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13a. Notes exchanged, June 23, 1930, between Germany and the United States simultaneously with the execution of the agreement for the complete and final discharge of the obligations of Germany to the United States with respect to the awards made by the Mixed Claims Commission, United States and Germany, and for the costs of this Government’s army of occupation

The German Government (the Government of the United States) has the honor to set forth its understanding of paragraph No. 4 of the agreement executed this day between the United States and Germany in the following sense:

(a)
In respect of the acceptance by the United States of the full faith and credit of Germany as the only security and guaranty for the fulfillment of Germany’s obligations under the agreement, Germany will be in the same position as the principal debtors of the United States under the debt funding agreements which exist between them and the United States.
(b)
Nothing contained therein shall be construed as requiring the United States to release any German property which it now holds other than as heretofore or hereafter authorized by the Congress of the United States.

The German Government (the Government of the United States) also desires to expressly recognize, so far as the agreement executed this day between the United States and Germany is concerned, the prior rights of the holders of the bonds of the German external loan as provided in the general bond securing the loan dated October 10, 1924.

Bonds No. 1 in the amounts of R.M. 40,800,000 and R.M. 25,100,000 to be delivered under paragraphs Nos. 1 (a) and 1 (b) respectively of the agreement executed this day between the United States and Germany have been paid in full and when the bonds to be delivered by Germany under this agreement are received by the United States, bonds No. 1 will be canceled and marked “paid” and returned to the German ambassador at Washington for delivery to the German Government.

The United States has received the sums of R.M. 6,800,000 and the sum of R.M. 4,250,000 on account of the bonds No. 2 to be delivered under paragraphs Nos. 1 (a) and 1 (b) respectively of the agreement executed this day between the United States and Germany. The receipt of these amounts will be evidenced by an [Page 948]indorsement by the United States on the bonds on account of which the sums were received.

The agreement executed this day between the United States and Germany is substituted for the direct arrangement providing for the realization by the United States of its 2¼ per cent share in German payments under the experts’ plan of 1924.1

  1. See art. 3, agreement of Jan. 14, 1925, p. 906.