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BRAZIL-UNITED STATES. Treaty for advancement of peace, July 24, 1914.
CENTRAL AMERICAN COURT OF JUSTICE. Note regarding protest of Nica-
ragua against decision involving treaty with United States granting
canal rights, November 9, 1916......

August 20, 1910 ...

SWEDEN-GREAT BRITAIN. Correspondence regarding the search and deten-
tion of mails:






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1 To Count Wrangel Dec. 15, 1915 Fifty-eight bags of parcels mail are being

2 Count Wrangel....


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removed from the Swedish steam-
ship Stockholm for examination....
Swedish Government formally protest
against seizure of parcels mail on the
steamships Hellig Olaf and Stock-
holm, and as a reprisal parcels mail
to or from England in transit
through Sweden will be detained ..
Swedish Government protest against:
(1) Seizure of postal parcels on
steamship Frederik VIII; (2) Seiz-
ure of mail-bags on steamship Tu-
bantia; (3) Censoring of parcels sent
from Gothenburg to New York; (4)|
Seizure of letter mail on steamship

Steamship Hellig Olaf. 109 bags con-
taining rubber have been found in
parcels mail....

Jan. 1, 1916 Steamships Hellig Olaf and Stockholm.
Justifies the action of His Majesty's
Government and requests immedi-
ate release of British mails detained
in Sweden..

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Steamships Hellig Olaf and Stockholm. Reasons of the Swedish Government for their protest against search of parcels mail in certain Danish and Swedish vessels, and seizure of parcels containing rubber... Reply to Swedish arguments against search of parcel mail and seizure of rubber..

Swedish Government's reply to No. 8. They will release detained parcels mails on condition that His Majesty's Government submit question of legality of measures taken by Great Britain to a court of arbitration..

Memorandum to Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs stating that His Majesty's Government cannot submit the question to arbitration during the war. Decision of prize court can always be renewed or reversed by court of arbitration after the war. Swedish Government hope an arrangement will be made with regard to arbitration after the war.. Acknowledges No. 11. Explains final extent of arrangement which His Majesty's Government are prepared to offer in settlement of present discussion...

Note verbale to Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs interpreting precise meaning of No. 12.. No satisfaction received in regard to detention of parcels from Great Britain in transit to Russia. Demands immediate release.. Replies to No. 12. Parcels will be released on certain conditions, but this does not imply resumption of transit in general.. Proposals in No. 15 unsatisfactory. His Majesty's Government must withdraw all offers of arbitration unless Swedish Government carry out their obligations under agreement of 1904.. Replies to Nos. 14 and 16. Proposes to publish correspondence. As long as Swedish Government cease to interfere with all parcels dispatched to or from the United Kingdom across Sweden offers of arbitration will remain open.

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Signed at Washington, July 24, 1914; ratifications exchanged
October 28, 1916

THE Governments of the United States of America and of Brazil being desirous of giving another manifestation of the old friendship that binds the two countries together, and being united in the purpose of promoting the progress of civilization through peace, have resolved to enter into a special treaty for the amicable settlement of any future difficulties which may arise between the two countries, and for that purpose have appointed as their plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State; and

The President of the United States of Brazil, Mr. Domicio da Gama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary;

Who, duly authorized, have agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I. The two high contracting parties agree to submit to a Permanent International Commission, for investigation and report, all disputes that may arise between them concerning questions of an international character which cannot be solved by direct diplomatic negotiation, and which are not embraced by the terms of any treaty of arbitration in force between them; and they agree not to declare war or to begin hostilities pending the investigation and report of said commission.

ARTICLE II. The commission mentioned in the preceding article. shall be composed of five members each appointed for five years, as follows: Each government shall designate two members, only one of whom shall be of its own nationality. The fifth member shall be chosen by common agreement between the two Governments, it being understood that he shall not belong to any of the nationalities already represented in the commission.

The fifth member shall perform the duties of president.

1 U. S. Treaty Series, No. 627.

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