Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 44 Part 3.djvu/564

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1996 ARBITRATION CONVENTION-SWEDEN. JUNE 24, 1924, [The Swedish Minister to the Secretary of State] Bgom Swm Mm` Lnoarxou or Swnnmz, ' S_ Washington, D. C., June 24, 1924. ir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your note of today's date, in which you were so good as to inform me, in connection with the signing of a con- vention of arbitration between Sweden and the United States, that the President of the United States had proposed to the Senate the adherence of the United States, under certain conditions, to the protocol of the 16th of December, 1920, creating the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague, and that, if the enate assents to this·proposal, you understand that the Royal Swedish Government would not be averse to considering a modincation of the Conven- tion of Arbitration which we are concluding, or the making of a separate agree- ment, under which the disputes mentioned in the Convention could be referred to the Permanent Court o International Justice. Under instructions from the Swedish Minister of Foreign Adairs I have the honor to confirm your understanding of my Government’s attitude on this point and to state that if the Senate approve the President’s groposal, my Government will not be averse to considering a modification of the onvention of Arbitration which we are concluding, or the making of a separate agreement under which the disputes mentioned in the Convention could be referred to the Permanent Court of International Justice. _ With renewed assurances of my highest consideration, I have the honor to remain Your most obedient servant, Ax. Wanumnmao Hon. Caanmzs Evans Huonns . Secretary of State, etc. etc. etc.