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This compilation is published pursuant to Senate Resolution 132, Seventy-fifth Congress, first session, agreed to May 24, 1937, which is as follows:

Resolved, That there be prepared, under the direction of the Committee on Foreign Relations, a revised supplement of the compilation entitled “Treaties, conventions, international acts, and protocols, between the United States and other powers, 1776-1923", to include treaties, conventions, important protocols, and international acts to which the United States may have been a party since March 4, 1923,


In the preparation of this work the text of each individual instrument to which the United States has become a party since March 4, 1923, has been taken from the official Treaty Series print, or from the Executive Agreement Series (since October 1, 1929), as published by the Department of State, where these prints were available at the time of going to press. In a few instances, however, it was necessary to use the Senate prints of such instruments as had recently entered into force but which had not been officially printed by the Department of State. It should also be noted that in a few instances instruments ratified by the Senate, but which had not entered into force at the time of going to press, have been included in this work. In such instances the texts of the Senate prints have been used. Executive agreements not subject to ratification by the Senate, which have been proclaimed and entered into force since October 1, 1929, are shown cnly when existing treaties have been modified.


Volume IV is current as of December 31, 1937.


Treaties have been arranged in three groups, viz, bilaterals, multilaterals with American republics, and general multilaterals.


All treaties between the United States and a single other country are placed under the name of the second power and in sequence of date of signature. Included in this group are also such treaties as have been negotiated with two other countries but which apply to only one country. Such treaties are placed under the name of the country to which they apply. For example, treaties with Great Britain and Canada, in respect of Canada, are placed under Canada, with a proper cross reference under Great Britain. (See pp. 4:3919–4:4676.)


Treaties with American republics comprise the second group and follow in sequence of date of signature. (See pp. 4: 4677–4:4848.)


This group contains all treaties which do not fall within the two preceding groups. These have been arranged in sequence of date of signature. (See pp. 4: 4849–4:5620.)


Following the three preceding groups is an appendix, in which have been placed several instruments of unusual interest. Some of these are not subject to ratification by the Senate, while others, though subject to ratification by the Senate, had not been ratified at the time of going to press. (See pp. 4:5622—4:5662.)


There has been placed at the beginning of volume IV (see p. A-11) a chronological list of the treaties contained in the four volumes of this work. Bearing in mind the date of signature, the reader may readily locate the volume and page where the text of any treaty will be found.

Immediately following the chronological list will be found (see p. B-1) a list of all instruments contained in volumes III and I, arranged as follows: Bilateral treaties in sequence of date of signature and in alphabetical order of countries; multilateral treaties with American republics in sequence of date of signature; and general multilateral treaties in sequence of date of signature.

At the close of the text of volume IV (see p. 5663) will be found an alphabetical index covering all treaties contained in volumes I to IV inclusive.


Through the courtesy of the Department of State there have been placed at the close of this volume two tables of treaties prepared by Mr. Hunter Miller. The first table lists all treaties sent to the Senate since 1789, while the second table lists all treaties which have entered into force, and in the order of date of proclamation. If the reader should find himself handicapped because of meager data, he should be able to locate the desired instrument through the use of these two tables, supplemented by the chronological list which begins on page A-11. The present status of any treaty submitted to the Senate, its date of signature, its Executive letters, if available, its treaty series number, if proclaimed, and its location in the Statutes at Large may be determined at a glance. (See pp. 4:5697 and 4:5733.)

ACKNOWLEDGMENT For helpful suggestions and assistance received from officials of the Department of State grateful acknowledgment is made.


United States Senate.

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