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GENERAL Aor.sLAvE TRADE. Jury 2. 1890. 925 nent acte ei M. le Ministre de France acknowledge to the Minister of du depot des ratiiications du Prési- France the deposit of the ratifica- Ident de la Repnblique Francaise, tions of the President of the French zunsi que de Pexception portant sur Republic, as well as of the exceples articles XXI XXII et XXIII tion bearing upon Articles XXI, et sur les articles XLII et LXI. XXII, XXIII, and XLII to LXI. Il est entendu que les Puissances It is understood that the powers ayant ratifie l’Acte General dans which have ratified the General son entier se reeonnaissent récipro· Act in its entirety acknowledge quement hées entre elles pour that they are reciprocally bound toutes ses clauses. as regards all its clauses. ll est également entendu que ces It is likewise understood that Puissances ne seront tenues a these powers shall not be bound Pégard de celles qui auront ratitié toward those which shall have partiellement que dans la linnite ratified it partially, save within the des engagements souscrits par ces limits of the engagements assumed dernieres. by the latter powers. Entin, il reste bien entendu qu’a Finally, it is understood that, as Pégard delaPuissance ayant ratiiié regards the powers that have parpartiellement, les matieres faisant tial1y ratiiied, the matters forming l’ob_jet des articles XLII a LXI the subject of Articles XLII to continueront jusqu’a un accord ul- LXI shall continue, until a subsetérieur a etre régies par les stipu- quent agreement is adopted, to be lations et arrangements actuelle- governed by the stipulations and ment en vigneur. arrangements now in force. En foi de quoi '* * * In testimony whereof * * " And whereas the said General Act of July 2, 1890, and the said Proto- R,,,m,,,,,,,,_ col of January 2, 1892, were duly ratified by the Governments of the United States of America and of the other Powers aforesaid; And whereas, in pursuance of the stipulations of Article XCIX of the said General Act and of stipulations subsequently agreed upon by the signatories thereof, the ratications of the said General Act were deposited with the Government of His Majesty the King of the Belgians on the 2nd. day of July, 1891, by the Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, the Independent State of the Congo, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Persia, Sweden and Norway and Zanzibar; on the 3rd day of July, 1891, by the Plenipotentiary of the Government ofAustria-Hungary; on the 2nd. day of January, 1892. by the Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of Russia, the Ottoman Porte and the French Republic; on the 2nd. day of February, 1892, by the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the United States of America; and on the 30th day of March, 1892, by the Plenipotentiary of the Government of Portugal: Now, therefore, be it known that I, Benjamin Harrison, President of Pwclmucion. the United States of America, have caused the said General Act of July 2, 1890, and the said Protocol of January 2, 1892, 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 and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto atlixed. Done at the City of Washingmin this second day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixteenth. |sr:AL.] BENJ. Hanmson. Hy the President: JAMES G. BLA11vE, Secretary of State.