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On March 13th,1925, the Council of the League of Nations adopted the following Resolution:

"The Council of the League of Nations has received, in accordance with the terms of Article 39 of the Treaty of Paris between Poland and the Free City of Danzig, signed November 9th, 1920, an appeal by Poland against a decision given under the said article by the High Commissioner of the League or Nations on February 2nd, 1925.

The said decision, the terms of which are communicated to the Court, deals with the following dispute between Poland and the -Free City of Danzig.

Under the terms of Article 104, paragraph 4, of the Treaty of Versailles, signed June 28th, 1919, Articles 29 to 32 (inclusive) of the Treaty of Paris between Poland and the Free City of Danzig, signed November 9th, 1920, and articles 149 to 168 (inclusive) and Article 240 of the Agreement of Warsaw between Poland and the Free City of Danzig, signed October 24th, 1921, Poland is entitled "to establish in the Port of Danzig a post, telegraph and telephone service communicating directly with Poland" (Article 29 of the Treaty of Paris).

For the purpose of the above service Poland possesses postal premises in the Heveliusplatz at -Danzig.

On January 5th,  1925, in exercise of rights which she claims to derive From the above-mentioned international agreements, Poland set up letterboxes at various points outside the Heveliusplatz premises. These boxes were intended to receive postal matter to be sent to Poland via the Polish postal service. The matter thus posted was to be collected and brought to the Heveliusplatz premises by postmen belonging to that service. Poland also claimed to be entitled to deliver outside the Heveliusplatz premises postal matter brought from Poland by the Polish postal service. The Free City of Danzig thereupon asked the High Commissioner to give a. decision, in virtue of Article 39 of the Treaty of Paris to the effect that the rights thus claimed by Poland were excluded by a decision or decisions given by the High Commissioner's predecessor in office, General Haking, which the Free City considered to preclude the Polish service from collecting or delivering postal matter outside the Heve-

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