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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.

ARTICLE VI.

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.

ARTICLE VII.

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.

ARTICLE VIII.

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.

ARTICLE IX.

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.

ARTICLE X.

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

Commercial agent

· Paris to assist in

claims, &c.

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.

ARTICLE XI.

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.

made, &c.

ARTICLE XII.

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.

ARTICLE XIII.

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

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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.
JAS. MONROE.
BARBÉ MARBOIS.

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TABLEAU GÉNÉRAL DES RÉCLAMATIONS AMÉRICAINES.

Liquidation générale de la dette publique, 4me direction, 1re section.
CRÉANCES RECONNUES PAR L'EX-COMMISSION DE LA COMPTABILITÉ INTERMÉDIAIRE.

Numéros.

Dates des ar.

rêtés de la
commission
portant li.
quidation.

No. An X.
1 | Ventôse 2 Maurice Girard, par James Swan..... Riz et farines versés à Paris..

... dit. - Smith, par le même...... Viande salée livrée au Havre...
4 Waters Griffith, par le même..... Farine versée à l'Orient...

Thomas Ramsden, par le même.... Solde de draperie livrée à Dunkerque ....
... dit. Benjamin Jenné, par le même... Cuir, coton et indigo versés au Havre en l'an 2.
dit. John Andrews, par le même..... Cuir, coton et indigo versés au Havre en l'an 3.
- Clark, par Gueslain...... Cent pièces guinées bleues verseés au Sénégal

en l'an 4.
...." ..... dit. Riebins Smith, par le même..... Farines versées à l'Orient et à Bordeaux en

l'an 3.
Germinal 12 Le Barring, par James Swan..... Vins et eaux de vie versés à l'Isle de France

en l'an 2.
Floréal 8 Taney et Simmons, par Mellville... Riz du navire Carolina Planter....
.... ..... 23 John Higginson...

Boeuf salé et cuirs à semelles, versés à Bord.

eaux en l'an 3.
" ..... 29 Joshua Barney.....

Farine versée à Bordeaux en l'an 2.....
| Prairial 2 Peter Whiteside..

Draperie livrée à Boulogne-sur-Mer en l'an 2..
4 Joseph Sands..

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

rieur.
12, 836 5 0 Pour solde. Na. Il avait été payé sur cette

M. Bo. 67,849 9 9 au L. Tourn. 125,521 13.
132, 160 00 Indépendamment d'un à-compte reçu de 40,000.
173, 861 15 0
149, 457 16 8
298, 375 15 0
6, 800 0 0 Créance réglée par le cen. Rozier, vice-consul

à New York.
187, 388 18 9 Pour solde, le tiers ayant été payé d'avance en

Amérique sur réglemt. du même Rozier. 204, 183 00 Une partie a été payée par l'adıninistration

du Cap en papier-monnaie.
177, 153 4 0 Indépendamment d'un à-compte reçu de 32,987.

Espèces.
111, 206 10 0 L'autre moitié payée en l'an 4.
156, 105 16 9 Une partie de cette fourniture a été payée en

vins et eaux de vie.
122, 367 80 Pour solde, un quart payé en l'an 3.
138, 850 17 3 Pour solde, une partie payée en l'an 4.
330, 786 12 0 Pavé en l'an 4, 40,726.
1,000,000 0 0 Pour antant dû à sa maison particulière pour

les objets qui lui sont propres et défalcation
des parties qui lui sont communes avec

Schweitzer.
50,914 4 9
94, 468 7 8 Cette liquidation est la dernière arrêtée par la

commission, dont les opérations ont été sus.
pendues à l'époque de la création du conseil

de liquidation, (au 1re vendémiaire l'an 10.) 3, 459, 778 13 6

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CRÉANCES À LIQUIDER DONT LES RAPPORTS ONT ETE SOUMIS À L'APPROBATION DU DIRECTEUR PARTICULIER.

Sommes liquidées

ou à liquider.

Liv.

8 d.
109, 806 15 9
161, 790 39

16, 865 14 8
100, 226 11 8
128, 347 73

12, 305 17 6
113, 672, 120
26,989 38
28,582 10 3
43, 437 2 9
225, 016 0 0

60, 228 0 0
107, 057 15 0
197, 642 11 7
18,0625 3
20, 020 15 3
173, 378 02

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89, 47100
43, 937 10 6
23, 665 1 0
74, 053 7 9
287, 679 10 0
79, 200 00

1, 152 00
91, 457 6 0
9. 900 00

2, 489 1 0
674, 278 11 2
38, 902 10 0
9, 600 0 0

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100, 000 0 0
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