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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88
(1887-1888)

France,   pp. 271-368 PDF (45.1 MB)


Page 368


368                    FOREIGN RELATIONS.
affairs, so that the bill of February 8.may not be taken up again,- or at
least so that the eighth article may not be inserted therein, asthat arti-
cle must have grown out of a misunderstanding, inasmuch as the United
States Government adhered tothe interpretative declaration of Decem-
ber 1,1886, and March 23,'1887, which should have resulted in prevent-.
ing the presentation of the article in question.
  In pursuance of my instructions, I have the honor, Mr. Secretary of
State, herewith to transmit to you twenty copies of' the report of the'
two meetings held during their last 'session by the representatives of
the powers that were parties to the internationa instrument of March
14, 1884. You will observe that the German Governiment, although not
represented at the conference, signed the final protocol, which has con-
sequently been approved by all the powers composing the Union for
the protection of submarine cables.
      Be pleased to accept, etc., T). ]oIsTAN.


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