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TREATIES AND OTHER
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Compiled under the direction of
CHARLES I. BEVANS, LL. B.
Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of State
DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLICATION 8543
Released October 1970
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402 - Price $9.75
The first four volumes of this compilation contain, in chronological order, the English texts or the official English translations of multilateral agreements signed for the United States between 1776 and 1950. The remaining volumes, beginning with volume 5, include the bilateral agreements for the same period, arranged alphabetically by country. A comprehensive index will be found in the final volume.
A word about the arrangement of agreements with states whose names have changed in the course of history may be helpful. In general, the older agreements appear under the modern name. Agreements with Persia, for example, are under Iran, with Siam under Thailand, and with Egypt under the United Arab Republic. The heading United Kingdom is used rather than Great Britain. Under Yugoslavia are grouped early agreements with Serbia and with the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. Agreements with the 19th-century German states (Baden, Bavaria, etc.) are arranged alphabetically under the heading Germany preceding the agreements with post-1870 Germany.
A few categories of bilateral agreements are not included: small claims arrangements (many of which may be found in Hunter Miller, Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America); minor administrative and implementing arrangements; local military arrangements; understandings regarding visits of war vessels; wartime technical cooperation agreements not previously printed; surplus property sales agreements; simple extensions; and postal agreements not incorporated in the numbered series. Tariff schedules appended to trade agreements have also been omitted. Extensions and tariff schedules are cited with references to other sources, however.
For further details regarding the scope of this series, see the preface to volume 1.
1 In order to provide a complete chronological list of agreements entered into by the