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In this agreement the words "citizen of the United States” shall include any naturalized citizen of the United States, and the words “Consul General of the United States” shall include any consular officer of the United States in Siam.

The present agreement shall be ratified, and its ratification shall be exchanged as soon as possible.

In witness whereof, the Undersigned have signed the same in duplicate, and have affixed thereto their seals.

Done at Washington, the fourteenth day of May 1884, corresponding to the fifth day of the waning moon of the month of Visagamas of the year Wauk Sixth Decade 1246 of the Siamese Astronomical Era.




The treaties with Spain were annulled by the war of 1898.



Concluded October 27, 1795; ratification advised by the Senate March

3, 1796; ratified by the President; ratifications erchanged April 25, 1796; proclaimed August 2, 1796. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1006.)

This treaty consisted of twenty-three articles. It contained an agreement as to the southern and western boundaries of the United States; the mutual free navigation of the Mississippi River from its source to the ocean; the usual articles relating to commerce and navigation; the authority to appoint consuls; the appointment of a claims commission to settle claims of United States citizens against Spain, etc. The claims commission provided for met in Philadelphia, terminating their duties December 31, 1799, having made awards to the amount of $325, 110.07} on account of Spanish spoliations.

Federal cases: The Nereide, 9 Cranch, 388; The Pizarro, 2 Wheat., 227; The Neustra Señora de la Caridad, 4 Wheat., 497; The Amiable Isabella, 6 Wheat., 1; The Bello Corrunes, 6 Wheat., 152; The Santissima Trinidad, 7 Wheat., 283; Henderson v. Poindexter's Lessee, 12 Wheat., 530; U. S. v. The Amistad, 15 Pet., 518; Pollard v. Hagan, 3 How., 212; Robinson v. Minor, 10 How., 627; Le Tigre, 3 Wash. C. C., 567; The Santissima Trinidad, 1 Brock., 478.



Concluled August 11, 1802; ratification adrised by the Senate Janu

ary 9, 1804; ratified by the President January 9, 1804; ratifications e.cchanged December 21, 1818; proclaimed December 22, 1818. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1015.)

This convention provided for the appointment of a board of five commissioners to adjust the claims for “indemnification of those who have sustained losses, damages, or injuries in consequence of the excesses of individuals of either nation during the late war contrary to the existing treaty or the laws of nations." As the convention was not proclaimed until the 22d of December, 1818, and was annulled by Article X of the Treaty of 1819, it never went into effect.




Concluded February 22, 1819; ratification advised by the Senate February 24, 18 19; ratification advised again by the Senate February 19, 1821; ratified by the President February 22, 1821; ratifications e.rchanged February 22, 1821; proclaimed February 22, 1821. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1016.)

By this treaty of sixteen articles Spain ceded East and West Florida to the United States; the western boundary was agreed to in Article III, which is reprinted; mutual claims against both governments were renounced, the United States assuming the payment of the Spanish claims arising out of the operations of the American army in Florida; a commission was provided to adjust the claims against Spain for the satisfaction of which the United States agreed to pay an amount not exceeding $5,000,000, etc. The claims commission under the treaty, which was authorized by the act of March 3, 1821 (U. S. Stats., Vol. 3, p. 639), met in Washington, June 9, 1824. The awards amounted to $5,454,545.13, which, in accordance with the treaty provisions, was scaled down to $5,000,000.

ART. 3.

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The Boundary Line between the two Countries, West of the Mississippi, shall begin on the Gulph of Mexico, at the mouth of the River Sabine, in the Sea, continuing North, along the Western Bank of that River, to the 320 degree of Latitude; thence, by a Line due North, to the degree of Latitude, where it strikes the Rio Roxo of Natchitoches, or Red-River, then following the course to the Rio-Roxo Westward, to the degree of Longitude, 100 West from London and 23 from Washington, then, crossing the Said Red-River, and running thence by a Line due North to the River Arkansas, thence, following the Course of the Southern bank of the Arkansas to its source in Latitude, 42. North, and thence by that parallel of Latitude to the South-Sea. The whole being as laid down in Melish's Map of the United-States, published at Philadelphia, improved to the first of January 1818. But if the Source of the Arkansas River shall be found to fail North or South of Latitude 12, then the Line shall run from the said Source due South or North, as the case may be, till it meets the said Parallel of Latitude 42, and thence along the said Parallel to the South Sea: all the Islands in the Sabine and the said Red and Arkansas Rivers, throughout the course thus described, to belong to the United States; but the

Federal cases: Comegys v. Vasse, 1 Pet., 193, 4 Wash. C. C., 570; American Ins. Co. v. Canter, 1 Pet., 511; Foster v. Neilson, 2 Pet., 253; U. S. v. Arredondo, 6 Pet., 691; U. S. v. Percheman, 7 Pet., 51; U. S. v. Clarke, 8 Pet., 436, 9 Pet., 168, 16 Pet., 228; Mitchel v. U. S., 9 Pet., 711; U. S. v. Sibbald, 10 Pet., 313; Smith v. U. S., 10 Pet., 326; U. S. v. Mill's Heirs, 12 Pet., 215; U. S. v. Kingsley, 12 Pet., 476; Garcia v. Lee, 12 Pet., 511; U. S. v. Wiggins, 14 Pet., 334; Pollard v. Kibbe, 14 Pet., 353; O'Hara v. U. S., 15 Pet., 275; U.S. v. Delespine, 15 Pet., 319; U.S. v. The Amistad, 15 Pet., 518; U. S. v. Breward, 16 Pet., 143; U. S. v. Miranda, 16 Pet., 153; U. S. v. Hanson, 16 Pet., 196; U. S. v. Acosta, 1 How., 24; Pollard v. Files, 2 How., 591; Pollard v. Hagan, 3 How., 212; Clark v. Braden, 16 How., 63.7; Meade v. U. S., 9 Wall., 691, 2 Ct. Cl., 224; U. S. v. Lynde's Heirs, 11 Wall., 632; U. S. v. Texas, 162 U. S., 1; Gray v. U. S., 21 Ct. Cl., 310.

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use of the Waters, and the navigation of the Sabine to the Sea, and of the said Rivers, Roxo and Arkansas, throughout the extent of the said Boundary, on their respective Banks, shall be common to the respective inhabitants of both Nations. The Two High Contracting Parties agree to cede and renounce all their rights, claims and pretensions to the Territories described by the said Line: that is to say. The United States hereby cede to His Catholic Majesty, and renounce forever, all their rights, claims, and pretensions to the Territories lying West and South of the above described Line; and, in like manner, His Catholic Majesty cedes to the said United-States all his rights, claims, and pretensions to any Territories, East and North of the said Line, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, renounces all claim to the said Territories forever.


CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded February 17, 1834; ratification advised by the Senate May

13, 1834; ratified by the President; ratifications exchanged August 14, 1834; proclaimed November 1, 1834. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1035.)

In this convention Spain agreed to pay the interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum on 12,000,000 of rials vellon as the balance due to the citizens of the United States for claims against Spain. The commission to determine the claims under the convention authorized by act of Congress June 7, 1836 (U. S. Stats., Vol. 5, p. 34), met in Washington July 31, 1836, and adjourned January 31, 1838, awarding $549,850.28 to the claimants. The payment of the interest is made perpetual by the convention.



Concluded January 5, 1877; ratification advised by the Senate Febru

ary 9, 1877; ratified by the President February 14, 1877; ratifications exchanged February 21, 1877; proclaimed February 21, 1877. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1027.)

This convention of twelve articles contained the usual provisions for the extradition of fugitives from justice.



Concluded June 19, 1882; ratification advised by the Senate July 5,

1882; ratified by the President April 4, 1883; ratifications exchanged April 19, 1883; proclaimed April 19, 1883. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1036.)

This convention of three articles contained the usual reciprocal agreements for the protection of trade-marks and manufactured articles.


SUPPLEMENTARY EXTRADITION CONVENTION. Concluded August 7, 1882; ratification advised by the Senate February

27, 1883; ratified by the President April 4, 1883; ratifications exchanged April 19, 1883; proclaimed April 19, 1883. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1037.)

By the articles of this supplementary convention to the Extradition Convention of 1877, additions were made to the list of extraditable offenses, and an agreement made for the temporary detention of criminals and the cooperation of both governments to secure the arrest and delivery of the criminals demanded.

Federal cases: Oteiza y Cortes v. Jacobus, 136 U.S.,330; Castro v. De Uriarte, 12 Fed. Rep., 250; 16 Fed. Rep., 93; In re Cortes, 42 Fed. Rep., 47.

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Concluded at Paris December 10, 1898; ratification advised by the

Senate February 6, 1899; ratified by the Presiden February 7, 1899; ratifications exchanged April 11, 1899; proclaimed April 11, 1899. (U. S. Stats. Vol. 30, p. )


I. Relinquishment of Cuba.

X. Religious freedom. II. Cession of Porto Rico, Guam, etc. XI. Legal rights in ceded or relinIII. Cession of Philippine Islands.

quished territory. IV. Spanish trade with the Philip- XII. Determination of pending judipines.

cial proceedings. V. Return of Spanish soldiers from XIII. Privileges of copyrights and patManila: evacuation of Philip

ents preserved in ceded terripines and Guam.

tories. VI. Release of prisoners.

XIV. Consular privileges. VII. Relinquishment of claims.

XV. Mutual privileges of shipping VIII. Property relinquished and ceded.

charges. IX. Property and civil rights of per- XVI. Obligations of Cuba. sons in ceded territory.

XVII. Ratification, The United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain, in the name of her august son Don Alfonso XIII, desiring to end the state of war now existing between the two countries, have for that purpose appointed as plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States,

William R. Day, Cushman K. Davis, William P. Frye, George Gray, and Whitelaw Reid, citizens of the United States;

And Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain,

Don Eugenio Montero Ríos, president of the senate, Don Buenaventura de Abarzuza, senator of the Kingdom and ex-minister of the Crown; Don José de Garnica, deputy to the Cortes and associate justice of the supreme court; Don Wenceslao Ramirez de VillaUrrutia, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Brussels, and Don Rafael Cerero, general of division;

Who, having assembled in Paris, and having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have, after discussion of the matters before them, agreed upon the following articles:

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