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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 7, 1909
(1909)

Siam,   pp. 535-543 PDF (3.0 MB)


Page 535

  535SIAM. 
TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN. 
File No. 10883/32—38. 
Minieter King to the Secretary of State. 
[Extract.] 
No. 484.] AMERIcAN LEGATI0N, 
  Bangkok, May 13, 1909. 
 SIR: I have the honor to transmit a copy of the Ang1o-Sia~mese treaty with
associated papers. 
 I have, etc., HAMILTON KING. 
[Enclosure 2.1 
 His Majesty the King of Slam and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas,
Emperor of India, being desirous of settling various questions which have
arisen affecting their respective dominions, have decided to conclude a Treaty,
and have appointed for this purpose as their Plenipotentiaries :— His
Majesty the King of Siam, His Royal Highness Prince Devawongse Varoprakar,
Minister for Foreign Affairs, etc. 
 His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ralph Paget, Esq., his Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary, etc., who, after having communicat~d to each
other their respective full powers, and found them to be In good and due
form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles 
ARTICLE 1. 
 The Siamese Government transfers to the British Government all rights of
suzerainty, protection, administration, and control whatsoever which they
possess over the States of Kelantan, Tringganu, Kedali, Perils, and adjacent
islands. The frontiers of these territories are defined by the Boundary Protocol
annexed hereto. 
ARTICLE 2. 
 The transfer provided for in the preceding article shall take place within
thirty (30) days after the ratification of this treaty. 
ARTICLE 3. 
 A mixed commission, composed of Siamese and British officials and officers,
shall be appointed within six months after the date of ratification of this
Treaty, and shall be charged with the delimitation of the new frontier. The
work of Commission shall be commenced as soon as the season permits, and
shall be carried out in accordance with the Boundary Protocol annexed hereto.
 Subjects of His Majesty the King of Siam residing within the territory described
in Article 1 who desire to preserve their Siamese nationality will, during
the period of six months after the ratification of the present Treaty, be
allowed to do so if they become domiciled in the Siamese dominions. His Britannic
Majesty's Government undertake that they shall be at liberty to retain their
immovable property within the territory described In Article 1. 
 It is understood that in accordance with the usual custom where a change
of suzerainty takes place, any concessions within the territories described
In 


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