, President of the Council, Minister of Foreign

Affairs. April 23, 1884...

6

M. Jules Ferry, President of the Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs of

France, to M. Strauch, President of the International Association

of the Congo. April 24, 1884....

6

General Act of the Conference of Berlin. February 26, 1885.

7

Declaration of Neutrality of the Congo Free State. August 1, 1885. 26

The King's Testament. August 2, 1889....

26

Letter of the King to M. Beernaert. August 5, 1889.

27

General Act between the United States of America and other powers

for the repression of the African slave trade and the restriction of the

importation into, and sale in, a certain defined zone of the African

continent, of fire-arms, ammunition, and spirituous liquors. July 2,
1890

29

Convention between Belgium and the Congo Free State. July 3, 1890... 61

Treaty between the United States of America and the Independent State

of the Congo. Amity, commerce, and navigation. January 24, 1891.. 62

Arrangement giving the regulation of the right of preference of France

over the territories of the Congo Free State. February 5, 1895...... 69

Adhesion of the United States of America to the convention for the

regulation of the importation of spirituous liquors into certain regions

of Africa. June 8, 1899..

70

Treaty of cession and annexation. November 28, 1907.

73

Provisional arrangement. November 28, 1907..

76

Bill providing for the government of the Belgian Congo.

76

Decree suppressing the foundation of the crown. March 5, 1908.

87

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