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PEACE TREATIES.

TREATY BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL. ALLIED AND ASS00IATED POWERS AND THE SERB-CR0AT-SLOWENE STATE.

Signed at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, September 10, 1919.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FRANCE, ITALY, AND JAPAN, the Principal Allied and Associated Powers,

And THE SERB-CROAT-SLOVENE STATE, on the other hand; Whereas since the commencement of the year 1913 extensive territories have been added to the Kingdom of Serbia, and Whereas the Serb, Croat and Slovene peoples of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy have of their own free will determined to unite with Serbia in a permanent union for the purpose of forming a single sovereign independent State under the title of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and Whereas the Prince Regent of Serbia and the Serbian Government have agreed to this union, and in consequence the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes has been constituted and has assumed sovereignty over the territories inhabited by these peoples, and Whereas it is necessary to regulate certain matters of international concern arising out of the said additions of territory and of this union, and Whereas it is desired to free Serbia from certain obligations which she undertook by the Treaty of Berlin of 1878 to certain Powers and to substitute for them obligations to the League of Nations, and Whereas the Serb-Croat-Slovene State of its own free will desires to give to the populations of all territories included within the State, of whatever race, language or religion they may be, full guarantees that they shall continue to be governed in accordance with the principles of liberty and justice; For this purpose the High Contracting Parties have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

The Honourable Frank Lyon Polk, Under-Secretary of State;

The Honourable Henry WHITE, formerly Ambassador Extraor-
dinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States at Rome and
Paris:

Generai'Tasker H. BLIss, Military Representative of the United
States on the Supreme War Council;

on the one hand;

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HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND AND OF THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, EMPEROR OF INDIA :

The Right Honourable Arthur James BALFour, O. M., M. P., His Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Right Honourable Andrew BonAR LAw, M. P., His Lord Privy Seal; The Right Honourable Wiscount MILNER, G. C. B., G. C. M. G., His Secretary of State for the Colonies; The Right Honourable George Nicoll BARNEs, M. P., Minister without portfolio; And for the DOMINION of CANADA : The Honourable Sir Albert Edward KEMP, K. C. M. G., Minister of the Overseas Forces; for the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRALIA: The Honourable George Foster PEARCE, Minister of Defence; for the UNION of SOUTH AFRICA: The Right Honourable Viscount MILNER, G. C. B., G. C. M. G.; for the DOMINION of NEW ZEALAND: The Honourable Sir Thomas MACKENZIE, K. C. M. G., High Commissioner for New Zealand in the United Kingdom; for INDIA : The Right Honourable Baron SINHA, K. C., Under-Secretary of State for India;

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC:

Mr. Georges CLEMENCEAU, President of the Council, Minister of War:

Mr. Stephen PICHON, Minister for Foreign Affairs;

Mr. Louis-Lucien KLOTZ, Minister of Finance;

Mr. André TARDIEU, Commissary General for Franco-American Military Affairs;

Mr. Jules CAMBON, Ambassador of France;

HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY:

The Honourable Tommaso TITTONI, Senator of the Kingdom,
Minister for Foreign Affairs;
The Honourable Vittorio ScIALOJA, Senator of the Kingdom;
The Honourable Maggiorino FERRARIs, Senator of the Kingdom;
The Honourable Guglielmo MARCONI, Senator of the Kingdom;
The Honourable Silvio CRESP1, Deputy;

HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN :

Viscount CHINDA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H. M. the Emperor of Japan at London;

Mr. K. MATsUI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H. M. the Emperor of Japan at Paris:

Mr. H. I.IUIN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H. M. the Emperor of Japan at Rome;

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