An Unwanted War: The Diplomacy of the United States and Spain over Cuba, 1895-1898

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APPENDIX

Protocol of Agreement between the United States and Spain, Embodying the Terms of a Basis for the Establishment of Peace between the Two Countries Signed at Washington, August 12, 1898

Protocol William R. Day, Secretary of State of the United States, and His Excellency Jules Cambon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France at Washington, respectively possessing for this purpose full authority from the Government of the United States and the Government of Spain, have concluded and signed the following articles, embodying the terms on which the two Governments have agreed in respect to the matters hereinafter set forth, having in view the establishment of peace between the two countries, that is to say:
Article I.

Spain will relinquish all claim of sovereignty over and title to Cuba.

Article II.

Spain will cede to the United States the island of Porto Rico and other islands now under Spanish sovereignty in the West Indies, and also an island in the Ladrones to be selected by the United States.

Article III.

The United States will occupy and hold the city, bay and harbor of Manila, pending the conclusion of a treaty of peace which shall determine the control, disposition and government of the Philippines.

Article IV

Spain will immediately evacuate Cuba, Porto Rico and other islands

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