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650 CONVENTION WITH BELGIUM. MAY 20, 1863. on the seventeenth of July, eighteen meme durée que les traités mentionhundred and fifty-eight, have the nés a l'article 3. same force and duration as the treaties mentioned in Article III. Exchange of The ratitications thereof shall be Les ratifications en seront échan- '¤*m°¤*i°¤¤- exchanged with the least possible gées dans le plus court délai possidelay. ble. In faith whereof, the respective En foi de quoi, les Plénipotenplenipotentiaries have signed the tiaires respectifs 1’ont signée et y present convention, and have affixed ont apposé leurs cachets. thereto their seals. Signature. Made in duplicate, and signed at Fail: en double original et signé a Brussels the twentieth day of May, Bruxelles, le vingtieme jour du mois eighteen hundred and sixty-three. de Mai mil huit cent soixante trois. H. S. SANFORD. [L. S.] Ch. ROGIER. [L. S.] Decmnunn Declaration annexed to the addi- Declaration annexée a la conven- °m°X°d• tional convention signed this day tion additionnelle signée en date de between the United States and Bel- ce jour entre les Etats-Unis et la ium. Belue. g The Plenipotentiary of the Unit- Lilq Plénipotentiaire des Etatsed States having required that the Unis ayant demandé que les attriattributions of the consuls of the butions des consuls Américains en United States in Belgium should Belgique fissent l’objet de quelques become the object of farther stipula- stipulations nouvelles, et l’étude des tions, and it having been impracti- dites stipulations n’ayant pu se tercable to complete in season the ex- miner en temps utile, il est convenu amination of the said stipulations, it que le Gouvernement Beige en pouris agreed that the Belgian govern- suivra l'examen avec la sinsere inment will continue that examination tention d’arriver a un accord le plus with the sincere intent to come to t6t possible. an agreement as early as may be possible. signnnns. Done at Brussels, in duplicate, Fait a Bruxelles, en double origithe twentieth of May, eighteen hun- nal, le vingtieme jour du mois de dred and sixty-three. Mai mil huit cent soixante trois. H. S. SANFORD. Ch. ROGIER. Bagged_ And whereas the said convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the respective ratiiications of the same were exchanged at Brussels on the twenty-fourth of June last: p,·,d,gm,,d_ Now, therefore, be it known, that I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States of America, have caused the said convention to be made public, to the end that the same and every clause and article thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be anixed. Done at the city of Washington, this eighteenth day of Novemé ber, in the ear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred an [L. s.] sixty-four, gud of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-ninth. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. By the President: WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.