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D 1 x. as may be after the decision of the said commissioners, measures shall be concerted between the government of the United States and his Britannic Majesty's Governors or Lieutenant Governors in America, in order to erect and keep in repair a suitable monument at the place ascertained and described to be the source of the said river St. Croix, which measures shall immediately thereupon, and as often afterwards as may be requisite, be duly executed on both sides with punctuality and good faith. : This Explanatory Article, when the same shall have been ratified by his Majesty and by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of their Senate, and the respective ratifications mutually exchanged, shall be added to and make a part of the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation between his Majesty and the United States, signed ar London on the 'nineteenth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, and shall be permanently binding upon his Majesty and the United States.
.- In Witness whereof, we the said undersigned Plenipotentiaries of bis Britannic Majesty and the United States of America have signed this present article, and have caused to be affixed thereto the seal of our arms. Done at London this fifteenth day of March, one thousand seven Hundred and ninety eight.
GRENVILLE. (L. S.)
Convention Between ENGLAND and the UNITED STATES, concluded at London, Je
ary the 8th, 1802. IFFICULTIES having arisen in the execution of the sixth article
of the treaty of amity, commerce and navigation, concluded at London, on the fourth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, and in consequence thereof the proceedings of the commissioners under the seventh 'article of the same treaty having been suspended, the parties to the said treaty being equally desirous, as far as may be, to obviate such difficulties, have respectively named plenie potentiaries to treat and agree respecting the same, that is to say, bis Britannic Majesty has named for his plenipotentiary, the right honorable Robert Banks Jenkinson, commonly called lord Hawkesbury, one of his Majesty's inost honorable privy council, and his principal secretary of state for foreign affairs ; and the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the senate thereof, has named for their plenipotentiary Rufus King, Esquire, minister plenipotentiary ofthe said United States to his Britannic Majesty, who have agreed to and concluded the following articles :
ARTICLE I. In satisfaction and clischarge of the money which the United States might have been liable to pay in pursuance of the provisions of the said sixth article, which is hereby declared to be cancelled and annula
led, except so far as the same may relate to the execution of the said seventh article, the United States of America hereby engage to pay, and his Britannic Majesty consents to accept for the use of the persons described in the said sixth article, the sum of six hundred thousand pounds sterling, payable at the times and place, and in the manner following, that is to say, the said sum of six hundred thousand pounds sterling shall be paid at the city of Washington, in three annual instalments of two hundred thousand pounds sterling each, and to such person or persons as shall be authorised by his Britannic Majesty, to receive the same ; the first of the said instalments to be paid at the expiration of one year ; the second instalment at the expiration of two years ; and the third and last instalment at the expiration of three years next following the exchange of the ratifications of this convention. And to prevent any disagreement concerning the rate of exchanges the said payments shall be made in the money of the said United States, reckoning four dollars and forty-four cents to be equal to one pound sterling.
ARTICLE II. Whereas it is agreed by the fourth article of the definitive treaty of peace, concluded at Paris, on the third day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, between his Britannic Majesty and the United States, that creditors on either side should meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all “bona fide” debts theretofore contracted; it is hereby declared that the said fourth article, so far as respects its future operation, is hereby recognized, confirmed and declared to be binding and obligatory on his Britannic Majesty and the said United States, and the same shall be accordingly observed with punctuality and good faith, and so as that the said creditors shall hereafter meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of their bona fide debts.
ARTICLE TII. It is furthermore agreed and concluded that the commissioners appointed in pursuance of the seventh article of the said treaty of amity, commerce and navigation, and whose proceedings have been suspended as aforesaid, shall immediately after the signature of this convention, reassemble and proceed in the execution of their duties, according to the provisions of the said seventh article, except only, that instead of the sums awarded by the said commissioners being made payable at the time or times by them appointed, all sums of money by them awarded to be paid to American or British claimants, according to the provisions of the said seventh article, shall be made payable in three equal instalments, the first whereof, to be paid at the expiration of one year; the second at the expiration of two years ; and the third and last at the expiration of three years next after the exchange of the ratifications of this convention.
ARTICLE IV. This convention, when the same shall have been ratified by his Majesty, and by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and the respective ratifications duly exchanged, shall be binding and obligatory upon his Majesty and the said United States.'
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N D I X. In faith whereof, we the undersigned plenipotentiaries of his Britannic Majesty, and of the United States of America, by virtue of our respective full powers, have signed the present convention, and have caused the seals of our arms to be affixed thereto.* Done at London the eighth day of January, one thousand eight kundred
Note. By an act passed April 3, 1802, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars is appropriated to defray the expense which shall be incurred in filgociating with the government of Great Britain, for ascertaining and establishing the boundary-line between the United States and the Province of Upper Canada ; when the President shall deem it expedient to comment such negociation.
Ireaty of Peace and Friend thip
Between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and his IMPERIAL MAJESTI
the Emperor of Morocco.
Wembled, by cele de commission bearing date the twellin day of
To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come or be made known.
asMay, one thousand geven hundred and eighty-four, thought proper to constitute John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, their Ministers Plenipotentiary, giving to them, or a majority of them, full powers to conter, treat and negociate with the Ambassador, Minister, or Commissioner of his Majesty the EMPEROR of MOROCCO, CONcerning a treaty of amity and conimerce ; to make and receive propositions for such treaty, and to conclude and sign the same, transmitting it to the United States in Congress assumbled, for their final ratification ; and by one other commission bearing date the eleventh (lay of March, one thousand seven hundred and cighty-five, did further em. power the said Ministers Plenipotentiary, or a majority of them, by writing under their hands and seals, to appoint such agent in the said business as they might think proper, with authority under the directions and instructions of the said Ministers, to conimence and prosecute the said negociations and conferences for the said treaty, provided that the said treaty should be signed by the said Ministers : And whereas we the said John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two of the said Ministers Plenipotentiary (the said Benjamin Franklin being absent) by writing under the hand and scal of the said John Adams at Londolig Ollober the fifci, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and of the said Thomas Jefferson at Paris, October the eleventh of the same
* By an act pssed May 3, 1802, the sum of two millions six hundred and sixty-four thousand doilars is appropriated for carrying this coxdention into effic: ; to be paid in such instuiments, and at such iimes, as are fixed therein, ei of ani munies in tle treasury, r.ct otherwise appropriat:do
year, did appoint Thomas Barclay, agent in the business aforesaid, giving him the powers therein, which, by the said second commission, we were authorized to give, and the said Thomas Barclay, in pursulance thereof, hath arranged articles for a treaty of amity and commerce between the United States of America, and his Majesty the Emperor of Morocco, which articles, written in the Arabic language, confirmed by his said Majesty the Emperor of Morocco, and sealed with his royal seal, being translated into the language of the said United States of America, together with the attestations thereto annexed, are in the following words, to wit.
In the Name of ALMIGHTr God.
between us and the United States of America, which is
confirmed, and which we have ordered to be written in this book, and sealed with our royal seal, at our court of Morocco, on the twenty-fifth day of the blessed month of Shaban, in the year one thousand two hundred, trusting in God it will reinain permanent.
ARTICLE I. We declare that both parties have agreed that this treaty, consisting of twenty-five articles, shall be inserted in this book, and delivered to the Honorable Thomas Barclay, the agent of the United States, now at our court, with whose approbation it has been made, and who is duly, authorized on their part to treat with us concerning all the matters contained therein.
ARTICLE II. If either of the parties shall be at war with any nation whatever, the other party shall not take a commission from the enemy, nor fight under their colours.
ARTICLE INI. If either of the parties shall be at war with any nation whatever, and take a prize belonging to that nation, and there shall be found on board subjects or effects belonging to either of the parties, the subjects shall be set at liberty, and the effects returned to the owners. And if any goods belonging to any nation, with whom either of the parties shall be at war, shall be loaded on vessels belonging to the other party, they shall pass free and unmolested, without any attempt being made to take or detain them.
ARTICLE IV. A signal or pass shall be given to all vessels belonging to both parties, by which they are to be known when they meet at sea; and if the commander of a ship of war of either party shall have other ships under bis convoy, the deciaration of the commander shall alone be sufficient to exempt any of them from examination.
ARTICLE V. If either of the parties shall be at war, and shall meet a vessel at sea belonging to the other, it is agreed, that if an examination is to be made, it shall be done by sending a boat with two or three men only ; and if any gun shall be fired, and injury done without reason, the offeneing party shall make good all damages.
ARTICLE VI. If any Moor shall bring citizens of the United States, or their effects, to his Majesty, the citizens shall immediately be set at liberty, and the effects restored ; and in like manner, if any Moor, not a subject of tht se dominions, sliall make prize of any of the citizens of America, or their effects, and bring them into any of the por'; of his Majesty, they shall be immediately released, as they will then be considered as under his Majesty's prote dion.
ARTICLE VII. If any vessel of either party shall put into a port of the other, and have occasion for provisions or other supplies, they shall be furnished without any interruption or molestation.
ARTICLE VIII. If any vessel of the United States shall meet with a disaster at sea, and put into one of our ports to repair, she shall be at liberty to land and reload her cargo, without paying any duty whatever.
ARTICLE IX. If any vessel of the United States shall be cast on shore on any part of our coast, she shall remain at the disposition of the owners, and no one shall attempt going near her withont their approbation, as she is then considered particularly under our protection, and if any vessel of the United States shall be forced to put into our ports by stress of weather, or otherwise, she shall not be compelled to land her cargo, shall remain in tranquillity until the commander shall think proper to proceed on his voyage.
ARTICLE X. If any vessel of either of the parties shall have an engagement with a vessel belonging to any of the Christian powers within gun-shot of the forts of the other, the vessel so engaged shall be defended and protected as much as possible until she is in safety ; and if any American vessel shall be cast on shore on the coast of Wadnoon, or any coast thereabout, the preople belonging io her shall be protected and assisted, until, by the help of God, they shall be sent to their country.
ARTICLE XI. If we shall be at war with any Christian power, and any of our ves. sels sail from the poris of the United States, no vessel belonging to the enemy, shall follow until twenty-four hours after the departure of our vessels ; and the same regulation shall be observed towards the American vessels sailing from our ports, be their enemies Moors or Christiuos.
ARTICLE XII. If any ship of war beionging to the Cnited States shall put into any of our poris, she shall not be examined on any pretence whatever, even though she should have fugitive sleves on board, nor shall the goverior or commander of the place compel them to be brought onshore on any pretext, nor require any payment for them.
ARTICLE XII. If a ship of war of either party shall put into a port of the other and salute, it shall be returned from the fort with an equal number of guras not with more or less.