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CRÉANCES À LIQUIDER DONT L'EXAMEN ET LE TRAVAIL N'ONT POINT ENCORE ÉTÉ FAITS. Continued.
Dates des ar
rétés de la
Noms des propriétaires et des fondos
de pouvoirs ou cessionaires.
Objets des réclamations.
ou à liquider.
Liv. 8. d.
91, 352 0 0
55, 335 60
Argent des Isles.
J. Loup, capitaine du Cassius. ....
-Ellison, do. du Good Friends ..
- Hayes fils, do. du Peters, de Bos. Cargaison & surestaries
Fourniture de farine an Cap.......
Approvisionnement des magasins du Cap...
The Fair American.
Solde d'une lettre de change ..........
Traite sur le Sénégal....
Quatre traites tirées de St. Domingue...
Pour 11 lettres de change tirées des colonies ..
Pour une traite tirée de St. Domingue ........
Pour trois traites sur la Guadeloupe
Pour 17 lettres de change sur St. Domingue...
Pour 26 traites de l'Isle de France ......
16, 537 10 0
5, 663 12 0
23, 433 6 8
En partie relatives au navire Le Baring.
38,951 5 0
94, 694 13 4
Créances reconnues par l'ex-commission de la comptabilité intermédiaire ..
3, 459, 778 13 6 ) Les jngements arbitraux sur lesquels la li-
19, 889, 303
CONVENTION OF NAVIGATION AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF FRANCE AND NAVARRE. CONCLUDED JUNE 24, 1822; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED FEBRUARY 12, 1823; PROCLAIMED FEBRUARY 12, 1823.
The United States of America and His Majesty the King of France and Navarre, being desirous of settling the relations of navi.
Preamble. gation and commerce between their respective nations, by a temporary convention reciprocally beneficial and satisfactory, and thereby of leading to a more permanent and comprehensive arrangement, have respectively furnished their full powers in manner following, that is to say:
The President of the United States to John Quincy Adams, their Secretary of State, and His Most Christian Majesty to Job the Baron Hyde de Neuville, Knight of the Royal and Aduwa and Baron de Military Order of St. Louis, Commander of the Legion tors. of Honor, Grand Cross of the Royal American Order of Isabella the Catholic, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near the United States;
Who, after exchanging their full powers, have agreed on Exchange of full the following articles:
Exchange of full powers.
Articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the United States, imported into France in vessels of the United States, shall pay an additional duty, not exceeding twenty francs per ton the United States, of merchandize, over and above the duties paid on the like can vessels, to pay is articles, also of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the United States, when imported in French vessels.
imported in Ameri. can vessels, to pay in France, &c.
Articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of France, imported into the United States in French vessels, shall pay an additional duty, not exceeding three dollars and seventy- France, imported in five cents per ton of merchandize, over and above the duties pay in the United collected upon the like articles, also of the growth, produce, or manufacture of France, when imported in vessels of the United States.
Articles, &c., o! France, imported in French vesels, to pay in the United States, &c.
Goods for transit
pay a disa
No discriminating duty shall be levied upon the productions of the soil or industry of France, imported in French bottoms into a the ports of the United States for transit or re-exportation; or re-exportation, nor shall any such chuties be levied upon the productions of criminating duty" an the soil or industry of the United States, imported in vessels of the United States into the ports of France for transit or re-exportation.
The following quantities shall be considered as forming the ton of merchandize for each of the articles hereinafter specified: Qui Wines—four 61-gallon hogsheads, or 244 gallons of 231 cubic posing the tou. inches, American measure.
Brandies, and all other liquids, 244 gallons.
Silks and all other dry goods, and all other articles usually subject to measurement, forty-two cubic feet, French, in France, and fifty cubic feet American measure, in the United States.
Cotton, 804 lbs. avoirdupois, or 365 kilogrammes.
Rice, 1,600 lbs. avoirdupois, or 725 kilogrammes; and for all weighable articles, not specified, 2,240 lbs. avoirdupois, or 1,016 kilogrammes.
ARTICLE V. The duties of tonnage, light-money, pilotage, port charges, brokerage,
nge, and all other duties upon foreign shipping, over and above boe h tu nometiede those paid by the national shipping in the two countries
mbranes respectively, other than those specified in articles 1 and 2 of vessels, &c. the present convention, shall not exceed in France, for vessels of the United States, five francs per ton of the vessel's American register; nor for vessels of France in the United States, ninety-four cents per ton of the vessel's French passport.
Duties of tonnage,
not to exceed in France five france per ton on American
tion, in the other, may cause the arrest
The contracting parties, wishing to favor their mutual commerce, by
affording in their ports every necessary assistance to their compuls of either na respective vessels, have agreed that the consuls and vicemay cause the arrest consuls may cause to be arrested the sailors, being part of lain them or three the crews of the vessels of their respective nations, who
shall have deserted from the said vessels, in order to send them back and transport them out of the country. For which purpose the said consuls and vice-consuls shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand the said deserters in writing, proving by an exhibition of the registers of the vessel, or ship's roll, or other official documents, that those men were part of the said crews; and on this demand, so proved, (saving however where the contrary is proved,) the delivery shall not be refused; and there shall be given all aid and assistance to the said consuls and vice-consuls for the search, seizure, and arrest of the said deserters, who shall even be de. tained and kept in the prisons of the country, at their request and expense, until they shall have found an opportunity of sending them back. But if they be not sent back within three months, to be counted from the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall be no more arrested for the same cause.
Convention to be
The present temporary convention shall be in force for two years from
to be the first day of October next, and even after the expiration in forcetwo years of that term, until the conclusion of a definitive treaty, or
until one of the parties shall have declared its intention to renounce it; which declaration shall be made at least six months beforeband. And in case the present arrangement should remain without such
declaration of its discontinuance by either party, the extra end of two years to duties specified in the 1st and 2d articles, shall, from the fourth, and so from expiration of the said two years, be, on both sides, dimin
ished by one-fourth of their whole amount, and, afterwards,
Extra duties at the
be diminished by one fourth, and so from your to year, &c.
by one-fourth of the said amount from year to year, so long as neither party shall have declared the intention of renouncing it as above stated.
Convention to be
The present convention shall be ratified on both sides, and the ratifi. cations shall be exchanged within one year from the date hereof, or sooner if possible. But the execution of the said ratified within one convention shall commence in both countries on the first of seat October next, and shall be effective, even in case of non-ratification, for all such vessels as may have sailed bona fide for the ports of either nation, in the confidence of its being in force.
In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present convention, and have thereto affixed their seals, at the city of Washington, this 24th day of June, A. D. 1822.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. (L. S.
The extra duties levied on either side before the present day, by virtue of the act of Congress of 15th May, 1820, and of the ordinance of 26th July of the same year, and others confirma- . tive thereof, and which have not already been paid back, shall be refunded. Signed and sealed as above, this 24th day of June, 1822.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. [L. S.]
CONVENTION WITH FRANCE. CONCLUDED JULY 4, 1831; RATIFICATIONS
EXCHANGED FEBRUARY 2, 1832; PROCLAIMED JULY 13, 1832.
The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the French, animated with an equal desire to adjust amicably, and in a manner conformable to equity, as well as to the
1839, ch. 199. relations of good intelligence and sincere friendship which upite the two countries, the reclamations formed by the respective Governments, have, for this purpose, named for their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:
The President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, William C. Rives, Envoy Extraordinary and Minis. ter Plenipotentiary of the said United States, near His Majesty the King of the French, and His Majesty the King of the French, Count Horace Sebastiani, Lieutenant General of his Armies, his Minister Sec. retary of State for the Department of Foreign Affairs, &c., &c.;
Who, after having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles :
The French Government, in order to liberate itself completely from Indemnits to Amer. all the reclamations preferred against it by citizens of the ican citizens. United States, for unlawful seizures, captures, sequestrations, confiscations, or destructions of their vessels, cargoes or other property, engages to pay a sum of twenty-five millions of francs to the Government of the United States, who shall distribute it among those entitled, in the manner and according to the rules which it shall determine.
The sum of twenty-five millions of francs, above stipulated, shall be
paid at Paris, in six annual instalments, of four millions
one hundred and sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty. six francs sixty-six centimes each, into the hands of such person or persons as shall be authorized by the Government of the United States to receive it.
The first instalment shall be paid at the expiration of one year vext following the exchange of the ratifications of this convention, and the others at successive intervals of a year, one after another, till the whole shall be paid.
To the amount of each of the said instalments shall be added interest at four per cent. thereupon, as upon the other instalments then remaining unpaid ; the said interest to be computed from the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention,
The Government of the United States, on its part, for the purpose of Jodemnity to being liberated. completely from all the reclamations preFrench Government. sented by France on behalf of its citizens, or of the Royal Treasury, (either for ancient supplies or accounts, the liquidation of which had been reserved, or for unlawful seizures, captures, detentions, arrests, or destructions of French vessels, cargoes, or other property,) engages to pay to the Government of His Majesty (which shall make distribution of the same in the manner and according to the rules to be determined by it) the sum of one million five hundred thousand francs.
The suin of one million five hundred thousand francs, stipulated in
the preceding article, shall be payable in six annual instal.
ments, of two hundred and fifty thousand francs; and the payment of each of the said instalments shall be effected by a reservation of so much out of the annual sums which the French Government is bound, by the second article above, to pay to the Government of the United States.
To the amount of each of these instalments shall be added interest at four per cent. upon the instalment then paid, as well as upon those still due; which payments of interest shall be effected by means of a reservation, similar to that already indicated for the payment of the principal. The said interest shall be computed from the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention.