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Treaty Series No. 612.]

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas a Convention between the United States of America and certain other Powers for the progressive suppression of the abuse of opium, morphine, cocaine, and derivative drugs, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at The Hague on the twenty-third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, a certified copy of which Convention, being in the French language is word for word as follows:

[Here follows the text, in French, of the International Opium Convention of January 23, 1912. This is followed by the text of the Final Protocol of the First International Opium Conference, of the same date, also in French. Translations of both were printed in For. Rel. 1912; that of the convention at pp. 196 204, and of the protocol at pp. 193 196.]

And whereas a Final Protocol making certain recommendations was signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at The Hague, on the ninth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, a certified copy of which Final Protocol, being in the French language, is word for word as follows:

[Here follows the French text of the Final Protocol of the Second International Opium Conference, dated July 9, 1913. A translation thereof was printed in For. Rel. 1914, pp. 924, 925.]

And whereas, the said Convention and Final Protocol have been ratified by the Government of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the Governments of China and the Netherlands, and the ratifications of the said Governments were deposited by their respective Plenipotentiaries with the Government of the Netherlands;

Now, therefore, be it known that I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention and Final Protocol, 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.

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In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.


Woodrow Wilson.

By the President:
W. J. Bryan
Secretary of State.

Note.—Following the above proclamation is the official translation of the convention and the two protocols. These and the above-mentioned translations in For. Rel. 1912 and 1914 are identical.