The Isle of Pines Treaty

Archive Report

Note: The Isle of Pines treaty was ratified by the Senate in the special session convened March 4, by a vote of 63 to 14, on Friday March 13, 1925.

Senators who voted against ratification were:

Farmer Labor (1) Shipstead

Reservations by Senators Borah and Read were adopted as a part of the resolution of ratification.

The Borah reservations provided that all provisions of existings and future treaties between the United States and Cuba shall apply to the territory and inhabitants of the Isle of Pines. The reservation was intended to make certain the applications of the Platt amendment to the Isle of Pines.

The read reservation provided that the term “other foreignore” as used in the treaty should be construed to mean foreignore who received the most favorable ...

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