Treaty Series No. 663

Supplementary Convention between the United States and Great Britain, Providing for the Accession of the Dominion of Canada to the Real and Personal Property Convention of March 2, 1899; Signed at Washington, October 21, 1921 14

The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, being desirous of permitting the Dominion of Canada to accede to the Convention concerning the tenure and disposition of real and personal property, signed at Washington on March 2, 1899, have agreed to conclude a supplementary Convention for that purpose, and have named as their plenipotentiaries:

  • The President of the United States of America, the Honorable Charles E. Hughes, Secretary of State of the United States, and
  • His Britannic Majesty, The Right Honorable Sir Auckland Geddes, K.C.B., his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington;

Who having communicated to each other their Full Powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following Articles:

Article I

The provisions of the Convention of March 2nd, 1899, shall become applicable to the Dominion of Canada upon ratification of the present Convention in the manner provided by Article II hereof.

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Article II

The present Convention 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 His Britannic Majesty. The ratifications shall be exchanged in Washington as soon as practicable and the Convention shall take effect on the date of the exchange of ratifications.

The Convention of March 2, 1899, may be terminated with respect to the Dominion of Canada on twelve months’ notice to that effect given at any time by either the United States or His Britannic Majesty.

In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed this Convention and have hereunto affixed their seals.

Charles E. Hughes

A. C. Geddes
  1. Ratification advised by the Senate, Nov. 8, 1921; ratified by the President, Nov. 12, 1921; ratified by Great Britain, May 1, 1922; ratifications exchanged at Washington, June 17, 1922; proclaimed, June 19, 1922.