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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the forty-fifth Congress, 1877-'78

Japan,   pp. 334-369 PDF (16.9 MB)

Page 334

                           [Inclosure. -Translation.]
                      MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
  War having been declared between Russia and Turkey, and Italy being at
with both these powers, it is the duty of the Government of the King and
the citizens&
of the kingdom scrupulously to observe neutrality according to the laws in
force and
the general principles of international law. Those who violate their duties
as neutrals
shall not be entitled to the protection of the royal government and its agents,
and will
incur the penalties provided by the special and general laws of the state.
                               No. 182.
                       Count Litta to Mr. Evarts.
                                      Washington, September 15, 1877.
  Mr. SECRETARY OF STATE: I have the honor to inform your excel..
lency that the Government of His Majesty the King, my august sover-
eign, has instructed me to give notice of its desire for the termination
of the consular convention concluded between Italy and the United
States February 8, 1868, availing itself of the privilege granted tQ the
parties who signed it by article 17 of said convention. My government
advises me that a similar communication has been made to the legation
of the United States at Rome.
  I avail myself of this occasion to renew, &c.
                               No. 183.
                      Mr. Seward to Count Litta.
                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                      Washington,'September 20, 1877.
  COUNT: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your: note of
the 15th instant, giving notice of a desire on -the part of the Govern-
ment of Italy to terminate the consular convention concluded with the
United States February 8, 1868, in accordance with the provisions of
article 17 of the treaty.
  Be pleased to accept, &c.
                                             F. W. SEWARD,
                                                    Acting Secretary.
                               No. 184.
                      Mr. Bingham to Mr. Tish.
No. 457.]                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
            olkei, Japan, October 24, 1876. (R'eceived November 29.)
  Sip: On the 21st instant I received from  his excellency the Japan-
ese minister for foreign affairs a dispatch in relation to certain regula-

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