PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON - PRESIDENTIAL WARRANT SIGNED 05/29/1867 - HFSID 5830
ANDREW JOHNSON He directs that the US Seal be placed on a treaty with Venezuela Presidential Warrant signed: "Andrew Johnson" as President, 1 page, 8x10. Washington, 1867 May 29. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State [William H.
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He directs that the US Seal be placed on a treaty with Venezuela
Presidential Warrant signed: "Andrew Johnson" as President, 1 page, 8x10. Washington, 1867 May 29. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State [William H. Seward] to affix the Seal of the United States to my Proclamation of the Convention concluded between the United States and Venezuela on the 25th April 1866, dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant." Throughout the 19th century, South American countries, which had come through great political turmoil, had confiscated the property of American citizens visiting or living in them. Claims commissions were subsequently established between the U.S. and the respective government to settle claims of violated U.S. citizens. On June 5, 1866, President Johnson sent the following message "To the Senate of the United States: I transmit to the Senate for its consideration, with a view to ratification, a convention between the United States and the republic of Venezuela, on the subject of the claims of citizens of the United States upon the government of that republic, which convention was signed by the plenipotentiaries of the parties at the city of Caracas, on the 25th of April last." On July 5, 1866, the U.S. Senate, by unanimous consent, agreed to ratify the Convention between the U.S. and Venezuela relative to the April 25, 1866 claims. On July 20, 1867, the Congress passed "An Act to carry into Effect the Convention with the Republic of Venezuela for the Adjustment of Claims of Citizens of the United States on the Government of that Republic". This act provided for the members of a commission to be appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Convention to facilitate the claims against Venezuela. Lightly creased. Lightly shaded at folds. Fingerprint ink smudges touch the "nd" in Andrew and part of the date. Overall, fine condition.
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