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TEXAS.

Conventions.

The admission of Texas into the United States, December 29, 1845, rendered the treaties concluded in 1838, obsolete.

I. CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded April 11, 1838; proclaimed July 6, 1838. 8 Stat. at L.,

p. 510. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1078.

By this treaty Texas agreed to pay $11,750 in settlement of claims of citizens of the United States for the capture of the brigs Pocket and Durango, and other injuries.

II. BOUNDARY CONVENTION. Concluded April 25, 1838 ; proclaimed October 13, 1838. 8 Stat. at L.,

p. 511. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1079.

This treaty provided for a commission to survey and mark the boundary between the United States and Texas.

Proclamation. The following proclamation concerns the relations of the United States with Texas:

By President Fillmore, under the Act of Congress of September 9, 1850 (9 Stat. at L., p. 446), setting forth the northern and western boundaries of Texas as described in said act; December 13, 1850. V Richardson's Messages, p. 107.

TONGA.

Treaty. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION. Concluded October 2, 1886 ; proclaimed September 18, 1888. 25 Stat. at

L., p. 1440. U.S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1205. U.S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 633.

The fifteen articles are: I. Amity.

| VIII. Whaling and fishing ships. II. Most favored nation privi- IX. Personal exemptions. leges.

X. Deserters from ships. III. Trade privileges.

XI. Consular officers. IV. Commerce and navigation; XII. Consular jurisdiction. imports.

XIII. Religious freedom. V. Shipping charges.

XIV. Duration. VI. Coaling station in Tonga. XV. Ratification, VII. Privileges to steam mail

TRIPOLI.

Treaty. I. TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP. Concluded November 4, 1796 ; proclaimed June 10, 1797. 8 Stat. at

L., p. 154. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1081.

This treaty of twelve articles was superseded by the treaty of 1805. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 637.)

II. TREATY OF PEACE AND AMITY. Concluded June 4, 1805; proclaimed (?). 8 Stat. at L., p. 214. U. S.

Tr. and Cun. 1889, p. 1084. U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 637.

The twenty articles are: I. Peace, friendship, and XI. Most favored nation comconimerce.

mercial privileges. II. Exchange of prisoners. XII. Consular responsibility in III. Withdrawal of United

Tripoli.
States forces.

XIII. Salutes to naval vessels. IV. Neutral rights.

XIV. Religious freedom, etc. V. Liberation of captive citi

XV. Settlement of disputes.

XVI. Treatment of prisoners. VI. Ships' passports.

XVII. Captured vessels. VII. Purchase of prizes. XVIII. Judicial power of consul. VIII. Asylum for supplies. XIX. Homicides, etc. IX. Shipwrecks.

XX. Estates of deceased perX. Assistance to vessels in

sons; ratification. territorial waters.

zens.

TUSCANY.

Proclamation. The following proclamation concerns the relations of the United States with Tuscany:

By President Jackson, under the Act of Congress of May 24, 1828 (4 Stat. at L., p. 308), removing discriminating duties of tonnage and impost from vessels and merchandise of Tuscany; September 1, 1836. III Richardson's Messages, p. 233.

TUNIS.

Treaty and Convention. I. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION. Concluded August, 1797. 8 Stat. at L., p. 157. U. S. Tr, and Con. 1889,

TUNIS.

The twenty-three articles are:
I. Amity.

XIII. Enemies' subjects serving
II. Restoration of property

as sailors. captured.

XIV. Import duties. III. Rights of vessels.

XV. Freedom of commerce; IV. Ships' passports.

prohibitions. V. Ships under convoy. XVI. Anchorage charges. VI. Search of ships.

XVII. Consuls. VII. Vessels purchased. XVIII. Responsibility for debts. VIII. Asylum for supplies and XIX. Effects of deceased per. shelter.

sons. IX. Shipwrecks.

XX. Jurisdiction of consuls. X. Protection of ships in ter- XXI. IIomicides, etc. ritorial waters.

XXII, Civil suits. XI. Salutes to naval vessels. XXIII. Settlement of disputes. XII. Trading rights and privi

leges.

II. CONVENTION AMENDING TREATY OF AUGUST, 1797. Concluded February 24, 1824; proclaimed January 21, 1825. 8 Stat. at L., p. 298. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1096. U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 618, reprinted from the proclamation of President Monroe.

This treaty consists of reprints of four articles of the treaty of 1797, altered as follows: VI. Search of ships; freedom of XII. Trading rights and privislaves.

leges. XI. Salutes to naval vessels. XIV. Most favored nation com

mercial privileges.

TURKEY.

(See Ottoman Empire.)

TWO SICILIES.

(See Italy.) Treaties and Conventions.

I. CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded October 14, 1832 ; proclaimed August 27, 1833. 8 Stat. at L.,

p. 442; in Italian and English. U. S. Tr, and Con. 1889, p. 1100.

This convention of three articles provided for the payment of 2,115,000 Neapolitan ducats for the seizure, etc., of United States 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 TWO SICILIES. amounted to $1,925,034.68. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 652, For an account of the proceedings of this commission, see Moore's History of International Arbitration, Vol. V, p. 4575.

II. AGREEMENT.
Concluded December 26, 1835. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1101.

This agreement provided for the payment of the balance due under the foregoing convention.

III. TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, Concluded December 1, 1845; proclaimed July 24, 1846. 9 Stat. at L.,

Treaties p. 13; in Italian and English. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889,

p. 1102.

This treaty of thirteen articles was superseded by the Convention of October 1, 1855. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 652.)

IV. CONVENTION AS TO RIGHTS OF NEUTRALS AT SEA. Concluded January 13, 1855; proclaimed July 16, 1855. 11 Stat. at L.,

p. 607; in Italian and English. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1107.

This convention of three articles was superseded by the treaty of 1871 with Italy. (See U. S. Troaties in Force, 1899, p. 652.)

V. CONVENTION OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION AND EXTRA

DITION

Concluded October 1, 1855; proclaimeil December 10, 1856. 11 Stat. at

L., p. 639; in Italian and English. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1109.

This convention became obsolete by the consolidation of the two Sicilies with the Kingdom of Italy, 1861. See treaties of 1868 and 1871 with Italy. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 653.)

URAGUAY.

Proclamation. The following proclamation concerns the relations of the United States with Uraguay:

By President Cleveland, under the Act of Congress March 2, 1895, (28 Stat. at L., p. 727, 733), suspending the prohibition of the importation of cattle from Uraguay, and of bides from all parts of the world; November 8, 1895. IX Richardson's Messages, p. 593.

VENEZUELA.

Treaties and Conventions. I. TREATY OF PEACE, AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION. Concluded January 20, 1836; proclaimed June 30, 1836. 8 Stat. at L., VENEZUELA. Pursuant to a notice from the Government of Venezuela, this convention of thirty-four articles terminated January 3, 1851. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 654.)

II. AGREEMENT. Signed May 1, 1852. Published in leaflet by the State Department.

This agreement of three articles provides for the payment by Venezuela of $90,000 in settlement of specified claims of American citizens.

III. CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded January 14, 1859; 17 Stat. at L., p. 803; in Spanish and Eng

lish. U. S. Tr. and Con. 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.

IV. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, AND EXTRA

DITION.

Concluded August 27, 1860; proclaimed September 25, 1861. 12 Stat. at

L., p. 1143; in Spanish and English. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1130.

This treaty of thirty-two articles terminated October 22, 1870, pursuant to notice from Venezuela. (See U.S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 654.)

V. CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded April 25, 1866; proclaimed May 29, 1867. 16 Stat. at L.,

p. 713; in Spanish and English. U. S. Tr. and Con. 1889, p. 1140.

The clains 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. (See U. S. Treaties in Force, 1899, p. 654.)

VI. CLAIMS CONVENTION. Concluded December 5, 1885; proclaimed June 4, 1889. 28 Stat. at L.,

p. 1053; in Spanish and English.

VII. CONVENTION TO REMOVE DOUBTS AS TO MEANING OF THE CON

VENTION OF 1885. Concluded March 15, 1888; proclaimed June 4, 1889. 28 Stat. at L.,

p. 1064; in Spanish and English.

VIII. CONVENTION EXTENDING THE TIME FOR RATIFICATION OF THE

CONVENTION OF 1885. Concluded October 5, 1888; proclaimed June 4, 1889. 28 Stat. at L.,

p. 1067; in Spanish and English.

The commission authorized by this and the two previous conventions to reopen and decide the awards under the treaty of 1866, was organized

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