The Polish Ambassador (Filipowicz) to the Secretary of State

No. 2260/30

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of June 14, from which I have learned with great satisfaction that the Government of the United States is willing to conclude a Convention with the Government of Poland on the Prevention of Smuggling of Intoxicating Liquors into the United States.

I have the honor to acknowledge at the same time the receipt of an accompanying draft of such a Convention,4 containing the verbal changes mentioned in your note, which changes are acceptable to my Government.

I have noted that the Government of the United States is considering a revision of its treaties for the prevention of smuggling of intoxicating liquors, and that, consequently, it has to be regarded not unlikely that the Government of the United States will take advantage of the provision of Article V of the draft treaty, which reserves the right to the High Contracting Parties, to propose modifications in the terms of the Treaty three months before the expiration of one year from the date of exchange of the ratifications.

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Enclosing herewith the Polish text6 of the above mentioned Convention, I wish to ask you to appoint a date on which it will be convenient to you to proceed with the signing of the Convention.

Accept [etc.]

For the Ambassador:
Victor Podoski

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