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United States Department of State / Papers relating to foreign affairs, accompanying the annual message of the president to the second session thirty-eighth congress
(1864)

Prussia,   pp. 191-225 PDF (14.3 MB)


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DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE. 
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who chose to become parties to it. Bavaria, Wurtemburg, Nassau, and Hesse
Darmstadt had refused, up- to the very, last moment, to accede to the treaty.
The prospect of being excluded from the benefit of a new Zollverein aroused
the commercial and manufacturing interests in those states to such a degree
that economical and material interests-prevailed as against political sympathies
and affiliations, and, by the first instant, all of these states had given
in their 
adhesion, and a conference is now sitting here, in Berlin, to close up and
ratify 
the new Zollverein treaty for another period of twelve years from January
1, 1866. 
When the conference shall have completed-its labors, the final ratifications
will be exchanged between France and Prussia for itself, and on behalf of
the other 
Zollverein states, an event which will note a great triumph of Prussian diplomacy
and influence in Germany.                  V* 
When all the ratifications are exchanged, I will forward to the department
copies of the new treaties, and the schedule and tariffs established thereby.
I am, sir, your obedient servant, 
N. B. JUDD. 
Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, 
Secretary of State, Washington, D. C. 
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