Treaty Series No. 641
Agreement between the United States of America and the Netherlands, Signed at Washington, March 8, 1919 3
The Government of the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, being desirous of further extending the Convention of Arbitration concluded between them on May 2, 1908, which Convention in consequence of Article I of the Agreement between both High Contracting Parties of May 9, 1914, will remain in force until March 25, 1919, have authorized the undersigned, to wit:
Frank L. Polk, Acting Secretary of State of the United States, and
J. T. Cremer, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands at Washington, to conclude the following Agreement:
The Convention of Arbitration of May 2, 1908, between the Government of the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, which in consequence of Article I of the Agreement of May 9, 1914, will remain in force until March 25, 1919, is hereby extended and continued in force for a further period of five years from March 25, 1919.
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 Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, and it shall become effective upon the fourteenth day after the [Page 652] date of the exchange of ratifications which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.
- In English and Dutch; Dutch text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, July 17, 1919; ratified by the President, July 29; ratified by the Netherlands, May 1; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Aug. 22; proclaimed Aug. 25.↩