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56 STAT.] 1NTER-AMERICAN-NATURE AND WILDLIFE -OCT. 12 , 1940 WHEREAS it is stipulated in section 3 of article XI of the said con- vention that the convention shall come into force three months after the deposit of not less than five ratifications with the Pan American Union; and in section 4 of the said article XI that any ratification received after the date of the entry into force of the convention shall take effect three months after the date of its deposit with the Pan American Union; WHEREAS the said convention has been ratified on the parts of the Governments of the United States of America, Guatemala, Venezuela, El Salvador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, and the respective instruments of ratification of the Governments of those countries were deposited with the Pan American Union on days as follows, by the United States of America on April 28, 1941, by Guate- mala on August 14, 1941, by Venezuela on November 3, 1941, by El Salvador on December 2, 1941, by Haiti on January 31, 1942, by the Dominican Republic on March 3, 1942, and by Mexico on March 27, 1942; and WHEREAS pursuant to the aforesaid provision of section 3 of article XI of the said convention, the convention will come into force on April 30, 1942, three months after January 31, 1942, the date of deposit of the ratification of Haiti; Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presi- dent of the United States of America, have caused the said convention to be made public to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof on and after April 30, 1942. Efective da te - IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the city of Washington this thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty- [SEAL] two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-sixth. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State 1375