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TREATY—GREAT BRITAIN. JUNE 5, 1903.

Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, acting in the name of the Sultan of Zanzibar, amending the treaty of amity and commerce concluded September 21, 1833, between the United States and and the Sultan of Muscat, so as to permit the imposition of light and harbor dues on vessels of the United States entering the ports of Zanzibar and Pemba. Signed at Washington, June 5, 1903; ratification advised by the Senate, November 25, 1903; ratified by the President, December 8, 1903; ratified by Great Britain, June 30, 1903; ratifications exchanged at Washington, December 24, 1903; proclaimed, December 24, 1903.



By the President of the United States or America,


A PROCLAMATION.


 Whereas a Treaty between the United States of America, and Great Britain acting in the name of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar, providing for the imposition of light and harbor dues on vessels of the United States entering the ports of Zanzibar and Pemba, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington, on the fifth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and three, the original of which Treaty, being in the English language is word for word as follows:

 Whereas it is provided by Article III of the Treatv of Amity and Commerce concluded September 21st 1833, between the United States of America and His Highness the Sultan of Muscat, which treaty was accepted by His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar after the separation of that state from the jurisdiction of Muscat, that vessels of the United States entering any ports of the Sultan`s dominions shall pay no more than five per centum duties on the cargo landed; and this shall be in full consideration of all import and export duties, tonnage, license to trade, pilotage, anchorage, or any other charge whatever:
 And whereas no provision is made in the above mentioned treaty nor in any subsequent agreement for the payment of light and harbor dues in the dominions of His Highness the Sultan:
 And whereas the United States of America and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, acting in the name of His Highness the Sultan of Zanzibar are desirous, in the interest of commerce, of so amending the said Article III of the said Treaty of Amity and Commerce of September 21st 1833, as to permit the imposition of light dues at the rate of one anna upon every registered ton, with an added harbor due of one anna upon every registered ton, on vessels of the United States entering the ports in the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba;