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express intention of the contracting parties not to extend the benefit of the present convention to reclamations of American citizens, who shall have established houses of commerce in France, England, or other countries than the United States, in partnership with foreigners, and who by that reason and the nature of their commerce ought to be regarded as domiciliated in the places where such houses exist. All agreements and bargains concerning merchandize, which shall not be the property of American citizens, are equally excepted from the benefit of the said convention, saving, however, to such persons their claims in like manner as if this treaty had not been made.
Ministers Plenipotentiary of United States to appoint commissioners to act provisionally.
And that the different questions which may arise under the preceding article may be fairly investigated, the Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States shall name three persons, who tentiary of United shall act from the present and provisionally, and who shall have full power to examine, without removing the docu- pro ments, all the accounts of the different claims already liquidated by the bureaus established for this purpose by the French Republic, and to ascertain whether they belong to the classes designated by the present convention and the principles established in it; or if they are not in one of its exceptions and on their certificate, declaring that the debt is due to an American citizen or his representative, and that it existed before the 8th Vendémiaire, 9th year, (30th September, 1800,) the debtor sball be entitled to an order on the treasury of the United States, in the manner prescribed by the third article.
The same agents shall likewise have power, without removing the documents, to examine the claims which are prepared for To examine the verification, and to certify those which ought to be admitted claims and con by uniting the necessary qualifications, and not being com- ought to be admittel prised in the exceptions contained in the present convention.
The same agents shall likewise examine the claims which are not prepared for liquidation, and certify in writing those which in their judgment ought to be admitted to liquidation.
To examine those not prepared for liquidation, &c.
In proportion as the debts mentioned in these articles shall be admitted, they shall be discharged with interest, at six per Debts discharged cent., by the treasury of the United States.
at the Treasury of United States with interest.
And that no debt which shall not not have the qualifications above mentioned, and that no unjust or exorbitant demand may be admitted, the commercial agent of the United States at Paris, of United States at or such other agent as the Minister Plenipotentiary of the the examination of United States shall think proper to nominate, shall assist at the operations of the bureaus, and co-operate in the examination of the claims; and if this agent shall be of opinion that any debt is not completely proved, or if he shall judge that it is not comprised in the principles of the fifth article above mentioned, and if, notwithstanding his opinion, the bureaus established by the French Government should think that it ought to be liquidated, he shall transmit his observations to the board established by the United States, who, without removing documents, shall make a complete examination of the debt and vouchers which support it, and report the result to the Minister of the United States. The Minister of the United States shall transmit his observations, in all such cases, to the Minister of the Treasury of the French Republic, on whose report the French Government shall decide definitively in every case. The rejection of any claim shall have no other effect than to exempt
· Paris to assist in
the United States from the payment of it, the French Gov. to exempt United ernment reserving to itself the right to decide definitively
14. on such claim so far as it concerns itself.
Rejection of a claim
Statefrom paying it.
Every necessary decision shall be made in the course of a year, to Decisions to be commence from the exchange of ratifications, and no
reclamation shall be admitted afterwards.
In case of claims for debts contracted by the Government of France Claims since 30th with citizens of the United States since the 8th Vendémiaire. Septe.1500 may be ninth year, (30th September, 1800,) not being comprised in inent demanded. this convention, may be pursued, and the payment de manded in the same manner as if it had not been made.
Sept., 1800, may be pursued, and pay. tuent demanded.
The present convention shall be ratified in good and due form, and
the ratifications shall be exchanged in six months from the con must be ratified, date of the signature of the Ministers Plenipotentiary, or
sooner if possible.
When this conven
In faith of which, the respective Ministers Plenipotentiary have signed the above articles both in the French and English languages, declaring, nevertheless, that the present treaty has been originally agreed on and written in the French language; to which they have hereunto affixed their seals.
Done at Paris, the tenth of Floréal, eleventh year of the French Republic, 30th April, 1803.
ROBT. R. LIVINGSTON.
TABLEAU GÉNÉRAL DES RÉCLAMATIONS AMÉRICAINES.
Liquidation générale de la dette publique, 4me direction, 1re section.
Dates des ar.
rêtés de la
No. An X.
... dit. - Smith, par le même...... Viande salée livrée au Havre...
Thomas Ramsden, par le même.... Solde de draperie livrée à Dunkerque ....
en l'an 4.
en l'an 2.
Boeuf salé et cuirs à semelles, versés à Bord.
eaux en l'an 3.
Farine versée à Bordeaux en l'an 2.....
Draperie livrée à Boulogne-sur-Mer en l'an 2..
Cuirs et viandes salées livrés à Bordeaux,
Brest, le Havre, et les Sables. 6 John R. Livingston..
Cuirs livrés au Havre et à Brest en l'an 3.. 19 James Swan et Schweitzer.
Réglement définitif de compte comme agent
du gouvernement, environs.
Liv. 8. d. 112, 862 2 8 Fourniture réglée par le ministre de l'inté
M. Bo. 67,849 9 9 au L. Tourn. 125,521 13.
à New York.
Amérique sur réglemt. du même Rozier. 204, 183 00 Une partie a été payée par l'adıninistration
du Cap en papier-monnaie.
vins et eaux de vie.
les objets qui lui sont propres et défalcation
commission, dont les opérations ont été sus.
de liquidation, (au 1re vendémiaire l'an 10.) 3, 459, 778 13 6
CRÉANCES À LIQUIDER DONT LES RAPPORTS ONT ETE SOUMIS À L'APPROBATION DU DIRECTEUR PARTICULIER.
ou à liquider.
16, 865 14 8
12, 305 17 6
60, 228 0 0
33, 492 11 3
1, 152 00
2, 489 1 0
3. 150 00
45, 736 0 0 1,135, 504 18
504, 897 13 4
64, 084 0 0 5,093, 679 10 2