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Whereas an informal Convention on the subject of the exportation of certain tobacco from the United States was, on the 23rd day of November last, concluded between the Secretary of State and the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the Emperor of the French, a copy of which Convention is hereunto annexed.(1)
It is hereby stipuated by and between Frederick W. Seward, Acting Secretary of State of the United States and Count Nicholas Giorgi, Minister Resident of His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, that the tobacco in this country, belonging to the Austrian Government, purchased and paid for prior to the 4th of March 1861, amounting to six hundred and twelve (612) hogsheads, or thereabouts, may be exported from places within the limits of the blockade, on conditions similar to those required for the exportation of tobacco belonging to the French government: but as it is not convenient for the Austrian Government to post any of its naval vessels for the purpose of superintending such exportation, it is farther stipulated that such exportation may be made under the superintendence of such of the vessels of the French navy as may be employed in superintending the exportation of the tobacco belonging to the Government of France.
Done at the City of Washington this 24th day of December, 1863.
Treaties, Conventions, International Acts and Agreements Between the United States of America and Other Powers 1776-1909.
Compiled by William M. Malloy
Under Resolution of the Senate of January 18, 1909
Washington : Government Printing Office, 1910.