Treaty Series No. 586.]
By the President of the United States of America.
Whereas an Agreement between the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the King of Spain extending, for a further period of five years, the arbitration convention signed between them on April 20, 1908, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the twenty-ninth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, the original of which Agreement, being in the English and Spanish languages is word for word as follows:
Agreement extending the duration of the Arbitration Convention of April 20, 1908.
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of His Majesty the King of Spain, being desirous of extending the period of five years during which the Arbitration Convention concluded between them on April 20, 1908, is to remain in force, which period is about to expire, have authorized the undersigned, to wit: The Honorable William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State of the United States, and Señor Don Juan Riaño y Gayangos, Chamberlain to His Majesty the King of Spain, His Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washington, to conclude the following agreement:
The Convention of Arbitration of April 20, 1908, between the Government 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 said Convention, which period will terminate on June 2, 1913, is hereby extended and continued in force for a further period of five years from June 2, 1913.[Page 1082]
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.
Done in duplicate, in the English and Spanish languages, at Washington, this twenty-ninth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
|[seal.]||William Jennings Bryan|
|[seal.]||Juan Riano y Gayangos.|
And whereas the said Agreement has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two governments were exchanged in the City of Washington, on the twenty-first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen;
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Agreement to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
By the President:
W. J. Bryan,
Secretary of State.