GRAND DUGHY OF IIESSE, 1868. 425 of its intention then to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force until the end of twelve months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of such intention. Aericu: VI. The present convention shall be ratified by the President of the Ratiilcations. United States of America, and by His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, etc. The ratilication of the iirst is to take efect by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States; on the Grand Dncal Hessian side, the assent of the States of the Grand Duchy is reserved, in so far as it is required by the constitution. The mtincations shall be exchanged at Berlin within one year of the Signatures, present date. _ In faith whereof the Plenipotentiarics have signed and sealed this convention. Darmstadt, the lst of August, 1868. DMB- GEO. BANCROFT. [1.. s., FRIEDRICH FREIHERR VON LINDELOF. L. s.