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TREATY SERIES, NO. 809

TREATY

BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES AND LITHUANIA

ARBITRATION

SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 14, 1928
RATIFICATION ADVISED BY THE SENATE, DECEMBER 18, 1928 (LEGISLATIVE

DAY OF DECEMBER 17, 1928)
RATIFIED BY THE PRESIDENT, JANUARY 4, 1929
RATIFIED BY LITHUANIA, NOVEMBER 19, 1929
RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON. JANUARY 20, 1930
PROCLAIMED. JANUARY 20, 1930

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS an Arbitration Treaty between the United States of America and Lithuania was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the fourteenth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight, the original of which Treaty is word for word as follows:

The President of the United States of America and the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Determined to prevent so far as in their power lies any interruption in the peaceful relations that have always existed between the two nations;

Desirous of reaffirming their adherence to the policy of submitting to impartial decision all justiciable controversies that may arise between them; and

Eager by their example not only to demonstrate their condemnation of war as an instrument of national policy in their mutual relations, but also to hasten the time when the perfection of international arrangements for the pacific settlement of international disputes shall have eliminated forever the possibility of war among any of the Powers of the world;

Have decided to conclude a treaty of arbitration and for that purpose they have appointed as their respective Plenipotentiaries

The President of the United States of America: Mr. Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State of the United States of America;

The President of the Republic of Lithuania:

Mr. Bronius K. Balutis, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania at Washington;

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

ARTICLE I

All differences relating to international matters in which the High Contracting Parties are concerned by virtue of a claim of right made by one against the other under treaty or otherwise, which it has not been possible to adjust by diplomacy, which have not been adjusted as a result of reference to an appropriate commission of conciliation, and which are justiciable in their nature by reason of being susceptible of decision by the application of the principles of law or equity, shall be submitted to the Permanent Court of Arbitration established at The Hague by the Convention of October 18, 1907, or to some other competent tribunal, as shall be decided in each case by special agreement, which special agreement shall provide for the organization of such tribunal if necessary, define its powers, state the question or questions at issue, and settle the terms of reference.

The special agreement in each case shall be made on the part of the United States of America by the President of the United States

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of America by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and on the part of Lithuania in accordance with its constitutional laws.

ARTICLE II

The provisions of this treaty shall not be invoked in respect of any dispute the subject matter of which

(a) is within the domestic jurisdiction of either of the High Contracting Parties,

(6) involves the interests of third parties,

c) depends upon or involves the maintenance of the traditional attitude of the United States concerning American questions, commonly described as the Monroe Doctrine,

(d) depends upon or involves the observance of the obligations of Lithuania in accordance with the Covenant of the League of Nations.

ARTICLE III

The present treaty shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof and by Lithuania in accordance with its constitutional laws.

The ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington as soon as possible, and the treaty shall take effect on the date of the exchange of the ratifications. It shall thereafter remain in force continuously unless and until terminated by one year's written notice given by either High Contracting Party to the other.

In faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed this treaty in duplicate and hereunto affixed their seals.

Done at Washington the fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight. FRANK B KELLOGG

(SEAL] B. K. BALUTIS

(SEAL] AND WHEREAS the said Treaty has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two Governments were exchanged in the city of Washington on the twentieth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty;

Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Herbert Hoover, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Treaty to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this twentieth day of January

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL] thirty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-fourth.

HERBERT HOOVER By the President: JP COTTON

Acting Secretary of State

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TREATY SERIES, NO. 810

TREATY

BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES AND LITHUANIA

CONCILIATION

SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 14, 1928
RATIFICATION ADVISED BY THE SENATE, DECEMBER 20, 1928
RATIFIED BY THE PRESIDENT, JANUARY 4, 1929
RATIFIED BY LITHUANIA, NOVEMBER 19, 1929
RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON, JANUARY 20, 1930
PROCLAIMED. JANUARY 20, 1930

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