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1624 00NVENTION—GREAT BRITAIN. Jmm 3,1918.

 Convention between the United States and Great Britain proviklinygdfor

military service of citizens of the United States in Oanada a gf Oanadikzns in the United States. Signed at Washington, June , 1.918; ratigcation advised by the Senate, June, 24, 1918; ratfyied by the Pr , June 28, 1918; ratiyied by Great Britain, July 1, 1918; ratyications exchanged at London, July 80, 1918; proclaimed, July 80, 1918. BY THE Pmzsmrwr or THE Uurrnn Sryrns or Amsnmoe. A PROCLAMATION. wggévrmi ¤¤i¤¤¤v Whereas a Convention between the United States of America. and ’ the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, providing for the reciprocal military service of citizens of the United States in Canada and Canadians in the United States, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Washington on the third day of June one thousand nine hundred and eighteen, the original of which Convention is word for word as follows: C°¤°"°°*i¤€P°"°¤· The President of 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 being convinced that for the better prosecution of the present war it is desirable that citizens of the United States in Canada and Canadian British subjects in the United States shall either return to their own country to perform military service in its army or shall serve in the army of the country in which they remain, have resolved to enter into a Convention to that end and have accordingly appointed as their Plenipotentiaries: · P!¤¤ip¤¢¤¤¤¤¤¤¤· The President of the United States of America, Robert Lansing, Secretary of State of the United States, and His Britzmnic Majesty, The Earl of Reading, Lord Chief Justice of England, High Commissioner and Ambassador Extraordinary and Pleni otentiary on Special Mission to the United States, who, afier having communicated to each other their respective full powers found to be in proper form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles: Article I. mggabggg gfufggggig All male citizens of the United States in Canada (hereinafter me éemce in emma-y called Americans) and all male British subjects in the United States "'h"° ”°5‘d’”g‘ (a) who were born or naturalized in Canada, and who. before proceeding to the United States, were ordinarily resident in Great Britain or Canada or in any other part of His Majesty’s Dominions to which compulsory military service has been or may be hereafter by law applied, or outside the British Dominions; or (b) who were not born or naturalized in Canada, but who, before proceeding to the United States, were ordinarily resident in Canada (hereinafter called Canadians) shall. unless before the time limited by this Convention thev enlist or enroll in the forces of their own country or return to the United States or Canada, respectively, for the purpose of military