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CONVENTION—HAWAlIAN ISLANDS. JAN. 30, 1875. 625 Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the King Jen- 30, 1875- of the Hawaiian Islands. Commercial 1feciprocity. Ooncladed Jann- WWI` ary 30, 1875; Ratgication advised by Senate March 18, 1875; Ratijied by Post, p. 666. President May 31, 1875; Ratijied by King of Hawaiian Islands April 17, 1875; Ratijications exchanged at Washington June 3, 1875; Proclaimed Jnne 3, 1875. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas a Convention between tho United States of America and His Preamble- Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, on the subject of Commercial Reciprocity, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries, at the city of Washington, on the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, which convention, as amended by the contracting parties, is word for word as follows: The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Ha- _C0ntracting parwaiian Islands, equally animated by the desire to strengthen and per- mt'- petuate the friendly relations which have heretofore uniformly existed · between them, and to consolidate their commercial intercourse, have resolved to enter into a Convention for Commercial Reciprocity. For this purpose, the President of the United States has conferred full powers on · amilton Fish, Secretary of State, and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands has conferred like powers on Honorable Elisha H. Allen, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chancellor of the Kingdom, Member of the Privy Council of State, His Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, and Honorable Henry A. P. Carter, Member of the Privy Council of State, . His Majesty’s Special Commissioner to the United States of America. . And the said Plenipotentiaries, after having exchanged their full powers, which were found to be in due form, have agreed to the following articles. Anrxonn I. For and in consideration of the rights and privileges granted by His Huweiivm Pg: Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands in the next succeeding article gullgggd flac gfdlltyj of this convention and as an equivalent therefor, the United States of America hereby agree to admit all the articles named in the following; schedule, the same being the growth and manufacture or produce of the Hawaiian Islands, into all the ports of the United States free of duty. SCHEDULE. ` Arrow-root; castor oil; bananas; nuts,ve_getables, dried and undried, S°h°d“1°· preserved and unpreserved; hides and skins undressed; rice; pulu; seeds, plants, shrubs or trees; muscovado, brown, and all other unrelined sugar, meaning hereby the grades of sugar heretofore commonly imported from the Hawaiian Islands and now known in the markets of San Francisco and Portland as “Sandwich Island sugar ;” syrups of sugar-cane, melado, and molasses; tallow. xix-40