Petroleum Agreement with Grreat Britain and Northern Ireland: Hearings Before the ... Eightieth Congress, First Session on Executive H an Agreement on Petroleum Between the Government of the United States of America and the Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, June 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 23, 24, and 25, 1947

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Page 54 - Our Constitution declares a treaty to be the law of the land. It is consequently to be regarded in courts of justice as equivalent to an act of the legislature whenever it operates of itself without the aid of any legislative provision.
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