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HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.	          171
thirtieth day of January, 1875, was concluded and signed by their re- 
spective plenipotentiaries at the city of Washington, on the sixth day 
of December, in the year of our Lord 1884, which convention, as 
amended by the Senate of the United States and being in the English 
language, is word for word as follows:
Supplementary convention 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 by 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 con- 
tracting parties should give notice to the other of its wish to termi- 
nate 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 conven- 
tion:
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. Fre- 
linghuysen, 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 articles:
ARTICLE I.
The high contracting parties agree, that the time fixed for the dura- 
tion of the said convention, shall be definitely extended for a term of 
seven years from the date of the exchange of ratifications hereof, 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 termi- 
nate 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.
ARTICLE II.
His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands grants to the Gov- 
ernment of the United States the exclusive right to enter the harbor 
of Pearl River, in the island of Oahu, and to establish and maintain 
there a coaling and repair station for the use of vessels of the United 
States, and to that end the United States may improve the entrance 
to said harbor and do all other things needful to the purpose aforesaid.
ARTICLE III.
The present convention shall be ratified and the ratifications ex- 
changed at Washington as soon as possible. 
In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the

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