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CONVENTION~]NTERNATIONAL. AUG. 22, 1864. 951 virtue of the final provision of a certain minute of the exchange of the ratifications of the said Convention at Berne, December 22, 1864, did, by a formal declaration, accept the said adhesion of the United States of America, as well in the name of the Swiss Confederation as in that of the other contracting States; And whereas, furthermore, the government of the Swiss Confederation has informed the Government of the United States that the exchange of the ratiiications of the aforesaid additional articles of 20th October, 1868, to which the United States of America have in like manner adhered as aforesaid, has not yet taken place between the contractin g parties, and that these articles cannot be regarded as a treaty in full force and effect: Now, therefore, be it known that I, CHESTER A. ARTHUR, President Proclamation. of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention of . August 22d, 1864, to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fuliilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof: reserving, however, the promulgation of the hereinbefore mentioned additional articles of October 20, 1868, notwithstanding the accession of the United States of America thereto, until the exchange of the ratifications thereof between the several contracting States shall have been effected and the said additional articles shall have acquired full force and effect as an international treaty. In witness whereof 1 have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. _ Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-sixth day of July, m the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty— [nn.] two, and of the independence of the Unimd States the one hundred and seventh. CHESTER A. ARTHUR. By the President: Fnmfx T. Fnmancuursnn, · Secretary of State. -