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TWO SICILIES.

(SEE ITALY.)

1832.

CLAIMS CONVENTION.

Concluded October 14, 1832; ratification advised by the Senate Janu

8, 1833; proclaimed August 27, 1833. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1100.)

This convention of three articles provided for the payment of

vessels by Murat in 1809, 1810, 1811, and 1812. The commission of three to decide on the distribution of the indemnity met in Washington September, 1833, and adjourned March 17, 1835. The awards of the commission amounted to $1,925,034.68.

1845.

TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION.

Concluded December 1, 1845; ratification advised by the Senate April

11, 1846; ratified by the President April 14, 1846; ratifications exchanged June 1, 1846; proclaimed July 24, 1846. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1102.)

This treaty of thirteen articles was superseded by the Convention of October 1, 1855.

1855.

CONVENTION AS TO RIGHTS OF NEUTRALS AT SEA.

Concluded January 13, 1855; ratification advised by the Senate March

3, 1855; ratified by the President March 20, 1855; ratifications exchanged July 14, 1855; proclaimed July 16, 1855. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1107.)

This convention of three articles was superseded by the Treaty of 1871 with Italy, page 449.

1855.

CONVENTION OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, AND

EXTRADITION.

Concluded October 1, 1855; ratification advised by the Senate with

amendments August 13, 1856; ratified by the President August 20, 1856; ratifications exchanged November 7, 1856; proclaimed December 10, 1856. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1109.)

This convention became obsolete by the consolidation of the Two Sicilies with the Kingdom of Italy, 1861. See Treaty of March 23, 1868, page 446, and Treaty of February 26, 1871, page 449.

VENEZUELA.

1836.
TREATY OF PEACE, AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION.

Concluded January 20, 1836; ratification advised by the Senate March 23, 1836; ratified by the President April 20, 1836; ratifications exchanged May 31, 1836; proclaimed June 30, 1836. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1119.)

Pursuant to a notice from the Government of Venezuela, this convention of thirty-four articles terminated January 3, 1851.

1859.

CLAIMS CONVENTION.

Concluded January 14, 1859; ratification advised by the Senate Feb

ruary 21, 1861; ratified by the President February 26, 1861. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1129.)

By this convention the claims of United States citizens against Venezuela, amounting to $130,000, for damages for being evicted from Aves Island were acknowledged and payment provided for.

1860. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, AND EXTRADITION. Concluded August 27, 1860; ratification advised by the Senate Feb

ruary 12, 1861; ratified by the President February 25, 1861; ratifications exchanged August 9, 1861; proclaimed September 25, 1861. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1130.)

This treaty of thirty-two articles terminated October 22, 1870, pursuant to notice from Venezuela. S. Doc. 318, 58–2—51

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1866.

CLAIMS CONVENTION.

Concluded April 25, 1866; ratification advised by the Senate July 5,

1866; ratified by the President August 8, 1866; ratifications exchanged April 17, 1867; proclaimed May 29, 1867. (Treaties and Conventions, 1889, p. 1140.)

The claims of citizens of the United States against Venezuela were submitted by this convention to two commissioners and an umpire, who met at Caracas, Venezuela, August 30, 1867, and adjourned August 3, 1868, awarding $1,253,310.30 against Venezuela.

1885.

CLAIMS CONVENTION.

Concluded December 5, 1885; ratification advised by the Senate with

amendments April 15, 1886; ratified by the President August 7, 1888; ratifications echanged June 3, 1889; proclaimed June 4, 1889. (U. S. Stats., vol. 28, p. 1053.)

1888.

CONVENTION TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO THE MEANING OF THE

CONVENTION OF 1885.

Concluded March 15, 1888; ratification advised by the Senate June

18, 1888; ratified by the President August 7, 1888; ratifications exchanged June 3, 1889; proclaimed June 4, 1889. (U. S. Stats., vol. 28, p. 1064.)

1888.

CONVENTION EXTENDING THE TIME FOR RATIFICATION OF THE

CONVENTION OF 1885.

Concluded October 5, 1888; ratification advised by the Senate Decem

ber 5, 1888; ratified by the President January 30, 1889; ratifications exchanged June 3, 1889; proclaimed June 4, 1889. (U. S. Stats., vol. 28, p. 1067.)

The commission authorized by the three above conventions to reopen and decide the awards under the Treaty of 1866, was organized in Washington, D. C., September 3, 1889, and adjourned September 2, 1890, awarding claims against Venezuela amounting to $980,572.60.

1892.
CLAIMS CONVENTION.

Concluded January 19, 1892; ratification advised by the Senate March

17, 1892; ratified by the President July 2, 1894; ratifications exchanged July 28, 1894; proclaimed July 30, 1894. (U. S. Stats., vol. 28, p. 1183.)

By this convention the claim of the Venezuelan Steam Transportation Company against Venezuela was referred to the arbitration of two commissioners and an umpire who rendered an award of $141,800.

1903.

PROTOCOL WITH VENEZUELA SUBMITTING TO ARBITRATION CLAIMS

AGAINST VENEZUELA.

Concluded February 17, 1903.

I. Commission; decision.
II. Basis of decision.
III. Record.

ARTICLES.

IV. Compensation.

V. Source of payment. | VI. Prompt payment.

The United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela, through their representatives, John Hay, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and Herbert W. Bowen, the Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Venezuela, have agreed upon and signed the following protocol.

ARTICLE I.

All claims owned by citizens of the United States of America against the Republic of Venezuela which have not been settled by diplomatic agreement or by arbitration between the two Governments, and which shall have been presented to the commission hereinafter named by the Department of State of the United States or its Legation at Caracas, shall be examined and decided by a mixed commission, which shall sit at Caracas, and which shall consist of two members, one of whom is to be appointed by the President of the United States and the other by the President of Venezuela.

It is agreed' that an umpire may be named by the Queen of the Netherlands. If either of said commissioners or the umpire should fail or cease to act, his successor shall be appointed forth with in the same manner as his predecessor. Said commissioners and umpire are to be appointed before the first day of May, 1903.

The commissioners and the umpire shall meet in the city of Caracas on the first day of June, 1903. The umpire shall preside over their deliberations, and shall be competent to decide any question on which the commissioners disagree. Before assuming the functions of their office the commissioners and the umpire shall t:ke solemn oath carefully to examine and impartially decide, according to justice and the provisions of this convention, all claims submitted to them, and such oaths shall be entered on the record of their proceedings. The commissioners, or in case of their disagreement, the umpire, shall decide

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