to purchase any goods against his will ; but, on the contrary, shall be allowed to purchase whatever it pleaseth him. The consul of the United States of North-America, or any other citizen, shall not he amenable for debts contracted by any one of their own nation; unless previously they have given a written obligation so to do. Should the Dey want to freight any American vessel that may be inthe Regency, or Turkey, said vessel not being engaged, in consequence of the friendship subsisting between the two nations, he expects to have the preference given him, on his paying the same freight offered br anv other nation.


Any disputes or suits at law, that may take place between the subje&i of the Regency and the citizens of the United States of North-America, shall be decided by the Dey in person, and no other. Any disputes that may arise between the citizens of"the United States, shall be decided by the consul; as they are in such cases not subject to the laws of this Regency*


Should any citizen of the United States of North-America, kill, wound, or strike a subject of this Regency, he shall be punished in the same manner as a Turk, and not with more severity. Should any citizen of the United States of North-America, in the above predicament Escape prison, the consul shall not become answerable for him. , ARTICLE. XVII.

The consul of the United States of North-America, shall have every personal security given him and his household: He shall have liberty to exercise his religion in his own house: All-slaves of the same religion, shall not be impeded in going to said consul's house, ut hours of prayer. The consul' shall have liberty and personal security given him to travel whenever he pleases, within tne Regency: He shall have free license to go on board any vessel lying in our roads, whenever he shall think fit. The consul shall have leave to appoint his own drogaman and broker.


Should a war break out between the two nations, the consul of the United States of North-America, and all citizens of said states, shsl' have leave to embark themselves and property unmolested, on board of what vessel or vesselsthev shall think proper. 'ARTICLE XIX.

Should the cruiser?, of Algiers capture any vessel, having citizens of the United States of North-America on board, they having papers ta prove they are really so, they and their property shall be immediately discharged. And should the vessels of the United Stales capture any vessels of nations at war with them, having subjects of this Regency on board, thev shall be treated in like manner.


On a vessel of war belonging to the United States of North-America anchoring in our ports, the Consul is to inform the Dey of her arrival; and she shall be saluted with twenty-one guns; which she is to return in the same quantity or number. And the Dey will senj fresh provisions on board, as is customary, gratis.


The consul of the United Str.tes of North-America shall not be required to pay duty for any thing he brings from a foreign country for the use of his house and family.


Should any disturbance take place between the citizens of the United Htates and the subjects of this Regency, or break any article of this treaty, war shall not be declared immediately; but every thing shall be searched into regularly : The party injured shall be made reparation.

On the 21st of the Luna of Safer, 1-10, corresponding with the 5th ofSeptember, 1795, Joseph Donaldson, jun. on the partcf the United States of North-America, agreed with Hassan Bashaw, Dey of Algiers, to keep the articles contained in this treaty sacred and inviolable; which we the Dey and Divan promise to observe, on consideration of the United States paying annually the value of twelve thousand Algeline sequins in maritime stores. Should the United Slates forward a larger quantity, the overplus shall be paid for in money, by the Dey and Regency. Ar.y vessel that may be captured from the date of this treaty of peace and amity, shall immediately be delivered up on her fcrrival in Algiers.

To all whom these Presents shall come, or be made known:

"WHEREAS the underwritten David Humphreys, hath been dulyappointed Commissioner plenipotentiary, by letters patent under the signature of the President, and seal of the United States of America) dated the 20th of March, 1795, for negotiating and concluding a treaty of peace with the Dey and Governors of Algiers ; whereas by instructions given to him on the part of the Executive, datedthe 28th of March and 4th of April, 1795, he hath been further authorized to employ Joseph Donaldson, junior, on an agency in the said business; whereas, by a writing under his hand and seal, dated 21st May, 1795, he did constitute and appoint Joseph Donaldson, junior, agent in the business. Jtforesaid ; and the said Joseph Donaldson, junior, did, on the 5th of September, 1795, agree with Hassan Bashaw, Dey of Algiers, to keep the articles of the preceding treaty sr.crtd and inviolable:

Now know ye, That 1, David Humphreys, Commissioner plenipotentiary aforesaid, do approve and conclude the said treaty, and every article and clause therein contained ; reserving the same nevertheless for 'he final ratification of the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the said United States.*

In testimony •whereof, I have signed the seize <xilh my hand and (Seal) seal, at the city of Lisbon, this.28th sf November, 1795.


* May 6, 1796. Twenty-four thousand dollars per annum, are pledged hnd appropriated for the payment of the annuity stipulated in this treaty, so long as it shall be infarct. See vol. iii. 27tt.

%ttofy of iFrienftfbip* %imit$ ant) iftafcigation,

Between the United Sr^fss of America, and the King of Spain.

HIS Catholic Majesty and the United States of America, desiring to consolidate, on a permanent .basis, the friendship and gocd correspondence, which happily prevails between the two parties, have determined to establish, by a convention, several points, the settlement whereof will be productive of general advantage and reciprocal utility to both nations.

With this intention, his Catholic Majesty has appointed the most excellent Lord, don Manuel cie Godoy, and Alvarez de Faria, Rios, Sanchez, Zarzosa, Prince de la Paz, duke de la Alcudia, lord of the Soto de Roma, and of the state of Albala, Grandee of Spain of the first class, perpetual regidor of the city of Santiago, knight of the illustrious order of the Golden fleece, and Great Cross of the Royal and distinguished Spanish order of Charles the Hid. commander of Valencia, del Ventoso, Rivera, and Acenchal in that of Santiago; Knight and Great Cross of the religious order of St. John ; Counsellor of state; first Secretary of state and despacho ; Secretary to the Queen; Superintendent General of the posts and highways; Protector of the royal Academy of the noble arts, and of the royal societies of natural history, botany, chemistry, and astronomy; Gentleman of the King's chamber in employment ; Captain General of his armies ; Inspector and Majcr of the royal corps of body guards, &c. &c &c. and the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of their Senate, has appointed Thomas Pinckncy, a citizen of the United States, and thctr Envoy Extraordinary to his Catholic Majesty. And the said Plcnipo, tentiaries have agreed upon and concluded the following articles:

ARTICLE I. There shall be a firm and inviolable peace and sincere friendship between his Catholic Majesty, his successors andsubjects, and the United States, and their citizens, without exception of persons or places.

ARTICLE II. To prevent all disputes on the subject of the boundaries which separate the territories of the two high contracting parties, it is hereby declared and agreed as follows, to wit. The southern boundary of the United States, which divides their tenitory from the Spanish colonies of East and West Florida, shall be designated by a line beginning oa the river Missisippi, at the northernmost part of the thirty-first degree of latitude north of the equator, which from thence shall be drawn cue east to the middle of the river Apalachicola, or Catahouche, thence along the middle thereof to its junction with the Fiint : thence strait to the head of St. Mary's river, and thcixe down the middle thereof to the Atlantic ocean. And it is agreed, that if there should be any troops, garrisons, or settlements of either party, in the territory of the other, according to the abovementioned boundaries, they shall be ■withdrawn from the said territory within the term of six months after the ratification of this treaty, or sooner if it be possible ; and that they shzll be permitted to take with them all the j;eiods and effects which possess.


In order to carry the preceding article into effect, one commissioner and one surveyor shall be appointed by each of the contracting parties,. who shall meet at the Natchez, on the left side of the river Mississippi, before the expiration of six months from the ratification of this convention, and they shall proceed to run and mark this boundary according to the stipulations of the twid article. They shall make plats and keep journals of their proceedings, which shall be considered as part of this convention, and shall have the same force as if they were inserted therein. And if on any account it should be found necessary that the said commissioners and surveyors should be accompanied by guards, they slv.U be furnished in equal proportions by the commanding officer of his Majesty's troops in the two Floridas, and the commanding officer of the troops of the United States in their southwestern territory, who shall act by common consent, and amicably, as well with respect to this point as to the furnishing of provisions awd instruments, and making every other arrangement which may be necessary or useful! for the execution of this article.

ARTICLE IV. It is likewise agreed that the western boundary of the United States which separates them from the Spanish colony of Louisiana, is in the middle of the channel or bed of the river Missisippi, from the northern boundary of the said states to the completion of the thirty-first degree' of latitude north of the equator. Ard his Catholic Majesty has likewise agreed that the navigation of the said river, in its whole breadth from its source to the ocean, shall he free only to his subj.cls and the citizens of the United States, unless he should extend Uiis prhikge to the subjects of other powers bv special convention. 'ARTICLE V. The two high contracting parties shall, by all the means in their power, maintain peace and harmony among the several Indian nations who inhabit the country adjacent to the lines and rivers, which, by the. preceding a-rticles, form the boundaries of the two Floridas. And the better to obtain this effect, both parties oblige themselves expressly to restrain by force all hostilities on the part of the Indian nations living within their boundary: So that Spain will net suffer her Indians to attack the citizens of the United States, nor the Indians inhabiting theip territory ; nor will the United States permit these last mentioned Indians to commence hostilities against the subjects of his Catholic Ma., jesty or his Indians, in any nunmr whatever.

And whereas several treaties of friendship exist between the two contracting parties and the said nations of Indians, it is hereby agreed that in future no treaty of alliance or other whatever (except treaties o peace) shall be made by either party with the Indians living wit! in the boundary of the other, but both parties will endeavor to make the advantages of the Indian trade common and mutually beneficial to their respective subjects and citizens, observing in all things the most complete reciprocity, so that both parties may obtain the advantages arising from a good understanding with the said nations, without beju^ tubjefct to the expense which J:hey have hitherto oecasioncd.


Each party shall endeavor, by all means in their power, to protect and defend all vessels and other effects belonging to the citizens or subjects of the other, which shall be within the extent of their jurisdiction by sea or by land, and shall use all their efforts to recover and cause to be restored to the right owners, their vessels and effects which mayhave been taken from them within the extent of their said jurisdiction, whether they are at war or not with the power whose subjects havt taken possession of the said effects.


And it is agreed that the subjects or citizens of each of the contracting parties, their vessels or effects, shall not be liable lo any embargo pr detention on the part of the other, for any military expedition or other public or private purpose whatever: And in all cases of seizure, detention, or arrest for debts contracted, or offences committed by any citizen or subject of the one party within the jurisdiction of the other, the same shall be made and prosecuted by order and authority of lawonly, and according to the regular course of proceedings usual in such, casts. The citizens and subjects of both parties shall be allowed to employ such advocates, solicitors, notaries, agents and factors, as they may judge proper, in all their affairs, and in all their trials at law, in which they may be concerned, before the tribunals of the other party; and such agents shall have free access to be present at the proceedings in such causes, and at the taking of all examinations and evidence whicii may be exhibited in the said tiials.


Incase the subjects and inhabitants of either party, with their ship-, ping, whether public and of war, or private and of merchants, be forced, through stress of weather, pursuit of pirates or enemies, or any other urgent necessity, for seeking of shelter and harbor, to retreat aud enter into any of the rivers, bays, roads or port? belonging to the other. party, they shall be received and treated with all humanity, and enjoy all favor, protection and help, and they shall be permitted to refresh and provide themselves, at reasonable rates, with victuals and all things needful for the sustenance of their persons, or reparation of their ships and prosecution of their voyage; and they shall no ways be hindered from returning out of the said ports or roads, but may remove and depart when and whither they please, without any let or hindrance.


All ships and merchandise, of what nature soever, which shall be rescued out of the hands of any pirates or robbers on the high seas, shall be brought into some port of either stale, and shall be delivered to the custody of the officers of that port, in order to be taken care of, and restored entire to the true proprietor, as soon as due and^ sufficient proof shall be made concerning the properlv thereof.


When any vessel of either party shall be wrecked, foundered, at otherwise damaged, on the coasts or within the dominion of the otheri theJv respective subjects or citizens shall receive, as well for themselves. as for their vessels and effects, the same assistance which would be flue to the inhabitants of the country where the damage happens, and

« ForrigeFortsett »