Proclamation of June 19, 1846

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Presidential Proclamation announcing the ratification of the Oregon Treaty  (1846) 
by James K. Polk
Oregon Treaty; ratified: June 15, 1846; proclaimed: June 19, 1846; exchanged in London: July 17, 1846; notice to Congress: August 5, 1846

James K. Polk,

President of the United States of America,

To all and singular who shall see these presents, greeting!


Whereas a Treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, -- whereof the original is hereunto annexed, -- was concluded and signed, in this city, by their respective Plenipotentiaries, on the fifteenth day of June, instant.

And whereas the Senate of the United States, by their resolution of the eighteenth day of the present month, -- two thirds of the Senators then present concurring, -- did advise and consent to the ratification of the said Treaty.

Now, therefore, I, James K. Polk, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said Treaty, do, in pursuance of the aforesaid advice and consent of the Senate, by these presents accept, ratify, and confirm the same, and every clause and article thereof.

In faith whereof, I have cause the seal of the United States of America, to be herewith affixed. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this nineteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the said States the 70th.


James K. Polk

By the President

James Buchanan Secretary of State.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).