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TREATY-LATVIA. APRIL 20, 1928. 2641 Treaty between the United States and Latvia of friendship, corrv- AprU20.1928. merC6, and coniJ'/Jlar rights. Sig'll.ed at Riga, April fO, 19t8,. ratifica;tion advised by·the Senate, May 3; 1928; ratified by the P'l'e8ident, Jtone 9, 1fJe8,· ratified by Latvia, Jwne f9, 1928,. 1YJJtificqr tionlJ eaJOhal'lIed at Riga, July t5, 19f8,. proclailmed, July £5,1928. By THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNI'l'ED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION Whereas a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Consular Rights ',"Testy of friendship, between the United States of America and the Re'public of Latvia was ~~'::t':wTfhdL:'t~~ concluded and signed by their respective Plempotentaries at Riga on the twentieth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and twenty- eight, the original of which Treaty, in the English language, is word for word as follows: TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND CONSULAR RIGHTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND LATVIA. The United States of America and the RepUblic of Latvia, desirous of strengthening the bond of peace which happily prevails between them, by arrangements designed to promote frIendly intercourse be- tween their respective territories through provisions responsive to the spiritual, cultural, economic and commercial aspirations of the IJeoples thereof, have resolved to conclude a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Consular Rights and for that purpose have appointed as their plenipotentiaries: The President of the United States of America: FREDERICK W. B . COLEMAN, Envoy Extraordinary and Ministe~ Plenipotentiary, and The President of the RepUblic of Latvia: ANTONS BALODIS, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Who, having communicated to each other theIr full powers found to be in due form, have agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I. Contracting Powers. Plenipotentiaries. Th~ nationals of each of the .High Contra~ting Parties shall be re~r~~a~c~~e~~o~! permItted to enter, travel and reSIde 1D the terrItOrIes of the other; to business, etc., permit· exercise liberty of conscience and freedom of worship; to engage in ted. scientific, religious, philanthropic and commercial work of every kind without interference; to carryon every form of commercial activity which is not forbidden by the local law; to engage in every trade, vocation, manufacturing industry and profession, not reserved exclusively to nationals of die country; to own, erect or lease and Pod, p. 2642 . occupy appropriate buildings and to lease lands for residential, scien- tific, religious, philanthropic, manufacturing, commercial and mortuary purposes; to employ agents of their choice, and generally to do anything inCIdental to or necessary for the enjoyment of any