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respect to Italian citizens in the United States the ages for military service shall be for the time being twenty to forty-four years, both inclusive.
Citizens of the United States and Italian citizens within the age limits aforesaid who desire to enter the military service of their own country must enlist or enroll or must leave Italy or the United States, as the case may be, for the purpose of military service in their own country, before the expiration of sixty days after the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Convention, if liable to military service in the country in which they are at said date; or if not so liable, then, before the expiration of thirty days after the time when liability shall accrue; or, as to those holding certificates of exemption under Article III of this Convention, before the expiration of thirty days after the date on which any such certificate becomes inoperative unless sooner renewed; or, as to those who apply for certificates of exemption under Article III, and whose applications are refused, then before the expiration of thirty days after the date of such refusal, unless the application be sooner granted.
The Government of the United States and the Government of Italy may, through their respective diplomatic representatives or by other authorities appointed for that purpose by the respective Governments, issue certificates of exemption from military service to citizens of the United States in Italy and Italian citizens in the United States, respectively, upon application or otherwise, within sixty days from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Convention or within thirty days from the date when such citizens become liable to military service in accordance with Article I, provided that the applications be made or the certificates be granted prior to their entry into the military service of either country. Such certificates may be special or general, temporary or conditional, and may be modified, renewed, or revoked, in the discretion of the Government granting them. Persons holding such certificates shall, so long as the certificates are in force, not be liable to military service in the country in which they are.
The Government of the United States and the Italian Government will, respectively, so far as possible, facilitate the return of citizens of Italy and of the United States who may desire to return to their own country for military service, but shall not be responsible for providing transport or the cost of transport for such persons.
No citizen of either country who, under the provisions of this Convention, enters the military service of the other shall, by reason of such service, be considered, after this Convention shall have expired or after his discharge, to have lost his nationality or to be under any allegiance to the United States or to His Majesty the King of Italy, as the case may be.
This agreement while in force holds in abeyance any provisions inconsistent therewith, in the treaty of February 26, 1871, or in any other treaty between the United States and Italy.
The present Convention shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, and by His Majesty the King of Italy, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington or at Rome as soon as possible. It shall come into, operation on the date on which the ratifications are exchanged and shall remain in force. until the expiration of sixty days after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice of termination to the other; whereupon any citizen of either country incorporated into the military service of the other under this Convention shall be, as soon as possible, discharged therefrom.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention and have affixed thereto their seals.
Done in duplicate at Washington the twenty-fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
TREATY OF PEACE WITH GERMANY 1
(Concluded at Versailles, June 28, 1919).
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FRANCE, ITALY and JAPAN,
These Powers being described in the present Treaty as the Principal Allied and Associated Powers,
BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, CUBA, ECUADOR, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HAITI, THE HEDJAZ, HONDURAS, LIBERIA, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROUMANIA, THE SERB-CROAT - SLOVENE STATE, SIAM, CZECHOSLOVAKIA and URUGUAY,
These Powers constituting with the Principal Powers mentioned above the Allied and Associated Powers,
of the one part;
of the other part;
Bearing in mind that on the request of the Imperial German Government an Armistice was granted on November 11, 1918, to Germany by the Principal Allied and Associated Powers in order that a Treaty of Peace might be concluded with her, and
The Allied and Associated Powers being equally desirous that the war in which they were successively involved directly or indirectly and which originated in the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary on July 28, 1914, against Serbia, the declaration of war by Germany against Russia on August 1, 1914, and against France on August 3,
1 Senate Document No. 49, 66th Cong., 1st Sess. This treaty not ratified by the United States at the date of publication herein. The maps which accompany the treaty are too large and detailed for reproduction in this SUPPLEMENT.
1914, and in the invasion of Belgium, should be replaced by a firm, just and durable Peace,
For this purpose the HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES represented as follows:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, by:
The Honourable Woodrow WILSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
The Honourable Robert LANSING, Secretary of State;
The Honourable Edward M. HOUSE;
General Tasker H. BLISS, Military Representative of the United
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF
The Right Honourable David LLOYD GEORGE, M. P., First Lord
The Right Honourable Andrew BONAR LAW, M. P., His Lord
The Right Honourable Viscount MILNER, G. C. B., G. C. M. G.,
The Right Honourable Arthur James BALFOUR, O. M., M. P.,
The Right Honourable George Nicoll BARNES, M. P., Minister
for the DOMINION OF CANADA, by:
The Honourable Charles Joseph DOHERTY, Minister of Justice;
The Honourable Arthur Lewis SIFTON, Minister of Customs; for the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRALIA, by:
The Right Honourable William Morris HUGHES, Attorney