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The Chargé in Lithuania ( Kuykendall ) to the Secretary of State

No. 278 (Diplomatic)

Sir: I have the honor to report, with reference to the Department’s instruction No. 28 of September 20, 1937,18 that the Treaty of Naturalization and Military Service between the United States of America and Lithuania was signed on October 18, 1937, after the full powers had been exhibited. The Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Stasys Lozoraitis, signed for the Republic of Lithuania, and I signed in the name of the United States of America. The original intended for the Government of the United States is enclosed for transmission to the President for his ratification, subject to the advice and consent thereto of the Senate of the United States.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs desired to make minor changes in the Lithuanian text which were reported to the Department in this Legation’s telegram No. 32 of October 18, 10 a.m., and which were approved by the Department in its telegraphic instruction of October 20, 6 p.m.19 It will be noted that the exchange of ratifications is to take place at Washington, inasmuch as it is the practice in the case of treaties signed in Kaunas to have the exchange of ratifications take place at the other capital.

Respectfully yours,

C. Porter Kuykendall

[For text of treaty between the United States and Lithuania regarding Liability for Military Service and Other Acts of Allegiance of Naturalized Persons and Persons Born with Double Nationality, signed October 18, 1937, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 936, or 53 Stat. 1569.]

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