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THE

FRENCH TREATY AND TARIFF

OF

1860.

THE

FRENCH TREATY AND TARIFF

1860;

WITH

AN HISTORICAL SKETCH

OF THE

PAST COMMERCIAL LEGISLATION OF FRANCE.

EDITED BY

H. READER LACK, ESQ.,

SECRETARY TO THE BRITISH COMMISSIONERS FOR NEGOTIATING THE FRENCH

TREATY.

CASSELL, PETTER, AND GALPIN,

LONDON AND NEW YORK.

1861.

232. f. 180.

LONDON

PETTER AND GALPIX, BELLE SAUVAGE PRINTING WORKS, LUDGATE HILL, E.C.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The object of the following pages is to present the publicespecially the mercantile world—with all necessary information concerning the new French Treaty; and as the authenticity of the documents and the accuracy of all the details are matters of the highest importance in such a work, the Publishers have much pleasure in stating that it has been edited by H. READER LACK, Esq., whose official duties, in the character of Secretary to the Commission, have made him thoroughly acquainted with the facts.

The documents contained in this volume are as follow :

1. A brief historical Introduction, giving an account of the past commercial legislation of France, and of the circumstances under which the New Treaty has been executed, the names of gentlemen who were deputed to wait on the Commissioners at Paris, as representatives of the several departments of industry affected by the Treaty, &c.

2. The Text of the Treaty, signed at Paris on the 23rd of January, 1860, the technicalities of trade being given in French as well as in English.

3. The First Additional Article (relative to the Duty on Spirits), signed at Paris on the 25th of February, 1860.

4. The Second Additional Article, providing for three separate Conventions, at which the Rates of duty should be fixed, signed at Paris on the 27th of June, 1860.

5. The First Supplementary Convention, annexed to the portion

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