Treaty Series No. 802

Convention Between the United States of America and Mexico, Signed at Washington, August 17, 1929 19

Whereas a convention was signed on September 10, 1923, between the United: States of America and the United Mexican States for the settlement and amicable adjustment of certain claims therein defined;20 and

Whereas Article VII of said convention provided that the Commission constituted pursuant thereto should hear, examine and decide within five years from the date of its first meeting all the claims filed with it; and

Whereas it now appears that the said Commission can not hear, examine and decide such claims within the time limit thus fixed;

The President of the United States of America and the President of the United Mexican States are desirous that the time originally [Page 452] fixed for the duration of the said Commission should be extended, and to this end have named as their respective plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

  • The President of the United States of America, Honorable William R. Castle, junior, Acting Secretary of State of the United States; and
  • The President of the United Mexican States, His Excellency Señor Don Manuel C. Téllez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States at Washington;

Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:

Article I

The High Contracting Parties agree that the term assigned by Article VII of the Convention of September 10, 1923, for the hearing, examination and decision of claims for loss or damage accruing during the period from November 20, 1910 to May 31, 1920, inclusive, shall be and the same hereby is extended for a time not exceeding two years from August 17, 1929, the day when pursuant to the provisions of the said Article VII, the functions of the said Commission would terminate in respect of such claims.

It is agreed that nothing contained in this Article shall in any wise alter or extend the time originally fixed in the said Convention of September 10, 1923, for the presentation of claims to the Commission, or confer upon the Commission any jurisdiction over any claim for loss or damage accruing prior to November 20, 1910, or subsequent to May 31, 1920.

Article II

The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington as soon as possible.

In witness whereof the above mentioned Plenipotentiaries have signed the same and affixed their respective seals.

W. R. Castle, Jr.
Manuel C. Téllez
  1. In English and Spanish; Spanish text not printed. Ratified by the President, September 25, 1929, in pursuance of Senate resolution of May 25, 1929; ratified by Mexico, October 4, 1929; ratifications exchanged at Washington, October 29, 1929; proclaimed by the President, October 31, 1929.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1923, vol. ii, p. 560.