No. 44.
Mr. Jones to Mr. Fish.

No. 273.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of Count d’ Aspremont Lynden’s letter in regard to the termination of the treaty between the United States and Belgium of July, 1858.

Very respectfully, &c.,


Count d’Aspremont Lynden to Mr. Jones.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter which you were pleased to address to me, under date of the 1st instant, to give me notice of the resolution [Page 66] which the Government of the United States has thought fit to take to annul the treaty of commerce and navigation of July 17, 1858.

You are of opinion, sir, that the term of twelve months which is to follow the notification will begin from the day of the reception by my department of the communication of July 1.

The letter referred to reached me on the same day upon which it was sent.

The government of the King concurs with you, sir, that the treaty above mentioned will cease to have effect on July 1, 1875.

I take, &c.,


Mr. Russell Jones, &c., &c., &c., Brussels.