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166	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.                                       
No export duty or charges shall be imposed in the Hawaiian Islands 
or in the United States, upon any of the articles proposed to be admit- 
ted into the ports of the United States or the ports of the Hawaiian 
Islands free of duty under the first and second articles of this conven- 
tion. It is agreed, on the part of His Hawaiian Majesty, that, so long 
as this treaty shall remain in force, he will not lease or otherwise dis- 
pose of or create any lien upon any port, harbor, or other territory in 
his dominions, or grant any special privilege or rights of use therein, 
to any other power, state, or government, nor make any treaty by 
which any other nation shall obtain the same privileges, relative to the 
admission of any articles free of duty, hereby secured to the United 
The present convention shall take effect as soon as it shall have been 
approved and proclaimed by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian 
Islands, and shall have been ratified and duly proclaimed on the part of 
the Government of the United States, but not until a law to carry it 
into operation shall have been passed by the Congress of the United 
States of America. Such assent having been given, and the ratifica- 
tions of the convention having been exchanged as provided in Article 
VI, the convention shall remain in force for seven years from the date 
at which it may come into operation; and further, until the expiration 
of twelve months after either of the high contracting parties shall give 
notice to the other of its wish to terminate the same, each of the high 
contracting parties being at liberty to give such notice to the other at 
the end of the said term of seven years, or at any time thereafter.
The present convention shall be duly ratified, and the ratifications 
exchanged at Washington City, within eighteen months from the date 
hereof, or earlier if possible.
In faith whereof the respective plenipotentiaries of the high contract- 
ing parties have signed this present convention, and have affixed thereto 
their respective seals.
Done in duplicate, at Washington, the thirtieth day of January, in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five. 
[SEAL.]                                                        HENRY A. P. CARTER.
And whereas the said convention, as amended, has been duly ratified 
on both parts, and the respective ratifications were exchanged in this 
city on this day:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Ulysses S. Grant, President of 
the United States of America, have caused the said convention to be 
made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and article 
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 affixed.

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