TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN. MAY 8, 1871. 869 from the day of their first meeting, unless in any case where reasons for tnbe presented delay shall be established to the satisfaction of the commissioners, and *?*l¤° °°¤>¤¤i¤· then, and in any such case, the period for presenting the claim may be °’°°°"; extended by them to any time not exceeding three months longer. The commissioners shall be boimd to examine and decide upon every when to be deelaim within two years from the day of their first meeting. It shall be °ld°d· competent for the commissioners to decide in each case whether any C°"?“‘l?"i°“°’“ claim has or has not been duly made, preferred, and laid before them, ggsgegiigggig either wholly or to any and what extent, according to the true intent before themand meaning of this treaty. Anrrcnn XV. All sums of money which may be awarded by the commissioners on Awards when account of any claim shall be paid by the one government to the other, t°b° P°‘d‘ as the case may be, within twelve months after the date of the final award, without interest, and without any deduction save as specified in Article XVI. of this treaty. Anrrcnn XVI. The commissioners shall keep an accurate record, and correct min- Records. utes or notes of all their proceedings, with the dates thereof, and may appoint and employ a secretary, and any other necessary officer or oiii- Secretary. cers, to assist them in the transaction of the business which may come before them. Each government shall pay its own commissioner and agent or Expenses; counsel. All other expenses shall be defrayed by the two governments in equal moieties. The whole expenses of the commission, including contingent expenses, to be charged shall be defrayed by a ratable deduction on the amount of the sums “P°” ’“””‘1°i awarded by the commissioners, provided always that such deduction not ever ave shall not exceed the rate of five per cent. on the sums so awarded. P°F wit- Anrronn XVII. The high contracting parties engage to consider the result of the Decisions of proceedings of this commission as a full, perfect, and final settlement %°“;,""iS;°‘;¥;I§° of all such claims as are mentioned in‘Article XII. of this treaty upon c;,,,::th,Km,gm either government; and further engage that every such claim, whether have been preor not the same may have been presented to the notice of, made, pre- “"”“d’ ferred, or laid before the said commission, shall, from and after the conclusion of the proceedings of the said commission, be considered and treated as finally settled, barred, and thenceforth inadmissible. Anricrn XVIII. It is agreed by the high contracting parties that, in addition to the_ knight of tips! liberty secured to the United States fishermen by the convention be- }j‘n$8Q“§f;,‘;SE;° tween the United States and Great Britain, signed at London on the certain See ssh- 20th day of October, 1818, of taking, curing, and drying fish on certain °**€° m °ff'¤m°“· coasts of the British North American Colonies therein defined, the ggé Vuiinhabitants of the United States shall have, in common with the sub- p'_ jects of her Britannic Majesty, the liberty, for the term of years men- Xf;§_“g‘2;;m_ tioned in Article XXXIII. of this treaty, to take fish of every kind, except shell-fish, on the sea-coasts and shores, and in the bays, harbors, and creeks, of the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the colony of Prince Edwards Island, and of the several islands thereunto adjacent, without being restricted to any distance
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