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615T CONGRESS

ed Session

SENATE

DOCUMENT
No. 357

TREATIES, CONVENTIONS,

INTERNATIONAL ACTS,
PROTOCOLS AND AGREEMENTS

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BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AND OTHER POWERS

1776-1909

COMPILED BY WILLIAM M. MALLOY
UNDER RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF JANUARY 18, 1909

(RES. No. 252, SIXTIETH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION)

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME I

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WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1910

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PREFACE.

This compilation was prepared under the direction of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, pursuant to the resolution of the Senate of January 18, 1909 (S. Res. 252, 60th Cong., 2d sess.), and contains treaties, conventions, international acts, important protocols and agreements by exchange of notes, whether in force or not, to which the United States has been a party from 1776 to and including the year 1909, together with other material pertaining to treaties, such as awards, a reference to every decision of the federal courts affecting treaties, a chronological list of treaties by countries, etc. Treaties and conventions that have become partially or completely abrogated, or suspended, are so indicated by a footnote at the beginning of such treaties and conventions. Those treaties or conventions, however, that from their nature have manifestly served the purpose for which they were concluded, such as those relating to claims, cession of territory, or which have expired by their own limitation, are not so indicated.

The conventions negotiated at the Second Conference of Peace held at The Hague during the year 1907, although not proclaimed until February 28, 1910, are included in the compilation, as the Senate had duly ratified them and the proclamations thereof by the President were waiting only the receipt from the Netherlands Government of the usual process of ratifications showing the states which deposited ratifications.

The United States was not a signatory party to the conventions concluded at the Central American Peace Conference, held at Washington in 1907, but as the conference met on the initiative of the Presidents of the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, and the treaties were concluded under the auspices of those two States, represented respectively in said conference by Mr. William I. Buchanan and Ambassador Don Enrique Creel, who were , invited to be present at all the deliberations of the conference, the treaties referred to are included at the end of Volume II of this compilation.

The Department of State cooperated with the compiler in the preparation of this compilation, and the texts of all international arrangements to which the United States is a party, as well as all material data in reference to changes in, abrogations of, or adherences to the various instruments furnished by the Department of State, are included herein.

WILLIAM M. MALLOY. COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS,

United States Senate.

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