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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 5, 1905
(1905)

Sweden and Norway,   pp. 852-874 PDF (8.5 MB)


Page 852

SWEDEN AND NORWAY. 
TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NORWAY AMEND 
ING THE EXTRADITION TREATY OF JUNE 7, 1893, BETWEEN 
THE TWO COUNTRIES. - 
Signed at Washington, December 10, 1904. 
Ratification advised by the Senate, January 6, 1905. - 
Ratsfled by the President, April 1, 1905. 
Ratified by the King, February 3, 1905. 
Ratifications exchanged at Washington, April 4, 1905. 
Proclaimed April 6, 1905. 
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 
A PROCLAMATION. 
 Whereas a treaty between the United States of America and His Majesty the
King of Sweden and Norway amending the last paragraph of Article II of the
treaty of extradition between the United States and Norway, concluded June
7, 1893, was concluded and signed by their respective plenipotentiaries at
Washington on the 10th day of December, 1904, the original of which treaty,
being in the English and Norwegian languages, is word for word as follows:
 Whereas the Kingdom of Norway has enacted a new penal code, takjng effect
January 1, 1905, by which the penalty of imprisonment at hard labor is abolished,
the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway
have deemed it expedient to conclude a treaty amending, in this respect,
the treaty of extradition concluded between the same high contracting parties
on June 7, 1893, and have appointed for that purpose the following plenipotentiaries:
 The President of the United States of America, John Hay, Secretary of State
of the United States of America; and His Majesty the King of Sweden and Norway,
J. A. W. Grip, his majesty's envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary
to the United States of America; who, after having communicated to each other
their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon
and concluded the following articles: 
ARTICLE I. 
 The last,paragraph of Article II of the treaty of extradition, concluded
June 7, 1893, between the United States of America and His Majesty the King
of Sweden and Norway, is hereby amended, to take effect on January 1, 1905,
by striking out after the word "Norway," the words "by imprisonment at hard
labor," and inserting in their place "by a higher penalty than imprisonment
for three months." 
 The paragraph in question shall then read, as amended: 
 "Extradition is also to take place for participation in any of the crimes
and o-ffenses mentioned in this treaty, provided such participation may be
punished in the United States as a felony, and in Norway by a higher penalty
than imprisonment for three months." 
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