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

Netherlands,   pp. 650-658 PDF (2.8 MB)


Page 651

NETHERLANDS
Government is anxious to extend for another period of five years the
Arbitration Convention of May 2, 1908, extended by agreement of
May 4 [9], 1914, and which will expire on March 25, 1919.
The draft of agreement enclosed with your note is satisfactory to
the Department of State, which will prepare the agreement for sig-
nature and notify you of the time fixed for that ceremony.
Accept [etc.]
For the Acting Secretary of State:
WILLIAM PHILLIPS
Treaty Series No. 641
Agreement between the United States of America and the Nether-
lands, Signed at Washington,, March 8, 1919 3
The Government of the United States of America and Her Maj-
esty the Queen of the Netherlands, being desirous of further extend-
ing the Convention of Arbitration concluded between them on May 2,
1908, which Convention in consequence of Article I of the Agreement
between both High Contracting Parties of May 9, 1914, will remain
in force until March 25, 1919, have authorized the undersigned,
to wit:
Frank L. Polk, Acting Secretary of State of the United States, and
J. T. Cremer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands at Washington, to
conclude the following Agreement:
ARTICLE I
The Convention of Arbitration of May 2, 1908, between the Gov-
ernment of the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen
of the Netherlands, which in consequence of Article I of the Agree-
ment of May 9, 1914, will remain in force until March 25, 1919, is
hereby extended and continued in force for a further period of five
years from March 25, 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 Her Majesty the Queen of the Nether-
lands, and it shall become effective upon the fourteenth day after the
'In English and Dutch; Dutch text not printed. Ratification advised by the
Senate, July 17, 1919; ratified by the President, July 29; ratified by the
Nether-
lands, May 1; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Aug. 22; proclaimed
Aug. 25.
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