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

Spain,   pp. 806-808 PDF (710.4 KB)


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SPAIN
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There is enclosed herewith a draft 3 of an agreement for that pur-
pose which, if you will supply the Department with the Spanish
equivalent thereof, will be promptly put in shape for signature.
Accept [etc.]                              FRANK L. POLK
Treaty Series No. 644
Agreement between the United States of America and Spain, Signed
at Washington, March 8, 1919 4
The Government of the United States of America and the Govern-
ment of His Majesty the King of Spain, being desirous of extending
for another five years the period during which the Arbitration Con-
vention concluded between them on April 20, 1908, extended by the
agreement concluded between the two Governments on May 29, 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
His Excellency, Seinor Don Juan Rianfo y Gayangos, Chamberlain
to His Majesty the King of Spain, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of His Majesty at Washington,
To conclude the following agreement:
ARTICLE I
The Convention of Arbitration of April 20, 1908, between the Gov-
ernment of the United States, of America and the Government of His
Majesty the King of Spain, 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 June 2, 1908,
which period, by the agreement of May 29, 1913, between the two
Governments was extended for five years from June 2,1913, is hereby
renewed and continued in force for a further period of five years
from June 2, 1918.
ARm=CL 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
Spain, 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.
3Not printed; substantially the same as the final text, infra.
'In English and Spanish; Spanish text not printed. Ratification advised by
the Senate, July 17, 1919; ratified by the President, July 29; ratified by
Spain.
Aug. 5; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Oct. 14; proclaimed Oct. 15.


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