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HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.	167
Done at the city of Washington this third day of June, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and  seventy-five, 
[SEAL.]  and of the Independence of the United States the ninety- 
ninth.
U. S. GRANT. 
By the President:
HAMILTON FISH,
Secretary of State.
1876.
Protocol of a conference between the Acting Secretary of State of the 
United States and the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary 
of His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, held at Washington 
on the ninth day of September, 1876.
Whereas it is provided by Article V of the convention between the 
United States of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian 
islands concerning commercial reciprocity, signed at Washington on the 
30th day of January, 1875, as follows:
"Article V. 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 the 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 rati- 
fications 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."
And whereas the said convention has been approved and proclaimed 
by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands and has been ratified 
and duly proclaimed on the part of the Government of the United States;
And whereas an act was passed by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled enti- 
tled "An act to carry into effect a convention between the United States 
of America and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, signed 
on the thirtieth day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-five," 
which was approved on the 15th day of August in the year 1876;
And whereas an act was passed by the Legislative Assembly of the 
Hawaiian Islands entitled "An act to carry into effect a Convention 
between His Majesty the King and the United States of America, 
signed at Washington on the 30th day of January, 1875," which was 
duly approved on the 18th day of July, in the year 1876;
And whereas the ratifications of the said Convention have been ex- 
changed as provided in Article VI.
The undersigned, William Hunter, Acting Secretary of State of the 
United States of America, and the Honorable Elisha H. Allen, Chief 
justice of the Supreme Court, Chancellor of the Kingdom, Member of 
the Privy Council of State, and His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and

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