Unperfected Treaty No. N–9
Convention Between the United States and Mexico Extending the Duration of the Special Claims Commission Provided for in the Convention of September 10, 1923, Signed at Mexico City, June 18, 1932 15
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; 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 by a convention concluded between the two Governments on August 17, 1929, the time for hearing, examining, and deciding the said claims was extended for a period of two years; and
Whereas it has been found that the said Commission could 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 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:[Page 745]
The President of the United States of America, J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Mexico; and
The President of the United Mexican States, Manuel C. Téllez, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:
The High Contracting Parties agree that the term assigned by Article VII of the Convention of September 10, 1923, as extended by Article I of the Convention concluded between the two Governments on August 17, 1929, 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 is hereby extended from August 17, 1931, the date on which, pursuant to the provisions of said Article I of the Convention of 1929, the functions of the said Commission terminated in respect of such claims, for a further period which shall expire in two full years from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Convention.
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.
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.
Done in duplicate at the City of Mexico, in the English and Spanish languages, this eighteenth day of June in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-two.
- This convention and the accompanying protocol not ratified (returned to the Department April 2, 1935); they were replaced by protocol of April 24, 1934 (Treaty Series No. 878).↩