The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Geddes)

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note Number 323, dated April 27, 1922, by which on instructions from your Government you give formal notice of the denunciation of the Treaty and Convention between the United States and Great Britain for the abolition of the slave trade.

The Treaty for the Suppression of African Slave Trade, concluded between the United States and Great Britain, on April 7, 1862,51 will as a consequence of the notice of denunciation from your Government and by operation of the provisions of Article XII of the Treaty, as understood by this Government, cease and determine on April 29, 1923, which marks the expiration of one year after the date of the receipt of Your Excellency’s note by this Department, and at the same time will cease and determine the Additional Article to that Treaty, concluded on February 17, 1863,52 and the Convention for the Suppression of Slave Trade, concluded on June 3, 1870,53 which by provisions of the Additional Article and Article VII of the Convention, respectively, have the same duration as the Treaty of April 7, 1862.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
  1. Malloy, Treaties, 1776–1909, vol. i, p. 674.
  2. Ibid., p. 687.
  3. Ibid., p. 693.