Treaty Series No. 735
Agreement between the United States of America and Portugal, Signed at Washington September 5, 1923 2
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Portuguese Republic, being desirous of extending for another five years the period during which the Arbitration Convention concluded between them on April 6, 1908, and extended by the Agreements concluded between the two Governments on June 28, 19133 and September 14, 1920,4 shall remain in force, have authorized the undersigned to conclude the following Agreement:
The Convention of Arbitration of April 6, 1908, between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Portugal, the duration of which by Article III of the said Convention was fixed at a period of five years from the date of the exchange of ratifications thereof, which period, by the Agreement of June 28, 1913, between the two Governments, was extended for five years from November 14, 1913, and was further extended for a period of five years from November 14, 1918, by the Agreement concluded by the two Governments on September 14, 1920, is hereby renewed and continued in force for a further period of five years from November 14, 1923.
The present Agreement shall be ratified by the Government of the United States of America and by the Government of the Portuguese Republic in accordance with their respective constitutional methods, [Page 753] and it shall become effective upon the date of the exchange of ratifications, which shall take place at Washington as soon as possible.
- In English and Portuguese; Portuguese text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, Jan. 7, 1924; ratified by Portugal, Feb. 26, 1926; ratified by the President, Apr. 8, 1926; ratifications exchanged at Washington, Apr. 16, 1926; proclaimed by the President, Apr. 16, 1926.↩
- Foreign Relations, 1914, p. 1070.↩
- ibid., 1920, vol. iii, p. 424.↩