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1748 ARBITRATION AGREEMENT—NORWAY. Novemnnn 26, 1923. Exchange cumtss [Excnarzcn or Norms.] [The Secretary of State ta the Norwegian Minister.] Dnranrunwr or Srarm, Washington, November 26, 1923. Sir: I"mm B°°¤¤’Y °‘ In connection with the signing today of an ageement for the renewal of the Sm"' Convention of Arbitration concluded between the United States and the Gov— ernment of Norway, April 4, 1908, and renewed from time to time, have the honor, in pursuance of our informal conversations, to state the following understanding which I shall be glad to have you confirm on behalf of your Government. On February 24 last the President proposed to the Senate that it consent under certain stated conditions to the adhesion by the United States to the Protocol of December 16, 1920 under which the Permanent Court of International Justice has been created at 'I‘he Hague. As the Senate does not convene in its regular session until December next, action upon this proposal will necessarilg be delayed. In the event that the Senate gives its assent to the proposal, I un erstand that the Government of Norway will not be averse to considering a modification of the Convention of Arbitration which we are renewing, or the making of a separate agreement, providing for the reference of disputes mentioned in the Convention to the Permanent Court of International Justice. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. _ Cnnnnns E. Huonns Mr. H. H. Barn, Minister of Norway. [The Norwegian Minister to the Secretary of State.] Légation de Norvége aux Etats-Unis 4 Sir - Washington, D. C., November 26, 1.923. mags: N°"'°8i•¤ With reference to the note which Your Excellency has been good enough to ' address me today in connection with the signing of an agreement for the renewal of the Convention of Arbitration concluded between Norway and the United States, April 4, 1908, and renewed from time to time, I have the honor to state that I have been authorized to confirm, and I hereby do confirm that, in the event that the Senate gives its assent to the proposal made to it by the President of the United States that it consent under certain stated conditions to the adhesion by) the United States to the Protocol of December 16, 1920, under which the ermanent Court of International Justice has been created at the Hague, the Government of Norway will not be averse to considering a modification of the Convention of Arbitration which we are renewing, or the making of a separate agreement, providing for the reference of disputes mentioned in the Convention to the Permanent ourt of International Justice. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. _ Harman H Barn His Excellency Honorable Cnannns E. Huonms, Secretary of State, etc. etc. etc.