Proclamation 188—Certifying Foreign Compliance with Treaty Provisions for Consular Jurisdiction Over Crews of Marine Vessels
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas, pursuant to the first section of the act of Congress approved the 11th Day of June, 1864, entitled "An act to provide for the execution of treaties between the United States and foreign nations respecting consular jurisdiction over the crews of vessels of such foreign nations in the waters and ports of the United States," it is provided that before that act shall take effect as to the ships and vessels of any particular nation having such treaty with the United States the President of the United States shall have been satisfied that similar provisions have been made for the execution of such treaty by the other contracting party, and shall have issued his proclamation to that effect, declaring that act to be in force as to such nation; and
Whereas due inquiry having been made and satisfactory answers having been received that similar provisions are in force in France, Prussia and the other States of the North German Union, and Italy:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the same accordingly.
Done at the city of Washington, this 10th day of February, A. D. 1870, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-fourth.
U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
Secretary of State .
Ulysses S. Grant, Proclamation 188—Certifying Foreign Compliance with Treaty Provisions for Consular Jurisdiction Over Crews of Marine Vessels Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203872