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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME II
for another five years the period during which the Arbitration
Convention concluded between them on March 28, 1908, extended by
the Agreement concluded between the two Governments on May 28,
1913 shall remain in force, have authorized the undersigned, to wit:
the Honorable Frank L. Polk, Acting Secretary of State of the
United States, and Baron Pietro Arone di Valentino, His Majesty's
Charge d'Affaires at Washington, to conclude the following agree-
ment:
ARTICLE I
The Convention of Arbitration of March 28, 1908, between the
Government of the United States of America and the Government
of His Majesty the King of Italy, the duration of which by Article
III thereof was fixed at a period of five years from the date of the
exchange of ratifications of the said Convention on January 22, 1909
which period, by the agreement of May 28, 1913, between the two
Governments was extended for five years from January 22, 1914, is
hereby renewed and declared in force for a further period of five
years from January 22, 1919.
ARTICLE II
The present Agreement shall be ratified by the President of the
United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate thereof, and by the Government of His Majesty, the King
of Italy, in accordance with its Constitution and laws, and it shall
become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which
shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.
Done in duplicate, in the English and Italian languages, at Wash-
ington this 20th day of March nineteen hundred and nineteen.
[SEAL] FRANK L. POLK
[SEAL] PIETRO ARONE DI VALENTINO
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