Supplementary Convention between the United States of America and his Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands to limit the duration of the Convention respecting commercial reciprocity between the United States of America and the Hawaiian Kingdom, concluded January 30, 1875.
Whereas a Convention was concluded between the United States of America; and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, on the thirtieth day of January 1875, concerning commercial reciprocity, which the fifth article thereof, was to continue in force for seven years from the date after it was to come into operation, and further, until the expiration of twelve months after either of the High Contracting Parties should give notice to the other of its wish to terminate the same; and
Whereas, the High Contracting parties consider that the increase and consolidation of their mutual commercial interests would be better promoted by the definite limitation of the duration of the said Convention;
Therefore, the President of the United States of America, and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, have appointed:
The President of the United States of America, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Secretary of State; and
His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, Henry A. P. Carter, accredited to the Government of the United States as His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary;
Who, having exchanged their respective powers,
which were found sufficient and in due form, have agreed upon the following
Done at the city of Washington the 6th day of December in the year of Our Lord 1884.
President of the United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come,Greeting:
Know ye, that whereas a Supplementary Convention to limit the duration of the Convention of January 30, 1875, respecting commercial reciprocity between the United States of America and the Hawaiian Kingdom, was signed by the respective Plenipotentiaries of the aforesaid High Contracting Parties on the 6th day of December 1884, a true copy of which Supplementary Convention is word for word as follows:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Grover Cleveland,
President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the
said Supplementary Convention do, hereby, in pursuance of the aforesaid
advice and consent of the Senate, ratify and confirm the same as amended
by the Senate, and every article and clause thereof.
In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.
Concluded December 6, 1884
Ratification advised by the Senate with amendments, January 20, 1887
Ratified by the King of Hawaii, October 20, 1887
Ratifications exchanged at Washington November 9, 1887