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Preamble
    (List of Contracting Parties)

    Considering that it is important, in order to ensure the maintenance of pacific relations, that hostilities should not commence without previous warning;
    That it is equally important that the existence of a state of war should be notified without delay to neutral Powers;
    Being desirous of concluding a Convention to this effect, have appointed the following as their plenipotentiaries:

    (Here follow the names of plenipotentiaries).

    Who, after depositing their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following provisions:


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