To the Senate and House of Representatives 
To the Senate and House of Representatives.
I transmit to Congress a copy of two Treaties between the United States and Belgium, for the extinguishment of the Scheldt dues, &c,Page 204 concluded on the 20th of May, 1863, and 20th of July, 1863, respectively, the ratifications of which were exchanged at Brussels on the 24th of June last, and I recommend an appropriation to carry into effect the provisions thereof relative to the payment of the proportion of the United States towards the capitalization of the said dues. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Washington, January 7th 1865.