Instrument of ratification signed by President Andrew Johnson and acting Secretary of State W. Hunter, August 12, 1868
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in its resolution of the treaty - fifth of July, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, accept, ratify, and confirm the law Treaty.
In testimony whereof I have hereto signed my name, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this twelfth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-third.
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
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