The Secretary of State to the Minister in Siam (Hunt)

Sir: In deference to the wish of the Siamese Government, as communicated by your telegram No. 3, May 2, 4 p.m.,6 and indicated as well by the Siamese Minister at Washington, that the exchange of ratifications of the treaty between the United States and Siam signed at Washington on December 20, 1920, take place at Bangkok, I transmit for the purpose, with this instruction, the President’s instrument of ratification of the treaty, together with the President’s full power authorizing you to effect the exchange and a form of protocol [of exchange] which you will sign in duplicate with the Siamese plenipotentiary at the time of making the exchange.7

In giving its advice and consent to the ratification of the treaty, the Senate advised and consented also to the ratification of the protocol annexed to the treaty, which it made a part of the treaty. It will be necessary, therefore, for the Siamese ratification to include both the treaty and the protocol, as does the United States ratification. This, I am informed, has been explained to the Siamese Government by its minister at Washington.

Before making the exchange and signing the protocol of exchange, you will be careful to see that the texts of the treaty and the protocol as incorporated in the two ratifications are in exact conformity; and upon completing the exchange, you will cable the fact to the Department, advising it as well of the day when the exchange was made and the date of the Siamese ratification.

The Siamese instrument of ratification and the United States signed copy of the protocol of exchange should be forwarded to the Department by the first following mail.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Henry P. Fletcher
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