711.642/6

The Hungarian Minister ( Széchényi ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your note of today informing me that in signing this date a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Hungary, you understand and anticipate that the consent of the Senate of the United States to the ratification of the treaty will be subject to reservations and understandings to be set forth in an exchange of notes between the Contracting Parties in connection with the exchange of ratifications so as to make it plain that this condition is understood and accepted by each of them, and that those reservations and understandings shall be in substance to the effect that there be added to Article I of the treaty a statement that nothing contained therein shall be construed to affect existing statutes of either country in relation to the immigration of aliens or the right of either country to enact such statutes, and also that the sixth paragraph of Article VII of the treaty shall remain in force for twelve months from the day on which the treaty becomes effective, and if not then terminated on ninety days’ previous notice shall remain in force until either of the High Contracting Parties shall enact legislation inconsistent therewith when the same shall automatically lapse [Page 356] at the end of sixty days from such enactment, and on such lapse each High Contracting Party shall enjoy all the rights which it would have possessed had such paragraph not been embraced in the treaty.

You state further that you would appreciate a communication from me giving assurance that I understand and anticipate that the consent of the Senate of the United States to the ratification of the treaty will be subject to the reservations and understandings substantially as stated in your note.

In reply I take pleasure in informing you that in signing this day a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights between the Kingdom of Hungary and the United States of America, I understand and anticipate that the consent of the Senate of the United States to the ratification of the treaty will be subject to the reservations substantially as stated in your note under acknowledgment.

Accept [etc.]

Széchényi