Minister Beaupré to the Secretary of State.
Buenos Aires, October 8, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor herewith to transmit a copy of a convention as ratified by the executive, made between this country and Spain, whereby the requirement that the signatures of functionaries acting in matters civil or criminal that come before the courts of the respective countries through their diplomatic agents be legalized is done away with. This copy is taken from the “Boletin Oficial” (Official Bulletin), No. 3862, of the 21st ultimo, when it is published for the first time, I believe, Though signed on September 17, 1902, and approved by congress on July 31, 1903, with the approval in due course of President Boca during the ministry of Dr. J. V. Gonzales, it was not ratified by this Government until the 3d ultimo, and is not in consequence included in Volume III of the collected treaties of this country (Tratados Convenciones, Protocolos y demás Actos In-ternacionales Vigentes Celebrados por la Republica Argentina—Tomo Tercero—Buenos Aires, 1905), of which copies were recently sent to the department. The formal exchange of ratifications was made on the 17th ultimo.
I accompany the above-mentioned copy of the ratification of said convention with a translation.
I am, etc.,